The Midlands Movies Awards is an annual awards ceremony for Midlands films and filmmakers. This annual event is planned to take place at Hansom Hall in Leicester on Saturday 2nd March 2019.


We're looking to consider a whole range of Midlands-centric films, so if your work fulfils the terms and conditions listed below then please submit your local film using the forms on this page. Work can be submitted in as many of the 16 categories as you like but please consider which ones best fit your film where possible. It is also important to confirm your regional (Midlands) connection for the film you are nominating.

The final nominations will be announced in January 2019 and winners announced at the ceremony in early March 2019.


To tie in with the Academy Awards just a week before we hope these Midlands 'Oscars' will be a platform to honour the local films released in the past year – whether they be shorts, features, animation, documentaries and more.

The Midlands Movies Awards is brought to you by a group of film fans pooling the expertise of our volunteers whilst celebrating the creativity of artists and actors, and our collective passion for the movie community in the region.


1. Best Feature
2. Best Short
3. Actor in a Leading Role
4. Actress in a Leading Role
5. Actor in a Supporting Role
6. Actress in a Supporting Role
7. Animated Film
8. Costume & Makeup & Hairstyling
9. Directing
10. Documentary
11. Editing
12. Music (Score or song)
13. Cinematography
14. Sound (Editing or Mixing)
15. Visual Effects
16. Writing (Original or adapted screenplay)


* Your submissions are FREE
* There's no limit to the number of categories a film can be submitted in
* Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER 2018
* By submitting you formally agree for Midlands Movies to use clips of your film edited into the awards ceremony production (nomination reels AND pre & post awards promotional videos etc.) as required
* Films must have a significant connection to the Midlands region in writing, acting, directing or location. (A final decision will be made by Midlands Movies to see if the work fits the criteria).
* There's no limitations on your film being shown in other festivals - however, we are identifying films based upon the fact that a full version must have been shown to the public for the FIRST TIME (at a red carpet event, festival, general release or online in any form) between December 2017 to Dec 2018.
* The winners will receive a certificate and trophy
* Any film submitted as part of the 2018 Awards are NOT eligible to enter the 2019 awards.
* Final winners are decided by a panel of judges made up from the Midlands film industry (announced soon)
* The judges decision is final

For any queries about these terms or general questions about the awards please email

Overall Rating
  • Kaushy Patel

    An excellent event. Made many contacts.

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Kaushy. Really appreciate your support and kind words about the awards.

  • Christopher Bevan

    An excellent event and very welcoming for all regional filmmakers. Would highly recommend!

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your very kind review Christopher. Glad you enjoyed the evening and was great meeting you.

    Mike (Midlands Movies)

  • Joshua King

    This festival is only young but you can tell will become a massive cultural landmark. Lovely venue and lovely people all coming together to celebrate the Midlands. Would highly recommend submitting.

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Joshua. Appreciate all the supportive words and glad you enjoyed yourself at our awards. Cheers

    Mike (Midlands Movies)

  • Sarah Wynne Kordas

    We had a great time at the awards and met some other wonderful creatives. Well presented, well co-ordinated and well attended (even with the snow storms). My only disappointment was not seeing proper examples of the nominees' works before the awards, some of which I was unable to find once I got home too.
    Hopefully we will be invited back to future events.

    April 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sarah.

    Appreciate the feedback. Sadly we were unable to put on many of the films nominated owing to limited resources of time and budget.

    We did get to showcase as many as we could via the 2 showreels -


    We'll definitely get more credits and info out about the filmmakers in year 2 for sure!

    The 2018 full nomination list is on this blog post:

    Cheers and look forward to seeing you in 2019!

  • GM Finney Productions

    We had such an amazing time at the Midlands Movies Awards! It was set up incredibly well, a lot of time and effort went into making it a special evening for the film makers involved. We picked up the Best Special FX Award for The RockMan. The guests were looked after really well, with drinks and snacks and even a goodie bag each and some tables treats too! I hope to see this festival continue for many more years and I will without a doubt be submitting again! Highly recommended!

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. Appreciate the support and so glad you enjoyed the event!