The Staffordshire Day film competition is back, and once again we’re looking for great movies about our fabulous county.

Organized with the help of Enjoy Staffordshire and Staffordshire County Council, the competition is open to all filmmakers who want to celebrate everything great about the county, including the history and heritage, the open spaces and the renowned visitor attractions.

Entries must fit with the theme, The Great Outdoors, and can be productions you're currently working on or a video you have made within the last 5 years, but they should be no longer than 30 minutes (or five minutes for the mini-movie category).

Videos will be judged by the award-winning filmmakers Darren Teale MBE (Junction 15) and Ray Johnson MBE (Staffordshire Film Archive).

All judges will also provide constructive feedback.
Our judges are impartial and highly qualified.

There will be an awards ceremony at the Mitchell Arts Centre to promote Staffordshire Day on Sunday 1st May 2022. Free attendance for everyone and the start time will be at 2 pm.

Venue Address... Mitchell Arts Centre. Broad St, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. ST1 4HG

Entries and the awards event will be managed by Enjoy Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council, and Philip Kempson formerly of the Smokies film festival and film director.

If you have any enquiries or issues, please contact the team at

Awards & Prizes

(OPEN) Documentary,
(OPEN) 3-Minute Promo,
(OPEN) Animation/Experimental.

School's Challenge.
72-Hour Challenge.

You do not have to live in Staffordshire to enter, but all videos must be about Staffordshire, on the theme of The Great Outdoors.
The panel holds the right to withdraw any video if the content includes sexual/adult content or is deemed political/campaigning.
All submissions must hold full copyright or copyright permission from the owner of any music/footage used within the video.
By entering the competition, you are giving permission to Enjoy Staffordshire and We Are Staffordshire to use your submission, with a credit, to market Staffordshire after the competition.
All submissions must have full, written permission from anyone who appears in the film, for it to be considered in the competition.
Films should be no longer than 30 minutes, except in the Mini-Movie category, which is for films of up to five minutes.
The Young Film-Makers category is only open to filmmakers under the age of 16.

Overall Rating
  • it was an honour for us being part of this event

    thank you very much

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Rod, for your wonderful review.