Celebrating Staffordshire Day 2022, this new film competition, organised with the help of Enjoy Staffordshire and Staffordshire County Council, is looking for great movies about our fabulous county.

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).

If you are planning to submit a new project for the competition, please observe Covid-19 guidelines on wearing face coverings while filming.

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

Our judges are impartial and highly qualified.

There will be a screening of the winning entries at a virtual awards ceremony on Staffordshire Day, Sunday 1st May 2022.

The overall winner will win a cheque for £500.

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

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

Awards & Prizes
Business in the Community
Young Film-Maker

Rules & Terms
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 from 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.