The Repton Festival is an emerging UK Arts Festival held at the historic Repton School, which cemented its place in cinema history as the location of the 1939 Oscar winning film Goodbye Mr. Chips. It has launched numerous talents in their successful careers since then.

The Film festival was inaugurated in 2022 and includes screenings, workshops, Q&A sessions, and guest talks featuring a wealth of industry veterans.

This year the festival has responded to filmmakers by focussing on the Student, Drama and International categories. Each category has a £250 winner award and additionally there is a £500 Best Picture award. Success is also recognised with the award of an Archie named after the famous stone arch at Repton School, and the opportunity to undertake a three day shoot with all equipment provided free of charge under the supervision of the filmfest sponsor The University of Derby (Terms & Conditions apply). Whilst travel and subsistence costs are specifically excluded every effort will be made to enable the winner to benefit from this prize.

The festival is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, meet likeminded creatives, and relax within one of the most beautiful and historically significant villages in the United Kingdom.

The Repton Festival invites you to submit your work for consideration by our panel of experienced industry professionals, with a winner for each competition category to be presented at the awards ceremony on the evening of Sunday 15th October.

The Repton Festival is particularly keen to celebrate Diversity amongst filmmakers at the level of race, gender, sexuality, identity, and religion.

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There are three prizes of £250 up for grabs - one for each category. There is also the opportunity to receive an Honorary Mention award.

One submission will receive the GRAND PRIZE of £500 for the Best Picture as selected by our panel of judges.

But that's not all!

The Grand Prize winner will have the extraordinary opportunity to undertake a three-day shoot in Derbyshire, UK completely equipped with all the necessary gear (including Arri Alexa’s, Red Epic’s, Kino Flow lighting rigs, and industry standard edit suites) FREE OF CHARGE!

A reasonable estimate of the commercial value of this prize is £30,000 – it’s your chance to bring your vision to life without any financial burdens! (Terms & Conditions apply).

The festival would like to thank the University of Derby for their generous sponsorship of this event.


1. Aged 16 or above on 1st January 2023.

2. Each entrant may only make one submission per competition category.

3. Your submitted film must have been completed on or after the date of 12th July 2020.

4. Must not name or refer to any individual without explicit permission. Personal releases may be requested by the festival board to ensure filmmakers have the right to represent individuals in their films.

5. Must not contain the image or likeness of any individual: (1) under the age of 18; or (2) other than the entrant without that individuals’ express consent and may need to be signed/co-signed by a parent or guardian.

6. Must be own work and not contain copyrighted material and must have the rights to use all material in your film.

7. Must not explicitly refer or allude to logo, trademark or product without written permission.

8. Must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, political belief, sexual orientation or age.

By entering competition you consent to your film being available for immediate download by the Repton Festival, and to the exhibition of your film's content without limitation in theatre, digital media, print media, radio and by all other means. Please ensure that any copyright organisation affiliated with your film is aware of this. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the contest.

Overall Rating
  • Keith Large

    A well presented film festival. The Festival Director Tom Craig is excellent and his passionate uplifting opening speech about independent film makers set the tone for a plethora of superb films that were screened. The Festival is enhanced by generous prize money for award winning films and a celebrity guest presenting the awards and official selection certificates.

    December 2023
  • Fletcher Smith

    My team and I had the pleasure of participating in the Repton Film Festival and were delighted to receive an honourable mention for our work.

    The festival staff were incredibly friendly and professional throughout, the venue provided a great backdrop for showcasing independent films and the quality of films presented at the festival was fantastic.

    Overall, it was a great experience, and I would recommend anyone looking to showcase their work in a supportive and welcoming environment to give it a go!

    March 2023
  • Christopher Bevan

    An excellent festival experience which celebrates independent filmmaking, all within a stunning venue. Highly recommended!

    March 2023
  • Francesca Zammit

    The organisers at Repton Filmfest are warm and nurturing. I had a very valuable and positive experience, can't wait for next year!

    July 2022
  • stephen rota

    Thank you for having me at your Filmfest. Repton filmfest is a full fledged film festival with live screenings of short films in competition in various categories. Selected feature films are also presented with director's Q and A. Special guests from the industry were also present and featured in Q and A panels. The organizers are the best. Really a positive experience. Thank you.

    July 2022