We are Annual film festival with a difference.
Although we stay open for 10 months every block of two months we will notify the winners and losers of that block. there will be 5 blocks and the winners of each will go through to our live final.
We will notify all official entries at the end of each block and all winners a few days later via email
We will be screening all finalist films over a weeklong event in Harrogate.
You can submit as many films as you want and re-enter as many times as you want
Get ready for the biggest and best festival right from the heart or Yorkshire Uk.
Live event will be Saturday December 9th, 2023 - Manhattan Club, Beech Ave, Harrogate
There will be certificates and trophies as well as sponsorship prizes for our annual winners.
There will be certificates and laurels for our monthly winners and 2nd place and third place.
We will also be doing an audience choice award each block and doing separate awards for editors, cinematography, directors, producers, actors etc.
****PRIZE UPDATE **** We have just managed to secure an absolutely incredible prize from one of our new sponsors.
This will be for our screenplay entries, the overall annual winner of our Feature screenplay and Short screenplay categories will win a luxury 3 night stay at our sponsors Writers retreat right in the heart of Yorkshire UK.
What's included in your Writers' Retreat UK retreat:
For our untutored retreats, we offer mentoring with an industry professional to support you through your writing time with us.
All meals are included (and some wine).
Breakfast and lunch are served as a buffet. Breakfast is between 8am and 9.00am, with lunch usually around 12.30pm.
Dinner is served as a sit-down, 2 course supper in the dining room. Writing can be a lonely process so evening dinner is a great opportunity for all of our writers to get together and socialise.
Tea and coffee are on the go all day, along with cake, biscuits and snacks to keep the creative juices flowing.
We also offer a home-baked cream tea around 4pm to fuel your writing until evening dinner
Transfers included from local public transport links.
Writing pads and pens will be available, although we understand that most writers prefer to use their own.
We have spare laptops - just in case! If you use one of our laptops, we'll give you a memory stick to take your work home with you.
Space to write in your room, in privacy.
Comfortable writing room, where you can work in the company of other writers.
Access to a number of writing resources, including a library of writing books.
This prize is worth over £800 per winner
(we also offer 10% off to all our block winners )
We have now secured a new sponsor 'JACKED IN' a professional film reviewer, we will be offering all film block winners a free film review which will be published on their website, runner up and 3rd place will be offered discounted reviews.
Best short Film
Best Comedy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Student Short
Best TV/Web Episode
Best Fan Film
Best Music Video
Best Short Screenplay
Beast Feature Screenplay
Other awards to be selected by the judges:
Best Actor M/F
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Films and scripts can be from any year.
If unsuccessful one block you can still re-enter the same project in another block.
You can enter as many projects each block or over the year as you like.
Currently we do not offer feedback on any projects or decisions made regarding judging.
All films must be in English or have English subtitles available.
All scripts must be in English.
IN THE EVENT THAT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH ENTRIES FOR A CERTAIN CATEGORY IN ONE BLOCK YOUR ENTRY WILL AUTOMATICALLY GO IN TO THE NEXT BLOCK UNTIL THERE ARE ENOUGH ENTRIES FOR YOU TO COMPETE