The Great Northern Creative Expo has evolved from a commitment to promote and showcase the creative talent that has been developed at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and to also introduce to the world, the fantastic students and professionals that we have working at the University, whilst opening our doors to the city, to the North and the world beyond.

Once again, the expo will introduce a variety of talent which will include film, photography, media and journalism with performances, workshops, masterclasses, music, monologues, networking, animation and inspiration to one and all.

The expo has attracted some of the leading creative talents (nationally and internationally) and we are pleased to offer students, academics and the general public the opportunity to share a stimulating experience of creative talent which can be viewed, evaluated and enjoyed by everyone!

Best Short Animation
Best Short Documentary/Non-Fiction
Best Short Fiction - Comedy
Best Short Fiction - Drama/Other Genres
Best Music Video

Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.

The Great Northern Creative Expo will take place November 18th-23rd, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to an international audience of filmmakers, industry delegates and film fans.

British and International Creatives (all categories) – $7

Animation (under 30 minutes)
Documentary/Non-Fiction (under 30 minutes)
Fiction – Comedy (under 30 minutes)
Fiction – Drama/Other Genres (under 30 minutes)
Music Video (under 30 minutes)

Entries open MONDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2019
Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019
The TGNCE19 Official Selection will be announced TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER
The Great Northern Creative Expo will take place from 18TH-23RD NOVEMBER 2019
Winners will be announced at the TGNCE19 Awards on 22ND NOVEMBER 2019

Your film will screen as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection.
Winners of each Category will be presented with a trophy as part of TGNCE19 Awards.

-All category submissions carry a maximum running time of 30 minutes, there is no minimum run-time for any category.
-There is no premiere requirement for The Great Northern Creative Expo; we consider all films, whether they have received a screening at other festivals, nationally or internationally, or not.
-We request all entries have a completion date from 2015 or after. We will not accept entries completed before January 1st 2015.
-The Great Northern Creative Expo only accepts completed works as we are only able to evaluate one version of each film.
-We do not accept hard copy submissions. Submission is via our official FilmFreeway platform only.
-You can submit as many entries to the multiple categories as you’d like. You only need to create one FilmFreeway account and upon doing so, you may submit individual applications for the multiple competitions.
-Your entry must include contact details including; your name, address, telephone number and email address.
-Your film must be entirely your own work and must not include any copyrighted material, including sounds or music.
-The link submitted with your entry must not expire before the completion of The Great Northern Creative Expo 2019. Should your link expire, you will be required to submit a new entry with the new active link.
-All films must be in the English language; if your entry is in any other language than English your entry must be dubbed or subtitled in English.
-All submission fees are final. We are unable to grant any waivers.

PLEASE NOTE: These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notification.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for choosing our movie! It was our pleasure

    December 2019
  • The organizers were very open and inviting and organized. I was honored to have the film I directed MIRROR IMAGE selected for the festival. Thank you.

    December 2019