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By midlandsmovies, Jun 28 2018 09:22AM



Midlands Spotlight - New scriptwriting competition launched


A brand new competition offering anyone with a creative short film idea has been launched with an opportunity for new and upcoming writers to have their work professionally produced for FREE by Daniel Alexander Films.


Daniel Alexander is a multi award winning director and recently directed a film for the Commonwealth Games, which made history after it was televised by the BBC to over 1 billion people around the world.


Daniel has worked with an impressive calibre of clients including the Commonwealth Games, BBC, Nike, Apple, Channel 4, MTV and many more and the competition is a new event to encourage more writers to get their ideas on screen.


But how does it work? Entrants are asked to submit a treatment for their short film idea using their free template (click here)


With a deadline of 12pm on 13th July 2018, if your treatment is selected, Daniel will request a properly formatted script for your short film idea.


The scripts will be judged by a panel of industry professional judges, who will declare one overall winner. Then the winner will have their film professional made and also be invited to be involved in the entire filmmaking process.


The winning film will be shot on a RED DRAGON CINEMA rental package worth over £1000, provided by official sponsors for the competition PANNY HIRE, Birmingham's leading camera rental house.


To be eligible, you must be living in the UK and have an original short film idea that runs for no longer than 10 minutes.

So if you have an idea for film then please send all entires to submissions@danielalexanderfilms.com


The judges are below:





By midlandsmovies, Apr 7 2018 07:29AM

In April 2018 we ran a competition to win a set of Extreme Tartan Asian Cinema films as well as 3 special Kung Fu Legends dvds in our 7 films on 7th April prize draw.


We drew one lucky winner out on the 7th and that was.... *drum roll*


Twitter user: @LiamBeeeazley


Congrats Liam!


Please get in touch and we'll have more winning prizes soon so please follow us on Twitter on @midlandsmovies for more cinema competitions coming up!


Midlands Movies

By midlandsmovies, Mar 23 2018 09:18AM



To celebrate the UK release of Justice League on DVD/BluRay we asked our Twitter followers to retweet a competition tweet for a chance to win one of two DCEU prizes.


One was a Superman t-shirt featuring the iconic "S" logo whilst the other is the infamous bat-symbol on another tee.


On 23rd March we picked out one winner for each t-shirt at random from all entrants and those winners are....


Twitter user @wytchinghour (won the Batman t-shirt)


and


Twitter user Alex_Doddy (won the Superman t-shirt)


CONGRATULATIONS!


Please get in touch to claim your prize and a big thank you from Midlands Movies to everyone who entered.


Stay in touch for more movie related competitions in the future!


Midlands Movies Mike




By midlandsmovies, Jan 13 2018 09:14AM

To celebrate a new year we asked our Twitter followers to retweet a competition tweet for a chance to win one copy of Carrie Fisher's book Shockaholic which details her acting past during the Star Wars years.


On 13th January we picked out one winner at random from all entrants and that winner is....


Twitter user @MadameNottm


CONGRATULATIONS!


Please get in touch to claim your prize and a big thank you from Midlands Movies to everyone who entered.


Stay in touch for more movie related competitions in the future!


Midlands Movies Mike

By midlandsmovies, Dec 8 2017 08:48AM

With the release of The Last Jedi in December 2017 Midlands Movies ran a competition for our lovely readers for a chance to win a Star Wars bundle.


WIth over 500 entrants in each we had a great response but there can sadly be only one winner which we drew at random on 8th December.


So, the one winner of the Star Wars bundle is Twitter user....


@Horrorsmith


Thanks to all the entrants and a big congratulations to the winner!


Follow Midlands Movies on Twitter at @midlandsmovies for more prizes and giveaways in future.


Join our previous winners below:




By midlandsmovies, Sep 9 2017 07:31AM

Wow! In September 2017 we ran 2 competitions for our lovely readers. WIth over 200 entrants in each we had a great response but there can sadly be only one winner which we drew at random on 9th September.


First up, to win Robert McKee's book "Story" about screenwriting is Twitter user....


@abeeken


For the infamous Star Wars Force Friday we got our hands on a Porg FunkoPop and the winner of that cool prize is Twitter user...


@mthennessy82


Thanks to all the entrants and a big congratulations to the winners.


Follow Midlands Movies on Twitter at @midlandsmovies for more prizes and giveaways in future.


Join our previous winners below



By midlandsmovies, Aug 6 2017 07:54AM

In Summer 2017 we asked our Twitter followers to retweet a competition tweet for a chance to win one copy of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's "Movie Doctors" book.


On 5th August we picked out one winner at random from over 150 entrants and that winner is....


Twitter user @therealrobcook


CONGRATULATIONS!


Please get in touch to claim your prize and a big thank you from Midlands Movies to everyone who entered.


Stay in touch for more movie related competitions in the future!


Midlands Movies Mike

By midlandsmovies, May 18 2017 08:15AM



In May 2017 with the release of Ridley Scott's latest entry into his sci-fi franchise, Alien: Covenant, Midlands Movies held a brand new competition for our readers.


To celebrate the release, we offered one lucky reader the chance to win a BluRay box set of 5 of the Alien films including Scott's original and its prequel Prometheus.


We had over 400 entrants and we have randomly picked one lucky person out of the "egg" and the winner is....


Twitter user >>>> https://twitter.com/_mia_mills_


Congratulations! Please get in touch via direct message to claim your prize.


Thanks for everyone who took part and please keep following on Twitter for more great giveaways


Midlands Movies Mike


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