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By midlandsmovies, Mar 22 2019 01:04PM



Midlands Review - Return from the Moon


Directed by Lee Charlish


Korky Films (2018)


One of the biggest mistakes a film-goer can make is mistaking Animation for a genre. There’s nothing worse than sitting your tiny child down in front of something bright and colourful only to discover it’s Akira and the last third puts them in therapy for life. Awkward. Animation is a medium, not a genre, one that gives filmmakers the freedom to express all sorts of thoughts, no matter how dark.


‘Dark’ is the key word for this particular film, as anyone familiar with other offerings from Korky Films such as ‘Scarecrow’ and ‘The Cold Caller’ can reasonably expect. With ‘Return to the Moon’, Lee Charlish has crafted a twisted Lynchian nightmare that very much highlights how animation is not always for kids. Not for nothing did it win Best Animated Film at this year’s Midlands Movies awards!


An astronaut plummets to Earth following a visit to the dark side of the moon, but while his body is trapped in his capsule, his mind (his soul?) is elsewhere, still on that remote chunk of rock far far away. His visions are troubling, even existentially terrifying, and he’s forced to take drastic measures to free himself.


I’ve seen this short several times now, and it’s very hard to pin down in words exactly how effective it is. It was interesting watching with an audience at the Beeston Film Festival, as nervous laughter broke out at the first surreal image (a humanoid rabbit is a pretty funny sight, in fairness) but the laughter quickly died down and became an uneasy silence. It went down well, the audience liked it, but it touches you on a deeper level.


This is a film worth watching at least twice to soak up the aesthetic and to embrace how uncomfortable it makes you feel. It’s not gory or nasty or anything like that, but it’s very unsettling. And that’s exactly how it should feel – this is a consciousness in peril, a psyche warring with itself or with a higher power.


That’s up for debate and personal interpretation, of course, as all the best art is. The animation itself is fluid and has an extremely distinctive style, a little reminiscent of mid-2000s era internet animation but with a much more careful eye for detail and flow.


If you’re interested in films that leave you with an itchy id, make sure you check this one out.


Sam Kurd


Twitter @Splend


By midlandsmovies, Mar 3 2019 09:57AM



Midlands Movies Awards 2019 Full Winners


Best Costume, Make-up & Hairstyling

Chris Morris, Laura Viale Durand, Ben Fallaize, Monica Montalvo & Katarina Horvatic for Make Do or Mend


Best Editing

Ed Radford and Joshua King for Little Boxes


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Chris Butler for The Front Door


Best Music (score or song)

Janet Devlin for Songbird


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Olivia Noyce for Headphones


Best Cinematography

David Andrew Smith for Trentside


Best Documentary

Alex Lockwood for 73 Cows


Best Feature

James Smith for Do Something Jake


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Vivienne Bell for Troubled Waters


Best Animated Film

Lee Charlish for Return from the Moon


Best Director

Gemma Norton for Troubled Waters


Best Sound (editing or mixing)

Luke Galloway for Bang Bang


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nisaro Karim for Duality


Best Visual Effects

Mick Walker for Shining Tor


Best Writing (original or adapted screenplay)

Adam Palmer for Answer


Best Short

Alex Lockwood for 73 Cows



By midlandsmovies, Feb 3 2019 08:10PM



Midlands Movies Awards 2019 - Nominations


1. Best Feature

James Smith (Do Something Jake)

Kaushy Patel & Philip Huzzey (Out of Gas)


2. Best Short

The Front Door by Andrew Rutter

73 Cows by Alex Lockwood

Scarecrow by Lee Charlish

Troubled Waters by Gemma Norton

Little Boxes by Joshua King

Bang Bang by Zeyn Haider

Bee-Loved by Sarah Wynne Kordas & James Pyle

Shining Tor by Andrew David Barker


3. Actor in a Leading Role

Joshua Barrett in Trentside

Lawrence Walker in Answer

Chris Butler in The Front Door

Harrington Day in Last Call

Ross Samuel in Cappuccino

Dave Inglis in Eviction


4. Actress in a Leading Role

Vivienne Bell in Troubled Waters

Natsumi Kuroda in The Nail that Sticks Out

Amelia Gabbard in Aurora

Kelly McCormack in Two’s Company

Rebekah Hinds in Woman of the Night

Claire Lowrie in Last Call


5. Actor in a Supporting Role

Paul Findlay in Breakdown

Brad Ash in The Front Door

Nisaro Karim in Duality

Jonny Parlett in Enemies

Michael Cotton in Carriages


6. Actress in a Supporting Role

Nathalie Codsi in Answer

Olivia Noyce in Headphones

Laura Peterson in The Nail That Sticks Out

Helen Lewis in Martin Sharp Is Sorry

Rhi Hardman in Return of the Ring


7. Animated Film

Sarah Wynne Kordas & James Pyle for Bee-Loved

Matt Williams for Crawl

Lee Charlish for Return from the Moon

Liam Harris for Perched


8. Costume & Makeup & Hairstyling

Eleanor Frith, Katherine Newbury & Karentino for Aurora

Lee Charlish, Meg Charlish and Jenny McDonald for Scarecrow

Monica Montalvo for Best Friends Forever

Coralie Hudson, Jessica Campbell, Alice Green, Elysia Fisher & Emile Wilson for Deeds not Words.

Chris Morris, Laura Viale Durand, Ben Fallaize, Monica Montalvo & Katarina Horvatic for Make Do or Mend

9. Directing

Gemma Norton for Troubled Waters

Christopher Bevan for Make Do or Mend

Thomas Line for Headphones

Alex Lockwood for 73 Cows

Sophie Black for Songbird

Charlie Delaney for Trentside

Luke J Collins for Cappuccino


10. Documentary

Paul Stringer for Boarders without Borders

Rick Goldsmith for Herefordshire: Life Through A Lens

Daina Anderson for BLACK' The Documentary - 'Strong'

Laura Ray for OCD: Can you hear it too?

Alex Lockwood for 73 Cows


11. Editing

Ashleigh Harley for Judge Me

Simon Dymond for Make Do or Mend

Dave Jones for Cappuccino

Ed Radford and Joshua King for Little Boxes

Zeyn Haider for Bang Bang


12. Music (Score or song)

Felix Mercer for Troubled Waters

Janet Devlin for Songbird

Peter Flint for Not Alone

Ashleigh Harley for Judge Me

Savfk (Saverio Blasi) for Gamer


13. Cinematography

David Andrew Smith for Trentside

Richard Staff for Troubled Waters

Connor Goodwin for Aurora

Gary Rogers for The Beauty of It

Oliver Walton for 73 Cows


14. Sound (Editing or Mixing)

Simon Haupt for Headphones

Keith Morrison for Make Do or Mend

Liam Banks for Best Friends Forever

Luke Galloway for Bang Bang

John Roddy for 73 Cows


15. Visual Effects

Sheikh Shahnawaz for Gamer

Hayley Allen, Steve Askey, Matt Burkey, Matt Oakley,

Dom Stables and Nick Willet for Songbird

Mick Walker for Shining Tor

Ashleigh Harley for The Wall of Lyon

Lee Charlish for Return from the Moon


16. Writing (Original/adapted)

Luke Collins for Cappuccino

Tommy Draper & Sascha Zimmermann for Lilli

Adam Palmer for Answer

Andrew Rutter for The Front Door

Daley-James Francis for Martin Sharpe is Sorry

By midlandsmovies, Apr 10 2018 05:23PM



Midlands Movies Interview - Going Behind the Lens with Jordan Dean


Local filmmaker Jordan Dean came to Leicester’s De Montfort University from Hull at the age of 22 and grew up like so many did with Spielberg and Star Wars as his first foray into film. We speak to this exciting new local filmmaker about his influences, film music and the uncomfortableness of watching audition tapes.


Midlands Movies: Hi Jordan. Glad you could join today. You mention you got into film via Spielberg?

Jordan Dean: Yes I did, but as a kid I was always asking how they managed to create these fantastical worlds!


MM: And getting older how did you end up in your current position?

JD: Well my love for film as a youngster developed into working for Bizarre Culture where I was their film and media editor. I wrote articles and reviews before studying film at DMU in Leicester. It was a very academic weighted degree but at a very highly regarded film university.


MM: And what did you learn during those years?

JD: Well, I made some terrible and awful stuff in my first year [laughs]. But by my third year I had learnt a lot so chose to make a film rather than do a written dissertation. By doing that I tried to prove to myself I could handle a larger production. I actually had 27 cast and crew for a 7-minute short. This included costume designers, extras, fashion models and the like. It really helped me learn different skills, got me a first in my degree and then played at 5 festivals winning a cinematography award at one of them. That was when I thought - I can do this!


MM: I went to the same University funnily enough from 1998-2001 and we only had video in year 1! It moved very quickly to digital.

JD: Ha ha. I would love to shoot on film but producers say think about the money!


MM: So where are you now in your career?

JD: Well now I am undertaking an MA in Film Production with DMU and Pinewood Studios which is exciting. I get to work every week with Terry Bamber (first assistant director on films such as Gulliver’s Travels and World War Z), Chris Kenny and Iain Smith, producer of Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s a real high calibre of people to learn from.


MM: Sounds very rewarding. What projects have you made?

JD: I worked on Not Alone which was actually a film to test equipment but has recently won a short film award at the Direct Short Online Film Festival. In addition I’ve been working with Rhys Davies on his upcoming feature Acid Daemons (click here for info on that film).



MM: You also made Behind the Lens which was nominated for a Midlands Movies Award in 2018 for best score for Peter Flint (click here). What were your influences for that film?

JD: Both of us were influenced by Drive and Neon Demon composer Cliff Martinez. I also love John Carpenter and got great feedback from Terry (Bamber) that Not Alone was Carpenter-esque which was fantastic to hear.


MM: It’s great to have recognition from someone who has been in the industry for a long time. I have seen in the Midlands that those connections and recommendations can really help (and inspire) local independent filmmakers move forward in their work.

JD: Yes and also give you the feeling that you do know what you’re doing. I’m not the best at networking and its great to be at Pinewood to meet people but also at the Midlands Movies film awards where I met likeminded filmmakers from the region.


MM: With local filmmakers like Gareth Edwards, who jumped from editing Monsters in his home to Godzilla and then to Star Wars, is he an example of how low budget can spiral to the big time no matter how unlikely? Does that help motivate you?

JD: It’s really inspiring to see those journeys, of course. I also love sci-fi. E.T. is one of my all -time favourite films. I’d love to make a film in that genre but I feel I would need the resources to do justice to the ideas I would want to convey. My main focus right now is horror. I’m obsessed with scary films since seeing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre when I was younger.


MM: I definitely noticed a Neon Demon influence in Behind the Lens

JD: My biggest influence right now actually is Nicholas Winding Refn. I know he’s not for everyone but I love his films. Over the last few years I’ve also enjoyed a variety of horrors such as The Babadook and It Follows. I’m not a fan of the current jump-scare style movies though.




MM: I found the recent version of IT a surprise success for Hollywood horror but its musical stings were warnings which gave away the approaching scares. Do you like foreign horrors though?

JD: I think you feel more vulnerable watching a foreign horror giving the investment you have to make. I am a huge fan of Asian extreme horror and my next film is heavily influenced by Park Chan-Wook’s The Handmaiden.


MM: Are there any other genres you would like to dip your toe into?

JD: I don’t want to be a genre filmmaker as such. As a fan of Refn, if you showed Neon Demon to someone they may not consider it a horror. I would like to do similar and mix genres up but I was also exhausted by the end of The Witch as it built up tension without giving the audience a release. I wouldn’t mind trying a straight-up drama and tell a simpler story as well.


MM: Where do you get your ideas from?

JD: Behind the Lens is very much influenced by the photographer character from the Neon Demon and realised I had alos met those type of creepy, really intense characters.

MM: Voyeuristic?

JD: Very much so. I can get uncomfortable myself looking at audition tapes that I get sent given the nature of it.


MM: And where next for you?

JD: The next film is The Nail That Sticks Out whose title is taken from a Japanese proverb. It’s the first film I’m directing that I haven’t written. Rebecca Whelan has written a great script and I was instantly attracted to it as it has a tone and themes I can relate to myself.


MM: And what’s the story of the film without giving too much away?

JD: It’s about a Japanese artist living in England and her girlfriend is a failing English actress. It’s about culture clashes and how far different people are willing to go to produce their art. The two characters go in very different directions.


MM: And how far into production are you?

JD: We're making the crowdfunding promo this week and it’s the most ambitious project I’ve ever been involved in. We’re shooting at the end of July in the Midlands at Scene Studios in Nottingham and location shooting at DMU as well. It also has an all Midlands based crew and we're looking to raise an £8000 budget which feels ominous but we’re hoping for success once we launch.


MM: And what’s changed for you on all of these projects?

JD: It’s a scary thing to undertake these different films. Especially when you can’t always pay people when you are starting out and there are very difficult thing to manage on small productions. Now we’ve got a group of people involved – including a producer – there’s a move away from checking the sound and lighting etc yourself. There’s people you can trust in all the roles within the crew. And Peter Flint will be again working with me on the score so we’re discussing that right now.


MM: That must be a relief?

JD: To an extent. My first real production (Acid Daemons) I was working with others and I took the advice that if I had a full understanding of how film works – not just your own role – then you understand the departments and their processes. By having a little bit of knowledge about each department you can respect their craft.


MM: Thanks Jordan. Any final thoughts or help for other local filmmakers?

JD: Don’t be scared of feedback. I have a weird thing as I think I encourage criticism as it’s the only way you learn. Friends and parents will go “it’s great” but you can’t ride that for long otherwise you won’t get anywhere.


Follow Jordan Dean for updates on all his projects on his Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/Jordandeanfilm






By midlandsmovies, Mar 4 2018 10:43AM





The official Midlands Movies Awards results:


Best Costume, Make-up & Hairstyling

Thomas Hodge, Neal Harvey & Matthew K. Onderka-Lang & Toran Tanner for Teddy Bears Picnic


Best Editing

Leonard Garner for I am God, And Severely Underqualified


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Daniel Lipton for Kon-Tiki


Best Music (score or song)

Pav Gekko for Just Desserts


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maude Hirst for The Knock


Best Cinematography

Christopher Hood for Kon-Tiki


Best Documentary

Oliver Cowton for Portrait


Best Feature

David Hastings, Rebecca Harris-Smith, Alex Bourne, Troy Dennison & Kaush Patel for The House of Screaming Death


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Louise Salter for Butterfly


Best Animated Film

Lee Charlish for ninetofive


Best Director

Lee Page for The 7th Day


Best Sound (editing or mixing)

Alex Stroud for Clockworks


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Fransua Jamil Samuel for Anoesis


Best Visual Effects

Raghav Anil Kumar, Sahil Haider, Steven Mitchell & Glenn McAllen-Finney for The Rockman


Best Writing (original or adapted screenplay)

Tommy Draper for The Last Drop


Best Short

Theo Gelernter for I am God, And Severely Underqualified


The Joan Crellen Journey Award

Time, And Again by Kel Webster & Steve Lawson







By midlandsmovies, Jan 30 2018 08:58PM



Midlands Movies Awards 2018 - Nominations


On the 30th January Midlands Movies announced the full list of nominations across the 16 categories for our upcoming Awards on March 3rd.


Please check out all the films and filmmakers and a big thank you has to go to the amazing jury for spending their hard earned time choosing the films. It's been so difficult to make a decision on just these few as the standard of films was very high across the board and represented the best of the creative talent across the region.


Please find out more on our Midlands Movies Awards page here and read the full list of nominations below.


Midlands Movies Mike




Best Costume, Makeup & Hairstyling

Thomas Hodge, Neal Harvey & Matthew K. Onderka-Lang for Teddy Bears Picnic

Pauline Loven & Samantha Chapman for The Last Viking

Chris & Dean Garner for The 7th Day

Charlie Clarke for Just Desserts


Best Editing

Phil Lees for The 7th Day

Steve May for When Voices Unite

Leonard Garner for I am God, And Severely Underqualified

Liam Banks for After Party


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Richard Summers Calvert for Tony

Joseph Sean-Lyons for Restroom

Daniel Lipton for Kon-Tiki

Mark Burman for The Forecast


Best Music (score or song)

Monique Danielle for Frustration

Silver Factory Superstars for Some Lines

Pav Gekko for Just Desserts

Peter Flint for Behind the Lens


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sophie Canare for Who’s There

Anna Dawson for Blood Myth

Abby Miller & Lorelei Winterfrost for Teddy Bears Picnic

Maude Hirst for The Knock


Best Cinematography

Jon O’Neill for I am God, And Severely Underqualified

Christopher Hood for Kon-Tiki

Louis Vella for Catharsis

Fabrice Millet for The Get Out Clause


Best Documentary

Oliver Cowton for Portrait

Tom Lee Rutter for Bella in the Wych Elm

Jill Lampert for Feel Good Fire Breathing


Best Feature

David Hastings, Rebecca Harris-Smith, Alex Bourne, Troy Dennison & Kaush Patel for The House of Screaming Death

John Williams for Crispy’s Curse

Glenn McAllen-Finney for The Rockman

Sean Brown & Luke Gosling for Blood Myth


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Louise Salter for Butterfly

Hayley Davis for The Get Out Clause

Olivia Newton for Catharsis

Emmeline Kellie for Clockworks


Best Animated Film

Chris Consentino for Meet Cute

Lee Charlish for mother

Taran Bains for On A Late Night At The Station

Lee Charlish for ninetofive


Best Director

Theo Gee for I Am God, And Severely Underqualified

Lee Page for The 7th Day

Jay Martin for Catharsis

Philip Stevens for The Knock


Best Sound (editing or mixing)

Keith Morrison for Time, and Again

Karen Jensen-Clark, Grant Snaith, Brandon Freislaar, Joshua George Hunt & Caz Lowe for The House of Screaming Death

Adam Fletcher for Butterfly

Alex Stroud for Clockworks


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nigel Barber for The Telephone

Laurence Saunders for The Get Out Clause

Fransua Jamil Samuel for Aneosis

Nico Mirallegro for The Knock


Best Visual Effects

Liam Banks for After Party

Raghav Anil Kumar, Sahil Haider, Steven Mitchell & Glenn McAllen-Finney for The Rockman

Jason M. J. Brown & Pete O’Neil for Dark Vale

Dom Stables & Nick Willett for Time, And Again


Best Writing (original or adapted screenplay)

Tommy Draper for The Last Drop

Chris Davies for Goose Sauce

Scott Driver for Restroom

Philip Stevens & Stewart MacGregor for The Forecast


Best Short

I Am God and Severely Underqualified

Forecast

Kon-Tiki

Betty

The Law of Noir

Teddy Bears Picnic

The Get Out Clause

Trapped

Time, And Again

After Party



By midlandsmovies, Feb 26 2017 10:55PM



Midlands Movies 2017 Film Award Winners


First of all, the Midlands Movies crew and I would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who made suggestions and nominations for our first ever film awards.


A special thank you should also go to all the artistic filmmakers, actors, writers, directors and more who have shown throughout the last 12 months that the Midlands region is a hot bed of talented folk from across different communities and locations.


Midlands Movies is very grateful for your enthusiasm and support in our efforts to help celebrate the brilliantly gifted artists who endeavour to tell their stories no matter what they may be and advance the local filmmaking industry.


And your encouragement has also helped build on the achievements of the Midlands filmmakers, so we would like to reward the hard work and accomplishments of those involved, and showcase this talent to the rest of the UK and beyond.


Winners were certainly not easy to decide upon as the selections were all of such a high quality. Therefore big congratulations go to all of the films submitted as we enjoyed each and every one of them. Finally, Midlands Movies hopes that this celebration can help ensure an even more successful movie awards as we develop an event for next year.


Until then, we have the pleasure in announcing the following Midlands Movies 2017 Film Award winners in each category below.


Mike Sales

Editor, Midlands Movies



Cinematography

Nominations: Transcended, Our Father, The Long Way Home, Archway 0173, Dolls

WINNER: Karl Poyzer (Transcended)


Costume Design

Nominations: The Long Way Home, Hollow Men, Night Owls

WINNER: Sammy-May Buxton (Hollow Men)


Documentary

Nominations: JA40: The Junction Arts Story, Who Killed British Cinema

WINNER: Robin Dutta & Vinod Mahindru (Who Killed British Cinema)


Editing

Nominations: Archway 0173, Static, Dolls, Squidge, Working Girl

WINNER: Keith Allott (Dolls/Archway 0173)


Actress in Leading Role

Nominations: GRID, Static, Squidge, Arrivals: Rachel, Crossing Paths

WINNER: Charlie Clarke (GRID)


Visual Effects

Nominations:The Long Way Home, The Slayers, Paper Plane, Darkwave: EOTS

WINNER: MangledPixel & Mike James VFX (Darkwave: Edge of the Storm)


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

HONORARY WINNER: Tom Young (Pitiful Corpses - monologue from The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov)


Music (Original Score)

Nominations: Our Father, Frettin, The Long Way Home, Karma, Squidge, Dolls

WINNER: Zachary Start (Our Father)


Supporting Actor

Nominations: Hinterland, Transcended, Just Charlie, Kebabylon, Arrivals: Rachel

WINNER: Annil Mittoo (Kebabylon)


Sound Mixing

Nominations: Paper Plane, Frettin, Static, Transcended

WINNER: Joey Lever (Paper Plane)


Best Picture (feature)

Nominations: Neville Rumble, The Slayers, Frettin’, Just Charlie

WINNER: The Slayers


Animation

Nominations: The Fairy & the Dragon, Aladdin & his Magic Teapot, The X-Mas Files

WINNER: The Fairy & the Dragon by Alex Sinclair


Actor in Leading Role

Nominations: Transcended, Squidge, Dolls, Night Owls, Capricious

WINNER: Jonny McPherson (Night Owls)


Supporting Actress:

Nominations: Archway 0173, Just Charlie, Neutral

WINNER: Eleanor Worthington Cox (Archway 0173)


Best Picture (short)

Nominations: Feiht, Archway 0173, A Girl in Words, Static, Transcended, Dolls, Night Owls, Capricious, Ballpoint Hero

WINNER: Feiht by Harry Wilding


Directing

Nominations: Frettin, Neville Rumble, Ballpoint Hero, Static, Squidge,

WINNER: Lee Price (Frettin, Neville Rumble) & Richard Miller (Ballpoint Hero, Neville Rumble)


Foreign Language Film (screened in Midlands)

HONORARY WINNER: Justicia Justiciera by Rafa Dengra


Makeup /Hairstyling

Nominations: Transcended, Hollow Men, Just Charlie, Night Owls, Darkwave

WINNER: Charlotte Price (Night Owls)


Music (Original Song)

Nominations: Frettin’, Just Charlie, Crossing Paths, Night Owls

WINNER: Balls Balls Balls (Frettin’)


Production Design

Nominations: Our Father, The Long Way Home, Transcended, Hollow Men, Night Owls

WINNER: Jen Meredith (The Long Way Home)

Honorary mention: Bugsy Malone (The Curve Theatre)


Sound Editing

Nominations: Frettin, The Long Way Home, Dolls, Paper Plane, Static, Squidge

WINNER: Martin Critchley (Squidge)


Original Screenplay

Nominations: A Girl in Words, Hinterland, Night Owls, Arrivals: Rachel

WINNER: Sophie Black & Tommy Draper (Night Owls)

By midlandsmovies, Jan 15 2017 11:12AM



Midlands Movies Awards 2017


To tie in with the Oscars this year we would like to announce our plans for the online Midlands Movies 2017 Film Awards.


With so much talent in the region we hope to launch these web-based Midlands 'Oscars' as a platform to honour the local films released in the past 12 months – whether they be shorts, features, animation, documentaries and more.


We are looking for extra nominations to our own suggestions - your own film or any others' films that have struck a chord - and we hope that this could be the start of a more formal awards event in future.


The categories (mostly) parallel the Oscar categories for this inaugural Awards so please see below for clarification. With regards to shorts/features then, unless stated, films of any length will be eligible for all categories.


So please email at midlandsmovies@yahoo.com or contact us via Twitter or Facebook with your suggestions.


* Your submissions/nominations are FREE and are in addition to the choices identified by the jury

* There's no limit to the number of categories a film can be nominated in

* Deadline for submissions/nominations is MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY (one week before the Academy Awards)

* An online screener of the film is preferred

* Films must have a significant connection to the Midlands region in writing, acting, directing or location.

* There's no limitations on your film being shown in other festivals - however, we are identifying films based upon the fact that the full version of it must have been shown to the public (at a red carpet event, general release or online in any form) from Feb 2016 to Feb 2017.

* Final winners are decided by a jury made up from writers who have contributed to Midlands Movies in the past 12 months

* The winners will receive a PDF/JPEG Certificate to print


MIdlands Movies feels this is a great way to showcase the best of what was released in the region last year.


Thanks in advance and we look forward to hearing from you.


Mike Sales

Editor, Midlands Movies.


CATEGORIES


• Best Picture (feature)

• Best Picture (short)

• Actor in a Leading Role

• Actress in a Leading Role

• Actor in a Supporting Role

• Actress in a Supporting Role

• Animated Film

• Cinematography

• Costume Design

• Directing

• Documentary

• Film Editing

• Foreign Language Film (screened in the Midlands)

• Makeup and Hairstyling

• Music (Original Score)

• Music (Original Song)

• Production Design

• Sound Editing

• Sound Mixing

• Visual Effects

• Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

• Writing (Original Screenplay)

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