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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....


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....


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...


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


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

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


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)


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

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


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


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


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.


• 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)

By midlandsmovies, Nov 8 2016 07:00PM

In November 2016 Midlands Movies held a competition to tie in with the UK home release of X-Men: Apocalypse on DVD & Blu-Ray by giving away a Marvel X-Men Enclyopedia Book for fans to read about the comic origins of the superhero group.

We've pulled out one winner at random to take home the prize on the X-Men day of release (7th November) and the lucky prize recipient is....

Twitter user - AllesKlar71


Get in touch to receive your prize and a big thank you to all the entrants.

More prize competitions coming soon!

By midlandsmovies, Aug 26 2016 04:07PM

In August 2016 we ran a competition to win a copy of 6 classic DVDs courtesy of Simply Home Entertainment who are the UK's largest DVD and CD mail order business.

You can follow them at @Simply_HE or order from their website www.simplyhe.co.uk

With over 400 entrants who followed us on Twitter and Retweeted the competition tweet Midlands Movies posted, we pulled one winner out at random on August 26th and the person who has won the lucky prize is....

Twitter user @TonyEarnshaw

Congratulations Tony and get in touch with your address and details to claim you prize

You join other lucky Midlands Movies winners here: www.midlandsmovies.com/blog/4558436876/Competition-Winners/7531484

Thanks to everyone who entered and we have more competitions coming very very soon

Midlands Movies

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