By midlandsmovies, Feb 21 2020 10:45AM
Northampton Film Festival 2020 - Kind of a Big Deal
There’s a new regional festival in town which comes to the Midlands in May. The Northampton Film Festival 2020: Kind of a Big Deal is now encouraging local filmmakers to submit their films for free.
The screening events will run across Northampton from 13th May to 20th May and there’s no age limit when it comes to the films entered.
So it doesn't matter if you start making it now (organisers Screen Northants can help budding directors meet potential cast and crew) or if it's a decade old. As long as it's no longer than 30 minutes and has some connection to Northampton or Northamptonshire, you can submit it.
Any genre: from experimental to documentaries to music videos with a bit of a story, if it's a short film they will take it!
There's a number of ways to get involved:
- submit to the short film competition
- if you are a school you can enter the special schools competition for Northamptonshire - make a film on the theme of Mavericks and Misfits (or if you've already made one on any theme you can submit it to the short film competition)
- if you don't fancy a competition but want to share a film they have a “First Films are Sh*t Show them Anyway” night where people who haven't entered a film festival before can just share their work in a non-judgemental arena. Get it out of the way then next year maybe you'll submit!
- Enter their 48hr Film Challenge at the end of this month or in April for a chance to go into their Winners of Winners category at the festival in May! It's free... Read their handy guide here and see the bottom of this email for dates
- finally, the festival will be doing a load of events in the run up to the festival and at the festival itself so keep your eyes peeled!
Check out the official website and please share - www.northamptonfilmfestival.co.uk