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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


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, Feb 19 2017 06:23PM

90s comedy and music classic Wayne's World was released 25 (!) years ago on February 14th 2017.


As part of the celebration, we offered one lucky reader the chance to win a Wayne's World baseball cap.


We had over 100 entrants and we have randomly picked one lucky person out of the hat (lol) and the winner is....


Twitter user @copiusluke


Congratulations Luke! 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, Jan 22 2017 09:48PM



Midlands Movies would like to thank all our readers and film followers for a great year of support in 2016.


To kick off 2017 with a bang we had a brand new competition where one lucky reader could get their hands on an Aliens film poster - which ties in with the impending release of the next installment of the franchise later this year - Alien: Covenant.


To enter, we asked readers to follow & RT our comeptition tweet and one winner has now been chosen at random.


And the lucky winner is Twitter user....


.....https://twitter.com/mattblackhall


Congratulations Matt!!!


Please get in touch to claim your prize!


Thanks to everyone who entered and please keep an eye on our site for many more competition prizes coming your way soon.


Midlands Movies

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


CONGRATULATIONS!


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


More prize competitions coming soon!

By midlandsmovies, Oct 15 2016 12:01PM

In October 2016 we launched a competition in conjunction with Starbase Leicester for a lucky reader to win 2 tickets to their screening of sci-fi action films Edge of Tommorow and Pacific Rim.


The films will be showing as part of a soule screening at The Phoenix in Leicester.


With over 50 entrants entering by retweeting our competition tweet we have picked one winner at random to win both tickets and that is Twitter user....


https://twitter.com/Happy_Gargoyle


Congratulations Vipin Thomas!


Please get in touch for details on how to claim your prize!


Please stay tuned for more prizes coming soon for Midlands movies fanatics



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