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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


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)

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