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2019 to 2020 Annual Season

Our 19/20 Annual Season was celebrated through YouTube & Facebook streams where attendees could connect, chat, and network as they chose to.


Our headline events ran from the 5th of September through to the 13th of September!


A summary of our event's winners can be seen in the video below:

We called on several guest judges to help us to decide the winners of the Annual GOLD Award Laurel for each category and this was announced on Saturday the 12th September.

Annual Event Guest Judges White Deer IFF

Event Guest Judges

Left to right - Alexandra Davies (Best Short, Best Microshort, Best East Midlands Short, Best East Midlands Microshort), Will Clothier (Best Documentary), Benjamin Dwyer (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Ensemble Cast)

The Annual GOLD Award winning films were shown again on Sunday the 13th Sept. The winners were as follows:


East Midlands & Main Category Winners

Best East Midlands Short - Dead Air

Best East Midlands Micro Short - Delivery

Best Feature - Ups and Downs

Best Short - My Dad Marie

Best Micro Short - Dear Hearing World


Genres Category Winners

Best Drama - Just a Girl

Best Documentary - Balkan Blues

Best Action - PRIMAL

Best Sci Fi - Q: ghostly remote effect

Best Thriller - Fifty

Best Comedy - Sidepiece

Best Horror - Petra

Best Romance - Cheeseburger

Best Experimental - PLAY

Best Music Video - Arc North x Polarbearz (ft. Camilla Neideman)

Best Animation - Leaf of Faith


Technical Category Winners

Best Director - Just a girl

Best Actor - Within

Best Actress - Morituri

Best Writing - An Eye For An Artisan

Best Ensemble Cast - Asra

Best Art Direction - The Bird Room

Best Cinematography - Morituri

Best Editing - The Last day on duty

Best Visual Effects - Ghost in the Gun

Best Hair & Makeup - Shattered

Best Sound Design - The Unsent Letter

Best Soundtrack - The Ribbon

Best Trailer - As Is


Alongside the winner’s announcement, we also screened films from our East Midlands categories and asked for your input on which entry deserved a special mention via an East Midlands Audience Choice Award. The winner of this award was 'An Eye for an Artisan' by Guy Nicholls of GTN Productions. 

An Eye for an Artisan
Event Summary

The event ran from the 5th of September through to the 13th of September and had these additional details:




  • 5th September - Screening Session (incl. feature film)

  • 6th September - Screening Session (incl. feature film)

  • 7th September - Screening Session (incl. feature film)

  • 8th September - Screening Session (incl. feature film)

  • 9th September - Screening Session (incl. feature film)

  • 10th September - Screening Session (incl. feature film)

  • 11th September - Screening Session (incl. double feature)

  • 12th September  - East Midlands Screening Session with Audience Choice Award - Guest Speaker Seminars -   GOLD Annual Awards Winners Announcement

  • 13th September - GOLD Annual Award Winners Screening Session


We screened the Bi-monthly winners from the past year of high-quality entries with Microshorts & Shorts from all categories shown in full and Features either in-full or with a highlight of the best bits. Each screening session was preceded by a short introductory video to welcome attendees. Furthermore, we invited some guest judges & speakers to host seminars on different topics related to filmmaking. The Annual Event week was also entirely FREE OF CHARGE!​​​​

Guest Speakers

Event Guest Speakers

Left to right - Benjamin Dwyer (Personal Branding) & Cassiah Joski-Jethi (Working on a BFI funded film)

Official Selections 2019/2020
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