Midlands Movies, a Leicester-based film organisation has opened submissions to local filmmakers to put forward their productions for the 3rd annual Midlands Movies Awards. With the Academy Awards just a week before, these Midlands ‘Oscars’ will be a platform to honour the local films released in the past 12 months – whether they be shorts, features, animation, documentaries or any other type of film. Midlands Movies is looking to reward the region’s talent across 16 categories including Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress, Best Director and many more. The winners will be chosen by an experienced jury panel made up of industry experts and announced at a gala evening at the prestigious Hansom Hall in Leicester on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.
Midland Movies Awards Jury
The seven jury panelists are multi-award winning filmmaker Daniel Alexander, Pin Cushion director Deborah Haywood whose film opened Critics Week at the Venice International Film Festival in 2018, cinema programmer for the Midlands Arts Centre David Baldwin, director Rebekah Fortune of Seahorse Films, Amy Smart of Film Hub Midlands, creative director of Rural Media Grant Black and Midlands Movies editor Michael Sales. Considering a whole range of Midlands-centric films for the 2019 Awards, Midlands Movies welcomes the region’s filmmakers to get involved by submitting their films for FREE at Film Freeway until the deadline of 21st December 2018: https://filmfreeway.com/MidlandsMoviesAwards2019. Final nominations will be announced in January 2019 and winners announced at the ceremony in March.
The event will once again be hosted by local BBC presenter Ed Stagg. With a long background in broadcasting and event production, Ed can regularly be heard on both BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Radio Derby. He is also the director of Well-Bred Productions. The Midlands Movies Award are funded, once again, by a successful crowd-funding campaign but could not happen without the assistance of their extra special supporters as well as their official partners: Crosscut Media and Firebug Bar Leicester.
About Midland Movies
Midlands Movies was set up five years ago and is an organisation for regional filmmakers, fans, writers and more to discuss and promote their projects and to celebrate film in the region. The site has showcased and reviewed a wide variety of talent from the region’s film industry, ranging from first-time students and hobbyists to full feature productions involving stars of stage, TV and worldwide cinema. With creatives from all walks of life, Midlands Movies is a place for everyone with a story and skill to share. Based in Leicester, support has come from a pool of excellent regional writers.
Further information, links and contact details, visit the official 2019 Midlands Movies Awards webpage here, view the full list of 2018 Midlands Movies Awards winners here or contact Midlands Movies editor Mike Sales at email@example.com.