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NEXUS: East vs West Midlands Showcase 2024

May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

– The Deets –

We are delighted to be hosting our second East vs West Midlands Showcase in May 2024 where we will be screening a fantastic selection of short films, half of which will represent the East Midlands with the other half representing the West.

This will be a friendly, supportive (and perhaps a little competitive) event bringing both of the UK’s Midlands regions together.

The event will take place at Derby QUAD 1:30pm – 6pm on 4 May 2024, and will include our film screening and awards presentation followed by some networking time and our well-known Pitch Up opportunity, giving anyone at the event the chance to pitch themselves, a project or whatever they fancy to the collective talent & knowledge at the event.

– Line Up –

‘A Different Place’

by Sophie Black, Tommy Draper, Z. Igbe, Katie Smith and Charlie Clarke

‘Happy Place: Jedda’

by Titas Miciulis

Alph-FUN-a-bet! with Imagination Jack

by James Pyle

‘Behind The Counter’

by Lauren Hatchard

‘The Other’

by Christopher Bevan, Ben Errington and Belinda Basson

‘Period Drama’

by Olivia Pastor, Evie Fehilly and Katherine Tozer

‘Plaggy Bag’

by Alex Withers, Mark Campbell-Garrity and Fatosh Olgacher

‘Bovine Comedy’

by Nicholas Tuck

‘Usurp the Destroyer’

by Patrick Christopher Noy Swan and Edward William

‘Dusty Do Good’

by Jack Hughes, Billy Mullaney and Daniel Simmons

The screening will also feature some clips from our semi-finalist films which will be announced soon.

– Awards & Prizes –

A t this showcase, we will be asking everyone representing the East & West Midlands to identify themselves and vote for their favourite film– from the other side! So, the award for ‘Best West’ will be picked by our East Midlands audience and our ‘Best East’ film will be picked by West Midlanders.

Finally, our ‘Best Midlands’ film overall will be decided by a Jury of industry professionals who will confer after the screening to name the best overall midlands production from this year’s showcase.

Each of the winning films will receive an award, presented by Nexus to the winning teams as recognition of their hard-work and skill.

Keep your eyes peeled for jury announcements coming soon!

– Pricing –

Nexus Cast & Crew Network CIC is a not-for-profit organisation relying heavily on donations, however it is important to us that our events are accessible to all. Therefore, they operate a ‘Pay What You Can’ policy starting at £1. For those in need of a total waiver, please email requesting one and we will provide this, no questions asked.

Brought to you in collaboration with Derby QUAD, with support from BFI NETWORK & Film Hub Midlands, and The Actors Workshop Nottingham.


Derby QUAD
Market Place Cathedral Quarter
Derby, DE1 3AS United Kingdom
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