Entrants must select the most accurate runtime for their film and will then be eligible to win any of the appropriate awards listed below:
East Midlands Awards
Best East Midlands Long Narrative
Best East Midlands Short Narrative
Best East Midlands Microshort Narrative

Main Awards
Best Long Narrative
Best Short Narrative
Best Microshort Narrative
Best Young Filmmaker
Best Music Video
Best Long Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Microshort Documentary

Genre Awards
Best Drama
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Thriller
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Romance
Best Fantasy
Best Western
Best Dystopian
Best Message
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Technical Awards
Best Director
Best Writing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Casting
Best Art Direction
Best Production Design
Best Set Design
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Special Effects
Best Costumes
Best Hair & Makeup
Best Location
Best Colour Grading
Best Sound Design
Best Soundtrack
Best Trailer
Entrant films that are strong enough to contest one of the award categories will receive an Official Selection laurel. 

Eventual award winners will receive a laurel for the award(s) that they win and a selection of award-winning films will be featured at our bi-annual networking/screening events (held June & December). For more information please see the Events page.

Long Narrative with Judges Feedback
Short Narrative with Judges Feedback
Microshort Narrative with Judges Feedback
if a 'with Judges Feedback' entry is selected then entrants will receive an in-depth PDF document alongside entry into the festival competition. The PDF document will contain an analysis from the festival's primary judging team who will use their own filmmaking experience to give constructive feedback about the submitted film. 
The length of the document will vary depending on the submitted film's runtime. As a rough guide, Microshort Length films can expect to receive between 3 to 6 A4 pages of feedback, Shorter Length films will receive about 6 to 9 A4 pages, and Feature Length films about 9 to 12 A4 pages. 
The document will be received by the entrant within one month of submission. All feedback will be bespoke/appropriate to the film being entered. Please note, the feedback is considered a separate service from entry into the competition and will have no direct effect on success in the awards competition. Click the button below to see an example of this feedback.
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