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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 2 2018 11:50 PM UTC +00:00.

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The Midlands Movies Awards 2018 at Hansom Hall
The Midlands Movies Awards 2018 at Hansom Hall

Midlands Movies Awards 2019

The 3rd annual Midlands Movies Awards is planned to take place at Hansom Hall in Leicester on Saturday 2nd March 2019.

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 and more. We will be rewarding the region’s talent in categories such as ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Actor / Actress’, ‘Best Director’ and many more.

We will be producing video slideshows and giving out trophies to winners. You can read more about the great selection of nominees and winners at last year's event by clicking here.

Winners on the red carpet at the Midlands Movies Awards 2018
Winners on the red carpet at the Midlands Movies Awards 2018

Why an Awards Ceremony?

After the success of our 2018 Awards, Midlands Movies hopes to expand the scope of the Awards by allowing filmmakers an opportunity to celebrate their work whilst networking with their peers.

A glamorous red carpet entrance was a highlight of the awards nights and photos from the event can be seen in the 2018 Awards gallery here.

With BBC Radio presenter Ed Stagg as the host of the event, a full capacity venue experienced an amazing night and Midlands Movies hope to follow that with another great night out!

BBC Presenter Ed Stagg hosted the Awards in 2018
BBC Presenter Ed Stagg hosted the Awards in 2018

Our Story

Midlands Movies has showcased a wide variety of talent over 5 years 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 every walk of life, Midlands Movies is a place for everyone with a story and skill to share. Currently based in Leicester, support has come from a range of excellent regional writers and their own themed film screenings in conjunction with Firebug Film Club. Now on their 19th show, the engaging audiences have enjoyed a range of specially showcased cult movie events.

View from the table at the Awards 2018
View from the table at the Awards 2018

The Funds

IMPORTANT: Please note being a donor has no bearing on the Award Nominations or Winners.

Funds raised will help us pay for the awards venue, photography, drink, certificates, entertainment, host, trophies and ceremony video production. Additional funds will be needed for administration and event management.

[Stretch goals] If we reach contributions totalling over £1250 then Midlands Movies can provide further marketing thus giving more publicity to everyone shortlisted, as well as source local well-known VIPs and speakers. If donations total over £1500 then investment will be made available to look into filming the night and live broadcasting from the red carpet.

We would like the Midlands Movies Awards to be a unique and exciting way to celebrate regional filmmakers for their hard work in a way that is both entertaining and informative. We hope that others will be similarly motivated and draw upon our event for their own artistic endeavours. And finally, your support will also help us share the awards ceremony with audiences long after the red carpet has been rolled away.

Winners at the Midlands Movies Awards 2018
Winners at the Midlands Movies Awards 2018

Risks and challenges

We have provisionally booked Hansom Hall but should the crowd funding be unsuccessful then we have a list of alternative venues to consider in that instance.

However, with your support we would love to run the event at this prestigious venue as planned.

With two hugely successful events already run as well as the great reception we received from last year's Awards, we are sure to create another fantastic evening with your support.

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