Northampton Film Festival 2022

Northampton Film Festival 2022 is now open for film submissions to the Schools Competition and Main Short Film Competition

After 2021’s virtual festival, Screen Northants are excited to be launching the short film competitions for Northampton Film Festival 2022 ready for events around Northampton town centre in May. Northampton Film Festival 2022: Know Your Place will bring people together in Northampton town centre to watch locally-connected short and feature-length films, and take part in Q&As and masterclasses with film industry professionals.

Becky Adams, Producer at social enterprise film company Screen Northants says

The theme in 2019 was Coming of Age followed by Kind of a Big Deal for our virtual 2020/2021 festival, and now in 2022 we think you should Know Your Place…. That means knowing there’s a place for you in the film industry if you want it and knowing there’s plenty to celebrate in Northampton.

Northamptonshire filmmakers can now submit their short films for free to a number of different categories

  • Schools Competition with a prize of £2000 worth of filming equipment sponsored by Northampton Town Centre BID
  • Main Short Film Competition for films made by Northamptonshire writers, producers or directors, or filmed in Northants, with both drama and documentaries subcategories
  • and the new Sketchy Link to Northants short film category so NFF can celebrate work from those with a connection to the county even if the link is a little tenuous or outdated, such as having studied here some years ago.

Paul Mills, Producer at Screen Northants, says

Screen Northants have worked with so many talented young people in Northamptonshire over the last 5 years that we thought there should be a platform to show their work and to celebrate their talent. And as we’re Northampton Film Festival, if you are a Northampton school, we are offering free workshops to inspire and equip students to make their own film. We’d urge local schools to get in touch, if they haven’t already, and take advantage of these opportunities kindly supported by Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Northampton Borough Council.

More information on the film competitions can be found on the festival’s website

In December Screen Northants are hosting events at their premises in the Grosvenor Centre Northampton where the public can watch previous festival films, meet other local film fans and makers, and learn about NFF. Plus they start their free-to-enter 48hr Film Challenge series. Details are on the festival website.

The Northampton Film Festival has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands support people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands. Screen Northants receives on-going support from Northampton Filmhouse and also the Grosvenor Centre where they are based. To find out more visit or find @NNFilmFestival or on social media.