So as the deadline for submissions passes we are overwhelmed to see the immense array of work that has been submitted. Nearly 800 films were entered this year and the judging team has enjoyed watchign them all.
We are also very humbled that so many talented people saw fit to share their creations with us. The work and effort that goes in to film making is no stranger to us and even though not every film is selected for screening, we are always honoured to get to see these amazing films every year.
For us the work coninues as we prepare to announce this year's nominee list, which we will be announcing on 15th September along ith the event program and special screenings being held.
Also tomorrow sees teh official launch of the Awards Gala Ceremony tickets. We have released a few for sale today which as readers of this blog, you'll have access to via the link below.
This year's event really does have a lot to offer as we move to a new home in the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham and plan to put on a real extravaganza of a night.
The gala, like the festival, is open to all so we hope to see you there!