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Calling all amateur, student or professional filmmakers with less than two years experience, living or studying in an SK postcode:

these are THE awards to showcase your talent!

The awards are free to enter.

Deadline is Friday 22nd September 2023 - existing work is welcomed but the film MUST HAVE A POSITIVE MESSAGE.

To enter, please download this form that includes all submission criteria and information on how to submit your film

Award Categories
Award Prizes
Under 16s: £50 per award

16 to 24s: £150 per award

Over 25s: £100 per award

Peoples Choice: £100
Who can enter?

You must be an amateur, film student (or any associated course), or a professional filmmaker with less than two years experience.

There are three age categories for each awards:

  • Under 16
  • 16- 24 years
  • Over 25 years

One winner and one runner-up for each age category.

We welcome submissions from individuals or groups of friends, youth and community groups and schools and colleges.

Please see the entry form for full terms and conditions.

What you need to know
  • One entry per Awards category per person/group
  • Films can be produced any time since September 2023 and must be your own work
  • Films must have a positive and uplifting message and content
  • Films to be less than 10 minutes long
  • Films will be judged on story, technical and creativity
  • No cost to enter
  • Cash prizes available
  • Winners and runner-up names are announced during Heart of the Heatons in October 2023

Please see the entry form for full terms and conditions.


SK Film Awards is brought to you as part of Heart of the Heatons festival, a not-for-profit venture bringing arts, culture, film and music to the Heatons area and beyond.

We are proud to be supported by The Savoy Cinema and Saz Media.

If you want to support this project or have any ideas for other projects, please contact Mel and Amanda on

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Unfortunately the SK+ Film Awards have been cancelled for 2013 until further notice. 


We have not received enough entries to make the Awards process a fair and just assessment. 


Thank you for your support.