We are proud to present the 2016 Hothouse Theatre Nottingham Film Festival.

best film This follows on from the successful 2014 Gedling Film Festival held at the Bonington Theatre in Arnold.

This year we will be showing all the films that make it to the final at the Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday June 11th between 12 and 7 p.m.

The festival will feature short films of no more than 10 mins in duration.

Up to 4 finalist from each of the 8 categories will be shown on the day and the audience will vote for their favourites.

The winners of each category will be awarded a trophy which they will keep. There will also be an award for the over all best film.

The trophies will be individually made works of art by local artist Paul Matosic.

Want to submit a film?
submit If you are a film maker and you wish to enter a film for the festival, nothing could be easier! Go to our submissions page for details of how to enter one of the eight categories:
Best Fictional Film, Best Factual Film, Best Young Person’s Film, Best Music Film, Best Animated Film, Best Advert or Trailer, Best Artistic Film, Best Foreign Film.
Submissions page

Would you like to help the film festival?
volunteer We are always looking for supporters and volunteers to help the festival run smoothly.

We are also looking for people to help publicise the festival to help record it and interview members of the audience and those who have submitted their films.
Volunteers can be of any age.
If you are interested follow the link.

Support page

Want to get tickets?
trophy The festival is run as a film club so there are no tickets as such. Enter is free to members of the film club.
This is so that the films do not have to be certificated by the British Institute. We will ensure that the contents of any films shown are suitable for a family audience.

To join the film club click on the tickets link.

Would you like to donate to the festival?
donate Hothouse Theatre is a Registered Charity and like all charities we rely on the support of the community.

We can't run projects like the film festival without hard cash from funders like you!

To find out more and to donate click here.

Donations page

And other Queries?
Send us an email.


The Nottingham Film Festival is a HotHouse Theatre production. Co. No. 6505843 Charity No. 1154523. Tel 07963020259 email guy@hothousetheatre.com website www.hothousetheatre.com