Rallying call to creatives ahead of entry deadline for High Peak Independent Film Festival

Nicole Pott, director, speaking at last year's festival.Nicole Pott, director, speaking at last year's festival.
Nicole Pott, director, speaking at last year's festival. | Other 3rd Party
Film-makers in Derbyshire have until June 17 this year to submit their entry for an independent festival.

So far there have been 300 submissions for the High Peak Independent Film Festival which has showcased the work of national and international filmakers since 2017.

Festival director Nicole Pott said: “We have been blown away by the broad range of films have been submitted and it is not too late for people to send in theirs.

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“We have submissions from all over the world including US, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Kosovo and Iran.

“Many entries have been sent through during lockdown and are really keen to encourage Derbyshire-based filmmakers to submit their work to the festival.”

Submissions of short films, music videos, three-minute shorts and feature films are welcomed.

After the closing date the team will view more than 79 hours of film to select those that will make it through to the event to be held from October 23 to 25.

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The festival will also feature events, networking and industry talks.

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Nicole said: “We are working to expand the festival and will be bringing even more events and films.

“Our popular ten-hour Filmmaking Challenge will be returning and we look forward to seeing what is created.”

Details of how to enter and the latest information about the festival is available at www.highpeakindie.com.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news about the festival on social media.