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Celebrate the silver screen as Mansfield Town Film Festival returns in 2024.

Bringing together a stunning mix of filmmakers with a strong focus on diverse, working-class talent from across the country, and internationally, enjoy three electric days of incredible short films shown in the beautiful Mansfield Palace Theatre – perfect for those with a love of film.

Featuring an array of short films, music videos, documentaries, and animation as well as international shorts, our first film festival offers three days of unique programming, entertainment, and fresh perspectives.

Complete with an opening ceremony, live screenings, an in-person awards evening, masterclasses, Q+As, and more! There’s plenty to enjoy or simply soak up the atmosphere in the thriving heart of our town.

During our inaugural year, MTFF welcomed hundreds of filmmakers from all over the world to the Mansfield Palace Theatre for three days of incredible films. Our festival was opened by Palme D’Or winning filmmaker Ken Loach who will be attending MTFF24.


Upcoming Events


June 20 – Best Of Mansfield Town Film Festival 2023 – Stapleford

Enjoy a specially curated selection of short films, documentaries, animation and music videos.

These include several prize winners showcasing a range of women’s, LGBTQIA+ and working-class voices as well as local and international talent.

Each short film will be introduced by the festival organisers who will share an insight into the film making process and judging decisions.

July 4 – Mansfield Town Film Festival Presents…’The Best Of MTFF23′

Get ready for a cinematic celebration! Join us for an exclusive event showcasing some of our award-winning films from a variety of genres, just a few short weeks from our next festival.

From gripping dramas to captivating documentaries, these films have captured hearts and earned accolades. As our second festival approaches, immerse yourself in the magic of cinema and get a taste of what’s to come. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best of the best and get hyped for our upcoming festival!


Mansfield Palace Theatre, Leeming St, Mansfield.
Nottinghamshire NG18 1NG

  • October 11, 2023 Opening Date
  • January 1, 2024 Earlybird Deadline
  • March 1, 2024 Regular Deadline
  • May 1, 2024 Final Deadline
  • June 26, 2024 Notification Date
  • July 26 – 28, 2024 Event Date


Our festival will conclude with a lavish in-person awards evening, celebrating all the incredible talent shown at MTFF24, and rewarding the chosen few, selected by our jury panel of industry veterans and local stars, with the soon to be converted ‘Mansfield Film Award’, or ‘Manny’.