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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


March 21 – Mansfield Town Film Festival & Art Power Presents… ‘Women’s Voices’

Celebrate International Women’s Month as we honour the strength, resilience, and achievements of women worldwide by hosting a specially curated screening of female-directed short films.

Following the screening, join us for an insightful Q&A session with featured female filmmakers.

Engage with the creative minds behind the powerful films, as they share their inspirations, challenges, perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of the diverse female experiences explored on screen.

This interactive dialogue offers a unique opportunity to delve into the storytelling process and gain a deeper understanding of the diverse female experiences explored on screen.

Together, let’s champion female filmmakers and strive to create a world where every woman’s story is heard.

May 2 – Mansfield Town Film Festival Presents… ‘Working Class Voices’

Join us for a curated screening highlighting the very best of working-class focused films from our inaugural programme!

Dive into a cinematic journey that celebrates the resilience, diversity, and authenticity of working-class stories. From heartfelt dramas to thought-provoking documentaries, these films offer a glimpse into the triumphs and struggles of everyday heroes. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the power of storytelling that resonates with audiences from all walks of life. Grab your popcorn and join us for an unforgettable evening at the movies!

June 6 – Mansfield Town Film Festival Presents… ‘LGBTQIA+ Voices’

Join us for a special event showcasing some of our best LGBTQIA+ focused films, just in time for Pride Month!

Celebrate the vibrant spectrum of queer stories, identities, and experiences on the big screen. From heartwarming romances to groundbreaking documentaries, these films illuminate the resilience, joy, and diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community. Join us in honouring the spirit of Pride and championing LGBTQIA+ representation in cinema. Don’t miss this opportunity to stand together in solidarity and celebration. Let’s make this Pride Month unforgettable with the magic of cinema!

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’.