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 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.



Ignore that this was their first rodeo, because this team put on an event like they were in their 10th year!

“A monstrous level of work clearly went into every stage of the festival and I salute Jay especially, for his drive and passion to bring this to life.

“100% would recommend and I’ll definitely be submitting again in the future. Great job guys and congratulations on your success.” – Rob Sharp, Director – Good Grief


 Only by attending this fantastic film festival could you experience the vibe, the energy, the hope, the inspiration and the ambition spending three days at Mansfield Town Film Festival gives.

 “It smashes down barriers with warmth and really does represent a people’s festival. Enhanced by superb organisation, slick presentation and above all a plethora of quality films.

 “The festival was opened by the ultimate working class hero of film, the legendary film director Ken Loach, who portrayed both the festival’s beliefs and ambition.

 “This festival is the real deal and a must enter for any filmmaker. Get on board as Mansfield Town Film Festival will be a big name on the festival circuit anytime soon.” – Keith Large, Producer – The Champ of Champs


The first ever Mansfield Town Film Festival was an extraordinary accomplishment by Jay the festival director and his incredible team. The venue was the town’s magnificent Palace Theatre, dating back to 1910, which lent the festival a warm and nostalgic atmosphere.

“The material selected was of a tremendously high quality across the board, yet diverse enough to include a fascinating variety of creativity from many different backgrounds. There was a real energetic buzz about the whole town for this festival.

“Attending as an artist, the networking element was fantastic- I was able to meet many like minded individuals and forge great new friendships within the industry who had come to attend from far and wide.

“The local media and even national news television picked up on all the excitement and covered the cultural movement that this festival has started, and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. I have no doubt that this will be a renowned event for generations to come.” – Chris Miggells, Composer – Stone Giant


  • Heart Of Mansfield Award (Best In Festival)

  • Working Class Voices Award

  • LGBTQIA+ Voices Award

  • Women’s Voices Award

  • Best Narrative Short

  • Best Documentary Short

  • Best Animated Short

  • Best Student Short

  • Best International Short

  • Best Music Video

  • Best Director

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Editing

  • Best Original Score

  • Best Performance In A Leading Role

  • Neurodiverse/Disabled Voices