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We are delighted to announce that Limelight Film Awards 2016 is open for submissions.

The submission fees for Limelight 2016 are as follows:

  • FREE Early bird submissions: November 6th – December 6th 2015
  • £5 : December 7th 2015   – February 28th 2016
  • £10: February 29th – April 30th 2016 - 5pm



Click here for the rules and regulation


submit YOUR FILM

To submit and be in with a chance of winning the fantastic £10,000 production award please click on the Film Freeway link below.


ALL filmmakers MUST submit their film via Film Freeway.



Submissions are FREE all year round for those aged 18 and under and / or in full time education, e.g. schools, colleges, universities.  Stamps will be required from educational institutions.

School submissions are accepted via post ONLY along with the downloaded form, DVD and with the correct validation. You can download the form via the link below.










Perform at Limelight Film Awards

Can you sing, dance or do you have a Goldfish which can do circus tricks?

Well if you can we are currently looking for high quality performers to perform at our upcoming Limelight Film Awards ceremony taking place in June 2016.

Limelight is a fantastic way to perform and engage with individuals and groups from the film and entertainment industry. Our events are also covered by videography and photography which can both be used for your promo use.

To express an interest at performing at Limelight or to find out more please email us at with video footage as well as a short bio.


>> Animation


>> Documentary

>> Horror

>> Sci - Fi

>> Drama

>> Music (Includes Music Videos)

>> Thriller

>> Free-fall (If your not sure what category it fits into)

>> Experimental

>> Best Visual

>> Best School Production

>> Best School Screenplay

>> Film of the Night Award (£10k Production Award)






1. 6th November 2015 – 6th December 2015: Limelight officially opens for the Ninth round. Submissions FREE to celebrate for the first month. Once we receive your submission you will receive an email notification and your film will be formally accepted into Limelight 2016.

2.  7th December 2015 – February 28th 2016: Submission fee is £5

3. February 29th 2016  – April 30th 2016: Submission fee is £10. April 30th is the 2016 submission deadline with no more film accepted after this point

4. April - Early May 2016: Shortlisting takes place with 4 films from each category nominated

5. May 2016: Nominated films announced and invites sent out for Awards Night

6. Mid May 2016: Judging takes place by personalities from the Media and Film industry with all winning films chosen

7.  June 2016: Red Carpet Awards Night hosted at Troxy, attended by 500 plus film makers and media personalities, with all winners announced including the 2016 ‘Film Of The Night’ winner who also receives a £10,000 production budget.

Please note the Submission Calendar may be subject to alterations.