Wirksworth Festival 3 Minute Challenge proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

If you are a filmmaker aged under 18 years of age, or aged 18-25 we want to hear from you!

Your entry is free and you are guaranteed under the rules of the festival to be shown.

Our Philosophy is to search out the new filmmakers of tomorrow, and give them the opportunity to be seen in front of an audience. If you are selected for competition your film will be judged by international industry filmmakers. We are currently working with a number of potential partners to offer you great prizes if you are awarded a prize.

We are also for early bird entries (ends May 31st) East Midlands Filmmakers free entry to the festival.

Uk Filmmakers and International films are also welcome


Films will be shown on the 15th Sept 2019 at various locations across the town of Wirksworth.


All films selected for competition will be shown on the 16th of Sept 2019 at The Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth (Top ten independent cinema in the UK- Guardian Newspaper)

They will be judged by a panel of International filmmakers.