We’re gearing up to Northampton Film Festival 2022 in May. First things first, we want to hear from you so please join us:

Monday 13th December 2021 A night of short films and chat! Join us from 5pm with our first film screening at 6pm for a drink and a chat in our office in the Grosvenor Centre Northampton (next to HMV). An informal get together to watch some local work, do a bit of light networking and a chance to talk about Northampton Film Festival 2022 (what do you want to see, what kind of events do you want?). RSVP to

CANCELLED DUE TO WORKING FROM HOME: Friday 17th December 2021 Screen Northants and Northampton Film Festival Christmas drinks 18yrs+. Much the same as above with some films and drinks but we prefer you to wear a Christmas jumper…. Doors open 5pm and we’ll be here till you’ve drunk us dry! RSVP to

The 48hr Film Challenges are back! First one is on the weekend of 10th-12th December starting at 6pm. This will be a virtual one meaning we post the theme online at 6pm on the Friday and your film must be up online publicly viewable by 6pm on Sunday. We’ll then watch them all together and choose our winner at our event on Monday 13th December.

The next challenges are starting on the following Fridays at 6pm: 28th January, 25th February, 25th March, 29th April and 13th May 2022. We’ll let you know if they are virtual or in person in Northampton. To register for these please email

Entries into the main short film competition for 2022 will open soon.

Previous Events

You can watch all our previous live stream events on the Screen Northants YouTube page. We covered lots of topics related to making films and the festival, and interviewed local filmmakers.

Film Festival Submissions closed on 1 June 2020 for the 2021 competition.

The Kind of a Big Deal In My Living Room lockdown film competition is now closed but you can watch all the entries here.