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Big Screen Awards Curtain


What are the awards?

The Big Screen Awards celebrates the achievements of the people in the industry who connect films and audiences together. Recognising excellence in UK film distribution, exhibition, marketing, publicity and brand partnerships.

Who attends the awards?

Over 500 attendees from the film industry.

Why enter the awards?

The awards recognise and reward the UK’s big screen industry and experience by honouring the achievements, the passion and the ingenuity of those within our industry who deliver this experience to audiences.

Who can enter?

The award should be submitted on behalf of the UK film distributors, exhibitors, marketing and PR teams.

Why attend the awards?

Winning a Big Screen Award is a huge accolade, and the awards night is a massive celebration of your success, showcasing your talents in front of more than 500 of your peers and clients.

What table packages are available?

View our table packages HERE or contact Shane Murphy to discuss packages options and secure your place at the awards.

Who judges the awards?

The awards are judged by a panel of more than 40 industry experts, handpicked by the Screen team. The judges are split into groups, and each allocated a category.

Each judging panel is chaired by a member of the Screen editorial team and after debating the merits of each contender, a secret ballot takes place to determine the winner.

How/where is the shortlist announced?

The shortlist will be announced on and across our social media channels.

What are the key dates to know about?

21 Jun 2023: Entries Open

8 Sep 2023:

Entry Deadline
2 Oct 2023: Shortlist Announcement
23 Nov 2023: Awards Night

What is the cost to enter?

Entries for The Big Screen Awards are free of charge.

Entry Process

What is the qualification period for this year's awards?

Qualifying period: The production should have been TX'd between 1 September 2022 and 8 September 2023 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Can my PR company submit the entry?

Entries can be made on behalf of a company, but contact details of the entry company must be supplied for contact purposes should the nomination reach the final stages.

What do I do if I want to change something on my entry?

Please contact Shane Murphy.

How do I get a copy of my entry?

You can access to your PDF submission on your account. 

Please go to your “Dashboard” > Scroll down to your “Submitted Entries” > Click on the “Actions” button on the right of your screen and then “Print Entry“. You will be able to have access to your PDF.

I can’t access my entry, how do I reset my password?

Please click here and click on “Reset your password” located under the “Sign in” button. 

An automatic email will be sent to your registered email address and you will be able to reset your password.

Can I have an extension for the entries?

The final entry deadline is 8 September 2023, if you are requiring more time, please contact Shane Murphy.

Can I submit in more than one category?

Yes, multiple categories can be entered by the same company.

Can I submit the same entry into multiple categories?

Yes, you are welcome to use the same entry content/programme for multiple category submissions.

Can I have a feedback about my entry?

Unfortunately, due to the number of entries we receive, we are unable to provide feedback on individual entries.

Where will the images/video uploaded with my entry be used?

The video link will be used by the awards team and the judges to review your entry. The images supplied may be used in the awards coverage leading up to and at the event, plus on social media when referencing the entry.

We suggest you send images that best represent the entry.

What size file can we send?

Our video specifications can be found here.

Can you tell me if I won an award?

Unfortunately not, the winners are only announced at the Awards night. We do not tell winners in advance on the event.


How do I get a copy of my invoice?

The invoice has been sent to you on a separate email. 

You will also be able to access it on your portal account. 

Please go to your “Dashboard” > Scroll down to your “Submitted Entries” section and check your “Payment Status“. You will be then able to download your invoice.

Can I delay my payment?

Please contact our Finance team and they will be able to advise.

How do I generate my invoice?

Once you have submitted your entry, please click on “Preview Invoice” and then “Generate”, you will then receive your invoice directly via email.

Can I pay with multiple credit cards?

It is possible, but please contact our Finance team to arrange this.

Do you accept American Express?

We do accept American Express; however you won’t be able to pay online, you will need to speak directly to a member of our Finance team.

How do I add a PO number to my invoice?

If your invoice has already been generated, please contact our Finance team, and they will be able to add your PO number to your invoice.