Film Review Application


Please use your order number from this purchase to submit your review for the competition here.



Rules: General

  1. The competition for the Graham Greene Film Review Prize is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entry. International entries are welcome.
  2. The closing date of the competition is 5 pm (UK time) on 31 March 2020. Entries received after that date and time will not be considered.
  3. There is no restriction on the number of times you can enter but a £10 fee will be required for each entry. All entries will be considered anonymously by the judges.
  4. Online entries made via the website will receive automatic confirmation at the time of submission. Postal entries are not accepted.
  5. Telephone or email confirmation of receipt is not available. In case of difficulty entering the competition please contact
  6. The judges read all the entries; their decision is final. Neither the judges nor Graham Greene Trust staff will enter into any correspondence.
  7. No current trustee or volunteer of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust and academic or administrative staff of the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester and their relatives are eligible to enter the Competition.

Rules: Reviews

  1. All entries will be assigned a number and made anonymous upon receipt. Judges will not be privy to entrants’ names during the reading and judging processes. Names will be reattributed to entries only after the winners have been decided.
  2. Reviews must be of a film, documentary, or otherwise of at least 80 minutes in duration. The review should not be more than 1000 words in length. Reviews must be submitted via the website.
  3. Reviews must be the entrant’s original work.
  4. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.
  5. Entries must not have appeared in print or on a website (including blogs and social networking sites) or have been broadcast. Work found to have been published in print or on a website or to have been broadcast will be disqualified without refund of the entry fee.
  6. Entries must be word-processed and written in English. Translations into English of work written in other languages can be accepted, provided that the source text is the entrant’s original work and has not been published or submitted for consideration elsewhere.

Rules: Entry and Fees

  1. To enter the competition you must first complete an application form on the website and pay a fee of £10 to complete the process. There is no restriction on the number of times you can enter, but a £10 fee will be required for each entry.
  2. The closing date and time of the Competition is 5pm on 31 March 2020.
  3. You own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author. However, by submitting to the Competition you give the Organisation and the Manchester Review:
  4. permission for your entry to be published in the Manchester Review and grant them non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish your entry in electronic format and hard copy; and
  5. the right to use your name and town or city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying you as the author of your entry and/or as winner of the Competition.
  6. Entries submitted for consideration may be withdrawn from the Competition by entrants by notification in writing. Where work is withdrawn, entry fees will not be refunded.
  7. Amendments cannot be made to entries after they have been submitted. Entries cannot be amended, corrected, or substituted. Entrants who wish to correct errors must withdraw their entries from the Competition and enter again.

Rules: Picking the Winner

  1. A panel of judges will choose one winning entry from all the Competition entries. The judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence about their decisions will be entered into. We reserve the right to change the panel of judges without notice.
  2. When choosing the winner, the judges will be looking for imaginative, original, and thought-provoking reviews that would be suitable for publication.
  3. The judges’ decision of who the winner is will be made by the end of May 2020.

Rules: The Prize

  1. The Competition will award a prize of £500 to the winner.
  2. The prize cannot be exchanged or transferred by you and cannot be redeemed by you for another prize. You must pay all other costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize.