Festival Venues and Information

With such a rich and diverse programme in place for the 2018 Nottingham International Microfilm Festival, there are a variety of venues hosting elements of the Festival all within easy walking distance in the heart of the City.

The full list of Festival Venues and details are listed below for your information and we look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham.

Nottingham Contemporary

Weekday Cross


Mercure Nottingham

2 George St



All of the Nottingham Media Festival Events are taking place in or around The Lace Market in Nottingham, home of the Creative Quarter in the heart of the City. All events are within easy walking distance and will be well signed.


Transport & Travel

Nottingham has excellent public transportation and is an easy destination to reach. Once you get here, you’ll find it an easy city to navigate.

By Plane

East Midlands Airport (EMA) lies south-west of Nottingham and flights are available to many international destinations. The Skylink, No. 17 Bus runs between the Airport and Nottingham City Centre every 30 minutes from 4am11pm and hourly The Bus journey takes approximately 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic and costs around £6 for a single journey. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is around 40 miles from Nottingham and serves all major international destinations. The rail links between Nottingham and BHX are regular and take around an hour.

By Train

Nottingham is on the main line out of London St Pancras. The cheapest tickets between London and Nottingham are available from East Midlands Trains and if you book in advance you can grab a great deal. Turn right out of the station for an easy 5-minute walk to the city centre.

By Car

Nottingham is well served with parking in the City Centre, but there are seven Park & Ride sites located around the outskirts of the City with over 4,000 spaces. For additional information please see the Nottingham City Council Website.

By Bus

Gorilla Bus operates services from Liverpool, Manchester, Yorkshire and Birmingham. Prices start at £1, and must be pre-booked online. National Express provides cheap advance tickets on a Nottingham-London route, often for as little as a pound each way if booked early enough online.

Getting Around by Bus, or Tram

Nottingham’s bus system is one of the best in the country, with frequent, reliable services across the City and beyond. Additionally, Nottingham Express Transit is the city’s modern tram system. It runs from Nottingham Train Station (Station Street) in the south to Hucknall in the North and with a branch to Phoenix Park (M1 Junction 26 Park and Ride site) to the northeast. The system has many Park and Ride sites along it, which make travel into the city centre easy. Use the handy journey planner to make your travel easy!

Eating & Drinking

With its love of local produce and top quality dining it’s no surprise that Nottinghamshire is teeming with restaurants, café and bars. From fine dining experiences at Tom Browns, Hart’s, World Service, Chino Latino and the two Michelin-starred Sat Bains to informal, family-orientated places such as Cosmo, you will be spoilt for choice. Nottinghamshire is renowned for its international cuisine and even has a newly-emerging ‘curry quarter’ which includes restaurants such as MemSaab, Calcutta Club and Cumin. There are also plenty of places to enjoy tapas with friends including Iberico World Tapas, Escabeche, Revolución de Cuba and Baresca as well as rustic French dining at Bistrot Pierre. Or if you’re a burger enthusiast head to the authentic American burger restaurant – Annie’s Burger Shack, offering wide variety of meaty, veggie and vegan burgers.


If you are planning to stay over then there are lots of options available to suit every budget from B&B’s to Boutique Hotels. Pease see the Visit Nottingham Website for Details and Bookings. https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/stay


If you have a question about the Nottingham Media Festival then we will be pleased to help. Please email NIMFestival@mail.com or telephone +44(0) 1159 333811