UK Cinema Association and Searchlight Pictures present UK Cinema Heroes. In partnership with Empire of Light

To celebrate the release of Empire of Light, the UK Cinema Association and Searchlight Pictures have teamed up to bring you the UK Cinema Heroes Competition.

We’re looking for the unsung cinema heroes, those who have dedicated their careers to keeping the magic of the big screen alive for communities up and down the UK. We want to recognise and celebrate individuals who – whether front of house or behind the scenes – have made a real difference. That can include box office staff, cinema managers, projection staff or anyone who has helped keep the cinema flame alight.

Anyone can nominate their own cinema hero, and everyone is encouraged to help spread the word. The winner and two runners-up will be selected by a team of esteemed industry professionals from the UK Cinema Association, Searchlight Pictures and the Empire of Light film-makers.

The winner will win a trip for two to Hollywood as a ‘thank you’ for their dedication to cinema, along with a staff party for their cinema to celebrate with their colleagues. The two runners-up will win a pair of tickets to a Searchlight Pictures or Disney red carpet premiere event in London with dinner, travel and accommodation included. Full details to be found in the Searchlight Pictures’ Empire of Light Cinema Heroes Competition Terms and Conditions.

All entries should be submitted by 2pm on Monday 9th January.