B Beside the seaside is an international B-Movie Festival for Horror, Sci-fi, Martial Arts, Action, Odd, and any over the top, Extream, Crazy films with a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure. This is NOT a festival for poignant dramas.

This festival is to celebrate B movies in all their glory. Judging for the best feature and best short film award will be based on pure entertainment value!

The festival will be hosted by the Southport Bijou Cinema in Merseyside, England which is easy to get to from Liverpool, Preston, Wigan, Bolton, Manchester, Blackpool etc.

We select several feature and short films to be part of our festival which will take place over 2 days.

If your film is selected you will get 2 free tickets to the screening of your film in the main theatre. You will also get unrestricted access to the VIP area for all 2 days, with private bar and big screen TV, where you and a guest will be able to watch all the selected films with the other filmmakers and guests.

Best feature
Best short
Best one-liner
Best comedy sidekick
Most over the top death scene
Coolest VFX
Coolest practical effect
Best scream
Strangest item used as a weapon
Most bloody
Most disturbing

Submission can be made exclusively through filmfreeway.com

The films accepted into the Festival are required to provide for screening a .mov or MP4 digital file.

All fees are non-refundable

All films must be English or have subtitles in English.

All films must have been completed after January 1, 2018

We are not responsible for your content if you do not have permission to use it. Please make sure all content is yours, all music is original, or you have permission from the artist to use it.

B Beside The Seaside International Film Festival can use trailers/teasers/film posters for promotional purposes.

Short films are classed as any film under 45 minutes, feature films are classed as films of 45 minutes or greater.

The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the B Beside The Seaside International Film Festival. The applicant confirms that they have the authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/rights holder to enter this film in the B Beside The Seaside International Film Festival and make available the digital media for screening.

Overall Rating
  • Great film festival!
    Sadly I could not attend due to Covid which was a great shame as the festival had a good selection of films really promoting independent productions.
    Good friendly communication throughout.

    September 2021
  • Hollow Ground Pictures

    Thank you so much for having our film, "Edwin" open your festival. It was a phenomenal experience to see the film on the big screen in front of a wicked audience! Thank you to Ben and the crew for this fantastic event and we're hoping to come back again in the future!

    August 2021
  • This festival has been our absolute highlight of our festival run. The Bijou Cinema is an incredible venue to see your work on and the team running B Beside The Seaside go to so much effort and detail to make this festival a stand-out and memorable experience. We can't thank everyone enough for the effort they went to. It really was such a honour to be a part of and we cannot wait to return again in the future!

    August 2021
  • Drew Fortier

    Absolutely incredible festival!! They are wonderful!!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Drew, it was great to have your film at the festival. I hope I get to see more of your work in the future.

  • Thankyou Bbeside seaside ! B movie festival!普段映画館で見れない作品群を映画館で見れるというのはwonderful and existing! これからも続けて欲しい映画祭です!世界中のB movie makersはsubmitingしたほうが良いです!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, I'm glad you liked our selections, we are hoping to be able to provide a similar mix of films in the future and hope to see more of you work in there too.