The “Alight in Beeston Pilot Light Night Festival” happens on the 29th January 2022. Beeston is a town bursting with creative ideas from a leading music festival, a thriving arts and craft community, and, of course, it is home to the internationally recognized Beeston Film Festival, and we are very proud to support this innovative event.

This pilot light festival will consist of many exhibits and performances including a live UV spray painting under black light, motivational neon lightwork exhibits and trees and murals will light up the town, as well as the art film exhibition the Beeston Film Festival is facilitating.

The venue for the Beeston Film Festival alight edition will be the St John the Baptist Church at the heart of the town. This traditional, ornate, and uplifting venue, will host our first film art festival.

For one night only we will look to fill the church with film art. We are looking for submissions under 10 minutes long, that express the abstract, the emotional, the aesthetic, man's essence even. It will be a collection of films bereft of narrative, limited dialogue, but filled with potent visual and sonic landscapes to fill the church and our imaginations.

Success make this a cornerstone of an amazing light festival caring in the heart of our town. Please bless us with your submissions and get in touch if you have any questions.


Submissions MUST use FilmFreeway and MUST have been completed after 1st January 2017.

Films entered MUST be no longer than 15 minutes.

The films accepted into the Festival are required to provide for screening .mov or MP4 digital files. Delivery costs of the screening media must be borne by the applicant or forwarding festival. Screening material will not be returned.

Payment is via FilmFreeway.

Press packs are not essential at this stage but can be sent as digital versions via email.

If selected the screening copy should be with the festival one week before the start of the festival.

The deadline is 31st December 2021. On receipt of the submission, the entrant will receive an email confirmation and a reference number from FilmFreeway that should be quoted on all future correspondence. Selection notification to all applicants will be as early as possible but at the latest one month before the festival.

Screening material should be supplied 1 week prior to the festival, to allow time to check the technical quality. By submitting your film, you are giving permission for Beeston Film Festival to screen your film without any charge or fee during the festival and subsequent screenings organised by the Beeston Film Festival, but, of course, we will confirm permission for each and every screening, that is how we roll.

NB BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL - ALIGHT EDITION IS OPERATED BY PHOENIX PROCUREMENT SERVICES LTD (PPS) WHOM IS THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY. PPS RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO WITHDRAW, POSTPONE, CANCEL OR MAKE ANY ALTERATION TO (OR PART TO) THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OR FESTIVAL PROGRAMME WITHOUT PRIOR CONSULTATION. Postal Address: BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL, 212 Bramcote Lane, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4EX. United Kingdom. Telephone: 0750 2011547, email:, web address: Beeston Film Festival is operated by Phoenix Procurement Services Ltd, a registered company limited by guarantee. No. 06365524.

Overall Rating
  • Nathalie Bordier

    Thank you so much for select our project " OKRA" we're so proud and grateful. thank your for our confidence and support, see you soon!!

    February 2022
  • Michael Lyons

    The event and venue look very nice.
    Thank you for your interest an unusual, experimental work.

    February 2022
  • Francesca Levi

    Had the privilege of being able to attend the festival and it was wonderful. This event was part of Light Night in Beeston which had lots of fab things happening, this in turn created a really fun buzz. The event was really well attended and I loved seeing the other awesome films which were part of the programme as well. After a long time of not really fully experiencing events because of reasons beyond my control this was really special.

    February 2022