Welcome to Beer Town Film Festival! The free to enter film festival from Burton-upon-Trent.

This year we are excited to be running our second annual film festival and on top of that we’re introducing a new category as well!

Beer Town, Burton-upon-Trent is the spiritual home of brewing. Aside from creating the nations preferred pub staple, the town has nurtured a host of brilliant creative talent, specifically within the film and cinematography world. With legends such as Shane Meadows and Paddy Consedine beginning their filmmaking journey in the brewing capital, there must be something in the water (or the beer!).

Marston's Brewery are proud to unite both the beer and film lineage of the town, launching Burton’s first ever film festival. Celebrating local and national talent, with a true mission to champion young and upcoming filmmakers throughout the UK.

£500 People's Choice - Burton Mail
£500 Each Category Winner
£500 Home Grown (20 Mile Radius)
£1000 Overall Festival Winner

Fiction Short
• Films must be short fiction narratives of 20 minutes or less
• Films completed after 1st January 2018 are eligible
• Open to anyone in the UK of 16 years or over

Documentary Short
• Films must be factual based documentaries of 20 minutes or less
• Mockumentaries or fiction-based pieces are not accepted and should be submitted in the Fiction Short category
• Films completed after 1st January 2018 are eligible
• Open to anyone in the UK of 16 years or over

Music Video
• Music videos must be of 10 minutes or less
• Films completed after 1st January 2018 are eligible
• Open to anyone in the UK of 16 years or over

Animated Short
• Films must be animated short films of 10 minutes or less
• At least 90% of the final film must be animated content
• Any form of animation (digital, stop-motion, hand drawn, 3D, 2D etc) is accepted
• Animations completed after 1st January 2018 are eligible
• Open to anyone in the UK of 16 years or over

NEW for 2019: Mobile 61
• Films must be shot on a phone camera and exactly 61 seconds in length (excluding credits)
• Films completed after 1st January 2018 are eligible
• Open to anyone in the UK of 16 years or over

FOR ALL FILMS SUBMITTED PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL FILE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.