Beer Town, Burton On Trent, concluded its first ever film festival with a finale event that celebrated filmmakers from all over the UK.

Launched in September 2017, the Beer Town Film Festival had attracted 796 film entries by its closing date at the end of March 2018 from filmmakers across the country, culminating in seven category winners and one overall festival winner.

Matt Daunt won the Best Promotional and Music Film category for ‘Blue’ his music video for the Nottingham-based singer/songwriter, Rob Green. He then went on to be chosen as Best Overall Film for the festival winning the ‘Hop D’Or’.

Organisers assembled a star-studded collection of twenty judges including the LA-based screenwriter for ‘Fight Club’, Jim Uhls, UK film and TV actor Steven Hartley, Hollywood visual effects producer Rich Yeomans (from Burton), award-winning filmmaker and writer, Deborah Haywood (also from Burton), Skins photographer, Gavin Watson and David Morris an award-winning Irish music video and feature documentary filmmaker.

Photograph shows: Jack Hale (winner of the Burton Mail People’s Choice Award), Matt Daunt (winner of the Best Advertising and Promotion film and overall festival winner), Nick Jones (winner of the Best Short Fiction film) and Jade Fovargue (winner of the Best Home Grown film)

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