Beer Town is Burton Upon Trent, the spiritual home of brewing.
Aside from world-wide brewing fame, the town has nurtured a host of brilliant creative talent in the film and cinematography world. With legends such as Deborah Haywood, Rich Yeomans and Paddy Consedine beginning their filmmaking journey in the brewing capital, there must be something in the water – or the beer!
We’re celebrating local and national talent with a mission to champion new and upcoming filmmakers through the UK.
Marston’s Brewery is proud to unite both the beer and film lineage of the town – in the great filmmaking tradition – with a sequel.
Entries are now close for the Beertown Film Festival 2019.
Find out more about the categories below:
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Winner: Blue by Matt Daunt
Music video for Derby based musician, Rob Green filmed in one single take featuring Joe Depsie
Winner: Spoon Fed by Nick Jones
A story about Ellie, a smart and successful restaurant critic, who has her life turned upside down when she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Winner: A Life in Fast Forward by Niall Conroy
A Life in Fast Forward is a documentary about Simon Dayman, a 35-year-old terminal cancer patient who expresses his thoughts on positivity and mortality.
Winner: 24 Days of Torture by Victoria Jardine and Ines Pagniez
Animation about an advent calendar that tries to protect its beloved chocolates in the run up to Christmas
Winner Time and Time Again by Jack Hale
Intrepid Scientist Krennan builds a time machine to return to the past and save his wife.
Winner Needles and Pins by Jade Fovargue
A film about living with crippling social anxiety. Jade is studying Media and Film Production and said that the subject of her film betrays such raw emotions that when her film was first shown to fellow students she couldn’t even stay in the room to watch it.
Winner: Standby by Charlotte Regan
A comedy about friendship and routines entirely set in a police patrol car.
We’ve comprised a judging panel of local gurus, national heroes and far flung experts to determine the best of the best in your film entries. You can meet the judges below by reading their short bio’s explaining why we chose them and what they will bring to the mix.