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:

  • FICTION SHORT
  • DOCUMENTARY SHORT
  • MUSIC VIDEO
  • ANIMATED SHORT
  • NEW for 2019: MOBILE 61

2019 Winners

Best Overall Film – Director’s Selection

Winner: Daniel McKee

A short film following the activity of a missing persons phone.
‘if you never answered x’ explores themes of communication, connectivity and loss in the 21st century through the prism of notifications appearing on a phone screen.

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Best Short Fiction

Winner: If you never answered x by Daniel McKee

A short film following the activity of a missing persons phone.
‘if you never answered x’ explores themes of communication, connectivity and loss in the 21st century through the prism of notifications appearing on a phone screen.

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Documentary Short

Winner: Masha and Dasha Two Hearts in One by Diana Taylor

Juliet Butler qualified with a degree in Russian. In 1982 she became a journalist in Moscow. She met the world’s most extreme siamese twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova.

Animated

Winner: Uki by George Warren and Ieuan Lewis

A short stop frame animation following a lonely Inuit who struggles to survive after an oil tanker leaks oil off the coast of Alaska, killing all the wildlife in the area. A dark comedy about companionship, loneliness and pollution.

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People’s Choice – Burton Mail

Winner: Vichai had a Dream by Shaun Adey

Intrepid Scientist Krennan builds a time machine to return to the past and save his wife.

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Home Grown – Burton Mail

Winner: Hooligan by Mitch Brown

‘Hooligan’ is a micro-short mockumentary following Gavin “The Weapon” Wallis, a lifetime Milton FC fan preparing himself for derby day and the BIGGEST fight of his life.

Mobile 61

Winner: Skywatcher by Emeson Nwolie

Skywatcher charts a day in the life of someone who the earth relies upon.
Someone who doesn’t essential don a cape, mutate or have extreme powers but is a hero all the same.

Promo – Advertising – Music

Winner: Wanna Be Here – Adam French by Blindeye Films

A music promo following three young nomads who find themselves in a self-destructive relationship with each other.

Best Young Filmmaker

Winner: Ollie Gardner

The Sunday Night Drinkers Club – Four childhood friends are thrown into turmoil when one is diagnosed with a severe form of cancer. Yet, this is not a bleak outlook on the trauma of cancer treatment.

 

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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.

Giles Alderson

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Deborah Haywood

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Joe Pearlman

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Steven Hartley

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Rich Yeomans

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Sam Lockyer

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Richard Eaton

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Chris Baldwin

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