Main Prize:                    1 x Cash Prize of £1000

Runner up Prizes:        Five category winners will each win £500

Opening Date/Time:    00:01 30th January 2020

Closing Date/Time:      23:59 30th June 2020

Any entry Criteria:       See below for age and content restrictions

The Promoter

  1. The Promoter is Marston’s PLC (company number 00031461) (trading as “Marston’s Brewery”) with its registered office at Marston’s House, Brewery Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4JT (the “Promoter“).
  2. This promotion is run in conjunction with Burton & South Derbyshire College

Entry Requirements

  • The Beertown Film Festival competition (the “Competition“) is open to UK residents aged from 16 years of age on the 1st January 2020. The Competition commences at 00:01 on the 20th January 2020 and closes at 23.59pm on 30th June 2020. Entries received after that date and time will not be considered. The Promoters reserve the right in their absolute discretion to extend the closing date for a reasonable period of time where an insufficient number of the entries received have satisfied the entry and judging criteria.
  • To enter the Competition, you must complete in full the online entry form at (the “Website”), answer the questions in that form and submit your entry before the closing date. Your entry can be filmed in a style of your choosing, provided that it complies with the Content Rules (see below), it must not be any longer than the relevant Category maximum time length and must be supplied in the following file formats: avi, mov, wmv, mp4, mpeg, mpg, flv, 3gp, m4v, wm.
  • Each entrant must be available to attend the Live Final event, which will be held on Saturday 3 October 2020 at the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton upon Trent (or such other replacement venue the Promotor may direct). Three finalists from each Category (as defined below) will be invited to attend the Live Final, along with one guest each. The Promoter will reimburse your reasonable travel and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of £100 per finalist (to cover both the finalist and a guest). If the cost of your and your guest’s travel is more than £100 in total then you must pay the difference. You must pay all other costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize, including spending money.
  • By submitting an entry to us, each entrant warrants and agrees:
    • that the entry fully complies with these terms and the Entry Criteria (see competition page);
    • that they may be required to take part in promotional activity and shall participate in such activity on the Promoters’ reasonable request. The winner and runners up consent to the use by the Promoters and their related companies, both before and after the closing date of the Competition for an unlimited time, of their voice, image, photograph and name for publicity purposes (in any medium, including still photographs and films, and on the internet, including any websites hosted by the Promoters and their related companies) and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and in entering the Competition, all entrants consent to the same; and
    • that the Promoter may download the submission and upload to one of it's media platforms (website/youtube/vimeo) for public screening.
    • that the Promoter may disclose your identity to any third party making any claim or assertion of any kind in relation to your entry.
  • Further details can be found on the Website, and if you have any questions in connection with the Competition, please e-mail us at
  • Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
  • You are responsible for the cost (if any) of creating your Competition entry and sending it to us, as well as all other costs associated with participation in the Competition. Employees or agencies of the Promoter (collectively, “the Promoters”, “We” or “Us”)), or their group companies, or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Competition, may not enter the Competition
  • Entrants must not use a false name or email or provide any false information when registering for use of the Website / the promotion. Entrants shall not share or disclose their login details or password to any third party. The Promoter may refuse, remove, or suspend registration at any time. Entries must be made by the authorised account holder of the email address submitted.
  • There is no purchase necessary.
  • We take no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt.
  • Entrants may only enter the promotion via the Website and entries by email, post or facsimile will not be accepted.
  • Any entries which have been submitted using scripts, automated systems, collaborative practices or via a third party for commercial gain will be deemed invalid.
  • Entrants may use the Website, and enter the promotion, for personal non-commercial use only.

The Categories

The categories and category specific rules are as follows:

  • Fiction Short:
    • Entrant age: Above 16 years old on 1st January 2020;
    • Film details: Short fiction narrative of 20 minutes or less.
  • Documentary Short:
    • Entrant age: Above 16 years old on 1st January 2020;
    • Film type: factual documentaries of 20 minutes or less (mockumentaries and other fiction not accepted, these need to be submitted in the Fiction Category).
  • Music. Promotional & Advertising
    • Entrant age: Above 16 years old on 1st January 2020;
    • Film type: The total length of the submission must not exceed 10 minutes in total and must utilise a music track in full for 90% of the duration of the video
  • Short Animation:
    • Entrant age: Above 16 years old on 1st January 2020;
    • Film type: A minimum of 90% of the film must be animated (in any animated form) and the total length of the submission must not exceed 10 minutes in total.
  • Home-Grown:
    • Entrant age: Above 16 years old 1st January 2020;
    • Film type: films entered in this category must also be entered into one of the other categories as follows: Fiction Short, Documentary Short, Music, Promotional & Advertising and Short Animation (each a “Category”, together the “Categories”);
    • Special requirements: Only open to individuals residing or studying within a 20-mile radius of Burton-Upon-Trent.

The Prizes

  • Overall winner will win a cash prize of £1,000.
  • Five category winners will each win £500.
  • The winners will be announced by the Promoter on the night of the Live Final. If a winner rejects their prize, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and the Promoters shall be entitled to select another winner without liability.
  • The winners’ prizes will be paid within 28 days.
  • Please refer to the promotional page on the Website for full details of the prizes on offer.
  • Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and no equivalent is available.

Competition Winners

  • Main Prize Winner:
    • A panel of judges and an independent judge, will (based on critical opinion from all complete, eligible and properly submitted entries received) select of shortlist of 15 entries (3 from each Category (“Finalists”). The Promoters will notify the entrants of the Finalists within one week of that date and request verification of their eligibility to enter the Competition. All Finalists will be posted on the Website.  Any entrants that cannot verify their eligibility to the Promoter reasonable satisfaction, may be disqualified.
    • When choosing all shortlists, Finalists and subsequently the winner, the judges will base their decision on who (in their opinion) demonstrates skill, knowledge and passion. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • From the Finalists, the overall winner will be decided by the judges and announced at the Live Final. If an entrant is unable to attend the Live Final, the judges may in their discretion select another Finalist from the shortlist without liability to the first Finalist.
  • Five Category Winners:
    • From the three Finalists from each Category, a single winner from each Category will be selected by the panel of judges.
    • Full details of the judging process and the names of the judges are available on request by writing to
    • All winners will receive their prizes on the date specified or within 28 days of notification of being successful.

Social Media

  • By participating in the promotion, entrants agree to comply with the Film Freeway platform terms of use from time to time. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and such platform terms, then these terms shall apply.

Limits on the Promoter’s responsibilities and Indemnities

  • Winners agree to be fully responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and/or tax liabilities incurred in claiming and using the prizes. The Promoter will not be responsible for any loss or injury resulting from entry into the promotion or a winner’s acceptance and/or use of the prize.
  • The Promoter will not be responsible for losses, failures or delays relating to circumstances beyond its reasonable control including (but not limited to) acts of God, war, strikes, disputes or the acts or defaults of any supplier of the prizes.
  • The Promoter will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury to an entrant that is not reasonably foreseeable. The Promoter’s responsibility for any damage, loss or injury to an entrant under these terms and conditions or otherwise in connection with the promotion shall be limited to the value of the prize won by the entrant.
  • The Promoter will not be responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit entrants’ ability to participate in the promotion. The Promoter does not guarantee that the Website will be operational on any specific device or system or that it will be error free or available all the time. In the instance of online events and screenings the promoter cannot guarantee viewing bandwidth be error free.
  • The Promoter will be liable for any death or personal injury arising from its negligence. Nothing in these terms and conditions will exclude that liability or any other liability, which it is not lawful to exclude.
  • Each entrant will indemnify (and will keep indemnified) the Promoter and its affiliates against all costs, claims, losses, damages, expenses (including legal expenses) or other liability arising as a result of a breach of these terms and conditions, negligence or any other action which imposes an unreasonable burden on the Website including (but not limited to) the use of software robots.


  • By entering, entrants agree to these terms and conditions together with the other polices on the Website, including the Terms of Use.
  • By entering this Competition, you agree that we may use your personal data to administer you entry and to contact you in connection with the Competition.
  • The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoters may pass entrants’ details to third parties and/or otherwise engage third party providers in connection with this Competition where the third party is acting on the Promoters’ behalf for the purposes of administering this Competition and/or any subsequent publicity, and/or for the purposes of sending you the Promoters’ marketing materials; and/or as otherwise required by law.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to eliminate or disqualify any entries or entrants who the Promoter has reasonable grounds for believing are in breach of these conditions.
  • The Promoters reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside their control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoters in all matters under its control is final and binding. The Promoters reserve the right to discount votes if they suspect fraudulent bulk voting or multiple voting is or has taken place to inappropriately influence or manipulate the voting procedures.
  • The Website may contain links to other websites, including those belonging to the Promoter’s partners. These links are provided for convenience and are not under the control of the Promoter and as such we make no warranty, either expressed or implied, concerning the content of such sites including claims of infringement or that such sites are devoid of viruses or error free.
  • The rights and remedies of the Promoter under these terms and conditions are without prejudice to its rights under the law.
  • These terms and conditions shall not create any rights or benefits enforceable by any third party by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
  • These terms and conditions are made under English law. Any dispute or claim that an entrant or the Promoter brings in relation to or in connection with these terms and conditions or the promotion will be decided on the basis of English law by the English courts alone.
  • It is not the intention of this promotion in any way to encourage people to consume excessive amounts of alcohol. The Promoter encourages responsible drinking.
  • If you have any questions or comments regarding this promotion, or these terms, please contact us at the above address or using the “Contact Us” section of the Website. Please clearly state the name of the promotion.
  • Any submissions reaching the 'selected' stage must be available for download. Submissions will then be uploaded to one of the promoters media platforms (website/youtube/vimeo) and made public for screening purposes before, during and after the event. Failure to make the submission available will result in disqualification from the competition.
  • The name and county of the winners can be obtained after 3rd October 2020 by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: Vital Marketing, 62 Brandon Parade, Holly Walk, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4JE.