The Beeston Film Festival is back! For the ninth year running, we have another amazing lineup of over 150 films to excite, romance, shock and ultimately celebrate the incredible talent bursting out of the independent scene.

With submissions from over 30 countries, this year’s lineup is truly an international affair. We’re also proud to present four films from four homegrown Beeston talents (full full, half half, Good Grief, A Last Resort, Cosmo) on opening night.

The festival has been split up into the following categories, spread across the four days. Stick around for the full selection or dip into a bit of everything!

Beeston and Beyond (Beeston focus)

Guardians (Drama)
See the Stars (Drama)
Memories (Science Fiction and Fantasy)
Relationships (Women’s Voices)
Games We Play (Horror)

Parenting (Women’s Voices)
Breaking Boundaries (Non-Fiction)
Turning Tides (Women’s Voices)
Life’s a Gamble (Crime)
Future Dance (Science Fiction and Fantasy)
Lets Scream! (Pride)
Familiar Fears (Horror)
Home Team (East Midlands Focus)

Unspoken (Variety Pack)
Chaos Theory (Variety Pack)
Overstimulated (Variety Pack)
Full Circle (Variety Pack)
Casual Laughter (Comedy)
Blameless (Drama)

This year we have the addition of our fantastic Pride section. With submissions from the UK, Hungary and France, the Pride selection offers a myriad of Queer perspectives and stories. From machismo and uncomfortable awakenings (Magma), coming out stories (Tell Tyler) and toxic relationship dynamics stemming from deep trauma (River Take Me), to the joyous connection and empowerment fandom can provide the LGBTQ+ community (Empress ClawSream), this Pride collection is brimming with fresh talent and unmissable future hits.

Yellow Stone Cafe will be the home of our workshops this year, and tying into our Pride selection we have Evangeline Spachis joining us for a talk on the history of Queer cinema which promises to be fascinating. Another highlight will be the B’Oscar Blockbusters, where the four Beeston based film makers featured in the festival and whose films will lead our opening night, discuss their individual stories and journeys into the film industry. For those looking to get into the industry we have workshops on financing your projects as well as film festival strategy, and of course we have our B’Oscars Awards Ceremony! Join us for a glamorous night celebrating the fantastic films and film makers, culminating in the presenting of the Best Picture award.

We look forward to seeing you!

– Megan Roberts