The biggest international Top 100 Best Reviewed 5-star short film festival in the Midlands!

Supported as of this year by the British Film Institute (BFI).

Now entering our 7th year, we pride ourselves on championing international films from around the globe. Faced with the challenge of COVID-19, we took to the internet to stream the selected entries and awards ceremony and to ensure the show would go on.

With categories like Women’s Voices, Pride and A Better Place, we hope to foster a sense of global community, to show the world that no matter how different and varied our cultures may be, we all share the most important things: love, hope, dreams and the need to share our stories with the world.

“Truly one of the best festival programming teams we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! They did an amazing job pivoting to an online festival so quickly and so efficiently in the midst of this global pandemic. I truly hope we get to meet this staff during another festival run, just to thank them. We remain so honored to have our film ALINA participate at this wonderful festival. Thank you, Team Beeston!”
Nora Mariana Salim, Writer/Producer: Alina, Best in Festival 2020

Over the years the team delivering the festival has expanded to now include the following

  • Programming Team
  • Jury
  • Intern Team
  • Sponsors


Our Jury of film industry professionals from around the world will determine who wins our coveted B’Oscar awards. Click here for more information.

Programming Team

Drawn from the local community and passionate festival advocates, this team ensures every entry is reviewed respectfully, works towards selecting and defining the festival programme, and finally shortlists the B’Oscar nominations. Many thanks to Christie Sietos, Sam Kurd, Hartley Charlton, Laurence Quirk, Sue Stevens, Caroline Barry, and many others

Christie Sietos

Christie enjoys writing scripts and blog posts about gigs.

Hartley Charlton

Hartley is journalist, copywriter and video editor.

Caroline Barry

Caroline is a journalist, film enthusiast and fashion blogger.

Sam Kurd

Sam is a budding screenwriter and a lifelong lover of film, especially Horror and Scifi.

Intern Team

Students are a vital part of Nottingham life and the festival recruits a team of student interns passionate about film to help deliver the festival. This team help to plan one festival, but then re-plan and deliver an on-line festival as well. In 2020 this amazing effort ensured that the festival took place despite the pandemic. Many thanks to Chloe Wight, Charlie Sharp, Lauren Fergus and many others.


Beeston businesses provide great support to the festival year after year, more details here.