Beeston Film Festival is returning at the end of the month after a sell-out first year with a three day extravaganza at the White Lion Bar and Kitchen on Station Road.

Since its creation in 2014, the festival has received 250 film submissions from local film makers, ranging from students to experienced film-makers, with shortlisted films all in the running for the Beeston B’Oscor.

Judges for the event will be coming from far and wide, with big names such as Simon Young, Rebecca Thomson, Dominic Howlett, Adam Anwi, Rebekah Smith, and Frank Harriman.

The three days, from Friday 19 until Sunday 21 February, will showcase horror, animation, drama, documentary and comedy films.
This year is also the first time the festival will offer online showings for people who are unable to attend in person.

Festival co-director John Currie said: “As a film lover, I am thrilled that last year’s festival was such a success and that it’s back for 2016. Beeston is such a creative town and we are incredibly lucky to have such local talent on our doorstep. The festival will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase their work.”

James Hall of Creative Beeston and fellow festival co-director said: “The first Film Festival brought new films to the area and gave local people a chance to watch something they might not normally watch. We hope that last year’s festival sparked the imagination of film lovers and makers alike and inspired them to take part this year.”

Tickets are on sale now at