See the Best Of Beeston Film Festival at Pop Up Cinema events – part of the Broxtowe Creates Festival

20/05/2024 - Three Pop Up Cinema events will showcase some of the films screened at this year’s 10th anniversary Beeston Film Festival, as part of the Broxtowe Creates Festival taking place throughout June.

Pop Up Cinema PosterBeeston Film Festival is an annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) accredited film festival which champions international films from around the globe. The festival takes place in April each year and includes more than 150 films.

Residents across Broxtowe will be able to enjoy a selection of the films at three Pop Up Cinema events at:

The Arc Cinema, Beeston

Kettlebrook Lodge, Eastwood Road, Kimberley

  • 15 June, 7.30pm until 9.30pm
  • Pay what you can on the door

Inspire Library, Stapleford

  • 27 June, 5.00pm until 7.00pm
  • Pay what you can on the door

A selection of films will be screened including:

  • Father’s Day - Father’s Day is a short film about Alakhe a 12-year-old boy who is raised by a single mother. Being the nerd of the class, Alakhe is selected to give a speech for a Father’s Day school event. He decides to go against his mother’s word and sets out to find the father he’s never met which opens a can of worms. Eventually, he discovers who his real father is.
  • Roses - Rosa unexpectedly finds herself spending an evening out alone as her daughter throws an 18th birthday party in their house. Wasting time in her small Cornish town, she spies a woman she has met once before - and is drawn to her.
  • CoD and Chips - Following the passing of his wife, Steven cooks dinner for his teenage son, Oscar, every night but ends up eating alone due to Oscar’s video game fixation. After appearing to have forgotten his father’s birthday, Oscar attempts to make it up to his father by buying him a present that has the power to unite them.
  • Different Roads - Navigating Change - For those with Parkinson's, it’s a condition largely misunderstood, Janet Shipton was diagnosed at 47 and quickly found her direction in life changed. Whilst navigating the personal challenges the condition brought, additionally she found her social world changed as well. Whilst witnessing the onset of the condition Janet talks about her body’s decline, her campaign for greater awareness and demonstrates that she refuses to be defined by misconceptions surrounding Parkinson’s.
  • Fortissimo - Guy, a pianist passionate about his music, sees his life turned upside down when the church where he officiates takes in a mysterious little girl. A true piano virtuoso, the child prodigy will soon steal the show. A duel of egos then begins.
  • Under the Blue - Bruised, hungry and only halfway through her late shift, a lonely and disillusioned police officer forms an unlikely connection with an appreciative and thankful criminal. A true-story police drama starring Steph Parry ("Malpractice"), Ed White ("Tár") and TV-star Nicola Walker ("Unforgotten", "The Split") with a unique sound design by Joe Beal (BAFTA-winner "Chernobyl"). This slow-burn film, which is now qualified for BIFA-entry, explores appreciation and unlikely connections, whether we consider “the person underneath”.

The Broxtowe Creates Festival is a new cultural festival in Broxtowe which has received £30,000 in Arts Council funding.

The festival will run during 1- 30 June and will include a diverse cultural mix of theatre performances, art workshops, film showings, live music, a children’s writing competition and an art exhibition.

Find out more about the festival at

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