Shorts #3: Local Talent + Director Q&A
4pm-5.30pm | £4 (£3) | 15+

A showcase dedicated to the most promising filmmaking talent from across the South West. Followed by a director Q&A to discuss and share their filmmaking experiences with the audience.


South West Animation Commission: The Live Pitch
6pm-7pm | free

Each year Exeter Phoenix commissions new animation as part of a commitment to supporting artists, discovering new talent and enabling the production of great film. 

Watch filmmaking teams battle it out with live pitches to a panel of creative experts, animators and industry professionals to secure the Exeter Phoenix South West Animation Commission prize of £1000.


Shorts #4: The Outsiders
7.15-8.45pm | £4 (£3) | 15+

A handpicked selection of exciting and inventive new animated short films. Featuring an eccentric group of outcasts and misfits looking for somewhere to call home, these high impact animations are as visually impressive as they are emotionally engaging.


Exeter Phoenix Commission Premiere & Award Ceremony
9pm - late | £4 (£3) | 15+

A chance to watch premieres of the five short films commissioned by Exeter Phoenix this year. The screening will be followed by a filmmakers discussion of the commissions process and the official opening of the 2018 Commissions.

We’ll be presenting awards for the festival’s Best Short Film Award, Best 48 Hour Film and the Audience Choice Award. Join in the celebrations at the Two Short Nights After Party in our Café Bar with special live music guests.