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About Exit 6 Film Festival

Exit 6 Film Festival is an international film festival taking place annually in Basingstoke, UK. The festival is a celebration of independent short film from around the world, providing a platform for filmmakers to showcase and discuss their work, directly connecting with the audience.


It’s a film festival for both filmmaker and film-lovers.


The festival gives each filmmaker the opportunity to take part in a Q&A after the screening of their film. The programme also includes industry masterclasses, networking sessions, one-to-one surgeries and panel discussions.

Founded in 2016 by a team passionate about short film, and creating opportunities for emerging filmmakers, the festival has accrued a number of accolades in the industry. Including ranking #4 in the FilmFreeway Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals in the world. 

We pride ourselves on the quality of our screenings and event each year. Thanks to our supporters and our Festival Partner In Basingstoke, we are able to bring short film to a location outside of a big city, for an intimate look at some of the best emerging talent around the world. 

*We're called Exit 6 Film Festival it's because Basingstoke is junction 6 on the M3, so while we wanted to reference our roots, 'The Basingstoke Film Festival' didn't make the cut!

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