Thank you for considering submitting to Exit 6 Film Festival. Now a staple on the UK short film festival circuit, Exit 6 was created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, that in 2021 will be celebrating it's 6th edition.
24 September – 3 October 2021
THE FESTIVAL #EXIT621
Exit 6 Film Festival is a week-long celebration of short films, showcasing films and filmmakers online before culminating in a one-day physical event taking place at multiple venues in the heart of Basingstoke, UK.
As filmmakers ourselves, we know how important it is to share your work with new audiences, and to have the opportunity to share insights into how that work was brought to life. That's why we invite representatives of each selected film to take part in Q&A's online, and in person with those who are able to join us on the physical festival day.
DATES & DEADLINES
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:
30 NOVEMBER 2020
3 MARCH 2021
9 JUNE 2021
7 JULY 2021
21 JULY 2021
24 SEPTEMBER - 3 OCTOBER 2021
RECOGNITION & REWARD
The Exit 6 judging panel will decide the Official Selection, plus the nominations for each of our special award categories, including those that will form the much-coveted Judges' 6 - the top films in contention to win Best Film.
Nominees for our special award categories - Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Performance and Best Editing - will be chosen from the entire Official Selection, and notified as such during the festival week.
The winners will be selected by our special guest judges for each category, who in recent years have included Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim, Torchwood), Jeffrey Ford (Avengers: Endgame), Nanu Segal (The Levelling), Shelley Conn (Liar) and Angela Workman (The Zookeeper's Wife).
In addition, our 6th award of the festival is the Audience Choice award, for which all of the films in the festival programme can be voted for by ballot across the week. All winners will be announced during our live awards ceremony.
Full rules and terms on our FilmFreeway page
"Exit 6 Film Festival sets a high bar for how welcoming it is to filmmakers and also for the overall content that is provided. The calibre of films is very high and the select number of 45 makes the festival feel very accessible. This comparatively smaller number also makes you feel very special for being chosen in the first place. Exit 6 is a GREAT festival."
- Steven Chatterton, 2020
"This incredibly friendly and professional run festival is a real gem, that we were chuffed to be part of. The standard of films was truly impressive. Huge congratulations to the selection team, every film I watched in the festival was superbly crafted and executed. It’s a truly inclusive festival with a great atmosphere."
- Zoe Dobson, 2020