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Hello fellow TV fans! Festival Director Greg Walker here with an update on the festival and Season 5 going forwards. 

As you'll remember we took the decision to postpone back in March, anticipating the effects of COVID-19 to the events industry and society overall, that was still the best decision for the festival. We optimistically announced that we'd be aiming to bring the festival back in August but as you'll likely have gue...

March 20, 2020

We are extremely sad to announce, that after much deliberation, we must make the decision to postpone Season 5 of Pilot Light TV Festival, due to take place 7th-10th May 2020, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak.

First and foremost, this is for the safety of the team, our volunteers, special guests and of course the audience. We pride ourselves on our communal TV experience and don’t want to put anyone at risk as...

May 23, 2019

We've wrapped up another hugely successful Pilot Light TV Festival here in Manchester, and a massive part of what made the festival so great this year was the standard of new shows we were able to screen. 

Picking our award winners was quite tricky, with so many brilliant contributions to choose from, but here are our final choices:

Best International Pilot:

Bootstrapped - Danielle Uhlarik

Best British Web Series: 

Dreaming Whilst...

May 5, 2019

Can you believe it's TEN YEARS since RuPaul sashayed onto our screens with the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race?

Well it has, so it's only right that we celebrate with a party fit for a queen! We've got two special events on Friday 17th May, and we'd highly recommend you book them both for the full Drag Race experience!

This year's Pilot Light TV Festival includes an anniversary panel with Grace Barber-Plentie and very special...

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