Today we are very excited to unveil our plans for Pilot Light TV Festival Season 6, which will take place throughout the entirety of 2021!

As with most festivals taking place around the same time as us, we hoped that we'd all be back in our favourite venues, beers in hand, waiting to enjoy some of the best shows on the planet on the big screen! But alas, the current season villain known as coronavirus had other other place. We were due to return to HOME for a normal festival May 6th-9th 2021, but then the UK Government announced that cinemas would legally reopen on May 17th, after our dates.

Rescheduling the whole festival was unfortunately not an option for many reasons, so we've got a new plan for Season 6 and we hope you'll join us!


Last year we optimistically named our first online edition 'The Digital Special' but as you may have guessed, the first arc of Season 6 will also take place online! Thanks to the cooperation of this years creators in competition, we're very excited to present 33 of what we regard to be the best new independent TV pilots and Web Series in the world, streaming to your homes from May 6th-16th. We'll also be delivering a small selection of livestreamed Q&As and Panels in addition to our competition awards ceremony.

As with last year, we'll be holding over our 'pay what you can' policy for all digital events as we want them to remain as accessible as possible. We are however running this years festival on a voluntary staffed, shoestring budget so any support from you is greatly appreciated!

Find out more about this years festival here: SEASON 6


With our favourite venues steadily taking steps to reopen after a year being shuttered due to the pandemic, we're honoured to be part of their calendars for bringing audiences back to cinemas! Following the digital festival in May, we'll be presenting a full schedule of events from July right through until December. These events will be the 'small screen on the big screen' experience you've come to expect from us, along with some special events as part of that. We can't wait to reveal these plans to you in the coming months.


So that is our plan for a Season 6 that the whole Pilot Light team are super looking forward to delivering for you! Before you jump over to the Season 6 page to check out this years competition lineup, we want to say a huge thank you for all the support you (the audience) gave us last year and to all the filmmakers and partners who worked with us. It helped us keep the lights on in tough times so we can now get back to delivering physical events and seeing all of your faces again.

See you at Season 6!

The Pilot Light team xx

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