Special Events 

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OXIDE GHOSTS: The Brass Eye Tapes

Thu 10 March // Chapeltown Picture House // 19:00

Back in Season 2 we played host to the sell out world premiere of Oxide Ghosts to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the greatest piece of satire in british comedy history: Brass Eye! As part of the shows 25th anniversary, director Michael Cumming (Toast of London, King Rocker) is bringing the film back to Manchester along with a very special intro and Q&A! 

Made from hundreds of hours of unseen and behind the scenes footage from his personal archive, Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Michael directed the series and both pilots and, over a two-year period, witnessed the highs and lows from a very personal perspective. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Chris Morris and provides a unique glimpse of his extraordinary working practices.

Our last Oxide Ghosts screening (and many after it) sold out, so don't wait to grab tickets! 


Past Events 


PANEL: Creating a British Indie Series

Available via our Digital Festival May 7th-16th

In the UK we have a whole generation of TV talent developing and producing entire series through independent means. Many of these series go onto awards around the world and commissions from broadcasters. We sat down with the creators behind Flatshare, This is Hell, Munchclub, To Be Continued and Tales of The Strange to find out what goes into making an Indie Series or Pilot in the UK. 



PANEL: Creators in the time of COVID

Available via our Digital Festival May 7th-16th

Last year, the entire world was turned upside down thanks to a global pandemic. Due to lockdowns, many TV projects struggled to make it into production; however many creators around the world persevered, either using the pandemic as a basis for storytelling or adapting existing stories for the new world we live in. Join us for this chat with the creators of 4 very different shows made during the pandemic, to find out the how and why of producing TV content in a global crisis. 


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PANEL: The Art of the TV Crime Thriller

Available via our Digital Festival May 7th-16th

In recent years, there has been a boom in the pop cultural impact and acquisition of international crime thrillers on TV. We've played more than a handful at the festival ourselves! In this panel we are joined by Marc O. Seng & Andreas Linke (creators of Unbroken), Eui-kyung Hwang (chief producer on Doctor Prisoner) and Oliver Krause (creator of Finders Keepers) to discuss what goes into making these dark tales, and their popularity around the world. 


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Pilot Light TV Festival S6: Award Ceremony

Tune in to our 2021 award ceremony to find our who will take home the Web Series & Pilot awards in addition to our coveted Audience Award!