Exmouth's first-ever film festival will take place in the town from November 24 to 30.

The festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led and community-based independent film festival overseen by Exmouth-based One Small Barking Dog media charity and in collaboration with Scott Cinema, The Deaf Academy, Holy Trinity Church, Exeter Phoenix, The University of Exeter, Ocean, Exmouth Rugby club and Exmouth Town Council.

Debbie Piper, Exmouth resident and co-founder of OSBD media charity, said: “Exmouth so deserves a great film festival,  so this year we are starting small but ambitious with some great films and events on offer with our brilliant collaborators and venues. We have deliberately made it fully accessible and very affordable so we hope the community will come and help us make it really worthwhile.” 

There will be eight screenings across multiple fully accessible venues including family favourite Frozen sing along and Christmas classic Its a Wonderful Life both happening in Holy Trinity Church alongside festivals treats from their cafe.

Tickets will cost just £5. The festivals opening red carpet gala night will feature local young peoples short films as a celebration of emerging talent. The Deaf Academy will screen recently released and inspiring documentary about a deaf Iraqi refugee Name me Lawland plus give people a chance to know about the academy and how as a town we can better support the deaf community. 

Other film offerings include a night of short films at Scott cinemas with Exeter Phoenix, Recent award winning Scrapper , a feel good film just out with director QA plus an acclaimed film about record shops and vinyl, Last Shop Standing with director QA and vinyl DJ spinning the night out. 

The town council are putting on the incredible Age of Stupid featuring the late brilliant Pete Postlewhaite with the film's director in attendance for a Q&A.