As the Creative Hub at the centre of Exeter, Devon and arguably the South West, Exeter Phoenix is unique in its delivery of a diverse programme of Music, Performance, Visual Art, Film and Digital Production, and the crossover between these art forms.
We provide an eclectic, inclusive and accessible programme of events, activities and opportunities for artists and audiences alike. We are known as a catalyst for a wide range of projects, partnerships and initiatives, nurturing talent, providing platforms and incubating the next generation of artists and filmmakers.
Around 290,000 people visit our building each year to learn, enjoy and participate in the best the contemporary arts has to offer. Exeter Phoenix has a dedicated film and digital department, providing bespoke production and access resource for all forms of digital media. We programme specialist courses and commissions, work with partner organisations and artists on creative projects. Aimed to inspire and enrich both audience and filmmaking experiences by providing a platform for distribution of locally commissioned work, redefining the relationship between production and exhibition in cinematic practice.
We also offer a large selection of production equipment including cameras, lights, sound and post-production editing suites. In 2015 we introduced Studio 74, our new cross-artform exhibition space and dedicated arthouse cinema, developed to increase appreciation, accessibility and understanding of the arts through sharing, showcasing and enabling cultural exchanges. It is a space, which encourages engagement, enjoyment and variety by offering a platform for international, local, independent and specialised moving image. We contextualize and expand our regular film programme with short film, archive/classic film, artists’ moving image and added value content, such as panel discussions, director Q&As, special introductions and cross-arts events. Our cinema is open to all; we cater to all accessibility requirements where possible, including caption subtitled and audio described screenings, along with our recently introduced ticket offers for young people aged under 25s.
Principles and guidance for tackling and preventing bullying and harassment in the screen industries commissioned by the BFI and supported by organisations across the UK.
Guidance for emerging filmmaking talent, writers, producers, directors