On the 24th-30th November a new non-profit, volunteer led and community-based independent film festival will be taking place in Exmouth.

The festival is being overseen by Exmouth-based media charity One Small Barking Dog, who are collaborating with the Deaf Academy, Holy Trinity Church, Exeter Phoenix, The University of Exeter, Ocean, Exmouth Rugby Club and Exmouth Town Council to host the event.

Debbie Piper, Exmouth resident and co-founder of OSBD media charity stated: ‘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 8 screenings across multiple fully accessible venues, including family favourite Frozen Sing-Along and Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, both happening in Holy Trinity Church with festive treats being provided from their cafe. Tickets cost just £5.

On Saturday 25th November, The Deaf Academy will screen recently released and inspiring documentary Name Me Lawand, which documents the experiences of a young deaf Iraqi refugee as he struggles to adapt to his new life in Derbyshire. This event will give people the opportunity to learn about the academy and how we support our students, as well as understand more about Deaf Awareness and what people can do to support the Deaf community.

Mark Stocks, Partnerships and Community Manager at the Deaf Academy said: ‘We are really looking forward to hosting our first ever movie festival at the Academy. It is a privilege to participate in the wider community events in Exmouth’.

Other film offerings include an amazing night of short films at Scott cinemas with Exeter Phoenix. There will be a screening of the recently released and award-winning feel-good film Scrapper, followed by a Q&A with the director. Plus, watch an exclusive screening of Last Shop Standing, an acclaimed film about record shops and vinyl. This will be followed by a Q&A with the director and vinyl DJ spinning the night out.

The town council are putting on the incredible Age of Stupid featuring the brilliant Pete Postlewhaite, with the film’s director in attendance for a Q&A. Tickets are free but need to booked via the festival’s website.

To book these tickets and to find out more about all the offerings, visit the festival’s website: https://exmouthfilmfestival.org/

To get tickets for Name Me Lawand, visit this link: https://ordaloca.com/branches/exmouth-film-festival-

Tickets cost just £5.

We look forward to seeing you there!