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Thumbnail image credit: Helen Snell, Digital Art Commission 2012.

About Our Commissions Schemes

Each year Exeter Phoenix commissions new work from both filmmakers and visual artists as part of our commitment to supporting artists, nurturing great talent and enabling the production of new work.

Over 100 filmmakers and visual artists have received our support, many of whom have gone on to exhibit and screen their work nationally and internationally, winning awards including Cannes Short Film Corner, Virgin Media Shorts, Media Innovation Awards and First Light Awards.

‘Working with Exeter Phoenix you are introduced through workshops to a positive and supportive network of artists who are in the same boat. A particularly important and motivating part of the process is that you get an actual venue to showcase your work at the end and the chance to share in an experience following months of hard work’.
Richard Gosling directed Baby Bird – the winning Best Short Film Commission 2014.

Call For Entries: 2018 Commissions

We are now inviting proposals for our 2018 Short Film, Micro Film and Artists Moving Image Commissions, with over £10,000 worth of support available in artist fees, training and equipment hire.


We are looking for inspiring and creative proposals that demonstrate originality. All applications must be made via our online submission process below. The proposal should clearly demonstrate the tone, themes and strategy of your ideas. 

Find out more and apply here >>

Current Commissions and Past Commissions

Find out more about the 2018 commissions schemes and our previously commissioned projects by following the links below.