Pilot Light TV Festival: Season 4

Join us for Season 4 of Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester’s home of celebrating the small screen!

This year, the festival will return with its communal TV watching experience featuring exclusive screenings of series old and new from around the world plus Q&As, panels and workshops with the people behind the series we love so much.

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Want to know more about Pilot Light TV Festival?

  • Book 5-9 PLTVS4 events and get 10% off.
  • Book 10 or more PLTVS4 events and get 20% off
  • All tickets must be purchased at the same time. The discount will be automatically added to your basket
  • Doesn’t apply to £5 advance tickets

Previously in this Festival

The Trans Glass Ceiling in TV

This panel asks how can speed things along and shatter this trans ceiling in TV dramas and programming. Led by Kate O’Donnell , director of…

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Aesthetic Realms: The Art of The TV Title Sequence

This special event will look into the process of creating title sequences, with the award winning head designers from Momoco and Peter Anderson Studio.

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UK Premiere/ Random Acts of Flyness

Pilot Light TV Festival present the UK premiere of Random Acts of Flyness, screening the first two episodes followed by a post-screening discussion.

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UK Premiere/ Sliced S1

A crisp, urban comedy set amongst the hustle & bustle of a low rent, back street pizza parlour.

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TV in Memoriam: 15 Storeys High

TV in Memoriam is an annual slot at Pilot Light TV Festival dedicated to screening, celebrating and mourning TV shows that left us too early…

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Game of Thrones: The Final Night

An exclusive screening of Season 8’s penultimate episode; directed by GoT battle-master Miguel Sapochnik (Hardhome, Battle of The Bastards) and clocking in at epic 1hr…

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UK Premiere/ Sliced S1 Q&A

Following this screening will be a Q&A with series co-creator Phil Bowker (Phoneshop, Pulling, 15 Storeys High).

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UK Premiere/ Random Acts of Flyness Panel discussion

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion around the show’s themes and the recent rise of prominent black creators in American contemporary TV.

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TV in Memoriam: 15 Storeys High Q&A

After the screening Pilot Light TV Festival are excited to welcome writer/actor Sean Lock, director Mark Nunneley, writer Martin Trenaman and producer Phil Bowker for…

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UK Premiere/ My Dinner with Alan: A Sopranos Session Q&A

Pilot Light TV Festival are pleased to welcome Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall and director Kristian Fraga for a Q&A around the film and the 20th…

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Pilot Light TV Festival Awards 2019

Join Pilot Light TV Festival for an informal session of networking, meeting future collaborators, TV chat and finding out the winners of this year’s Pilot…

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Excellence in TV Award 2019: Henry Normal

On the advent of Baby Cow Productions 20th Anniversary, Pilot Light TV Festival will be awarding their annual Excellence in TV Award to co-founder Henry…

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Aesthetic Realms: Creating TV Worlds

We discuss what goes into creating an aesthetic for a TV show and why it can be just as important to create a unique audio-visual…

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Game of Thrones: The Final Night Panel

On the eve of the final episode airing, join Pilot Light TV Festival and their special guest panel as they discuss the iconic show and…

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Workshop: Developing Digital Ideas

In this interactive session Pilot Light welcome a panel of some great digital minds to discuss their experiences and the future of web series and…

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TV Pilots – Block 3

This year the Pilot Light team proudly present another amazing selection of TV Pilots, all of which have ‘the next big thing’ written all over…

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10 years of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Join Grace Barber-Plentie and a special guest panel for a retrospective eleganza as they look back on the first 10 years of Drag Race.

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Behind the Tunes: Curating the Sounds of TV

Join our panel and Universal Music for a peek behind the curtain of music curation for TV.

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My Trans TV

Manchester-based trans performer, writer and activist Kate O'Donnel looks back at a lifetime’s worth of trans TV moments, and performs an excerpt from her show…

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TV Pilots – Block 4

This year the Pilot Light team proudly present another amazing selection of TV Pilots, all of which have ‘the next big thing’ written all over…

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Comedy Central Short Form Screening

Join us for a screening of some of Comedy Central’s best short form content.

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Mental Health in TV

A chat with some of those creators telling these stories and a discussion around ways in which our audiences (and the panel) use their favourite…

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Making a Hit: Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds

Join series creator Luke Genower and his team to discuss the development of the show and what goes into making a hit like this.

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Hey Duggee: Behind The Scenes

Designer Ross Phillips will be giving us the lowdown on Duggee’s early days at the Squirrel Club and examine how the show has developed over…

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UK Premiere/ HBO Europe’s Blinded By The Lights

Kuba, a Warsaw-based cocaine dealer, buys two one-way tickets to get as far away from his current life as possible. He chooses Argentina. A masterfully constructed and…

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DCUK Writers Room Workshop

This event provides examples and insight on how to improve your script before you enter production.

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Smack The Pony 20th Anniversary

As the show turns 20 we invite creator Victoria Pile plus writers and stars Fiona Allen & Sally Phillips to look back on the show,…

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UK Premiere/ My Dinner with Alan: A Sopranos Session

This film follows leading US TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz in conversation at the location of the controversial last scene of The…

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