2010 was the ninth Two Short Nights Film Festival and showcased some of the most exciting and diverse short films from the UK and around the world.

outside the box The much anticipated 2010 Exeter Phoenix Digital Short Film Commissions were premiered on the Friday of the fesitval to a sell out auditorium. There was also a chance to see the award winning films from last year's Bristol-based Encounters Film Festival, the largest short film festival in Europe, featuring an exciting selection of shorts from Mexico, Italy, Australia and the UK, to name a few.

For the third year we hosted the highly popular '48 Hour Film Challenge' where twenty five teams battled it out to produce an award winning film in just one weekend. Selected films produced during the challenge were premiered on the Thursday night of the Festival at another sell out screening.

On Thursday night the festival also screened some specifically selected films from Future Shorts and the International Open Screening which included films covering subjects ranging from beautifully choreographed dance to high energy SFX Sci-Fi, humorously reworked archive film montage to politically relevant commentary and bizarre surrealism.

During the day on Friday we ran a day long workshop designed to introduce you to the skills needed in the world of digital filmmaking and on Friday night there was the festival's award ceremony followed by an after party of drinks, networking and a little bit of dancing in the café bar.

2010 had record turn out and tickets sold out in advance as expected.

Check out our awards page to see who won in 2010

2010 programme of events

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Oct

48 Hour Film Challenge Competition

Thu 21 Oct

Future Shorts 5.30pm
International Open Screening 7.30pm
48 Hour Film Challenge Screening 9.15pm

Fri 22 Oct 2010

Film-making Workshop 10.30am-5.30pm
Encounters Film Festival 2009 Award Winners Screening 6.30pm
Exeter Phoenix Short Films 2010 Premiere Screening 9pm
Awards ceremony and after show drinks reception

Throughout Oct

'365' Project Exhibition in Media Centre
A year long photo-a-day project by Jim Ephraums

A number of 2010s films can be view on the Exeter Phoenix Digital Vimeo page.