FOR the third year in a row, movie lovers have come to Basingstoke to see the latest in short films.

Since its formation, the Exit6 Film Festival has gained national and international attention from within the film industry.

This year’s festival took place on Saturday and featured 44 short films by producers from around the world being shown at venues across Basingstoke.

These included some famous faces as well as those with many up-and-coming actors and directors at the helm.

The films screened included the ‘Judge’s Six’ - which were the six films in competition for the Best Film Award, with the winner chosen by TV and film actor Burn Gorman, who is well-known for his role in BBC’s Torchwood as well as blockbusters such as The Dark Knight Rises and the Pacific Rim series.

As well as the screenings shoppers around Basingstoke town centre could have their pictures taken with iconic move cars, including the Batmobile and the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters car.

Mark Brennan, Exit 6 Festival director, said: “It was with great pride that we warmly welcomed a fresh crop of talented filmmakers and film industry professionals to our town. The Exit 6 film festival provides a great platform for filmmakers to introduce their content to new audiences as well as gain valuable industry insight. It was also a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication which went into creating their short films in the first place."

Lucy Boazman, chief executive of Basingstoke Together, which helped organise the event, said: “Events like Exit 6 put Basingstoke on the map for all of the right reasons. There is a lot of culture, arts and creativity here in our town and it is important to both commemorate and celebrate that.”