TradFest Filmhouse Creative Scotland Transgressive North

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network

Folk Fim Gathering

TRANSGRESSIVE NORTH are proud to present the world’s first festival of folk cinema, in partnership with Filmhouse Edinburgh and TradFest.


The Folk Film Gathering is a celebration of the myriad ways in which world cinema has engaged with folk culture in different places and times. Whether that’s ‘folk’ as a living tradition, as people’s history, as working class / subaltern culture, as political movement or as a ‘come-all-ye’ sense of community, the Folk Film Gathering will explore how cinema has engaged with different notions of folk in the course of world history.


Screenings take place in April / May each year, at the Edinburgh FIlmhouse and Scottish Storytelling Centre.




2016 Folk Film Gathering quad poster