Curated by Transgressive North, the Folk Film Gathering is the world’s first folk film festival, screening films that celebrate the lived experiences of communities worldwide. Each annual edition explores the relationships between cinema and other traditional arts (such as oral storytelling and folk song), discovering what a folk cinema has been at moments throughout world film history, and how it may look in the future.
Standard (15+) £10, Concession £8,
All Day Sunday Tickets £5
Concs: students; 16-25; income support; disability; over-65s
All Day Sunday excludes select screenings.
ONLINE SCREENINGS / EVENTS
£ Pay what you can (more info soon)
£ Pay what you can
live events: filmmakers 2021
Our 2021 online programme featured a series of live conversations between some of the world’s most significant filmmakers, who share certain aspects of perspective and approach to filmmaking. The discussions were based around the possibility of a people’s cinema. See the results below...
live events: MUSICIANS 2021
Alongside our filmmaker conversations and film screenings, The Folk Film Gathering 2021 featured a series of live conversations between musicians from different parts of the world, with connections to the filmmakers. These conversations featured songs, stories and discussions, and were hosted by the Traditional Music Forum’s David Francis.