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Folkestone Documentary Festival

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Welcome to the inaugural Folkestone Documentary Festival. The festival follows in footsteps of the monthly Doc Club at Folkestone Quarterhouse which began in 2019 and aims to present inspiring, innovative and impressive documentaries to more people than ever before. 

The jam-packed programme includes a dog-friendly screening of Stray directed by Elizabeth Lo, I Get Knocked Down by Sophie Robinson and Everybody in the Place directed by Jeremy Deller who will be in conversation at the festival.

The filmmaker focus for this year will be French New Wave director Agnes Varda. We will screen her film The Gleaners and I, followed by a community meal in The Clearing prepared by Andre Verissimo (aka Local Foreigner) with seasonal food provided by East Kent Gleaning Hub.

The festival is excited to be working with guest programmers Karen Alexander and Rachel Pronger who will present and introduce films in person at the festival. Doc Lover festival passes will give you access to all the events, talks and films over the course of the weekend.

This will be Folkestone's first documentary festival, and this accessible and open festival will aim to deepen Folkestone’s relationship to the documentary form and provide a chance to talk together about the relevance of documentaries of all kinds to our lives.

Ticket information

All screenings and events can be booked individually or enjoyed as part of our festival pass. 

Festival passes are available at full and concessionary rates. Or bring a friend and book a joint festival pass. 

Please note, for your festival pass to work, you must complete the purchase of the pass before booking screenings. Once the pass is applied to your account all individual Documentary Festival bookings will be included in your pass. 

If you have any questions please contact the Box Office team 

Festival Pass (single) entitles pass holder to book 1 ticket per event
Festival Pass for 2 entitles pass holder to book 2 tickets per event
Festival Pass Concession (single) entitles pass holder to book 1 ticket per event

All Folkestone Documentary Festival events at Quarterhouse are part of the Festival Pass offer.

The 2 film screenings at Silver Screen Cinema Folkestone, 'Flee (cert 18)' & 'Summer of Soul (Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (cert 12A)' are part of the Festival Pass offer however Pass holders must contact Silver Screen Cinema Folkestone and book directly with the cinema. Please state you have purchased a Festival Pass

Concessions available to:

• If you are receiving Universal Credit, Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Carer’s Allowance in the UK
• Over the age of 60
• Students
• 30 & under
• Creative Folkestone Members

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