Doc Club brings you the latest documentaries along with regular director Q&As, panel discussions, or special events. Tickets are £6, or £5 for concessions and Silver/Gold members.
The Folkestone Documentary Festival also returns for its third edition from the 19th to 22nd October 2023 with 12 great films, masterclasses, and an Opening Night Party. Early Bird Festival Passes give full access to all events, and are available here.
Doors open 20-30 minutes before the time shown. There are usually 10-15 minutes of adverts, and the film starts soon afterwards. Please arrive before the performance time.
These shows have subtitled dialogue, and text description of important sounds and music on-screen during the film. The film still plays with audio as usual. There are no adverts before the film.
Popular with children & families, tickets are £3 each for these shows. They are usually very busy and may sell out. Seats are unallocated, so we recommend groups arrive early (even if you have booked), otherwise you may not be able to sit together.
Our autism-friendly sensory sensitive screenings are shown without adverts or trailers. The film’s sound is reduced, and the lighting stays on at a low level during the film. Seating is not allocated, so it’s OK to move during the film.
Our baby-friendly screenings are exclusively for parents & guardians with their babies (under 2 years). The film's sound is reduced, and the lighting stays on at a low level during the film. It's OK if your baby makes noise during the film.
Doors open at 10am for our social Film Club shows, and seating is not allocated. Complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits are served until 10:50am. The film starts at 11:00am with no adverts; please arrive before 10:50am. Read more about our Film Club here.
These performances are showing as part of a special event, and special ticket prices may apply. You can find more information about the event by clicking on the "More Info" button below the film poster.
Tickets for these shows are not yet available. Please check back later. The performance times may also be subject to change.
Our doors have opened for these shows, and online sales have closed. You may be able to buy tickets on the door, if seats are still available.
There are only a few seats left for these shows, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out.
Due to high demand, these shows have sold out. There are no more seats available. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, these shows have been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets, your booking will be automatically refunded in full.
Please note that our opening hours change every week. For standard shows, our doors open 20-30 minutes before each performance time. Film Club shows open at 10:00am.
For standard shows, screen adverts are usually only 10-15 minutes long, with films starting soon after the performance time. Other show types may have shorter adverts, or none. We recommend you arrive before the performance time shown on our website, otherwise we may not be able to admit you.
Directed by Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera • Starring Arthur Agee, Mukunda Angulo, Elaine Friedman • 97 mins • Certificate 15
Subject focuses on the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking. It examines well-known documentaries of the past decade and reveals the impact their commercial success has had on the lives of the onscreen subjects.
No-one younger than 15 will be admitted. Proof of age may be required.