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Folkestone Documentary Festival 2023

19-22 October 2023

The Folkestone Documentary festival returns for four days in 2023 with an opening night party, film screenings, industry Q&As, masterclasses, guest programmers, and more!

Taking place across the Quarterhouse and the Silver Screen Cinema, the festival celebrates documentary in all its forms, from art to social issues to just great stories, with community collaborations at the heart of programming.

The full programme will be announced soon. Please visit the Folkestone Documentary Festival website for more information.

Tickets are available for individual events, or you can take advantage of the Documentary Festival Pass which gives you access to all festival events at a much-reduced price.

Our Screenings

The full programme will be announced soon. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more information.

Festival Pass

Purchase your Festival Pass to receive access to all screenings, masterclasses, and the Opening Night Party.

Festival Passes allow you to book tickets for all events, enabling you to experience all that Folkestone Documentary Festival has to offer at a much-reduced price.

All Folkestone Documentary Festival events at the Silver Screen Cinema and Quarterhouse are part of the Festival Pass offer unless otherwise stated. Festival Passes are limited to one per customer. Terms & Conditions apply to all Festival Passes.

Festival Pass FAQ

Q. Where can I buy a Festival Pass?

Festival passes are available to purchase here: folkestonecinema.com/events/festival-pass/

Q. Can I buy more than one Festival Pass?

No. Festival passes are limited to one per customer account. Please see item 6 under our Terms & Conditions for more information.

Q. How does my Festival Pass work?

After you buy a festival pass, you can use it straight away to book one free ticket to each festival event at our cinema. Your tickets will be discounted to £0.00 once you log in and reach the checkout.

For events at the Quarterhouse, please follow the instructions in their email to register on their website. You’ll then be able to your pass to book one free ticket to each festival event at the Quarterhouse by logging in to the Creative Folkestone website. Your tickets will be discounted to £0.00 once you reach the checkout.

Q. Does my pass automatically give me tickets to all screenings and events?

No. You must still book tickets for the screenings and events you would like to attend, but your pass will mean these tickets are free. Your pass will allow you to book one free ticket for each festival event.

Q. Who qualifies for a Concession Festival Pass?

Concession passes are available to:

  • Recipients of Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, PIP, or Carer’s Allowance in the UK;
  • Anyone aged 30 and under;
  • Anyone over the age of 60;
  • Students;
  • Creative Folkestone Members.

You may be asked to show proof of age or status if you have booked tickets using a concession festival pass.

Q. How do I use my Festival Pass at the Quarterhouse?

Please follow the instructions in the email from the Quarterhouse to register on their website and use your pass.

Q. How do I use my Festival Pass at the Silver Screen Cinema?

Once you have your pass, you can use it to book screenings and events at the Silver Screen Cinema straight away; make sure you are logged in to our website using the same email address you used to purchase your pass. Your tickets will be discounted to £0.00 once you reach the checkout.

Q. Can I use my Festival Pass to get a ticket on the door?

Yes, but tickets are subject to availability and your festival pass does not guarantee you entry to an event if it has sold out by the time doors open. We recommend you use your festival pass to book your ticket in advance to ensure you have a seat when you arrive.

Q. Will I be charged a booking fee when I use my Festival Pass to book tickets?

No. Booking fees are not applied when you use your festival pass, which means that the cost of your pass is the only amount you will pay for all festival events.

Q. What are the Terms & Conditions for my Festival Pass?

You can see our full Terms & Conditions for your festival pass under item 6: “Event Passes” in our Terms & Conditions.

Please also visit the Creative Folkestone website for their Terms & Conditions, which may differ from ours.

Q. Who should I contact if I have a problem with my Pass?

For any problems purchasing a festival pass, or problems using using your pass to book tickets at our cinema, please contact our box office at boxoffice@folkestonecinema.com, or on 01303 221 230 during cinema opening hours.

For problems activating your pass, or problems using a pass to book tickets at the Quarterhouse, please contact the Quarterhouse directly at boxoffice@creativefolkestone.org.uk or on 01303 760 740.