Schedule of Events

Friday Nov 12

Opening Night 

Welcome Party, from 6pm
Join the festival team as we celebrate the opening of the first Folkestone Documentary Festival. DJ Helga de Fonseca Shaw will curate a ‘Summer of Soul’ inspired set and there will be some delicious nibbles to enjoy.

Elhum Shakerifar Festival Keynote Talk, 7pm
Documentary producer Elhum Shakerifar is one of the most innovative and thoughtful filmmakers in UK documentary culture. In this keynote talk, she’ll reflect on the documentary stories she loves to show and how filmmakers are entwined in the stories they tell. The talk explores how places like Folkestone should see themselves as centers, not margins.

Tickets to the Keynote Talk are included with the ticket for the opening night film The Story of Looking. The talk will also be live-streamed on the Creative Folkestone YouTube Channel.

Story Of Looking, 7.45pm
Director: Mark Cousins
Running time: 90 minutes
Cert 15
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Saturday Nov 13

10am : Stray (Dog-Friendly Screening)

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Director: Elizabeth Lo
Running time: 72mins
Cert 18

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12pm: Island of the Hungry Ghosts + Seahorse (Short Film)

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Guest curated and introduced by Rachel Pronger, Writer, Curator, and Co-Founder of the feminist collective Invisible Women.
Director Gabrielle Brady / Nele Dehnenkamp
Running time: 94 mins / 16 mins
Cert 12A

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2pm : Flee +  Q&A Panel

Showing at Silver Screen Cinema
Presented in partnership with Kent Refugee Action Network.
Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Running time: 90 mins
Cert 15

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3pm: Filmmaking Masterclass with Orlando von Einsiedel and Grain Media

At Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Running time: 60 minutes
This masterclass is available to view on the Creative Folkestone YouTube Channel.

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4.30pm: Everybody In the Place

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Following the screening, Jeremy Deller will be in conversation with Alastair Upton.
Director: Jeremy Deller
Running time: 90mins
Cert 12

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7pm: Her Own Landscape: Outsider Artists, Environment and Resistance

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Archive Activists Invisible Women present a programme of shorts exploring our relationship with the environment through the eyes of three unique and fascinating filmmakers.

Aerial (Margaret Tait, 1974, 4 minutes)
Portrait of Ga (Margaret Tait, 1952, 4 minutes)
Serpent River (Sandra Lahire, 1987, 30 minutes)
Jenny’s Dog Team Diary (Jenny Gilbertson, 1975, 25 minutes)
Cert 12A
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8.30pm: I Get Knocked Down+ Saintmaking (Short Film)

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Q&A with Director Sophie Robinson & Dunstan Bruce
Director: Sophie Robinson / Marco Alessi
Running time: 117mins /23mins
Cert 15

Sunday Nov 14

10am : Charlie Phillips Masterclass – So what makes for a good documentary?

At Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Running time: 60mins
This masterclass is available to view on the Creative Folkestone YouTube Channel.

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12pm : The Gleaners and I + Community Meal

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Director: Agnes Varda
Running time: 82mins
Cert PG
Tickets: £10 which includes the film and community meal in the Clearing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse in partnership with Andre Verissimo (Local Foreigner) and East Kent Gleaning Hub.

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3pm : Bronx Gothic + The Words I Do Not Have Yet (Short Film)

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Guest programmer, Karen Alexander, presents Ways of Being two works in which the artists use the mediums of dance and animation to celebrate and affirm female visibility, vulnerability, and power. The films address urgent questions of the public and private presence of black women.

Director: Andre Rossi/ Phoebe Boswell
Running time: 91mins/11mins
Cert 12

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4pm : Summer of Soul (…Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Showing at Silver Screen Cinema
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Cert 12A
Running time: 117mins

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5pm : Songs for the River + Hanging On (Short Film)

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Q&A with Director Charlotte Ginsborg
Director: Charlotte Ginsborg / Alfie Barker
Running time: 72 mins / 10  mins
Cert PG

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7.30pm: Handsworth Songs (Closing Film)

Showing at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse
Presented in partnership with Origins Untold
Director: John Akomfrah
Black Audio Film Collective
Running time: 61mins
Cert 12

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