Since that momentous day in 2014 Folkestone International Film & TV Festival, originally called Hellfire Film Festival, has grown into a multi-event organisation.
Folkestone is a diverse and culturally rich town, this is also reflected in the original films and documentaries that are screened in our events. Film we have screened have gone on to win many awards including BAFTAs, BIFAs and Oscars. They have also been screened and won awards in several prestigious festivals including Tribeca, SXWS, Sundance and Raindance.
Of the many events we host, the Folkestone Short Film Festival has become our flagship. It is a highly successful international event that has attracted in excess of 3,000 submissions from three-quarters of the countries in the world.
We also host the Hellfire HORRORfest at The Tower Theatre, Folkestone. The Specials and Classics events also showcase feature films, short films, documentaries and music videos old and new by filmmakers around the world.