Are the films rated?
Premiere and early run independent films without distribution have yet to receive a rating status. Most of our films have not been rated. Attendees must use their judgement in discerning the age appropriate level of all films. Film descriptions are made readily available and, when possible, trailers will be included to assist in your decision making process. Folkestone International Film & TV Festival is pleased to offer family-friendly screening opportunities.
What types of films and events do you put on?
We show feature films, documentaries, narratives, short films, and host Q&A panels, workshops, parties, and receptions.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased through our website. Links from the website will direct you to the relevant sites where you can purchase your tickets for our events.
When can I submit my film?
Please see our submissions page for details on how you can submit to our film festivals and events.
What if I don’t want to submit through FilmFreeway?
We encourage entrants to submit their films through FilmFreeway for a streamlined, efficient submission process. For more information on how to submit through FilmFreeway, check out their FAQ page here. Unfortunately we don’t currently offer any other ways to submit although this could change in the near future.
Can I get the submission fees waived?
Fees collected through the Call for Entries process assist in our operations. Entry fee payment is required; exceptions will NOT be made so please do not request a waiver.
How do I know that you received my submission?
Please check your FilmFreeway account after submitting to make sure the submission was successful.
Do you accept online screeners?
We do! In fact It’s the only way you can submit to Folkestone International Film & TV Festival.
If submitting an online screener through FilmFreeway, please review each point on their FAQ page here. Through FilmFreeway, we accept HD uploads, Vimeo, and YouTube links.
Can I submit my film on DVD or BluRay?
Sorry but we don’t accept submissions on DVD or BluRay – we will only consider films submitted through Vimeo or YouTube links or online screeners on FilmFreeway.
How old do I need to be to volunteer?
You must be at least 18-years-old to volunteer.
What types of volunteer opportunities are available at Folkestone International Film & TV Festival?
We are so grateful to our volunteers who wear many hats at the Festival. Duties include (but not limited to) ballot distribution and collection, ushering patrons into the theatres, monitoring the lobby and hallways, and maintaining the reserved seating section of the theatres.
How do I become a volunteer?
For more information on volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page.
What is your refund and exchange policy?
All sales are final. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for a ticket may be issued at the management’s sole option and may not include additional ticketing fees (i.e., ticketing operations fee, shipping fees, etc.).