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The world’s first annual festival of folk cinema.


Founded by Transgressive North in 2015, the Folk Film Gathering is the world’s first folk film festival, screening films that celebrate the lived experiences of communities worldwide. Each annual edition explores the relationships between cinema and other traditional arts (such as oral storytelling and folk song), discovering what a folk cinema has been at moments throughout world film history, and how it may look in the future.

The films shown at the FFG are carefully selected by Transgressive North, and screened in venues across Edinburgh each year. Our festival programme also features online film discussion and music events, live performances from traditional Scottish musicians and storytellers, and post-screening Q+A's with directors and producers from across the world.

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