The ninth annual festival will run at venues across Edinburgh from the 12th to the 29th of June. The folk film is a film that focuses on community, place, and people, and this year’s packed program sets into motion a dialogue of solidarity between Ukraine and Scotland, which draws connections across the rich cinematic heritage of both countries.

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Folk Film Gathering is funded by Screen Scotland with support from partners North Edinburgh Arts, AUGB, TRACS, Picture House, Scottish Storytelling Centre, and The Dovzhenko Institute.

Curated by Transgressive North, the Folk Film Gathering is the world’s first folk film festival, screening films that celebrate the lived experiences of communities worldwide since its first edition in 2015. 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.

Tickets to all screenings are on sale from noon on 2 May.

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