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Transcending The Cinema

Margate Film Festival returns October 2019. Be a part of it.

Margate Film Festival is a project born out of the turbulence of changing cultural landscapes and a love for the chaos of creativity – a journey through the wilderness of the cinema.

The festival connects local communities and artists with national and international initiatives to create a DIY, collaborative film & visual arts celebration. This year it will expand to include artists moving image, audio-visual installations and a programme of talks, overlapping with the Turner Prize.

The 2019 festival explores the theme of ‘Against The Tide’, collating stories of political and personal change; exploring migration, transformation and evolution of landscapes, and that of both individual and communal heritage and identities.

We are looking to commission new and innovative audio-visual works that take film beyond the screen, as well as talks, installations and educational opportunities.

We are offering grants of up to £1,000 or options for ticket splits. We would expect most pitches to be under £500. The call-out is open to all creatives, local and international, of any background, experience level, medium or style.

For more information and details on how to submit, please read the full PDF guideline:

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