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A Change Of Fate

From the young minds who defy the church, to the runaways and the dis-believers, these films playfully rebel against expectation with a hint of magic, mischief and mystery.

Local Shorts: The Unimagined

From surrealist mobs and missionaries to heartfelt memories, this collection of short films celebrates the wild imaginations of Kent filmmakers. 

Brexit & Beyond

There's a fine line between comedy and tragedy... and these films will make you laugh out loud yet leave you questioning and uncomfortable. 

Queer Shorts

A celebration of bold, unique identities and personalities from queer filmmakers across the world, exploring what it means to be truly oneself. 

The Amy Grimehouse Party

Following on from the screening of Are You Proud?, join trash-camp-film-loving The Amy Grimehouse for the after-party at Tom Thumb Theatre

Where Comedy Comes From

...and how to get it out of you. This 90min workshop will help to identify various sources of humour, then take those funny nuggets and inject them into your own work.

They Came In Crowded Boats

An uncomfortable journey from the riskiest corners of the Middle-East to our closest neighbourhoods, exploring how migration is shaping the modern world.


A risqué tale of boundaries and consent as two dangerously charged teacher-pupil relationships unfold in the faded grandeur of Scarborough.

Hail Satan?

A devilishly funny documentary that blends improbable imagery, self-awareness and religious provocation with a genuine sense of political purpose.

Are You Proud?

Are You Proud? explores the past achievements and future challenges of the Pride celebrations. Part of Margate Pride's festival take-over.

Against The Tides

The story of an extraordinary woman attempting one of the most extreme swimming challenge. As she battles with the dangers of seven seas, her journey takes a dramatic turn.
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