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  • Over 60 short documentaries from across the world 

  • Discussion panels 

  • Live screenings 

  • Filmmaker Q&As

  • Access to members only Facebook group to use throughout the festival



Don't forget to vote in the Audience Award. After each screening you can leave your scores for the films and any comments for the filmmakers. 



We understand that the past few months may have been financially difficult and unstable for many. This year's festival pass is a donation based, pay what you can system. We are a not for profit platform and all money raised goes back into the festival to help cover the costs of running a film festival. For example: Vimeo costs, website hosting, promotion, designers, panelists and judges, volunteer expenses, online promotion, office costs.

We ask for you to pay what you can afford and have offered some guidelines here:


Minimum suggested donation - £5 

As a non-profit festival, your donation helps cover the costs of hosting this year's edition. Full access pass to watch over 60 films, discussion panels, Q&As and live screenings.


Festival Supporter - £15 to £25

With your help, we can secure the festival's future! Social media shout outs and your name on our supporter's page on the website. Plus 20% discounts for all upcoming events in 2021 incl. Best of the Fest screenings, workshops, etc.


Cheap Cuts Filmmaker Fan - £26 to £39 

As above plus one FREE submission to next year's festival. Can be passed onto a friend if you're not a filmmaker! Share the love.


Cheap Cuts Patron - £40+ 

Your donation will go towards running next year's festival and in return we'll offer you (or your company) a space on our website as a Festival Patron for 2020-21 and in the printed programme for next year. Plus other perks listed above.


**For those that are students, low-waged or unemployed you are welcome to donate what you can. If £5 is not financially possible for you at this time, we still welcome any donation and we are grateful for your support regardless .

Thank you for your support during these uncertain times!



FacebookTwitteror Instagram. Please use #cheapcuts2020 to join the conversation.



Please respect filmmakers and the Cheap Cuts team's hard work and do not share the pass publicly. Any attempt to download or stream the films in the programme will be viewed as a breach of copyright. We ask that you do not share unpublished stills or screenshots on social media. 

If you have any questions about the pass, the festival or the programming, please email us at contact@cheapcutsfest.com