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Welcome to the very first Saffron Screen Rainbow Film Festival where we will be celebrating LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world across the first two weekends in September. Join us for an eclectic mix of outstanding features, short films and documentaries, some of which will be shown for free, some followed by Q&As and others presented with local community groups.

The festival aims to enable audiences from Saffron Walden and the wider area to engage with portrayals of historically underrepresented and marginalised communities from the UK and further afield, celebrate our wonderful diversity and provide a safe, positive space for local members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Download the full Rainbow Film Festival programme here.

Festival tickets: Over 30s £7; 30 & under £5*
*except for The Wizard of Oz and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Weekend festival pass: Over 30s £21; 30 & under £15
Buy a weekend 1 festival pass
Buy a weekend 2 festival pass
The weekend pass (available for each weekend) will allow you to come to any festival film over that weekend. You can buy the passes online and collect them at the cinema, but please reserve your tickets for the films you wish to attend separately via the box office or Tourist Information Centre (you won’t have to pay but you will then be able to reserve your place) and bring your pass with you at all times.

Across the two weekends, we are becoming a two screen cinema and will be screening films and events in the main cinema and in the school’s drama studio (the Studio Screen). Before each Festival feature, we will be screening a short filmThere will be no adverts or trailers before Rainbow Film Festival films. 

FOOD TRUCKS on site for the festival:
Waffle and Co – Sat 7th Sept 1-5 for 🌈Waffles and more! View menu here.
Arji Bhaji – Sun 8th Sept
Big Butty Bar – Sun 15th Sept. View menu here.
Plus, the bar will be open as usual on Fri & Sat Nights and there will be plenty of other Rainbow themed snacks on offer.

Look out for a host of celebratory rainbows around town during the festival period. If you would like to support us, do wear rainbow laces, hang out a flag or wear your brightest colours throughout the festival. Let’s share the love. #SWRainbowFF

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Find out more about getting to and staying in Saffron Walden here.

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This screening and the Rainbow Film Festival are made possible by the BFI’s Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.