AMPLIFY! Film Festival details

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What you need to know about this brand new collaborative Film Festival.


What is Amplify!

Unprecedented times call for an unprecedented response.

With the Covid situation making it impossible to deliver an in-venue Cambridge Film Festival, and at a time when arts and culture are more important than ever, we reached out to our friends at Bath, Brighton and Cornwall Film Festivals to discuss joining forces to find a way to support independent filmmakers and bring great films to the audiences in our cities and across the UK.

The four partner Festivals have come together, pooling over 100 years of combined experience, to build a brand new online film festival from the ground up in a matter of months! The result is AMPLIFY!, a 17 day film festival streaming nationwide from November 6-22, showcasing a diverse range of films with a programme of Q&As and industry events.

We’ve worked incredibly hard to make AMPLIFY! as easy as possible for you. So, why not join us for a fantastic festival experience in your own home.


See the Films and Make Your Booking 

Between 6th and 22nd November 2020, AMPLIFY! will offer dozens of enticing new feature films, shorts, and industry events to stream via our online viewing platform. You can browse through the full programme of Amplify! films on this CFF site. Films will be available to book for a number of days, as shown in the Booking Window on each film's page. Select any of the dates in this section to go to the shared Amplify! viewing platform, where you can pre-book/book and watch your film. This dedicated viewing platform has been used by festivals across the world and has great people working around the clock to support audiences.

You can start watching your purchased films at any time during the booking window. Once you start, you will have 48 hours to complete your viewing.

If you have any questions about the booking process, please refer to the FAQs below. There is also a "Need Help" page on the Amplify! viewing platform, where you will find lots of useful information and also have access to an excellent live chat function.


Ticket Prices

The AMPLIFY! Festival is committed not only to bringing great films to the UK but also to making them as affordable as possible. They are offering reduced ticket pricing for all 16–30-year-olds, as well as those who are unemployed, living on state pension alone, single parents, refugees, and students.
Individual Tickets
Standard        £8
Reduced        £5

Festival Passes (10 Tickets)
Standard        £50
Reduced        £30

Festival Passes are available now.


F Rating

CFF have long championed diversity in film, and have highlighted films made by women. We're excited to incorporate the F Rating for all Amplify! Films directed and/or written by women.
The F Rating was developed by FilmBath’s Holly Tarquini in 2014. If a film also features significant women on screen in their own right it is Triple F-Rated. The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry. There are over 80 film festivals and cinemas around the world who use the F-Rating to highlight films directed and/or written by women.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will all the films be available for the entire festival?

Some will be, but most films will only be available during a specific window. Dates of availability vary by film, so please refer to each film’s page for detailed information about when they will be available to stream. 

How do I make a booking? 

You can browse through the full programme of Amplify! films on this website. Films will be available to book for a number of days, as shown in the Booking Window on each film's page.

Select any of the dates in this section to go to the Amplify! viewing platform, where you can pre-book/book and watch your film.

Once you have bought your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email. We'll also send you an email reminder once the film becomes available. 

How will I watch a film? 

Once the film becomes available, you will be able to watch the film by accessing Amplify’s viewing platform. Your booking email will also include a “watch now” button which will take you directly to it.

When you buy a ticket, you have a certain amount of time to start watching the film. This varies, but is specified on each film’s page and on the booking email. Once you begin watching a film, you will have a 48-hour viewing window. Within that time, you can watch the film as often as you like. After the viewing window expires, you will no longer have access to the film, so if you want to watch it again you would have to buy another ticket.

I want to buy tickets for lots of the films, how do I do that?

AMPLIFY! offers a Festival Pass, which you can buy here, allowing you to see 10 films at a discounted rated. Simply buy your pass, then use it to reserve tickets for the 10 films you want to watch. 

A standard Pass is £50 and a concession Pass is £30 (for 10 films)

A standard single ticket is £8 and a concession single ticket is £5.

Who is eligible for concession pricing?

Concession pricing is available to 16- to 30-year-olds; refugees; single parents; anyone living on state pension alone; students; and the unemployed.

Can I watch the films on my TV?

Yes, if you have a Roku, an Apple TV, a Chromecast (3rd generation or later), or a smart TV enabled with AirPlay or Chromecast. Full details about how each of these work are available on Amplify! viewing platform help pages.

How else can I watch the films?

You can watch on PCs running Windows 7 or later; on Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12 or later; on Android tablets and phones using Chrome; on iPhones and iPads using Safari; on dedicated Eventive apps available for Apple TV and Roku devices; or cast to your TV via Chromecast. Detailed instructions for each of these are available on Amplify! viewing platform help pages.

Can I watch the films if I live outside the UK?

AMPLIFY! is a UK-based festival, so all films are geolocked to viewers based within the UK. If you are in the UK but are having problems due to geoblocking, please consult Amplify! viewing platform help pages.

How do I watch a Q&A?

Some films will include Q&As and these will be streamed live at a specific time via Amplify! viewing platform during the festival. In this link on our site, you will find a list of films that include a Q&A. 

If you’ve purchased a film that includes a Q&A, simply select the Q&A box from the right sidebar and then click “enter livestream” at the designated time. There is a countdown clock on the livestream window to let you know when it will start. 

You will also be able to submit questions. 

Can I watch a Q&A after it’s over?

Yes, Q&As will be recorded and made available to ticket holders for the duration of the program availability window.