How to watch

How to watch films and take part in the online events

The main Festival will run 10-15 November, with some special pre-Festival events for early birds who book before 28 October.

Most of the film programme will be available to watch anytime during the main Festival (10-15 Nov) although audiences get their best experience watching together as many events have discussions, Q+As or interviews with the filmmakers and guests before or after the films. These events are marked Watch Live.

To screen the films: 

  1. View the programme and choose what you would like to watch

Click here to download the HGFF 2020 brochure for the full list of films and live events

Click here to download a text-only version of the brochure

Click here for an audio version of the brochure

Click here for a Spanish version of the brochure

  1. Buy a Festival Pass 

Festival Passes give access to pretty much the whole Festival (over 20 films and events) and cost £15 full price / £7.50 concessions.

Passes are on sale here. If you can’t afford to pay, email us at for info on how to attend.

To buy a pass, register with our screening platform, Muvi. Enter your details and choose a password and the type of pass (full price or concession). You can pay with either credit/debit card or Paypal. 

Click ‘register’ and you will be sent a confirmation email and directed to your new account.

  1. Watch the Film

Once you have bought your Pass, you can watch the main Festival films from 12pm on Tues 10 Nov until midnight on Sun 15 November. They will not work until then. To screen films, do the following:

  • log in to your Muvi acccount here
  • Go to the Page for the film you want to watch using the programme pages 
  • At the bottom of the page, there will be a button that says Play Film 
  • Click the button and watch the film

If the film is followed by a Q&A, go to the @HGFilmFest Facebook page and watch it there live after the film. You will need to have access to a Facebook account to do this and have liked our page.  

If you have any problems, email with your phone number and we will call you as soon as we can.

To watch / attend non-film events

Our non-film events (eg. dance, food, drink, poetry events) will stream through our Facebook page or through partner pages. Check the event listing on our website or Facebook for up to date info. 

Watch Live films are films best viewed together with us, as they will include special interviews, discussions or Q&As before or after the film. To access these special add-ons to the films, go to our Facebook page straight after the films.