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Ticket prices at GSFF are set according to a Pay What You Can sliding scale, in order to make our events more accessible. Sliding scale tiers for most events are £2 – £4 – £6 – £8. Note that the Opening Screening is priced £4 - £6 - £8 - £10.

Please refer to the guide below and choose your price category according to your circumstances. No proof/ID required, but we ask you to please be honest in order to keep this model sustainable for a small independent charity.


From 22 February tickets can be purchased via our website. 


Between Wednesday 22 March and Sunday 26 March, tickets for any GSFF event can be purchased at the relevant screening venue with the box office opening half an hour before.

We are operating a paperless ticketing system this year. When booking online, you will receive a QR code for your screening. Please show this QR code at the venue, either on your device or by printing at home. If neither is possible, please speak to the box office on arrival.

If buying a ticket in person, we would prefer to email you a QR code. If you do not wish to provide an email address, we will print out the QR code for you.

We do not want to turn anyone away for lack of funds. Therefore a limited number of free tickets is available for any event. Please email if you would like to make use of this provision. 

For any ticketing issues or enquiries, please email


This sliding scale guide has been developed by SQIFF and reproduced with their kind permission.


• I frequently stress about meeting basic* needs and don’t always achieve them.

• I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs.

• I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing.

• I sometimes can’t afford public or private transport. If I own a car/have access to a car, I am not always able to afford petrol.

• I am unemployed or underemployed.

• I qualify for government and/or voluntary assistance, for example, food banks and benefits.

• I have no access to savings.

• I have no or very limited expendable** income.

• I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them.

• I can’t afford a holiday or don’t have the ability to take time off without financial burden.


• I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them.

• I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.

• I can afford public transport and often private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.

• I am employed.

• I might have access to financial savings.

• I have some expendable income.

• I am able to buy some new items and I buy others second-hand.

• I can take a holiday annually or every few years without financial burden.


• I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs.

• I may have some debt but it doesn’t prohibit attainment of basic needs.

• I own my home or property or I rent a higher-end property.

• I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.

• I have access to financial savings.

• I have an expendable** income.

• I can always buy new items.

• I can afford an annual holiday or take time off.

*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing, and transportation.

**EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.

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