Free To Watch Films

Cheltenham International Film Festival is delighted to offer four films – Free To Watch – from the Festival’s 2020 festival programme which was put online in June;  The four films, Days of the Bagnold Summer, Lost Transmissions, The Beautiful Game and One More Jump are not available on any other streaming platform.

Free To Watch is directed at front line health and care workers through to charities and students and is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

To watch Free To Watch you will need to use the code: CIFFBFI.

Below is a step by step guide to watching these films for free.  Please follow as instructed.  We are limited to the number of screenings, therefore, make sure to book your free tickets as soon as possible.

Step by step instructions – in just a couple of minutes you will be watching your film for free!

Step 1 Click on a link below to watch any of the four films for free. You will be able to watch more than one film while they are available.

Days of The Bagnold Summer — click here

In-betweeners actor Simon Bird makes his directorial debut in this delightful film, adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, about ‘metalhead’ Daniel (played by Earl Cave, son of Nick) spending a forced summer with his divorced, librarian mother.  Do complete opposites attract? Songs are by indie band Belle & Sebastian.

Lost Transmissions – click here 
Simon Pegg turns in a compelling and powerfully moving performance as Theo, a schizophrenic Los Angeles record producer, who finds a kindred spirit in Hannah (Juno Temple), a shy singer-songwriter who also has a history of mental health issues.

The Beautiful Game – click here 
As they do all over Africa, boys in Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, fantasise about playing football in Europe, which promises a better future for themselves and their families. The dream comes true for Odilon Kossounou,  17, when a Swedish agent arrives and takes him to a club in Stockholm. From the moment he is scouted, to his arrival in the cold North, expectations are enormous; family, agents and club pin their hopes on him.

One More Jump – click here 
Celebrated Italian documentarian Manu Gerosa went to Palestine to make this film about the Gaza parkour team, who practise the sport’s breathtaking athletic feats while dreaming of an escape to Europe. Parkour involves running, jumping, vaulting and somersaulting across the rooftops of an urban environment – with its ruins and bomb sites, Gaza makes a perfect training ground for the discipline.

Step 2 Beneath the Film Title, click on the yellow button with the word ‘Watch £5.99’. You will not be charged.

Step 3 You will be asked to login with your email address and password.  If you have not yet set up an account, enter your name and email address and choose a password.

Step 4 When you arrive at the Payment page. Click ”I have a promo code”, enter the promo code CIFFBFI and click watch.  

Step 5 The next page confirms you are not being charged, simply click Watch.

Step 6 Success screen, Click on ‘Play Now’.

Step 7 Your film is ready to watch. You will have 48 hours to watch once you have started watching. Enjoy!


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