Sliding Scale

In order to make Africa in Motion more accessible to those on a low income, we have implemented a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events where possible. We join a number of festivals in Scotland and beyond which have similarly introduced this system in order to make arts and social events as accessible as possible.

For events in cinema venues where we are not able to implement a sliding scale ticket system, we have a number of free tickets available to those who would otherwise be unable to attend. To claim a free ticket, please email and we can reserve a ticket for you.

A sliding scale ticket system enables you to choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof or ID. We ask that you be honest with yourself about your financial situation. This allows us to provide financial flexibility to those who most need it and to make Africa in Motion affordable to more people alongside sustaining the festival and supporting filmmakers. If you have any questions about what you should pay, please get in touch via [email protected] or ask a member of staff on the day. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Below is a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay:

Sliding Scale

FREE or £2

• I am unable to meet my basic* needs; I amreceiving ESA/JSA/UC, DLA/PIP, or working tax credits, am unemployed or on low income. I use foodbanks.

• I have debt or no access to savings and have no or very limited expendable income**; I rent lowerend properties or have unstable housing; I walk because I cannot afford public transport.

• 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. 

£4 or £6

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

• I may have some debt but it does not stop me from meeting basic needs.

• I can afford public transport and taxis; if I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.

• I have access to financial savings or some expendable income; I shop new and second-hand.


• I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs, have savings and expendable income.

• I may have some debt but it does not stop me from meeting 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.

*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.

Our thanks to the Scottish Queer International Film Festival for allowing us to replicate their sliding scale ticketing system.