About Us

So who are we, what do we do, and why?

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Volunteer-powered neighbourhood free film festivals that encourage community involvement through film.

Bringing people together to enjoy films they might not have seen in places they may not have been. Giving local filmmakers a chance to screen their films in front of an audience.


Our Aims

To create community-run film festivals in small geographical areas or neighbourhoods.
To bring people together from across the community to enjoy a great movie and celebrate their local area too.
To promote skills development by supporting workshops and filmmaking events, and offer volunteering opportunities so people can gain new skills and interests.
To create opportunities for local filmmakers to bring their films to a wider audience.

Our festivals in pictures

What people say

  • “A real treat on my doorstep.”

    “So good to have a community event that the whole family can enjoy together.”

  • “I’m proud of Peckham and Nunhead and the Free Film Festivals is one of the reasons why.”

  • “Wonderful festival. Excellent for the community as it brings people together from all walks of life.”

  • “Makes you see the whole area in a new light. Thank you!”

  • “It’s great because you get to stay up late and eat popcorn.”

    Lois, age 6


Free Film Festivals is a constituted not-for-profit community group supported by a wide range of partners, who provide help with organisation, equipment, catering, venues, volunteers – and lots of their time!

Our Funding Partners

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A thank you also to…

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2Inspire filmmaking project, Southwark Youth Service (Creative Arts & Music Project), Nunhead Voice, and Nunhead Library