Inaugural STREATHAM FREE FILM FESTIVAL aims to run 14-20 September 2015

Streatham could soon be joining the London towns that have hosted film festivals under the Free Film Festivals banner. STREATHAM FREE FILM FESTIVAL aims to take place 14-20 September 2015. If you live locally, you can attend the next festival PLANNING MEETING on Tuesday 13 July and help to make it happen.

Also running this year will be the PECKHAM & NUNHEAD FREE FILM FESTIVAL (3-13 September), the second SOUTH NORWOOD & THORNTON HEATH FREE FILM FESTIVAL. (9-18 October) and  the second LONDON FIELDS FREE FILM FESTIVAL (23-31 October).

About Free Film Festivals:

Free Film Festivals are volunteer-led community festivals which bring people together to enjoy a great movie and celebrate their local area too. It's about increasing the 'feel good' factor of people in the community by providing free and enjoyable events in popular public spaces, including outdoor screenings.

As well as free film screenings, Free Film Festivals can also include filmmaking workshops, such as animation sessions for children - to help people gain new skills and interests.

They are entirely not-for-profit and run by volunteers. Events are funded thanks to our partnerships with the community organisations and other supporters.


Owen Van Spall

Greetings. I am a Film History MA graduate from Birkbeck University of London and a trained NCTJ qualified journalist. Apart from a long history of film and news writing for this site and various other publications, I am also a trained photographer with my own camera kit. I write mostly every day. Along the way I have picked up work experience at Sight & Sound, The Guardian, The Independent, The FT, The New Statesman, and more. I have written hard news stories, features, arranged and conducted interviews with celebrities, film directors and other major cultural figures, arranged photo shoots, and covered film festivals, conferences and events in the UK and abroad. If you wish to commission me or enquire about full-time opportunities please find my CV and contact details below. A physical portfolio of print only cuttings can also be provided.