Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival begins

 Ida, this year’s Oscar winner for best foreign film, will screen in All Saints Church

Ida, this year’s Oscar winner for best foreign film, will screen in All Saints Church

Peckham and Nunhead will once again be hosting their annual Free Film Festival, which takes place 3 - 13 September 2015. South London is becoming quite the hotbed of film clubs, societies and festivals, with many events free throughout the year.

The festival, now in its sixth year, will include nearly 30 film screenings and events at locations across Peckham and Nunhead, South London, including parks, pubs, churches, community centres, cafes, a cemetery and a waste management facility.

Every event is free and the whole festival is organised by local volunteers. The full programme is at with highlights including:

Ida, this year’s Oscar winner for best foreign film, will screen in All Saints Church (read the review of the film here).

Bike-powered outdoor screening of Gravity on Peckham Rye

London premiere of Landfill Harmonic at Southwark waste management facility near the Old Kent Road

‘Welcome to Busseywood’, the UK’s biggest one-day festival of African cinema, now in its fourth year, taking place at the Bussey Building

Time(s) Travel(s) an evening of sound, projected light, digital animations, and 3D mapping on the Victorian chapel in Nunhead Cemetery

Oscar nominated documentary Virunga, screened outdoors in Glengall Wharf Garden

Rare silent Edwardian films made at the Gaumont studios in Camberwell, with piano accompaniment by the phenomenal Neil Brand, at the Ivy House

Stones Celebration, screening of Crossfire Hurricane, followed by performance from Stones tribute band, at the Montague Arms

World premiere of PinkFish, a short film written, directed and performed by avant-garde ensemble, a.P.A.t.T at the Ivy House

Closing film SuperBob about a Peckham postman turned super hero, screening at Peckhamplex, with director Q&A


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