Arts and Entertainment

Free Film Festivals to hold cinema events across South London this summer – gratis!

Cinema-goers watch a film in Telegraph Hill Park. Image: Free Film Festivals

Pubs, cafes and parks will be turned into guerrilla cinemas over the coming months for a series of screenings organised by the Free Film Festivals group.

The South London neighbourhoods of Camberwell, Peckham & Nunhead, Herne Hill and Streatham (as well as several others) will play host to the events.

The screenings will be open to the public and completely free.

The first festival of the season will be held in New Cross & Deptford.

The festival’s programme will be diverse, with offerings by the likes of British director Ben Wheatley, as well as a night of short films by UK-based Korean directors.

On the evening of the 23rd of April, there’ll be a special showing of Tim Burton’s ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ at¬†Telegraph Hill Park.

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The organiser of the events is the Free Films Festivals community group.

It was formed in 2010 to promote free film screenings in neighbourhood venues.

The festivals are entirely non-profit and run by volunteers.

The group states their aim on the BFI website:

We create volunteer-powered neighbourhood free film festivals that encourage community involvement through film. Our events bring people together to enjoy films they might not have seen in places they may not have been.

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