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The Unlikely Rise of Free FIlm Festivals

Ever wanted to start your own film festival? All you need is an empty space and a little community spirit, says Sam Thompson in this…

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Films celebrating women – some suggestions

Catford Free Film Festival were being asked to screen a film during a “Festival of Women”, to celebrate women’s achievements. A few of the people…

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How to put on a film festival for free

Why spend months planning a film festival and then give it away for free? Read this blog post from the Independent Cinema Office blog, written…

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The Crooked Well, Camberwell

And why they like being a venue for the Camberwell Free Film Festival. We caught up with Jen, the manager of The Crooked Well (above), just…

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2016 Free Film Festivals

Our 2016 programme of festivals is now underway, starting with the SOAS Community Free Film Festival, the first student-led Free Film Festival, which took place…

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Brockwell Lido Cinema 2015

See what happened when the Herne Hill Free Film Festival turned Brockwell Lido into a cinema for an evening, to screen Grand Budapest Hotel? People…

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Soldering iron saves “The Ladykillers”

Fahzan is one of our volunteer projectionists and spent several hours last Sunday taking apart one of our two mixing desks. “I could solder before…

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Salvation Army College becomes a cinema

I’ve been to five events in the 2015 Camberwell Free Film Festival – watching terrific films in a pub, football club, community hall, church crypt,…

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Starting a Free Film Festival – where to begin?

If you’ve found out about Free Film Festivals, seen what’s on, and are interested in starting a Free Film Festival in your area, where’s a…

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What does a Free Film Festival look like?

They’re all different, of course, but this film from 2013 about the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival captures really well what they made happen….

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Finding local venues for free film events

Look around any city, town or village and you’ll find places that could become great community cinema venues for a night. Since 2010, Free Film…

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