Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival 2022 – first public planning meeting – come along

Flamsteed Astronomy Society joined us for a screening of The Dish outside at Charlton House. We saw the Moon on-screen and through a telescope. Pic credit: Ed Simmons.

The Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival is back in 2022 and we need you! We are having a public meeting on Thursday 17th March 2022 from 7pm to 9pm in the Prince Henry Room at Charlton House and anyone interested in finding out more about the film festival is encouraged to attend and welcome to become part of our pool of volunteers. Perhaps there’s a film you’d like to screen (we’ll help you!) or maybe you’d like to help set up the screen and the sound system. Or if you like social media and are keen to help us tell more people about the free films they can watch this September, come along.

When and where is the public meeting?

Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival – Public Meeting Date: Thursday 17th March 2022 Time: 7pm to 9pm Venue: Prince Henry Room at Charlton House (upstairs, there’s a lift and venue is wheelchair accessible). Since 2016 we’ve screened over 70 films including Black Panther, Dean Spanley, They Shall Not Grow Old, Yellow Submarine, Sisters With Transistors, One Cut of the Dead, Do The Right Thing and Free Solo in more than 20 venues including artFix, Tramshed, Charlton Assembly Rooms, St George’s Garrison Church, Royal Artillery Square, Shrewsbury House and quite a few pub gardens.

When and where is the actual festival?

This year the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival will run from Friday 9th to Saturday 17th September 2022 in various venues (yet to be determined) in SE7 and SE18.

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Below are some pictures from our previous screenings to whet your appetite.


A packed audience at the White Swan, ready to watch a film but first hearing from an invited speaker
Upstairs at The Swan. Credit: Ed Simmons
Snacks on sale, credit: Fliss
Open air screening of The Dish at Charlton House. Credit: Scott Keir
Sisters With Transistors at the Assembly Rooms, Charlton. Credit: Ed Simmons
Silent Running at Maryon Wilson Community Garden (alas generator failed!). Credit: Ed Simmons
Setting up at the Garrison Church. Credit: Unknown
Possibly a tautline hitch. Credit: Jo Brodie
Cables and connectors. Credit: Jo Brodie
Full colour posters, no expense spared. Credit: Jo Brodie
Making sure people can see and watch films! Credit: Jo Brodie
One of our printed posters. Credit: CWFFF
One of our printed posters. Credit: CWFFF
Screen wrangling. Credit: Jo Brodie
Audience enjoying Half Of A Yellow Sun at St Luke’s Church. Credit: Ed Simmons
Flamsteed brought a telescope for The Dish! Credit: Ed Simmons


Credit: CWFFF