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New Cross & Deptford

Xanadu and ’80’s roller disco!

Join us for the first night of the NXDFFF when we’ll be launching in truly retro style with big hair, slick moves and fancy footwork,…

Our Festivals

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    New Cross & Deptford


    Herne Hill


    Peckham & Nunhead


    Charlton & Woolwich






    Beckenham Mansion Family


    Glasgow West End




    Other Screenings


    South Social


    West Norwood



What people say

  • “A real treat on my doorstep.”

    “So good to have a community event that the whole family can enjoy together.”

  • “I’m proud of Peckham and Nunhead and the Free Film Festivals is one of the reasons why.”

  • “Wonderful festival. Excellent for the community as it brings people together from all walks of life.”

  • “Makes you see the whole area in a new light. Thank you!”

  • “It’s great because you get to stay up late and eat popcorn.”

Our Stories

A black and white clapboard / clapperboard like those used in film productions. The aesthetic is information printed in white text on a black background. Usually it would be about the film production (the director, the name of the film, the scene etc) but here it's information about the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival's public meeting on 29th March 2023.

Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival 2023 – public meeting – come along :)

CWFFF Public Meeting 29th March, 7.30pm The Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival will be back in September 2023, screening all sorts of films and…

Bike powered screenings funded by the National Lottery Community Fund

We’re delighted to be able to include two bike-powered film screenings in this year’s New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival thanks to a grant…

Poster for the film Timbuktu

‘Timbuktu’: Life interrupted – a moving study of a community reacting to jihadist rule

by festival volunteer Felicity on our Wednesday evening film – Timbuktu In April 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and the…

Film Poster for The Apartment - "Movie-wise, there has never been anything like 'The Apartment' love-wise, laugh-wise or otherwise-wise!" with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray

I’m screening The Apartment – free – at the Assembly Rooms in Charlton on Sunday 11th September 2022

by Jo Brodie, CWFFF Festival Volunteer There are quite a few comedies I watched with my parents growing up (The Music Man, The Odd Couple,…

Our festival in pictures

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