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Community-led free film festivals. Bringing people together to enjoy free cinema and celebrate their local neighbourhood.

Formed in 2010, Free Film Festivals is entirely not-for-profit and run by volunteers. This website has details of all Free Film Festivals and their events. FIND OUT MORE

Our Festivals

Scroll through and see what takes your fancy


    New Cross & Deptford


    Herne Hill




    Peckham & Nunhead


    Beckenham Mansion Family




    Glasgow West End


    Charlton & Woolwich




    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

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,…

Lucky 13th! Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is back with an exciting mix of free screening events in September 2022.

The 2022 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is back from 8 to 18 September offering a packed line up of screening events in a…

Popcorn in a paper bucket, white with red stripes. Some cakes in the background, possibly chocolate drizzled macaroons.

Your name in lights (ish) – would you like to sponsor #CWFFF22?

Help support the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival We’re incredibly grateful to all of our venues for donating their spaces to us to host…

Our festival in pictures

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