Free Film Festivals are a community group that organises free neighbourhood film festivals, to encourage community involvement through film. The first Free Film Festival took place in 2010 in Peckham and Nunhead, South East London, and the idea has spread from there. Our festivals, which are completely run by volunteers, bring people together to enjoy films they might not have seen in places they may not have been. Each festival is run by its own group of volunteers, but with support from other festivals, including shared projection equipment.

The 2017 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival runs from 1-10 September.


September 1 @ 1:30pm at All Saints Church Hall.
Enjoy the last day of the school summer holidays at this screening at All Saints Church Hall at 1.30pm on Friday 1 September of Paddingto,…

Singin’ In The Rain

September 1 @ 8:30pm at Peckham Rye Common.
A bike-powered screening on Peckham Rye of the classic Hollywood musical Singin’ in the Rain opens the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival on…

Nosferatu the Vampyre

September 2 @ 8pm at Nunhead Cemetery.
Returning to one of the most popular venues in the 8 year history of the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival, this year’s film was…

Flicker + Pulse

September 3 @ 8pm at Glengall Wharf Garden.
Flicker + Pulse outdoor film screening in Glengall Wharf Garden, 8pm followed by a Q&A with the two Directors, Brian McClave and Tom Wichelow. Flicker + Pulse…

Knitflix 2

September 4 @ 8pm at The Ivy House.
Following the success of last years ‘Knitflix,’ Woolly Mondays presents Knitflix 2! The first part of the evening will be a rare chance to see…

Shadow World + Q&A

September 4 @ 8pm at The Montague Arms.
Shadow World Monday 4 September 8pm Montague Arms, 289 Queens Road SE15 2PA Based on the book, The Shadow World, this feature-length documentary reveals the…

Paragraph 175 + Intro by Kate Hodkinson

September 5 @ 7:15 pm at Peckham Library.
Historian, Klaus Müller, interviews survivors of Paragraph 175, the sodomy provision of the German Penal Code of 1871 which made homosexuality a crime. Between 1933…

Nineteen Eighty-Four + Sci-Fi Short

September 5 @ 7:30 pm at Peckham Pelican.
This screening is a tribute to the late John Hurt, who plays George Orwell’s timeless character, Winston Smith, in his tale of a future fascist…


September 6 @ 8pm at Copeland Park.
Kick back with a pizza and GoodFellas in true Mafioso style at the Crust Conductor, Copeland Park, on Wednesday 6th September. Scorsese’s timeless portrayal of…

Women in Film present ‘Mustang’ + Short Film ‘Simi’

September 6 @ 8pm at The Green Community Centre, Nunhead Green.
MUSTANG is a subtitled Turkish language drama about five young sisters who are imprisoned in their house by their grandmother, as punishment for their perceived…

Deep End

September 6 @ 8pm at Space @ 61.
Deep End, Jerzy Skolimowski’s 1970 study of infatuation, gets a rare screening at Space @ 61, on Wednesday…

A Plastic Ocean + Q&A

September 7 @ 8pm at Veolia (UK) Ltd, Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility.
“No Water, No Life. No Blue, No Green.” – Dr. Sylvia Earle Chosen as winner of the 2016 Blue Ocean Film Festival & Climate Summit…

A Man Called Ove

September 7 @ 8pm at Rye Books.
We are very excited to announce that as part of the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival, Rye Books will be screening ‘A Man Called…

Raving Iran

September 8 @ 5pm at Persepolis.
On Friday 8 September a Screening at Persepolis with Persian Afternoon Tea. Please note on website that full café menu will be available for the…


September 8 @ 7:30pm at Burgess Park.
Join us for an outdoor screening of WALL-E on Friday 8 September at 7:30pm. A great children’s film from Pixar that the whole family can enjoy….

Night of the Living Dead

September 8 @ 8:00pm at Safehouse 1.
The world sadly got a lot less scary this summer with the sad death of legendary and influential film director, George A. Romero, a favourite…

Afrikans On Film

September 9 @ 12pm at CLF Cafe, The Bussey Building.
AFRIKANS ON FILM FESTIVAL (Formerly known as Welcome to Busseywood) London’s largest 1 day Afrikan film festival is BACK! A unique opportunity to see films rarely…

Smartphone Filmmaking: Screening + Workshop with Eye Want Change

September 10 @ 11am at The Green Community Centre, Nunhead Green.
Eye Want Change presents an afternoon of smartphone films and practical filmmaking workshops. From stop motion to DIY filmmaking equipment, Eye Want Change will guide…

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

September 10 @ 8pm at Northfield House.
The residents of Northfield House are hosting an outdoor screening of New Zealand adventure comedy drama ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ in one of our beautiful…

Public House

September 10 @ 8:30pm at Peckhamplex Cinema.
The festival’s closing film at Peckhamplex on Sunday 10 September is Public House which tells the story of the Ivy House Pub in Peckham. Slated…

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