Camberwell Free Film Festival 2016

NB I’d intended to write something bespoke about this, but it’s late. So here’s a lightly modified press release instead.

The 4th Camberwell Free Film Festival (CFFF) will run between Thursday 31 March to Sunday 10 April totalling 16 events over 11 days.

Now firmly established since their debut in 2013, with the aim of placing Camberwell on the cultural map of London, CFFF is back to screen a selection of classic, contemporary and cult movies at cafes, pubs, civic spaces and landmark architectural venues around SE5. Entirely curated and organized on a voluntary basis by local residents with a passion for cinema and community, the festival forms a part of the highly successful and rapidly growing Free Film Festivals family.

Highlights for 2016 include, a German themed night at Dulwich Hamlet Football Club where amongst the beer, food and music the rarely seen techno spoof “Fraktus” which is set in Hamburg will be screened. There will also be a creepy double bill over two nights at JazzLive at The Crypt underneath St.Giles Church featuring the 1962 classic “Carnival Of Souls” paired with the smash contemporary debut “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” by Ana Lily Amirpour. We are also delighted to revisit architectural landmark William Booth College for a closing weekend of matinees at The Salvation Army including the BAFTA nominated “Suffragette”.

You can see the full lineup on the FFF website.

For more details and updates, please check CFFF Social Media:

Author: Peter

Long-time resident of Camberwell, author of this blog since July 2004.

8 thoughts on “Camberwell Free Film Festival 2016”

  1. The Crooked Well will be doing free hotdogs and popcorn for our screening… Monday 4th April, film starts 8pm, doors open from 6pm

    The Falling
    Carol Morley (UK)

    A film about a fainting epidemic at an all girls grammar school in 1969…when society was rapidly changing.

    Quite relevant as at one time The Crooked Well would almost certainly have stood in the playing fields of Mary Datchelor Girls School across the road which closed in 1979

  2. I am minded to go to Dulwich Hamlet on Easter Monday, Euse, for their crunch game against Tonbridge Angels. There will be a good crowd, rich in Camberwellian variety, eh?

  3. Also, tomorrow night, Tuesday 22 March, Peckham Chamber Orchestra are playing their next gig at the Liberal Club in Peckham at 8.30pm. Their first work will be Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite. He, you will remember, was Brian Sewell’s dad but the great Brian didn’t know it till near the end of his life. Warlock spent four magnificent years at Eynsford down the road from here near Dartford — the theme of those years being alcohol. He used to roar round the village on his motorbike, naked.

    The PCO gigs are always packed, so get there early.

  4. How was the PCO gig? I nearly went in an effort to show the kids some culture, but, yeah, it gets very busy.

    Dropped into the the SLG at the weekend. There’s a new exhibit on — kind of hard to interpret (I think that’s the point) or to like. Maybe with a second look it’ll grow on me. There are mini weed bags strewn around, and sea-shore references.

    They also had a consultation on about the refurb of the old Peckham Fire Station, which is being turned into a gallery/studio/meeting space by the Gallery. 100% white people were there. It’s a great building and looks like it could be a good project. Makes a change from the mass of student accommodation on the Peckham Road.

    Good luck with the film festival eusebiovic!

  5. The Peckham Chamber Orchestra Concert was really good, their best gig yet. After using Warlock’s Capriol Suite to warm up and tune up, they thundered into the Black Mozart’s Symphony 2 then delivered a sublime version of Nyman’s “Time Lapse”. The show ended with Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with heavenly work from the fiddle of Neil Amin-Smith.

    Well done Hannah Jones and her band. The atmosphere always makes the PCO concerts really special. They’ll be along again in the summer.

  6. Peter

    Thanks…Links all work now…it was temporarily down when I wrote the post…It’s a new website so still a work in progress


    Yes, get along to The Hamlet…It will be a big crowd…full of variety…as you suggest 😉

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