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This year's programme for PECKHAM & NUNHEAD FREE FILM FESTIVAL

The 2022 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is back from 8 to 18 September offering a packed line up of screenings in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues across SE15.

A successful recruitment drive earlier this year expanded the hard-working team of volunteers, who’ve pulled together an exciting schedule of screenings for all ages and tastes, as well as a filming workshop for 14-18 year olds.

Festival joint co-ordinator Ann Lazim: “At a time when a lot of people are struggling financially, film festivals like ours are more important than ever. They provide free entertainment that appeals to a wide variety of people. Not only do our screenings bring community groups together, they’re also great fun. That’s why our local volunteers love getting involved.”

Fellow co-ordinator Neal Browne: “We’re thrilled to be back and welcoming new volunteers for our 13th year. We’re also very proud to have kept the Peckham & Nunhead Festival running continuously through the toughest pandemic years, even if that meant going mainly online in 2020. But nothing beats bringing everyone together in real life to share the film watching experience.”

This year’s highlights include:

  • Pedal-powered outdoor screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Nunhead Cemetery

  • Pedal-powered outdoor screening of Bend It Like Beckham on Peckham Rye

  • Special screening to launch Blasianing, about two Peckham residents, at the Prince of Peckham

  • Premiere of Peckham film Change of Thought at PeckhamPlex cinema

  • Screening of the multi-award-winning The Clean Bin Project at Veolia, Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility

  • Queer Film Night at The Old Nuns Head

  • Family movies at Northfield House (Jumanji) and the Copleston Centre (A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon)

  • Bill Douglas film trilogy at the Nunhead Salvation Army Hall

  • Horror movie The Descent at Safehouse 1

Screenings will also take place at The Ivy House, The Waverley Arms, Peckham Palms, Rye Books, Mountview Academy, Glengall Wharf Garden and Peckham Pelican.

In addition, they’re offering a free Introduction to Filmmaking workshop for 14-18 year olds at Mountview Academy. This is the only ticketed event - all others are on a first come first served basis – so please register for this in advance via the festival website.

Full details and dates of all this year’s screenings can be found here.


You can also find them on Facebook, and Twitter @freefilmfest and Instagram _pnfff for up-to-the-minute news as the festival approaches.



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