New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2015 - Broke in London

New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2015

The fourth annual New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival

By Hatty

If you want to spend a fun evening out in London and are looking to spend next to nothing, you ought to know about the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival. This year’s festival begins this Friday, 24th April, and lasts 10 days, showing 37 free film events in 18 different venues in New Cross and Deptford, South East London.

Launch Night

The festival is glamming up for its launch night on Friday 24th April, when it will be screening Saturday Night Fever (18 certificate) and then having a 70’s disco afterwards at Number Three London in Deptford. There are prizes for best dressed and best dancers, so please do dig out your wide lapels and bell bottoms, and start to practise those 70’s moves!  You can join the waiting list here.

New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2015

Flyer for Friday Night Fever, launch party for NXDFFF 2015


Every year at the festival there are , which are powered by YOU! Electric Pedals sets up the screen with a row of bikes, and then you have to pedal to generate the power to run the films. This year there will be the screening of Guardians of the Galaxy (PG certificate) at Fordham Park which takes place on the first Saturday, 25th April, and the classic 1939 Wizard of Oz (U certificate) at Telegraph Hill Upper Park on 2nd May. Now we just need the weather to be kind!

New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2015

Grease, Telegraph Hill Park, NXDFFF 2014. Copyright: Electric Pedals


For kids, there will be the screening of Paddington on 25th April at the Shaftesbury Christian Centre in SE8 and, for the younger ones, the ever popular Frozen Singalong at Deptford Lounge.

The festival ends on a high note on Sunday 3rd May at the Job Centre pub. Don Letts, DJ, film director and musician, will be showing his documentary The Clash:  Westway To The World and then taking some questions. After that he will perform a DJ set.  It’s the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend, so it’s a perfect time to come and celebrate the end of another fun and very free film festival in New Cross and Deptford.

For full details and listings please see the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival website. Find the festival on Facebook and on Twitter.

See you there!

What: New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival 2015
Where: In various venues across New Cross and Deptford
When: 24 April until 3 May 2015
Cost: FREE

Author’s Bio:

Hatty Uwanogho likes to write, tweet and photograph things, particularly when they are good colours and interesting shapes. She loves music, dance, film, all things arts and culture and engaging with the community through hard work such as watching films for free in the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival. Hatty has an alter ego, Mental Floss, who DJs locally and mostly on vinyl. She is passionate about south east London and regularly posts about it in her blog hattydaze.

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