Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival 2016 - Broke in London

Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival 2016

Catch a free film during September

By Ann Lazim, PNFFF co-ordinator

The 7th Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival celebrating the variety of culture and communities in Peckham and Nunhead kicks off on September 1st and continues until the 11th, ending the summer holidays on a high. The PNFFF team is trusting there’ll be good weather as there are lots of outdoor screenings!

What’s On

The outside of the chapel in Nunhead Cemetery will be illuminated on the opening night with Storm Warning, a fantastic show combining light and sound.

The next two days will see events on Peckham Rye Common with keyboard virtuoso Neil Brand accompanying silent films and a bike-powered screening of Jumanji.

Electric Pedals join in again midweek for a collaboration with the new Peckham Festival to show Blues Brothers in Copeland Park. This event is followed by live music as is a screening of Janis: Little Girl Blue.

Top 10 Free Events in September

Image: Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival Facebook

Other films featuring music include Purple Rain as a tribute to Prince and Get on Up about James Brown. A group of young Peckham people give their view of the grime music scene and the culture around it in That Side an event combining film and live performance.

On the second weekend there are screenings in Burgess Park of Romeo and Juliet and The Jungle Book.

Family Friendly Films

There are plenty of films for children and young people with screenings in community halls, a school and a special showing at Peckhamplex of the brilliant Studio Ghibli film My Neighbour Totoro. Peckhamplex is also the venue for the closing film, the world première of comedy Powder’s Peckham.

There’s a horror strand happening – one of those things that just emerges as the festival is never deliberately themed. The PNFFF Women in Film group is exploring ideas around this and classics The Wicker Man and Hellraiser can be seen elsewhere in the festival.

The Afrikans on Film Festival

For the 5th year running the Afrikans on Film Festival (formerly known as Welcome to Busseywood) takes place over three floors of the Bussey Building in the centre of Peckham. This unique and varied programme is a significant part of the festival.

And that’s not all! There are screenings in a waste management facility, a community garden and a garden centre. And films about suffragettes, a documentary and discussion about women comic creators, and Knitflix, a wittily titled programme of films about knitting. There’s lots more to explore! Head to for details.


Thu 1st September – Purple Rain | The Montague Arms | Peckham | SE15 2PA
Thu 1st September – Storm Brewing | Nunhead Cemetery | Linden Grove | SE15 3LW
Fri 2nd September – Silent Comedy Classics | Peckham Rye Common | SE15 3UA
Sat 3rd September – Bike-Powered: Jumanji | Peckham Rye Common | SE15 3UA
Sun 4th September – Suffragette Cinema and Q&A | The Green Community Centre | SE15 3QQ
Sun 4th September – Food, Inc. | Glengall Wharf Garden | SE15 6N
Mon 5th September – Knit Flix | The Ivy House | SE15 3BE
Mon 5th September – VHS Night: The Keep | Peckham Pelican | SE15 5PY
Tue 6th September – She Makes Comics | Peckham Library | SE15 5JR
Tue 6th September – The Wicker Man | The Ivy House | SE15 3BE
Tue 6th September – The Makeshift Cinema | The Green Community Centre | SE15 3QQ
Wed 7th September – Black Cat, White Cat | The NINES | SE15 3SN
Wed 7th September – Women In Film do Horror | The Green Community Centre | SE15 3QQ
Wed 7th September – Waste Land | Veolia Education and Visitor Centre | SE15 1AL
Thu 8th September – Janis: Little Girl Blue & live music | The White Horse | SE15 4JR
Thu 8th September – Little Shop of Horrors | The Nunhead Gardener |  SE15 3BW
Thu 8th September – Bike-Powered: Blues Brothers | Copeland Park | SE15 3SN
Fri 9th September – Romeo & Juliet | Burgess Park | SE5 7QH
Fri  9th September – That Side | Peckham Plex Cinema | SE15 4ST
Fri 9th September – Hellraiser | Safehouse 1 | SE15 3SN
Sat 10th September – The Jungle Book | Burgess Park | SE5 7QH
Sat 10th September – Zootropolis | Hollydale School | SE15 2AR
Sat 10th September – Big Hero 6 | Unwin and Friary Estate Community Centre | SE15 6TH
Sat 10th September – Beasts of the Southern Wild & A Diary for Samuel | Northfield House | SE15 6TN
Sat 10th September – Afrikans on Film | Bussey Building – Peckham | SE15 4ST

Sun 11th September – My Neighbour Totoro | Peckham Plex Cinema | SE15 4ST

Sun 11th September – The Peanuts Movie | All Saints Church – Peckham | SE15 4QS
Sun 11th September – Get On Up | Cossall Estate Tenants Hall | SE15 2QE
Sun 11th September – Powder’s Peckham | Peckham Plex Cinema | SE15 4ST

What: Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival 2016
When: 1-11 of September 2016
Where: In various venues across Peckham and Nunhead
Cost: Free