This is a film still from Archeologist of the Wasteland dir Adrian Bennett, 2019

Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival returns with an exciting mix of free screening events (08 to 18 SEP 2022)

Lucky 13th! The 2022 Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival is back from 8 to 18 September offering a packed line up of free screenings in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues across SE15.

Submitted by Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival

This year’s festival opens with a brilliant double-bill at The Ivy House of George Miller’s Mad Max 2 aka The Road Warrior and Adrian Bennett’s documentary Archaeologist of the Wasteland about the filmmaker’s life-changing quest to discover whether cars from the movie were really buried underground after filming (08 SEP). The festival closes ten days later with a pair of family screenings: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon and Jumanji (18 SEP).

Festival joint co-ordinator Ann Lazim had this to say about the programme:

“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 celebrated the dedicated volunteers who make everything possible:

“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.”


  • Pedal-powered outdoor screening of Bend It Like Beckham on Peckham Rye (09 SEP)
  • Premiere of Peckham film Change of Thought at PeckhamPlex cinema (10 SEP)
  • Bill Douglas film trilogy at the Nunhead Salvation Army Hall (11 SEP)
  • Screening of the multi-award-winning The Clean Bin Project at Veolia, Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility (14 SEP)
  • Horror movie The Descent at Safehouse 1 (15 SEP)
  • Special screening to launch Blasianing, about two Peckham residents, at the Prince of Peckham (15 SEP)
  • Queer Film Night at The Old Nuns Head featuring The Watermelon Woman and short film This is Katharine (16 SEP)
  • Pedal-powered outdoor screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Nunhead Cemetery (17 SEP)

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


  • Find the festival on Facebook, and follow on Twitter @freefilmfest and Instagram @_pnfff for up-to-the-minute news as the festival approaches.
  • Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers. All events are free, but contributions are appreciated to help cover essential costs such as film licences, equipment maintenance and providing facilities in outdoor venues.
  • Part of Free Film Festivals, a network of volunteer-powered neighbourhood free film festivals.
This is a film still from Archeologist of the Wasteland dir Adrian Bennett, 2019

Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival returns with an exciting mix of free screening events (08 to 18 SEP 2022).




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