Free Film Festival


The programme has been announced for this year’s London Fields Free Film Festival, which takes place 17th – 26th October 2014.

The brand new festival aims to attract and bring together local audiences to enjoy a ten day celebration of cinema at a number of venues across London Fields. The festival will showcase an eclectic collection of features, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films, with a special focus on Hackney/London based themes and filmmakers.

Every event is free and the whole festival is organised by local volunteers. The full programme is at with highlights including:


  • Under The Cranes, a meditation on the multicultural social history of Hackney, followed by Q&A with Director Emma-Louise Williams and poet Michael Rosen
  • An afternoon marathon at Hackney Attic with films that feature the hottest man in Hollywood, Ryan Gosling – two of the films will be voted for in a heated online poll on the festival’s Facebook page
  • The ultimate party of the festival with a triple bill of the East End’s infamous Sink The Pink followed by DJ sets
  • An evening of style splendour with Advanced Style & Student Fashion Shorts plus Q&A at the London College of Fashion on Mare St.


London Fields is known across the city for its quirky arts and cultures scene, from the bustle of Broadway Market with its books and broad cuisines to the indie films of Hackney Picturehouse. The festival aims to pay tribute to the talent of the area and engage its diverse community with free events taking place across a range of classic and new venues in the local area, to bring the neighbourhood together in a fun and free environment.


To help us raise money to cover our license costs and equipment hire we are currently setting up a small Kickstarter campaign. Any donations are more than welcome.


The London Fields Free Film Festival is part of the Free Film Festival community group and is the newest addition to the schedule. There are currently four other established Free Film Festivals across London – Peckham & Nunhead, New Cross & Deptford, Herne Hill and Camberwell.


Complete list of events

For any additions or changes see on

London Fields Free Film Festival 2014, 17-26 October 2014

Friday 17th October

Grey Gardens TBC – plus themed party and DJ set

Hollywood Springs, 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX, 7:30pm


Saturday 18th October

Dispicable ME

Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmith’s Row E2 8QA, 2:00pm


Saturday 18th October

Dazed and Confused with fancy-dress party

London Fields Gym, 379 Mentmore Terrace E8, 7:30pm


Sunday 19th October

Ryan Gosling All-Dayer – online vote for titles

Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St E8 1HE, 2:30pm


Monday 20th October

Under The Cranes – followed by Q&A with Director Emma-Louise Williams and Michael Rosen

Artist Studio (opposite Box Park), 7:30pm


Tuesday 21st October

Frances Ha

Laundry , 7:30pm


Wednesday 22nd October

Poetry and film

Off Broadway, 7:30pm


Thursday 23rd October

Advanced Style & Student Fashion Shorts plus Q&A

London College of Fashion, 182 Mare St E8 3RE, 7:30pm


Friday 24th October

Totally Fucked Up

Venue Tbc, 7:30pm


Saturday 25th October

Family Film

Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmith’s Row E2 8QA, 2:30pm


Saturday 25th October

Sink The Pink Films triple billplus performances, DJ set and party

London Fields Gym, 7:30pm


Sunday 26th October

Short Sighted Cinema shorts

Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St E8 1HE, 4:00pm