Probably the best free film festival in the world

  • Portobello Film Festival 2017
    Thursday 31 August to Sunday 17 September
    Admission Free

    500 NEW MOVIES AND A CELEBRATION OF NORTH KENSINGTON CULTURE
    FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE SOON ONLINE AT PORTOBELLOFILMFESTIVAL.COM

  • The 22nd Portobello Film Festival bursts into action on Thursday 31 August with an astonishing programme of short films from London, the UK and around the world. Unique, unconventional and unparalleled are just three words beginning with ‘u’ that aptly describe the annual Portobello Film Festival.

    No other international film festival comes anywhere near providing the showcase for new films offered by the Portobello Film Festival. This is the event that film industry insiders searching for new talent know they can’t miss.

    Venues include the legendarily louche Pop Up Cinema at Acklam Village (where the Westway crosses Portobello Road), The Muse Gallery at 269 Portobello Road, and Tavistock Square, just off Portobello Road.

    Over 500 brand new indie movies that you won’t see anywhere else will be screened including international films from Holland, Spain and Russia. Highlights include Ken Russell’s The Boyfriend introduced by his daughter Vicky, Ian Sinclair’s London Overground, and the cult hit Common People.

    In the wake of North Kensington’s awful tragedy at Grenfell Tower, less than 100 metres from the Portobello Film Festival office, the Festival will also present movies by local people. These films deal with the disaster and its aftermath, offering a platform for local poets, rappers, DJs and musicians.

    Portobello Film Festival, in association with archivist Tom Vague, will also be creating an exhibition of panels on Portobello Road itself remembering the area’s eccentric cinematic history.

  • As always, all events and screenings are free
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