Touching True Stories And Historical Films In All-Day Croydon Film Fest

By Stuart Black Last edited 25 months ago
Touching True Stories And Historical Films In All-Day Croydon Film Fest

Croydon was the childhood home of screenwriter Raymond Chandler and director David Lean, so it’s apt that tomorrow sees a celebration of cinema there with the Croydon International Film Festival.

Now in its third year, it’s is an all-day event run by volunteers that focuses on short films from around the world, especially documentary and animated stories. The programme also includes screenings of silent historical movies made in and around the area, supplied by the Croydon Museum.

Here’s a couple of tasters of the work on show; firstly, Jason Rock’s beautiful film Caris Boxing, a documentary about a homeless young man who managed to turn his life around thanks to a boxing club.

And on the animated side, here's Steve Kirby's very funny If The Cuckoo Don't Crow, a recreation of a conversation (well, more of a monologue) that took place between a radio talk-show host and a man whose mother predicted the Great Storm of 1987.

The films run on 28 November from 2.30pm to 7.30pm in the Studio Theatre at Matthews Yard, Croydon with a party afterwards where you can get to know the filmmakers. It's free to get in, but since it's been popular in the last few year, you're advised to come early to avoid disappointment.

To see more London Shorts click here.

Last Updated 27 November 2015