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|About||Herne Hill Free Film Festival (HHFFF) is run by volunteers for the good of the community, in collaboration with www.freefilmfestivals.org.|
Herne Hill Free Film Festival Mission Statement
Herne Hill Free Film Festival is about bringing people from all parts of our community together to enjoy great films in neighbourhood venues. At the heart of the Festival is a commitment not to charge the audience to attend screenings. The festival is run entirely by volunteers – people who both love Herne Hill and film.
Our primary aims are:
• To organise and promote screenings in iconic Herne Hill locations with a special emphasis on open air events.
• To encourage and nurture film making skills in Herne Hill, particularly through an annual 48hour Competition.
• To screen predominately a mix of culturally significant, independent, local and short films along with the occasional more mainstream movie.
• To promote screenings organised by individuals or groups adhering to our Mission Statement under the umbrella of the festival.
Herne Hill Free Film Festival is a volunteer led not-for-profit community endeavour. We are part of a family of south London Free Film Festivals (www.freefilmfestivals.org).
We work with partner organisations including Herne Hill Forum, Brockwell Park Community Partners, Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill Velodrome and others who share our vision.
Any money raised funds through donations and sponsorship will be used to cover the Festival’s running costs, apart from at those venues where the festival’s organising committee has agreed to split the proceeds of collections with the venue or other community organisations. We may pay for professional services however only with the agreement of the Festival’s organising committee. We do not pay staff or professional promoters fees.
Thanks to a grant from Film London and assistance from the Herne Hill forum, we were able to run the first Herne Hill free film festival, running from April 19 - June 1 2013.
Film London enabled the HHFFF to put on a core of four outdoor screenings in iconic landmarks of Herne Hill.
From 2014 onwards, the HHFFF no longer has Film London funding. The Herne Hill forum has pledged its support financially but we will be seeking funding and sponsorship from other sources too.
We invite anyone else who would like to organise a free film screening themselves in a venue in SE24 to get in contact with us during February. We will include the event under the HHFFF 'umbrella' and include it in our publicity and promotion. The individuals or organisations who are included under this umbrella are entirely responsible for the screenings they organise, although help will be given by HHFFF volunteers.
There is no 'management' of the Herne Hill free film festival, we are just a bunch of dedicated volunteers who do their best to put on free, fun events for the film loving community of Herne Hill. If you want to get involved, come along to our meetings, everyone welcome!