24th Portobello Free Film &
Art Festival 2019
29 August - 15 September
Artwork by Pete Dunne, Graphic design by Hooper and Kind
UK’s premiere independent film festival hits West London again for 18 days of free screenings of new low budget movies from UK and the World, and street art public exhibition. Entry to all events is FREE.
The theme in 2019 is Music with live performances and film screenings from JC of punk pioneers The Members, chanteuse and art icon Anne Pigalle, and local band Blue Midnight featuring Fall and Billy Bragg producer Grant Showbiz.
There will also be films featuring Stiv Bators by rock and roll documentary legend Danny Garcia, Clarence Clemmons, Graham Parker, Rotten Hill Gang, hip hop from the noughties, and a dinner table party discussion with Chris Salewicz, Andrea Oliver, and Don Letts.
Other venues include the Muse at 296 Portobello Road with non stop evening screenings of the latest in World Cinema with a focus on German, Spanish, and USA films, and the Westbank Gallery under the Westway between Ladbroke Grove and Portobello Road with a season of London films including Beyond The Photo by Cathy Hassan (featuring Darcus Howe’s last interview) and a masterclass from Independent giants Greg Hall and Nick Nevern.
For a third year the Festival will open and close at Maxilla Social Club, under the Westway, next door to Grenfell Tower out of love for the local community. This year’s festival is our 3rd Song For Notting Dale, which is also the home of the Portobello Film Festival.
6pm – 10.30 pm
Entry Free to All Events
Download Portobello 2019 Programme here! (PDF, 10 MB)
Follow the Portobello Film Festival live with all the film makers and celebrities
on official photographer Mat Buxton's Flickr feed here
Films are shown in order listed. Screening times can be worked out by adding times from start. Venues are licensed premises and not suitable for children.