The Croydon Arts Show - Live Radio broadcast on Sunday 15th November at 2pm with Janet Smith

Interviews covering the arts local and further a field. This week Donna Lipowitz and Neil Ridulfa will be in the Studio talking about This year's Croydon International Film festival and Clare Haward and Beth Mander will be talking about the SE Art Trail.  (read more..)

East London Lines - Review by Xiawen Deng

Organisers of Croydon’s leading International Film Festival are appealing for funds to expand the event after a third successful year. People from the film and arts industries, as well as local audiences, turned out to the Studio Theatre in Matthews Yard at the end of last month to enjoy a series of short films from different countries around the world including the UK, Australia, Italy, U.S. and South Korea. The festival, organised and run purely by volunteers, screened a mixture of documentary and animation-style films with a factual theme. Selections favoured films with a quirky and entertaining edge... (read more..)

The Londonist - by Stuart Black

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. (read more..)

The Croydon Citizen - by CronxWire

Croydon International Film Festival 2015 *Celebrating our third year in 2015! *Announces the Official Selection of short films We are very excited to be running this festival for the third year now! Our aim is to provide a fun afternoon of independently made Factual short films. (read more..)

East London Lines - by Annie Gouk

A UFO spotter, a 66-year-old newspaper vendor and a bumbling gnome catcher, are all set to become film stars this weekend. The third annual Croydon International Film Festival, opening at Matthews Yard this Saturday, will show documentaries and animations covering a mix of quirky true stories and more serious subjects. The free festival will show short films with a factual theme from South Korea, Italy, Australia, Germany and more and will also include Q and As with some of the filmmakers. (read more..)

The Croydon Arts Show - Live Radio broadcast on Sunday 19th October at 2pm with Janet Smith

Interviews covering the arts local and further a field \this week we will be looking at Film Festivals closer to home with Ben Bridges and Donna Lipowitz from the Croydon International Film Festival (previously HELD) and from The South Norwood and Thornton Heath Film Festival. Author Christopher Bowden will be talking about his novel The Green Door and will be setting a competition to win a copy... (read more)

Croydon International Film Festival - Croydon Citizen By Donna Lipowitz - Wednesday 8th October, 2014

This autumn, Croydon will host its second International Film Festival at Matthew’s Yard. Donna Lipowitz shares her excitement, hopes and dreams. Last year, the artist Benjamin Bridges and I were searching for somewhere to screen a film we made together. To our delight we discovered Matthews Yard and met some amazing people (including Alice Cretney of Turf Projects) who helped us with the tech, screening, promotion and front-of-house on the day. In short, it was so successful that we just had to do it again ... (read more)

Croydon International Film Festival is coming soon - In the Croydon Guardian by Gabriel Samuels

Entries for this year’s Croydon International Film Festival have now closed meaning the nervous wait for the event to start can begin, writes Gabriel Samuels. Filmmakers entered their creations into a variety of categories including best documentary, best music film and best experimental film and will vie for the top prize of best overall film before the winning films are shown at Matthews Yard in October. ... (read more)