Who We Are

Croydon International Film Festival is a small independent short film festival run by volunteers on the outskirts of London. We screen short 10 minute or less Documentary & Animated films with a factual theme, with a focus on quirky entertaining true stories. 

The CIFF festival is run by Donna Lipowitz, an Independent Documentary Filmmaker, and a small team of volunteers. The Venue, The Studio Theatre at Matthews Yard in Croydon is a fantastic space to hold film screenings, amazing people, great bar and cafe attached as well. The focus for the festival is to make it an entertaining afternoon of films, The local audience in Croydon has embraced the festival over the past three years with a full house at every screening so far. 

  • Neil Ridulfa

    Festival Director/ Host/ Social Media Guru
  • Rose Parker

    Rose Parker: Assistant Festival Director
  • TK

    Projectionist & Sound
  • Benjamin Bridges

    Co-Founder/ Website & Poster Design
  • Donna Lipowitz

    Co-Founder
  • Michael To

    Photographer
  • Lara Thomson

    Artist and Illustrator - All our festival creatures are hers