Friday 12 May- Cinema Museum 7pm

Join us for a celebration of Finnish film, music and food with Q&A from Olli Mäki lead Jarkko Lahti. Shot on glorious 16mm, Juho Kuosmanen’s stunning debut tells the true story of Olli Mäki – the Finnish boxer whose life is transformed when he has a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. There’s just one problem, he’s fallen deeply – and some would say inconveniently – in love. Live concert with Astrid Swan, coming all the way from Helsinki and superfood by the Finnish church.BOOK NOW


South Social Film Festival is South London’s home for international independent films, music and food events. SSFF is a showcase for cross-cultural diversity showing films that will shock, enlighten, inspire and entertain the expat groups based in South London.
In 2016 South Social Film Festival launched a series of events, South Social Meets the World, dedicated each month to a different country, starting in April until October and a special Crowdfunding event in November.
In 2017 South Social continues the second series of South Social Meets the world: 6 events for 6 countries, 6 screenings with 6 world musicians and 6 diverse cuisines. Dates are January 28, March 18, May 12, July 15, September 23 and November 18 2017.
South Social Meets the World is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London, BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. Partners include Embassy of Finland, Finnish Institute, Raindance Film Festival, Brazil Embassy, Instituto Cervantes, Institut Français, Embassy of Argentina, Arts Canteen, British Lebanese association, Arab British centre, UK Jewish film festival and The Cinema Museum. SSMW is a mix between art film, world music, and the culture of food. Inviting international directors to present their own films, supported by live music bands and offering the best of regional catering. This is to show how all these different cultures merge together and bring audiences to a new level of understanding diversity. South Social Film Festival is run by a team from our South London community. Our goal is to celebrate the diversity of our communities by showing the talent in international, independent cinema. We want to give international cinema a home in South London to encourage a fair representation of different cultures, voices and stories. This not-for-profit film festival is a celebration of the city we live in, and the people we all share it with.

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London has more than 120 cinemas, screening halls and multiplexes. Most of them screen only mainstream films or blockbusters. Often, the only way to see a real cross-cultural film is to go to a festival. South Social Film Festival will cater for all these independent cravings. Film, music and cuisine all under one roof – a true first for London’s ever diversifying diaspora, hungry cinephiles and inquisitive minds.

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