17 September – 2pm & 5pm

Cinema Museum

This unique event is dedicated to the UK- India year of culture. The celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and UK cultural ties. A fun day for families, children, young people and expats to learn about Indian culture and Indian heritage.
Enjoy a matinee screening @2pm with BABYLON SISTERS (2017) by Gigi Roccati. A feelgood, song-soaked film about an Indian family emigrated to Italy, highlighting the power of sisterhood. Followed by Q&A with the director and Bollywood dance.
Join in the evening screening @5pm with HOTEL SALVATION (2017) by Shubhashish Bhutiani, a multiawarded film that deals with life/death and family ties. Followed by Q&A with the director and Indian film experts. Live Indian music with a fusion band led by Sirishkumar Manji.
Smell, taste and rejoice with chef Vishnu Natarayan of FOOD PASSION. Delicious concoctions of the best Indian cuisine will be available all throughout the day.



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 14, September 22 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.
South Social Film Festival is an immersive movie, music & dining experience celebrating independent world cinema. First launched in 2015, South Social dedicates every event to a different country, turning into a platform to celebrate diversity through art, cinema, world music and food. 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.

Our Ethos

London has more than 400 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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