South Social Film Festival is South London’s home for international independent films, music and food events. We are a showcase for cross-cultural diversity showing films that will shock, enlighten, inspire and entertain the expat groups based in South London. South Social Film Festival is an immersive movie, music and dining experience celebrating independent world cinema.

          First launched in 2015, South Social dedicates every event to a different country creating a platform which celebrates 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.

Meet the team


PAOLA MELLI – Festival Director

Passionate Italian event guru, has produced many top film festivals in Europe. Best experience: the Danubefilm festival, on a cruise boat along the Danube with onboard screenings and celebrities. Food connoisseur and world music lover. Loves travels, cycling and of course indie films.



Ezequiel Velazquez, cool multimedia producer, currently working for Aculco Media, where Latin American voices have a place to be heard as well as the local community www.aculco.co.uk

Kathryn Samson


Kathryn Samson is an independent graphic designer, with over 20 years’ experience working for arts organisations, professional bodies, retailers, large and small charities, education trusts, schools, universities, and national art galleries and museums.



WERONIKA KOSTKA – Media and communications

Polish recent graduate of Ba (Hons) Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts. Her practice is infused with a sense of fun and evolves around experimentation and application of graphic design in 3d objects.



Traveler, trouble-maker, serial polymath. Troma and Peccadillo Pictures alumni and perennial dabbler in film-making, with an unhealthy addiction to horror and queer cinema, garnished with salted popcorn. 



From her early days on the stage, to backstage, to the global business stage, Victoria’s passion for creativity and marketing which engages audiences brings her to the South Social Film Festival.  She enjoys indulging in London’s creative scene whether it’s grass roots productions right through to blockbuster musicals.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who come together to make the event a success.
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