We are delighted to have won a Cultural Impact Award as part of the Mayor of London's London Borough of Culture initiative. This award provides funding to bring film to the whole of Merton in 2019, creating pop-up cinemas and short films curated by the community and guest curators.

There will also be three short films delivered by early career film-makers together with the community.


Film festival launch, 26 November 2018

We are proud to be launching a brand new film festival in 2019. We are kicking off early with a stunning launch event kindly hosted by the New Wimbledon Theatre. This is a chance to hear more about FilmMerton, watch stunning headline acts and find out how to get involved with this bold and ambitious project. 


Who to contact for press questions:


About our bid 

This video summarises our winning bid:


Get involved

Merton's Culture Advisory Group are inviting filmmakers, film enthusiasts and owners of potential pop-up venues to shape the festival for 2019.

There will be opportunities to get involved and hear more over 2018. If you would like to receive occasional updates from the Merton Culture Advisory Group, please email filmmerton19@gmail.com stating your full name, and a little about your interest or employment in film.