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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.


Throughout 2019 until the spring of 2020, the project aims to screen seasons of films chosen by a diverse range of community groups and high profile guest curators. You can also look forward to a film festival showcasing the latest in immersive technologies.

Find out more about FilmMerton

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 2019. If you would like to receive occasional updates from the Merton Culture Advisory Group, please email stating your full name, and a little about your interest or employment in film.