Monday, September 16, 2013

Light Houses: film in the streets of Telegraph Hill

One of the highlights of this year's New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival was Light Houses, where people projected films in their windows for passers-by to watch from the street. Now Cinetopia, who helped organise it, are planning a second Light Houses event on Sunday 8 December. They say:

'For those who don't know about this, Light Houses gives local residents the chance to turn their front room windows into mini cinema screens for the evening...The idea is to use a projector to screen a film onto your window which can be seen from the street. The audience then amble around the streets enjoying a wide range of cinematic delights and meeting the neighbours. This year we had home-made animations, pet videos, themed compilations and even foetal scans. The choice of film is up to you. The December event will run from 5 pm to 8 pm and we can provide technical advice if needed'.

It's fairly straightforward if you have or can borrow a digital projector, you just stick a sheet or better still a shower curtain up in the window and away you go. If you are interested in taking part please contact

The area included is broadly the Telegraph Hill area, as shown in the map below showing where films were shown last May.

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