40 years of cambridge film festival

The History of

Cambridge Film Festival 


The Festival is the 3rd longest running in the UK, with this year marking 40 years since its inauguration in 1977.

CFF has grown a lot over forty years, and it continues to be a celebration of film - past, present and future - as well as a champion of everything that is great about cinema.

To celebrate the past 4 decades we're going to bring you 40 years of Festival history as we count down to the start of this year's Festival.

Each day of the countdown we will post memories of the Festival, starting with the first Festival in 1977, going through to the present day. 


1977  1978  1979  1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987 1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993


If you have any memories, photos or stories of your own that you would like to share, then we'd love for you to get in touch!

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