Year Round Events

movies on the meadows


Most famous for the annual festival, Cambridge Film Festival is committed to year round film enjoyment. There are actually a whole host of cinematic events to enjoy with a particular emphasis and accessibility and films for all. From huge outdoor cinema events to community screenings, get to know the full Cambridge Film Festival programme of activity and celebrate cinema with us all year.

People watching the Paddington movie in a church

In your community


We understand that accessing cinemas isn't always convenient for everyone but we don't think that means anyone should have to miss out on great films! Our In your community project brings a whole host of exciting cinema right into the heart of communities around Cambridge. We offer the community a free, local and convenient way to enjoy a fantastic film together. Predominantly working with community centre and churches, our past screenings have included films such as The Greatest Showman, The Wizard of Oz and Spider-man - Into the Spider-verse. 


Angellica Bell and festival staff

"A Film I Love..."


For two successful seasons we have invited special guests to introduce "A Film I Love". These wonderful events connect audiences with a beloved film and a chance to hear from the guest why they think the film is so special. Due to our commitment to making cinema accessible to all, these events are ticketed using our Pay What You Can Afford scheme. 


A crowd watching a film outside at night

Movies on the Meadows


One of the biggest and best loved outdoor cinema events in the UK, Movies on the Meadows is an annual celebration of the year's best films in an amazingly picturesque location. Featuring 12 films over four days, one beautiful river and a host of delicious food vans, Movies on the Meadows is the place to be during the August Bank holiday. 


A large crowd in a cinema and a man speaks from the front

The Festival


Started in 1977, Cambridge Film Festival has grown into one of the most well respected film festivals in the UK. Championing a huge range of exciting cinema: from world to local, independent to blockbuster, premiere to retrospective. The festival is known for the impressive quality of the programme as well as much loved events such as our Surprise Films and silent films with live accompaniment.


Black and white outdoor film screening

Special Events


Cambridge Film Festival often collaborates with various organisations on a whole range of events. These can be wonderfully varied and show the versatility of our work.