Darkroom festival at Deptford Cinema presents a weekend of experimental film and sound art. Come into the dark room to explore works ranging from personal archive material, analogue film interactions, audio visual performance, documentary and sound art.

The aim of the festival is to provide a platform for genres of films which are commonly overlooked by many festivals, to curate a collection of films unlike any other, and to showcase groundbreaking works by local artists.

Running as a Fringe event for Depford X festival, the event is an opportunity for makers of experimental and art based films to be screened and appreciated alongside art works.

Please submit your film within the correct category. Any questions, please email us.

There is no fee to submit, but we would request for all entrants to assist the festival by helping to raise awareness through social media channels and telling friends and family. Using the hashtag #darkroomfestival and tagging our facebook page (please also like the page). https://www.facebook.com/DarkroomFestival/ Thank you in advance.

By submitting your film you permit screenings, and the use of clips and images for promotion of the event. Any bio submitted must be no longer than 50 words.

Overall Rating
  • Luiz Will Gama

    The production of the festival is super organized and attentive. One of the best festivals I've ever attended.

    January 2019
  • Global Convoy

    We were very excited to have our documentary selected for the Darkroom Film Festival 2018. Although we could not attend the event, we had great communication with regards to laurels as well as any extra bits we could do to help promote the event.

    October 2018
  • happy with all aspects of this festival

    October 2018
  • Mo Flannery

    Great communication from Charlotte Hendy. Fantastic to be involved in the festival.

    October 2018
  • Very happy to have shown my short film "New York City is out there' at the Darkroom Film Festival. Excellent festival and I can't wait to see what they'll be doing in the coming years.

    October 2018