Stanley’s Film Club is a community cinema in the heart of South Norwood. We screen a wide range of films, giving local people a chance to enjoy top quality cinema from around the world. Brought to life by a team of passionate volunteers, our events are designed to unite and empower our diverse community. Discover local shorts, meet your neighbours in a ‘greet and chat’ after the movie and even suggest films for our Community Takeover strand.

We are offering local filmmakers the chance to showcase their shorts alongside our feature films. One of our goals as a community cinema is to provide a platform for independent film, as well as an opportunity for local residents to discover emerging talent on their doorstep.

Short film submissions will be matched thematically with feature films, helping to spark conversation and create an invigorating cinema-going experience. If your film is selected you will be offered a free ticket and invited to come along and introduce your work.

Rules & Terms

we welcome all genres by filmmakers from a range of backgrounds and experience levels. All we ask is that your film meets the following basic requirements:

- Be under 15 minutes long;
- Be completed within the last 3 years;
- Be available in a digital format, e.g. .mov or .mp4;
- The director, producer, or other key crew member currently resides within a 4 mile radius of SE25. Qualifying areas including South Norwood, West Norwood, Anerley, Penge, Crystal Palace, Central Croydon, South Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham, Beckham, Forest Hill and Dulwich.

Films will be considered on a rolling basis.