The fantastic, free and independent Portobello Film Festival returns in September to North Kensington to celebrate it’s 21st birthday!

Although it may be a little older, the ‘wild child’ of film festivals is showing no signs of moving away from the ethos of free, high quality local and international film that has made it the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe.

Running from 1-18 September, all events are free to attend in venues across North Ken such as the KPH, Muse Gallery and Acklam Village.

The Festival has been influential in the careers of many actors and filmmakers, including Shane Meadows and Guy Ritchie and showcases films from across the globe, with treats this year coming from Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Iran and beyond. And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite a few City Living, Local Life-supported films have made their way into the programme too (Friday, 2nd September @ KPH!).

So, if you’re an indie film regular, or just want to sample some leading local and international film competing for one of the 10 Golden Trellicks (below), then check out the itinerary on the Portobello Film Festival website –