Crystal Palace International Film Festival

For the next two weeks, in the of the old antenna, the Crystal Palace International Film Festival will shed on independent film makers from all over the world. Now in its fifth year, the festival is plying audiences with a range of cinema, with screenings hosted in some of the area's historic venues including the atmospheric Stanley Halls and the Gothic Revival church of St John The Evangelist. There's an impressive roster of judges too, including comedians Jonny Vegas and Mark Steel.

Nights are themed around different genres: documentary, animation, and sci-fi, comedy and film feature. Headlining films include Time Lapse (shown on 6 November), about a machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future, and SOS: Save Our Skins – a comedy produced by Coogan's company Baby Cow (that's on Wednesday 12 November). The festival also hosts a marathon of shorts on 4 November, featuring a number of premieres including The Chocolate Wrapper by Murat Kebir, which details the true story of a young Turkish man from north tragically killed during an argument over a wrapper thrown at his car window.

The Crystal Palace International Film Festival starts this Saturday (1 November) with a fancy dress screening of White And The Seven Dwarves (already sold out) and climaxes on 15 November with a night of shorts and live comedy.

For full listings see the website.