Project Description

         SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2020 10.00 – 17.00


Showcasing the latest immersive experiences, Mitcham VR Festival on Saturday 7th March will be the culmination of FilmMerton, the year-long project aiming to encourage participation with film throughout the London Borough of Merton. At Mitcham VR Festival, interactive Virtual Reality experiences will be showcased alongside 360-degree films and a unique Augmented Reality installation to give visitors the opportunity to engage with a broad range of immersive experiences from sci-fi thrillers to romantic dramas and comedy flicks. The event will be free. See the Press Release for more information. Walk-ins will be accepted on the day but due to limited capacity we highly encourage you to book your time slot using the links below.

All the Fun of the Fair

All the Fun of the Fair will enable Mitcham VR visitors to step into their local history through the technology of an Augmented Reality installation. With a unique soundscape and images springing to life on iPads, All the Fun of the Fair will transport audiences back in time to the Mitcham Fair, rumoured to be the oldest fair in England. 

Walk-ins will be available on the day but due to limited capacity we highly encourage you to book your time slots to individual screenings using the links below.

FilmMerton Commissions 

Alongside Mitcham VR Festival, a series of four short films have been especially commissioned by FilmMerton and selected by a board chaired by Justin Johnson (Lead Programmer, British Film Institute Southbank) and will premiere at the festival. These have all been produced in Merton and showcase work from both established and aspiring filmmakers. Local Mitcham resident, Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson (Dawn of a New Gay, selected for London Short Film Festival 2020) will present Just Delivered, a heart- warming romantic comedy. Peter Lee Scott (Sketch, winner of Best Film at British Independent Film Festival 2018) will share His Name is Gerry, a drama-comedy about young people and bereavement. Aspiring filmmaker Matvi Khosho, a former asylum seeker brought up in Mitcham, will highlight the multicultural foundations of Merton with The Streets That Shape Us. The final short will be Wimbledon resident Charlie Strank’s The History of Wimbledon Football Club – As Told in Lego which documents ‘football coming home’ to the local community.