The five-day film festival Gold on Film is set to return for its second year with a bumper offering.

The annual festival, held at Curzon Goldsmiths in New Cross, will show a huge variety of films including one about clashes in Lewisham.

The short documentary The Battle of Lewisham focuses on the effects of the infamous day of clashes between the National Front and anti-fascist protesters in 1977.

The film, produced and directed by Goldsmiths alumnus Nachael Catnott, explores the ‘Battle’ through interviews, performances and poetic interpretations of the events.

Also screening are a number of widely celebrated LGBT films, including the feature-length documentary Queerama and short film Sign.

Queerama is a compilation of archive footage from 1919 to the present, from both documentary and fictional sources, illustrating the huge changes in LGBTQ life in Britain over the 20th century.

It is directed by Daisy Asquith, Senior Lecturer and convenor of the MA Filmmaking at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Jack King, Curzon Goldsmiths manager, said: “I am excited about this year’s festival and it is fitting that it gets underway with the Queerama and Sign double bill, given Goldsmiths’ track record for raising awareness of LGBT issues and championing LGBT rights.

“There is also a wide range of other films showing, including a number made in the local community and exploring local history. As ever, the talent of Goldsmiths students and staff is central to this year’s festival program, and I am looking forward to welcoming the local community to Curzon Goldsmiths to enjoy it.”

Tickets for films showing as part of the festival start from £8.50 for adults and £5.50 for students at off peak times.