An international film festival is returning to Crystal Palace next month.

Crystal Palace International Film Festival will be premiering a range of films from across the globe at cinemas in the local area starting on March 16.

Acclaimed comedian Ricky Gervais, who previously hosted the Golden Globes, will be presenting at the awards show which brings a close to the festival on March 30.

Filmmakers from all over the world will be flying in to hold Q&A sessions and engage with guests.

Mike Reiss, writer of the Simpsons, said: "You run the very best film festival we've ever been to - and we've been to a lot!"

2019 sees 11 World Premieres, 5 European premieres, 17 UK premieres (including an Oscar nominated feature film called Spitak) and 10 London premieres.

The full programme is now online. Tickets for some nights are already sold out, so book early on the website here