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  • ANNOUNCING the new TRANSIT AWARD. £10,000 to support SECOND FEATURE development
  • EEFF2017 will take place during 5 weekends in June (2 June – 2 July)
  • Fancy being part of the most exciting and dynamic film festival? Apply to volunteer now!


The East End Film Festival’s established awards system includes Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best UK Short Film, Best Soundtrack, among others. Click to find more about them.

About EEFF

The East End Film Festival is an annual multi-platform festival presenting a rich programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses and live cross-arts events.

Cutting East

Cutting East is the youth arm of the East End Film Festival, a special cinematic programme curated by and for young people; bringing a new generation of exhibitors and audiences to cinema.


The East End Film Festival offers the UK's most targeted and specific professional development programme aimed at first and second feature production.

Competition Films

See this year's competition line up in full.


We're not just about the films: join us for a party! (or seven)


Special screenings, DJ sets and parties you don't want to miss. Exciting events at galleries and a masonic temple!


Click here for all the details on our 2016 Gala films.


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