Armando Bo winner of the EEFF 2012 Best Feature Film Award for ‘The Last Elvis’.
Each year, the East End Film Festival exhibits the best new, groundbreaking cinema from around the world. Dedicated to offering a platform to the boldest and most uncompromising filmmakers, the East End Film Festival’s commitment to new cinematic voices is reflected in the festival’s established awards system, which includes:
- Best Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best UK Short Film
- EEFF Short Film Audience Award
As a festival of discovery, the EEFF’s Best Film Award is reserved for first and second feature filmmakers. In 2012 the EEFF Best Film Award was selected by Actor/Director Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Wild Bill), former London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, Film London Chief Executive Adrian Wootton and award winning Director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement).
East End Film Festival 2012 winners:
- Best Feature Film: El Último Elvis by Armando Bo, a dark, blackly comic and moving drama portraying a delusional Elvis impersonator in downtown Buenos Aires. EEFF 2013 will feature a special focus on Argentine cinema, with Armando Bo as the EEFF’s Director in Residence.
Jury: Dexter Fletcher (Actor/Director), Sandra Hebron (ex-Artistic Director, BFI London Film Festival), Adrian Wootton (Chief Excutive, Film London) and Joe Wright (Director).
- Best Documentary Feature Award: 1/2 Revolution by Karim El Hakim and Omar Shargawi, a compelling first-person account of Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising, chronicling events as they unravelled on the streets and alleyways of Cairo.
Jury: Cairo Cannon (Producer/Screen Writer), Inigo Gilmore (Foreign Correspondent & Filmmaker) and Kim Longinotto (Filmmaker).
- Best UK Short Film Award: Callum by Michael van der Put, which portrays a schoolboy struggling to cope with feelings of guilt after his first love is killed at a local train station..
Jury: Sarah Chorley (Shooting People), Tony Grisoni (Screen Writer/Director), Liz Harkman (Director, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival), and Sam Martin & Tony Shocash (Decode).
- EEFF Short Film Audience Award: A Killey by Mitch Panayis, a wry and stylish tale of an East London gangster’s last stand, taking in the environmental changes taking place in the East End under the guise of Olympic development.
East End Film Festival 2011 winners:
- Best Debut Feature: Udaan by Vikramaditya Motwane, a wonderful coming of age tale from India that moved the film’s festival audience.
Jury: Adrian Utley (Portishead), actress Monica Barladeanu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) and Ailsa Ferrier (Artificial Eye).
- Best Documentary Feature Award: Katka by Helena Trestikova, a heatbreaking investigation of the life of a pregnant drug addict.
Jury: Andy Glynne (DFG), British director Jez Lewis and Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne.
- Best UK Short Film Award: God View by Billy Lumby, the story of mentally ill father who misses his daughter.
Jury: Joe Bateman (Rushes Soho Shorts), Steve Hartley (SAE), and British director Morag MacKinnon.
- EEFF Short Film Audience Award: Tres Tristes Tigres by David Munozportrays the harrowing experience of three Bangladeshi migrants who have travelled to Dubai to seek a better life.
East End Film Festival 2010 winners:
- Best International First Feature: Francesca directed by Bobby Paunescu
- Best UK First Feature: Shed Your Tears And Walk Away directed by Jez Lewis
- Best Documentary Feature Award: Presumed Guilty directed by Roberto Hernández / Geoffrey Smith
- Best Feature Soundtrack: Erasing David – Michael Nyman, Composer
- Best UK Short Film Award: Whore directed by Fyzal Boulifa
East End Film Festival 2009 winners:
- Best International First Feature – Everybody Dies But Me, directed by Valeriya Gai Germanika
- Best UK First Feature – The End, directed by Nicola Collins
- IFG Inspiration Award for Best Feature Documentary – Rene, directed by Helena Trestikova
- Best UK Short Film Award – September directed by Esther May Campbell
- EEFF Short Film Audience Award - Idol Mind, directed by Kate Greenslade