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EEFF at the Royal Academy

Posted in: Latest News | Posted on: August 18, 2016

Returning by Royal Appointment! Following screenings with artist filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Andrew Kotting and Matt Hulse, the East End Film Festival returns to the Royal Academy of Arts this Autumn for a special series of screenings on the subject of artists in adversity. Featuring Lucy Walker's beautiful Waste Land, which follows Vik Muniz's representations of workers at a landfill site in Rio de Janiro; Dominic Allan's extraordinary portrait of drug addict gangster turned world famous painter Calvet; Zachery Heinzerling's Cutie and the Boxer, about famed 'boxing painter' Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko; and the story of artist Pir Kirkeby's return to painting after a horrific accident in ...


Women Win Big At EEFF

Posted in: Latest News | Posted on: July 17, 2016

In an industry often criticised for the prevalence of men in front of and behind the camera, the 15th East End Film Festival is privileged to herald a tide of change – because, for the first time in the festival’s history, all four recipients of EEFF’s jury awards are female filmmakers. Each of these films also focus on a female protagonist at the very heart of the story – be it fictional or documentary. “It’s fantastic to see so many women represented – a huge congratulations to all our winners this year,” says East End Film Festival director Alison Poltock. “With women making up less than 14% of filmmakers in ...


Andrea Riseborough at EEFF

Posted in: Latest News | Posted on: June 29, 2016

We are delighted that acclaimed actor Andrea Riseborough will be attending the East End Film Festival for the festival's UEL Centrepiece Gala screening of Shepherds & Butchers this evening. The star of Birdman, W.E., Bloodline, Shadow Dancer, Brighton Rock and Made in Dagenham will be in attendance on the red carpet tonight to talk about her work on this powerful legal thriller set in the last days of Apartheid South Africa, in which she appears alongside Steve Coogan, and to answer audience questions following the screening. The last few tickets for tonight's UEL Centrepiece Gala are available here.


Krishnan Guru-Murthy: The Hard Stop

Posted in: Latest News | Posted on: June 18, 2016

We are delighted to announce that acclaimed journalist Krishnan Guru Murthy will be chairing our panel discussion following EEFF's screening of The Hard Stop on 30 June. Krishnan will be joined by director George Amponsah, subjects Marcus Knox Hooke and Kurtis Henville, ex-London Met Policeman Mick Lees, Stafford Scott (Race Advocacy Officer at The Monitoring Group) and Deborah Coles from InQuest for a special extended discussion of the Mark Duggan case, its aftermath, and the relationship between London's Met Police and London's black community. When Mark Duggan died at the hands of the London Met in 2011, the reaction was unlike anything seen in Britain since the early ‘80s. But whilst the ...