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LGBT Horror at Temple Cinema!

Posted in: Blog, Latest News | Posted on: October 20, 2016

Stonewall, the Andaz London Liverpool Street Hotel and the East End Film Festival are delighted to announce an LGBT-themed film weekend as part of Stonewall Season! Following a sold out series of screenings in the Andaz London's eerie, hidden Masonic Temple over the past year, and to celebrate Stonewall Season in November, Andaz London, the East End Film Festival and VICE Media will be screening three days of LGBT films in the Masonic Temple from Friday 4th November until Sunday 6th November, with all proceeds going to Stonewall. EEFF is delighted to present two chilling horror classics in the temple, both of which contain gay themes... Tickets for the below screenings start ...


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.