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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 ...


EEFF Programme in the Guardian!

Posted in: Latest News | Posted on: June 8, 2016

Our beautiful 2016 programme is now available in venues across London. BUT you need not venture further than the corner shop to pick up this year's catalogue, as the FULL programme is available in every Saturday Guardian in London on 11 June! With the full printed programme being included in more than 150,000 copies of one of Britain's most popular weekend newspapers, it's never been easier for you to grab hold of the fabulous East End Film Festival catalogue, peruse the full programme, and plan your festival viewing. See you at #EEFF2016! For more details, visit