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#EEFF2015 Award Winners Announced

Posted in: Blog, Latest News | Posted on: July 11, 2015

The EEFF team delighted to announce this years #Award winning films at #EEFF2015. The winners were informed at our prestigious awards ceremony in the stunning Everyman Cinema, Canary Wharf, with support from festival partner The University of East London. As a leading showcase for first and second features, we are proud to once again present our EEFF Best Film Award. This year’s winner is Ivy (Sarmasik) directed by Tolga Karacelik who will return to EEFF in 2016 as Director-in-Residence. The Award for Best Documentary goes to Welcome To Leith, by Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker. Recognising the most unique, human and arresting non-fiction stories in this year’s festival programme, the East ...

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Lee Scratch Perry and EEFF on Channel 4

Posted in: Blog, Latest News | Posted on: July 8, 2015

"The man of the roots and the man of the truths!" Lee Scratch Perry meets Krishnan Guru Murthy for Channel 4 while visiting #EEFF2015 for the World Premiere of Volker Scaner's documentary Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise at the Genesis Cinema. Special thanks to the Channel 4 News. View our own video round up from the evening of events.

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A catch up with Jack Pettibone Riccobono director of The Seventh Fire

Posted in: Blog, Latest News | Posted on: July 6, 2015

We caught up with Jack Pettibone Riccobono director of powerful documentry The Seventh Fire, screening at the Barbican during EEFF 2015. Read on to find out about his influences, audience expectation and screening his film inside an old slaughterhouse.   What was the first film you paid out of your own pocket to see and why? An early one that sticks out is Larry Clark’s Kids. I was 13 and my mother specifically forbid me to see it so of course I had to check it out. I’m from New York and a bunch of it was filmed in my neighborhood so it felt very close to home. The style of filmmaking and ...

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A chat with Elephants Dream director Kristof Bilsen

Posted in: Blog, Latest News | Posted on: July 4, 2015

Powerful documentary Elephants Dream by Kristof Bilsen screens today at the Genesis Cinema, an essential insight into the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Bureaucratic machinery through a poetic portrait of those working in state run facilities. We chatted to Kristof about the American Museum of Natural History, Self-confidence, and magical realism. What was the first film you paid out of your own pocket to see and why? I think it must have been Rosie, a feature film by Patrice Toye. It’s a Belgian film about a girl who leaves her dysfunctional home to live in the streets and along the rail tracks in and around Antwerp (Belgium) – it’s a coming-of-age story about ...

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