The East End Film Festival are delighted that the EEFF 2012 screening of Nosferatu – featuring a newly commissioned score performed live by Minima and the 60-piece Queldryk Choral Ensemble conducted by Paul Ayres – was voted the best silent screening of 2012 in the recent Silent London Poll. With more than 1,500 votes cast, this was the biggest poll held to date by the UK’s foremost silent film site, and the EEFF beat stiff competition from the likes of Hitchcock’s The Manxman at the BFI London Film Festival and Faust at the Royal Festival Hall to take home the prize. With the East End Film Festival recently being referred to as one of the world’s coolest film festivals, 2012 was certainly a great year for the EEFF team!
The performance of Nosferatu scored by Minima with Paul Ayres’ Queldryk Choral Ensemble at Spitalfields Market as part of the East End Film Festival was a spectacular event, featuring a newly commissioned score, performed by premier silent film soundtrack artists Minima, a 60-piece choir and spatial projections by local artist Lucy Jones, in the incredible venue of Old Spitalfields Market. The Nosferatu event gathered a massive 42% of the vote in the Silent London poll, and the EEFF would like to thank all those who voted, as well as the 1,800 people who attended a very special celebration of one of the great silent films at the festival last year.