BAFTA winning filmmaker, Asif Kapadia is known for his visually striking films exploring characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving landscapes. His films have been awarded and distributed internationally and shown how versatile and expressive British cinema can be.
“I always film in the East End when I can. I love it. The area really hasn’t properly been explored, both visually or culturally and it needs to be represented more. Festivals like the East End Film Festival make people more aware of the area, and that’s a good thing.”
Director: ‘Trainspotting’, ‘The Beach’, ‘28 Days Later’
An actress known for her excellent choices working with new British talent, across both short and feature film roles. Jaime was head of the jury for our 2010 Best UK First Feature Award.
Actress: ‘Daddy’s Girl’, ‘Donkey Punch’, Boogie Woogie’, ‘Made in Dagenham’
Composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for the many film scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway, and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion’s The Piano.
“This is an impressive festival! Its dedication to representing the diversity of East London, and educating the community through cinema is much needed.”
Director: ‘My Summer of Love’ ‘Ida’