The University of East London (UEL) joins EEFF as a new Principal Partner for 2015. UEL is a community of 19,000 students, inspiring academics, world-leading researchers and dedicated support staff spanning more than 120 different nationalities. Taking pride their diversity and extensive global connections UEL is London’s leading university for civic engagement giving their students opportunities to learn off campus on real-life projects at home and abroad. Their mission is to foster confident, life-ready individuals capable of achieving extraordinary things for themselves and society.
The BFI was founded in 1933 and is a charity governed by a Royal Charter. It combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. Film Forever is the BFI’s five year strategic plan for 2012-2017 to support UK film. The plan covers all its activities and is based around three priorities – education and audiences, support for the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.
The East End Film Festival is financially supported by the BFI Festival Fund.
Principal Partner London Calling brings all the very best arts and entertainment taking place in our fair city. Building on years of experience promoting all sorts of incredible events and venues in the capital, they’ve turned their attention to recommending the hottest cultural happenings occurring right now.
The Genesis cinema has supported East End Film Festival since its inception over a decade ago. The cinema itself enjoys a long and rich history as a family owned and independent cinema that has continued the tradition of entertaining East London since 1848. On the site of a music hall this cinema has five modern screens, a bar and an arcade. There's also a gallery with regular exhibitions and seasons of alternative and classic film screenings.
Tower Hamlets Council is the lead partner in, and the inspiration behind, the East End Film Festival and has been developing its support for filming and filmmaking through the East End Film Festival and the Tower Hamlets Films Office over the past decade. Tower Hamlets has a dynamic and creative arts and events department dedicated to delivering high quality cultural events for all residents in the borough to enjoy.
Situated in Bromley-by-Bow, 3 Mills Studios is an iconic production destination in the heart of London’ most vibrant creative community. Our inspiring and versatile studio space has hosted some of the biggest film, TV and stage productions ranging from Mr Holmes starring Ian McKellen, to BBC’s Masterchef to the award winning Cameron Mackintosh musical Miss Saigon. It has inspired some of the most successful independent filmmakers including Danny Boyle, Joe Cornish and Terence Davies. 3 Mills Studios is delighted to support the EEFF for the 8th year running, and proud to be the title sponsor of the ‘Mind the Gap’ industry programme.
The BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) is a major initiative developed by the BFI to enable film and events experts to work in partnership to boost film audiences across the UK, particularly in the areas of specialised and independent British film.
The Network is made up of nine Film Hubs which cover the whole of the UK. Each Film Hub is led by a Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) that will receive funding from the BFI to deliver extensive programming, audience development activity and support sector training in their region. The Film Hubs will also work together to share initiatives and see if their aims can be furthered through collaboration.
SAE are an institution offering hands-on digital filmmaking degrees, priding themselves on giving students the practical and theoretical grounding they need to launch a successful career in film or television production; in-depth knowledge in digital filmmaking; and a broad view of the different areas of filmmaking, including commercials, music videos and short films.
Located on the fringes of vibrant East London, the five star boutique Andaz Liverpool Street hotel is proud to be the official Hotel Partner of the 2013 East End Film Festival. As a core value of Hyatt's lifestyle Andaz brand, Andaz Liverpool Street reflects the personality of its locale and through partnership with the Festival joins in the celebration of London's East End's cultural scene.
Excel are East London's own professional logistics company. Delighted to be a sponsor of the festival, Excel supply couriers and executive cars for the EEFF. Based in Docklands, they are perfectly suited to be in partnership with the East End Film Festival.
Red Gallery, the East End Film Festival’s very own adopted bar, evening hangout and multimedia, cross platform screening space. This is the place to find filmmakers, the festival team, and EEFF audiences passionately discussing the day’s films long into the evening. Join us upstairs for drinks, chatter and DJs every night of the festival.
Meanwhile, downstairs, the EEFF hosts some of its most exciting music and cross-platform screening events, from world premieres to live scores, and from retro musical styles to the noise drenched sonic cinema of the future…
Located in Westminster, the Argentinian Embassy in London is the diplomatic mission of Argentina in the UK. The embassy is committed to supporting the cultural and political relationship between the UK and Argentina.
Now in its second year, the Argentine Film Festival, London, presents a range of features and shorts celebrating Argentine culture in all its diversity; bringing together subjects typically associated with Argentina, while also offering a bird's eyes view of some of the more intriguing areas of the country, with their hidden secrets and contrasting communities.
The Argentine Film Festival, London, is supporting EEFF's screening of Viola and panel on Argentine cinema at the Barbican.
The Polish Cultural Institute is a diplomatic mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Based in London, the Institute is dedicated to nurturing and promoting cultural ties between the United Kingdom and Poland.
The Institutul Cultural Roman (ICR) promotes Romanian culture and civilisation worldwide. ICR is a non-profit, non-political organisation, open to engagement in any form of collaboration and partnership project-work.
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange. It also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics. Its educational and training products enable mobility in an international learning community.
Since 2004 Dogwoof has released award-winning independent documentaries from around the world such as Food, Inc., Burma VJ, The Age of Stupid, Dreams of a Life, The House I Live In, Blackfish and the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing. Proud to be different from the average film distributor, Dogwoof work intimately with filmmakers through the release process across various platforms, and boasting award-winning press, marketing, social media and outreach campaigns. Dogwoof now also handle global sales for variety of titles, and prides itself on innovative release strategies.
Studio Pretty is a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio that works with brands and companies across multiple formats print and digital. Studio Pretty is the East End Film Festival brand designer.
Giles Marsh Design is a London based Design company that designs the programme for the East End Film Festival.
Weiden + Kennedy exist to create strong, provocative relationships between good companies and their customers. Their founding goal was to do the best work of their lives for inspiring clients, and have tried to stay true to that aspiration ever since. Wieden+Kennedy London is part of one of the largest independent, creatively-led global agency networks.
As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the UK. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
Situated in Kensington, the Dutch Embassy represents the Netherlands in international affairs and its interests to the British government and British public. The embassy promotes Dutch culture and creative enterprise in the United Kingdom.
From the heart of the East End, King Bloom Cocktails deliver original recipe, ready-to-drink cocktails, designed to be enjoyed straight from the jar. A unique drinking experience in an instant, with no hassle or interminable wait- just add ice and shake. Created with a passionate respect for cocktail heritage, they’re meticulously mixed and refined for balance and flavour.
Keeping the EEFF team fit and lively, Alibi is the ultimate health drink. A lightly sparkling, fruit juice blend packed with 19 essential vitamins, minerals and natural herbal extracts. Free from caffeine and stimulants, Alibi replenishes, hydrates and supports your body's natural defences.
The Austrian Cultural Forum London is the Cultural Section of the Austrian Embassy in London. It promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and science.
Eikon is a Technology Solutions and Servicing company in the motion picture, VOD, IPTV and broadcast television industry. Their aim is to deliver an exceptional level of artistry, technical proficieny to motion picture and the sound of films. Eikons’ main services includes content mastering, graphic design & VFX and Screening Rooms.
The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund is a UK based charity that gives a platform to aspiring filmmakers worldwide through training grants and bursaries, as well as funding for first time filmmakers. Additionally they provide sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies.
Jensen’s Gin has been created to replicate the old-style London gins. It is also one of the only small-batch London dry gins which is produced in London. Therefore Jensen’s has a taste of what London Dry gins used to taste like. The juniper flavour, with exquisite texture and aromatic scent is a unique part of this gin. Ten years in the making and Jensen’s Gin ambition remains the same – make gin as good as it can be.
The Fire Brigades Union is the democratic voice of firefighters within rescue services around the UK. Not only do they have a long and proud history but also contributed to develop the modern fire and rescue duties. Their aim is to: Ensure the expertise and experience of their members locally, protect the safety and interests of the public and the members, and help the members develop professionally by developing new and existing skills.
The Barbican Centre is one of the world's leading arts centres, founded and run by the City of London Corporation. It encompasses dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts and creative learning who work together in creating the model of tomorrow's international arts and learning centre.
Run in conjunction with Shoreditch House private members’ club, Electric Cinema Shoreditch provides an unrivalled level of comfort and style for up to 45 cinema-goers. What better way to enjoy a film than from velvet sofas and plush armchairs with cosy cashmere blankets?
Picturehouse Cinemas is a network of art house cinemas in the United Kingdom. It is the leading independent cinema operator with 20 sites in its group, and the fourth largest circuit in the UK. Since 2010, the company also runs its own film distribution company, Picturehouse Entertainment.
In 1909 Clara Ludski, the owner of an auctioneer’s shop at 105 Kingsland High Street, set up the Kingsland Palace - among the first full-time cinemas in London. The Rio today stands on this original site.
Rich Mix’s is a cinema and arts centre in Shoreditch, aiming to create and celebrate work from BAME and marginalised communities and to encourage, nurture, grow and explore the cultural and creative talent of all people.
Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making over 5 days in June. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe.
Peccadillo Pictures is an award-winning* UK film distributor of Art House, Gay & Lesbian and World Cinema titles with an impressive collection of films from across the world. Launched in 2000, Peccadillo nurtures new and upcoming talent alongside established directors.
Cigarette Burns is devoted to the forgotten, obscure and much loved, often bewildering cinematic escapes of times long gone, bringing some of the finest cult films to London's cinema screens.
Free Range is an Old Truman Brewery special project set up to provide new creative graduates with the opportunity to showcase their work on an international level. Since its inception in 2001, Free Range has become the number one platform and launch pad for the next crop of creatives to showcase their work to both public and industry. Attracting visitor numbers to rival the largest art events, the annual Free Range exhibitions present the work of thousands of art and design students in several distinct categories including: fashion, art, graphics, photography and interior design.
Short Sighted Cinema is a is a short film hub with a profile raising vision to bring the form to mainstream audiences through creative curation and engaging events. Through regular screenings in independent cinemas and venues, creative commissions, programme distribution, collaborations and partnerships they are dedicated to ensuring that short film reaches larger and more diverse audiences. While screening at prominent venues across London, they also work with community cinemas and local pop-ups UK-wide to provide and encourage creative programming.
CineVue is an award-winning UK film site packed with the very latest movie news, reviews, previews, interviews and trailers from the world of cinema. Founded in April 2010, CineVue is one of the UK's fastest growing film criticism hubs and also enjoys a varied international audience. Their team of passionate cinéastes and cinephiles work to bring you the very best in content, from regular columns and weekly reviews of the latest theatrical and DVD/Blu-ray releases, to special features and international film festival coverage.
Taking its name from the French word for “Future” Avenir is an online and quarterly printed contemporary art and culture publication based in London. Avenir's main goal is to throw a light on the undiscovered future talents. Avenir Magazine aims to create a new influential platform that will showcase worthwhile and inspiring works from the youth arts and culture, while nurturing young talents and providing them with positive exposure.
Founded in 1968, Time Out has become the authority on entertainment, events, and everything that's happening in the most exciting cities in the world. Reaching more than 22 million people around the planet every month, through a range of different media channels, Time Out is providing its readers with everything they need to know to make the most of their cites.
LWLies is a bi-monthly, independent movie magazine that features cutting edge writing, illustration and photography to get under the skin of cinema. Bold, beautiful and unique, LWLies is a magazine on a mission – to reshape the debate across the movie landscape.
Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Four Corners Film is a learning, production and exhibition centre for film and photography based in Bethnal Green. From independent new talent to established artists and filmmakers, they enable work that challenges and inspires. Four Corners is a unique arts organisation providing a dynamic learning, production and exhibition environment where filmmakers, photographers, artists, trainees and local people work together.
Aesthetica is a UK-based arts and culture publication that engages with critical debate and contemporary artistic trends. Aesthetica’s editorial blurs the boundaries between the genres in which artists operate today and in each issue you will find the latest in film, visual arts, music, theatre and new writing.
Electric Sheep is the online magazine for lovers of offbeat, left-field and cult cinema. It celebrates the celluloid dreams of the most outlandish, provocative and visionary directors, the marginal and the transgressive, the poetic and the punk.
East End Review is a free art magazine for East London.
Shooting People is the world’s largest network of independent filmmakers. There are over 35,000 members in the UK and US who share tips, news, upload their work and cast their films using the nine Shooting People daily bulletins.
The Quietus is a British online rock music and pop culture magazine, focusing on arts news, reviews, and features. The site is an editorially independent publication led by John Doran and a group of freelance journalists and critics, some of whom have worked for other media outlets.
Songlines Magazine – Published 10 times a year, Songlines Magazine is the definitive music magazine that focuses on world music, from folk to fusion. Published 10 times a year, it displays interviews, reviews, and frontline reports of the contemporary music scene.
Wallflower Press, specialist publishers devoted to cinema and the moving image, will have their bookstall at the Genesis Cinema during EEFF 2015. Titles covering the entire spectrum of the history, theory and practice of world cinema – from work on genres, national/regional cinema and individual directors to cult film, documentary, animation and experimental film to film production and film posters – will be offered at significant discount for festival patrons, in many case up to 50% off. Be sure to swing by and pick up a bargain.
Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. Cinequest has led the world in its showcase and implementation of the innovations that have revolutionised filmmaking, exhibition and distribution.
Soundcheque is a global company that supplies original and custom-made music for media, film and Television - ALL genres and EVERY budget. They are currently based in London and Los Angeles and provide a personalised service according to creative and budgetary needs. Founded by classically trained musician and former PR Manager and critic for The Times, Laura Westcott, Soundcheque’s mission statement is ‘Helping Music Makers Make It’. Soundcheque's team consists of musicians, composers and music supervisors from London, Canada and LA
Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent, by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.
Crossover is an international training organization dedicated to developing the production of crossmedia content and exploring the creative and commercial challenges of developing digital media.
Founded in 2005 by Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford and Ian Bonhôte, Pulse Films is a talent management and integrated content production company that creates content across different platforms.
Film4 is a digital television channel available in the United Kingdom and Ireland, owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation. It offers films in standard definition free of charge.
BECTU is the UK's media and entertainment trade union; sectors covered include broadcasting, film, independent production, theatre and the arts, leisure and digital media.
Founded by Edward Fletcher and Eve Gabereau in 2002, Soda Pictures is renowned for it's eclectic catalogue of independent and world cinema, releasing films in the UK for Directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog, Mike Leigh, Abbas Kiarostami, Kelly Reichardt, Michael Winterbottom and many more.
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.
School for Creative Startups offers a variety of educational and support programmes. All their programmes are designed by creative entrepreneurs to teach and empower those with existing creative businesses, who simply wish to grow and improve, as well as, those who dream of turning their part-time hobbies, market-stall businesses or freelance work into a full-time way of life.
LOCO is a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to discover, develop and screen the world’s most distinctive comedy film-makers.
Casting Networks, Inc. is a software company dedicated to providing business solutions for entertainment professionals.
Doc Heads is a bi-monthly night for documentary filmmakers. Set up in 2009 by five filmmakers as a way of introducing all our filmmaking friends to each other, it’s expanded to become one of the leading events in the documentary calendar.
London Film Academy is an exciting and innovative venture in practical film training based in one of the world’s leading film capitals. LFA pioneers professional-standard practical training across all key areas of filmmaking, boasting a wealth of highly qualified mentors and a personal low tutor-to-student ratio.
Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK, and part of an international network of over 10,000 women worldwide.
Harbottle & Lewis provides pro-active legal advice to dynamic and creative clients. They give specialist commercial advice to clients in all areas of the communications and creative industries including advertising, broadcasting, charity, digital media, fashion, film, interactive entertainment, music, publishing, sponsorship, sport, television and theatre.
Crane.tv is a digital storytelling company based in London, Rio and NYC incorporating a video magazine and a content marketing agency, Cult, and was named a Top10 Startup by the Wall Street Journal.
MOFILM inspires film-makers to create videos for big brands and social causes. Our revolutionary new process is transforming the video creation industry by connecting brands more directly with film-makers and eliminating multiple layers of bureaucracy and administration which waters down creativity and inflates costs in traditional processes.
A travelling conversation on the nature and future of storytelling for the screen, Story Campus devises and delivers conferences, labs and consultancy.
This is where film fans can control their local cinema. In 3 easy steps, we are all able to create film screenings for our friends, or anyone.
Film London, as the capital’s film and media agency, aims to ensure London has a thriving film sector that enriches the city’s businesses and its people. The agency works with all the screen industries to sustain, promote and develop London as a major international production and film cultural capital, and it supports the development of the city’s new and emerging film-making talent. Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset. Film London also manages the British Film Commission through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. It was formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1997, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
Metrodome is a London-based company focusing in both managing and distributing film and TV, it’s library of rights including over 300 feature films. Their effective press and sales strategies have helped create release campaigns for a range of Academy Award-winning films.
Creative England is a non-for-profit organization that invests in both talented people and their ideas, from mentoring to funding. Working with a range of partners in both games, films and TV, they aim to grow talent and businesses, supporting the creative industries to flourish.
In its 12th Year, the London Short Film Festival is widely recognized for premiering boundary-breaking UK independent films, showcasing the UK’s newest talent, because of this the festival’s loyal audience has steadily grown and thrived over a decade.
Founded by Katie McCullough, Festival Formula helps coach filmmaker’s success rating with workshops on successful crowd funding campaigns to ultimately submitting their films to festivals. Over 10 years, Festival Formula has strategized how films can have a maximum impact at festivals and has increased many filmmakers’ presence within the industry.
We Are The Tonic works with filmmakers to ensure that their independent films find the right audiences within the UK and Europe through the use of both strong distribution and marketing strategies. It provides both in-company film marketing training whilst working with government-funded bodies to maximize marketing. By mentoring and tutoring diverse media businesses throughout the UK, it establishes a wide platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their films.
Launched in 2012, Film Republic is a London based world sales agency specializing in art house fiction and cinematic documentaries, with a dedicated focus on intelligent, cinematic and non-mainstream titles. Film Republic has quickly established itself as one of Europe’s leading art house agencies for taking on daring titles by the next generation of master filmmakers.
Corinna McFarlane Associates brings big screen experience to viral videos, branded content, corporate videos, training videos, event videos and commercials.
Ballet Boyz is a non-for-profit organization renowned for their innovative blend of original film work and live performance that has placed this company at the forefront of the international contemporary dance and multimedia art scene.
BBC films is working in partnership with major international UK distributors. As the feature film-making bender of the BBC, the goal is to make strong mainly british films with range and ambition. Furthermore their passion is to develop new talent, as well as collaborating with some of the leading writers and directors in the industry.
Film Fatales is a group of filmmakers of merely female filmmakers. This exeptional organization functions as associate mentoring network, based on the premise that female directors are in the best position to offer service to help make valuable films. Moreover Film Fatales provides collaborative programs like writing groups, master calsses, panel discussions, film festival programming, educational workshops, theatrical field trips, and several other special events. By extending a space of peer networking, mentorship and direct participation, this organisation continues to publicize the creation of more films made by women.
Fortune Films is dynamic young company that makes commercially minded independent films. They belief that films can be edgy and unique, yet still have an appeal to the mass-market cinema. Creating original cinema that people will want to watch is the main focus.
I Feature has a propensity to support low budget films which can capture a sense of place and time. This initiative looks to champion films wich show the way we live today with stories that will change, captivate and mainly entertain audiences across the globe.
Neon Films is a team of filmmakers and creatives who trust in the power of story telling. Creating commercial film work and providing business with cinematic content is their main mission and belief.
Magic Key is the leading business coach for film, TV and digital media industries. Magic Key partnership empowers to make decisions. Lyn Burgess launched Magic Key Partnership in 2002 and has been working in people-focused backgrounds for over twenty years. In Addition to that she is also a Board Member and Vice Chair of Women in Film and TV.
The Reel Roots is a platform which distribute social, cultural, political & environmental issues thorugh a range of creative mediums and merchandise.