East End Film Festival Sponsors

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Genesis Cinema

The Genesis cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, stands on a site used for entertainment purposes for over 150 years, and has supported the East End Film Festival since its inception.


Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel

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.

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The East End Film Festival is financially supported by the BFI Festival Fund.

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PRSF are the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres. Their mission is to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK and to ensure that this music is enjoyed by a wide audience. Since March 2000 they have supported over 4,000 new music initiatives to the tune of over £14 million. They do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations four times per year and partnership programmes which they lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding.

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Film London

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.

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The Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation was established in 1972, and promotes international cultural exchange between Japan and the rest of the world. They are supporters of the EEFF 2013 screenings of Penance and Kuro.


Tower Hamlets

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.


3 Mills Studio

London’s largest Studios, situated in Bromley-by-Bow, 3 Mills Studios is the destination of choice for filmmakers who are looking to work in the most vibrant and creative area of London.  3 Mills Studio is the sponsor of the EEFF 2013 Industry programme.


SAE Institute London

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.



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.


Prime Focus

Prime Focus is a global Visual Entertainment Services group, providing creative and technical services to the Film, Broadcast, Commercials, Gaming, Internet and Media industries. They are a supporter of the EEFF 2013 Best UK Short Film Award.




Over the last fourteen years Spitalfields has once again established itself as a thriving market. A visitor to its stalls and independent shops can find that hidden gem, from jewel encrusted vintage boots, to art deco sofas, to rare vinyl for enthusiasts. Spitalfields serves as a microcosm of this polyglot society.


Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market is a world-famous East London destination. Home to a flourishing creative community, Spitalfields has over the last 14 years secured a place at the forefront of interiors, fashion, the arts and food. It has been the site of a busy market since 1638, and still the market continues to be the setting for a thriving narrative.



VIVO is a selection of high-end contemporary apartments in Stepney Green, E1. Designed by Levitt Bernstein, the scheme offers one, two and and three-bed apartments, which benefit from top-of-the-range fixtures and fittings, and spacious balconies and communal gardens. With the City and Canary Wharf just a stones throw away, and the quirks of Shoreditch, or greenery of Victoria Park only a short Sunday stroll, VIVO is perfectly positioned for Londoners to work, rest and play.


Polish Cultural Institute

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.


Romanian Cultural Institute

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.


Argentine Embassy London

The Argentine Embassy London is supporting the attendance of Alejandro Fadel at EEFF 2013, who will be presenting his debut feature, The Wild Ones.

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Argentine Film Festival London

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.


One Stop Films

East London based company, One Stop Films offer specialist services in film equipment fire, kit and crew. They are supporters of the EEFF 2014 Accession Award.


Sheffield Doc/Fest

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.

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Austrian Cultural Forum

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.


Amnesty International

In the field of international human rights organisations Amnesty has the longest history and broadest name recognition, and is believed by many to set standards for the movement as a whole. 


The Aubin Cinema

Run in conjunction with Shoreditch House private members’ club, the Aubin Cinema 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 chairs, plumped up with Aubin & Wills cushions?



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.


Rich Mix

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.


Rio Cinema

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.

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Vibe, situated on Brick Lane, is one of East London's most vibrant and popular venues for exhibition, parties and live events. With a live music and performance space, an art gallery and bars, Vibe combines a rich selection of performance, live music, DJs, film, and AV technology, offering a platform for new talent from all areas of the creative arts in Shoreditch. Vibe is the host venue for the EEFF's EMERGE and Grits'n'Gravy programmes. 


St. John on Bethnal Green

St John on Bethnal Green is a Grade I Listed Building, designed by Sir John Soane and built between 1826 and 1828. It has been listed by The Guardian  as one of the top five cultural highlights of the East End. St John's is the host venue for the screening of Carnival of Souls as part of East End Live.

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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. 

Media Partners

Latin American Film

Latam Film specializes in the promotion and marketing of Latin American cinema, providing a service platform for film professionals, distribution companies and film festivals. With our movie database they aim to develop a sustainable and alternative Digital Film Industry. In short, a New Industry.


Founded in 2002, Londynek is the flagship online portal for Poles residing in Great Britain, and acts as a comprehensive source of information for Poles on news, life and culture in the British Isles.



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. 



Clash is a dynamic independent media group with established platforms in both print and digital media, and a diverse live calendar that includes festivals, international music events and bespoke events organised for brands. Clash has consolidated its position as a leading UK and international title within the music, fashion and film sectors.


Electric Sheep

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.



The Imaginox Academy of Creative Arts is an innovative online platform for creative professionals. This revolutionary venture delivers a unique service focused upon mentorship, training and project development within Film, in collaboration with UK’s finest industry talent.


Little White Lies

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.


Shooting People

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. 


Canning House

Canning House hosts regular events - ranging from business receptions to academic seminars, concerts, and exhibitions -  dedicated to giving people the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the politics, economics and diverse cultures of the Latin American and Iberian regions. 


Poland Street

Poland Street is dedicated to serving and supporting the Polish community in the UK.