This showcase is a celebration of some of the most talented young filmmakers to emerge from the University of East London’s BA Film, BA Animation and Illustration and MA Filmmaking programmes.
This is a richly diverse programme ranging from darkly surreal and visually spectacular fictions, to poignant documentaries (covering subject as varied as the Spanish Civil War and contemporary sexuality), to innovative and eye-catching animations. There will be an opportunity to speak with the filmmakers and a great chance to find out about the exciting developments in Film at the East End Film Festival’s principal partner, the University of East London.
GOODBYE BABY LADY
Screenplay / Director / Costumes / Editing: Emilia Kinderman
DOP, Production Manager: Krupa Patel
Camera: Ciaran O’Connor
Costumes: Iva Minkova
Production Assistant: Vishal Sidhu
1st AD / Editing: Piotr Karter
Sound Technician: Danny Tarr
Daughter: Katie Healy
Mother: Gerri Farrell
Tenant: Ivan Molochko
Little Girl: Lily Pratt
Delivery Man: Trevor Sharpe BA Film
EVERYONE WAS SMALL
Dir: Paris Rose
Animated Documentary. BA Animation and illustration
LET’S TALK ABOUT GAY SEX AND DRUGS
Dir: Leon Lopez
Second Camera: Mitchell Marrion.
Sound Design: Jonathan Bell MA Filmmaking
Dir: Sam Ogunsola
Animation, Hand-Drawn BA Animation and illustration
Dir: Teresa Duran
Camera: Teresa Duran
Sound: David Montalvo
Editor: Teresa Duran
Music: Pedro Mari Martin BA Film
Director / Screenplay: Daniel Thompson
Dir: Patrick O’Mahony
Animation, Stop-Motion. BA Animation and illustration
Dir: Andreea Gruioniu
Sound: Costin Moraru
Production Manager: Octavian Gruioniu
Actors: Alin Popa, Catalin Gheorghe MA Filmmaking
Screening followed by Q&A with Staff and Filmmakers.
Time for the tots! We’ll be walking the mini red carpet this year as East End Film Festival present a specially designed parent and baby screening for all budding film fans. The screening will take place in a venue with comfortable seating, lower volume levels and slightly brighter house lights to ensure you and your baby are comfortable and relaxed. We will be screening one of the key titles from this year’s line-up, details to be released nearer the time. Please note this screening is for parents and guardians and their children of twelve months and under.
We are glad to announce that the film selected for this Parent & Baby screening is The Darkest Universe. Tickets are available from the Genesis website here.
A celebration of the most thrilling and invigorating up and coming talent from Tower Hamlets, this selection of shorts encapsulates everything that we love about the most vibrant and diverse borough of London.
Lewis Rose | UK | 17 min
Rene Pannavis | UK | 15 min
Tom Hemmings | UK | 10 min
Aimee Powell | UK | 17 min
Charlotte Wolf | UK | 13 min
Jake Lushington | UK | 16 min
FREE. Book your place via the Genesis Cinema website here.
Newly unemployed and frustratingly directionless, Ben is lonely when his family go away. Taking in a young homeless man while he renovates his house, things quickly take a disturbing turn when a simple disagreement triggers a psychotic reaction in his guest. Held captive and broken down in a religiously-inflected cycle of abuse, Ben must discover whether he has what it takes to fight back and reclaim his life, in this powerful Hackney-based debut feature.
Followed by a Q&A.Tickets available from the Genesis website here.
Exploring such topics as political correctness, modern art, the rise of the EDL and the sexualisation of pop culture, these films form a compelling, hilarious and at times disturbing state-of-the-nation snapshot.
The Chop’ is a comedy about Yossi, a charismatic Kosher butcher who loses his job, cannot find work at other Kosher butchers, and therefore decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butchers.
Kill it 4 the Kids
UK | Christopher Ullens de Schooten | 3 min
A cute and colourful handmade town sees the arrival and consequences of capitalism hit the town in bold and comic stop-motion animated footage synced on ‘Kill it 4 the Kids’!
Three white hipsters decide to run an Afrobeats night in London. But when two become obsessed with getting at least one black person to attend, the third begins to suspect the whole thing might be racist.
UK | Vasilisa Forbes | 4 min
Teaming the incredible force of the popular lyrics when set against the sexualised, objectified imagery, the question of our acceptance of tones of dialogue, pornography and the impact of popular culture are raised.
A Short Guide To Re-Entry
UK | Anwar Boulifa | 15 min
Khalid is released from prison. He’s told that he wants a job and a place in the community, but fitting into the system isn’t always that easy.
Underneath the Noise
UK | Jon E Price | 8 min
Basketball can give hope and focus to those who might otherwise have neither – but its future hangs in the balance. Starring players from North & East London and featuring poet James Massiah, Underneath the Noise celebrates Britain’s raw talent and gives a voice to young ball players.
UK | Jake Lushington | 16 min
A bouncer finds out that guarding modern art is just as hazardous as controlling the ropes at a nightclub.
UK | Joseph Brett | 9 min
If you thought Exodus was accurately cast and that Aloha was too ethnically diverse, this might not be the film for you.
UK | Eva Riley | 15 min
Against the backdrop of simmering racial tensions within a rural English community, the life of eleven year old Hannah changes forever when she meets a boy from a forbidden part of town.
Tickets are available from the Genesis website here.
From the ‘impotence’ of a police marksman to a deranged primal scream therapy session, these films probe, poke and prick at the inflated egos, the tribalism and the inherent paranoia of masculine one-upmanship.
UK | Tom Hemmings | 10 min
Lenny, a man in an extremely macho job – police marksman – has never discharged his weapon away from the firing range. But, he has bigger problems… He’s stopped firing his weapon at home and Martin, his alpha partner reckons a hunting trip is what’s needed to man Lenny up.
A Six and Two Threes
UK | Andy Berriman | 13 min | @623Film
Two boys from different sides of the tracks meet when one goes in search of his father. Over the course of the day they realise they might have more in common than they think.
UK | Eddie Bolger | 17 min
Guts is a black comedy on universal themes: the need to please, culinary hygiene, and meat.
When a stockbroker hires a rough builder to renovate the wine cellar beneath his country home, the two men fall out with violent consequences.
UK | Tom Marshall | 13 min
Welcome to dark_net!
UK | Manos Ioannou | 19 min
Dilip’s Castle is the story of Sidney. He runs away from home after he finds out that his wife had an affair. Already on a destructive path, with a rapacious thirst for alcohol, he treads through the night and he discovers that what lurks in the dark is far worse than infidelity.
Creepy tales of supernatural unease sit alongside politicised expressions of the lost, the disposed and those that have fallen through the cracks in our society.
The Third Dad
UK | Theresa Moerman Ib | 10 min | @TheThirdDad
A daughter’s journey to find her estranged father’s grave.
UK | Kieran Grant, Lucy Barrick | 11 min
An electrician answers a call-out in the dead of night and is drawn into the bizarre and melancholy world of a man haunted by Christmas. Can he fix the lights, or is the darkness in the house best left alone?
UK | Christian Kinde | 13 min
All’s Well a short film about a soldier returning from Afghanistan.
Italy | Nicola Ragone | 19 min
A train, a trip, a destination.Two strangers start to look each other while travelling in a couch of a train.Cold, pain, farewell. Arrived at the destination one of them is chosen to be a labourer of the Death in a Nazi concentration camp, a Sonderkommando.
UK | Jo Lewis | 11 min
A young woman travels to a remote beach side cabin in an attempt to finally quit her heroin habit.
UK | Dean Anderson | 7 min
A mother struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her teenage son, becomes fixated with a local boy due to his uncanny resemblance.
Drift is a Southern Gothic for the Britain of austerity and UKIP. It depicts the trafficking of vulnerable homeless immigrants for forced labour and is inspired by a case which came to court in Luton in 2012. It is about agency and how we can come to accept the unacceptable.
UK | somebody nobody | 15 min
JUS SOLI opens up a discourse on the Black British experience; interrupting the emotional transition between generations and questioning what it means to be British.
Tickets are available on the Genesis website here.
Whether it’s grieving the passing of a loved one, mourning the loss of a bygone era, or even the disappointment of getting old, these films tackle the subject with humour, perspective and a strong dose of unsentimental grit.
Iran | Golnaz Jamsheed | 9 min
Avo tells the story of an Iranian Armenian boy who experiences the notion of death when his grandfather dies. Being neglected by the grown ups that surround him at the funeral, he finds a way to stay in touch with his grandfather from beyond the grave.
UK | Kate Herron | 16 min
A group of super-fans break into the house of a faded 90s pop star.
UK | Rob Savage | 3 min
A short film about the grieving process starring Paul McGann.
UK| Matthew Hopper | 19 min
A deaf boxer must decide whether to give up the sport he loves in favour of an operation that could allow him to hear for the first time.
UK | Charlotte Wolf | 13 min
A grieving single mother and a lonely teenage boy are brought together under unusual circumstances.
Eye for an Eye
Germany | Steve Bache | 4 min
Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed.
UK | Layke Anderson | 12 min
A young man meets the worn voice of a fading city under the dim lights of a London sex shop.
My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le
UK | Clare Sturges | 13 min
My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le tells the poignant, moving story of well-known Welsh artist Osi Rhys Osmond and the creation of his last work of art, ‘Self Portrait’.
Tickets are available on the Genesis website here.