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.
Asif Kapadia

“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.”
Danny Boyle
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.
Jaime Winstone
Actress: ‘Daddy’s Girl’, ‘Donkey Punch’, Boogie Woogie’, ‘Made in Dagenham’

is an English film critic and broadcaster who has been part of the London film community for nearly a decade.
Jason Solomons

Award winning filmmaker known for Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist and Anna Karenina.
Joe Wright

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.
Michael Nyman

This is an impressive festival! Its dedication to representing the diversity of East London, and educating the community through cinema is much needed.
Pawel Pawlikowski
Director: ‘My Summer of Love’  ‘Ida’ 

Having been brought up in the East End I warmly support a festival that brings the spotlight onto one of the most historic and interesting areas of Europe.”
Stephen Woolley

“I am delighted to be part of the celebration of filmmaking talent in the east end of London by being a patron of the East End Film Festival.
Steven Berkoff
Writer, Actor, Director

has made 10 studio albums and has scored over 50 films, among them his much-acclaimed new soundtrack for the restoration of Hitchock’s The Lodger.
Nitin Sawhney

is one of Britain’s leading screenwriters. His awardwinning work for cinema and TV includes Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, In This World, Red Riding and Southcliffe
Tony Grisoni

is a British film director, producer and writer, best known for Bollywood Queen as well as the first series of the much-loved Peep Show.
Jeremy Wooding
Director, Producer, Writer


is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his award winning role as Vincent in the television series Beauty and the Beast, as the comic book character Hellboy in the Hellboy franchise and as Clay Morrow in television series Sons of Anarchy.
Ron Perlman