East End Film Festival 2017 launches in less than four days! As you may have seen, this year we have thrown away the traditional festival structure in our last summer celebration before we return to our original spring home next year. We will be taking over the whole month of June with five exhilarating long weekends, centred around the festival’s core values:
Weekend #1: Outdoors
Old Spitalfields Market plays home to an opening weekend of sunshine and song, with a full line-up of short and feature films and free musical majesty.
Weekend #2: Roots
Reflecting the energy, artistry, attitude and cultural mix of London’s East End, our second weekend celebrates London’s most dynamic quarter.
Weekend #3: Discovery
Championing breakthrough filmmakers and home-grown talent, this weekend is a shop window showcasing features and documentaries currently without UK distribution.
Weekend #4: Submerge
This weekend breaks the mould as it plays host to a line-up of experimental cross-arts music and mayhem, and of course, plenty of parties.
Weekend #5: Headline
Introducing a special, handpicked, headline-grabbing selection of the most exciting films ahead of their release in UK cinemas.
Whilst we are not having an Opening Night Gala this year, our first screening is a giant pop-up screening of West Side Story in conjunction with Films for Food in the heart of Old Spitalfields Market.
This screening is free, in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food items, which we will be donating to Tower Hamlets Food Bank.
It’s a fabulous film and a fabulous cause, so we would love it if you could join us on our first night of five long weekends throughout June!
To claim your free places for you and guests, please use this Eventbrite link.