East End Film Festival 3-8 July 2012: All Eyes East


The East End Film Festival has been running since 2001. It is a week- long series of unique films inspired by filmmakers’ experiences challenging our perception of the East End itself. Expect to see the best of the UK’s hot young talent plus some of the most established filmmakers in the industry today. The festival will be split into 5 sections called ‘Themes of the Heart of EEFF 2012’ : Resistance&Revolution, Art&Anarchy, Identity & Displacement, Out&Proud and Fun&Games.

The EEFF this year opens with a tribute to a very talented musician: Arena: Amy Winehouse- The Day She Came to Dingle. As the EEFF programme states: “(…) This will be the only opportunity to experience this spell- binding celebration of song on the big screen (…)”. The festival will end with Armando Bo’s wonderful “barnstorming debut” El Ultimo Elvis. It is a “dark, tender portrait of idealistic self destruction” of a man who was thought to be the  perfect Elvis Prestley impersonator. The film is definitely worth seeing. I do believe that this year’s festival will be the best ever, better than the previous ones. It would be fantastic to see all of you, great film goers, there. However, before the EEFF’s fever hits the cinemas, you  may like to experience a  wonderful fringe festival: CINE-EAST.

Cine- East will take place on Friday July 1st and it will run from 12 midday to 12 midnight. It will take over every corner of East London, from cafes, cinemas to even bars. You will be able to see various documentaries, animation and dramas. There will be live music too. You might also be interested in going to workshops or taking part in filmmaking competitions. And you know what? EVERYTHING IS FOR FREE! I can guarantee you that your Sunday will be  filled with excitement and fun!

Written by Maggie Gogler

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