East End Film Festival dates: 1-8 July 2012
Electric Sheep is very proud to be media partner of the East End Film Festival (EEFF) again this year. The festival will run from 1 to 8 July to mark the coming of the Olympic Games to London’s East End this summer. Here’s what they’ve got in store for us:
‘With 2012 being the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, EEFF will commemorate this with a cinematic 75th birthday celebration of the East End’s own queen, Barbara Windsor with a special screening of British comedy classic, Crooks and Cloisters, being released on DVD for the first time ever July 9 by Studio Canal. This year’s director in residence is Vikranditya Modwane, winner in 2011 of EEFF’s Best First Feature award for his beautiful coming-of-age tale Udaan. 2012 will therefore include a focus on Indian and Bangladeshi cinema, with a series of screenings and events exploring South Asian filmmaking.
This year, the festival’s fringe, CineEast will take place on Sunday 1st July from 12pm to 12am with a day of FREE events featuring short and feature film screenings, live music, talks, workshops, film trails and competitions, incorporating over 1000 films and site-specific events in over 100 different venues, including cinemas, cultural spaces, shops, restaurants and art galleries.
Reflecting London’s most dynamic quarter, and in tribute to the vibrant spirit of the Olympic boroughs, themes the festival will explore include: notions of home and identity, issues of displacement and alienation, and the strong heritage in east London and beyond of direct action and grassroots political and social change. Every year the festival supports its screenings with panel discussions, events and workshops exploring the boundaries between cinema and other art forms with exhibitions, installations, spoken word and live music. Details of the full festival programme will be announced soon.’