All the events of the last year have certainly made time fly. And so it’s that time again. 2011’s East End Film Festival starts on 27 April and runs until 2 May. This year is the festival’s 10th anniversary and it features what has become regular fayre of international, British and local East End features shorts and documentaries combined with music and industry events. You can find out more here: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com.
Even within the financial constraints of the last few months we’ll be putting in a showing of new product. Sunday 1st May will be the first public screening of the follow up to the award winning Bow: Then and Now, Bow Belles. This time working with elder and young women, Bow Belles takes a look at East End life, dreams and aspirations across the generations. Bow Belles will be screened as part of the East End True Life Stories programme at the Rio in Hackney at 1.30pm.
The 4 films produced through this years Vault programme in partnership with the East End Film Festival will be premiered at Rich Mix on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May at 2pm. We have a collection of films that we and the young filmmakers are really proud of. This time the young people predominantly chose to look at local sporting heroes and the impact of their drive and determination on their local communities. We’d especially welcome all comers to join the young filmmakers at Rich Mix to enjoy and celebrate their achievements.
If you’re at either of the screenings please come and say hello. We might even let you buy us a drink
STOP PRESS: EEFF have announced a special event to mark the 10th anniversary of the festival called Movie MayDay. Taking place on Monday May 2nd (of course), it will be a massive event taking over a variety of locations across the East End. There will be talks, live bands, interactive gaming, filmmaking competitions and site-specific installations along with short and feature film screenings of the best films from the festival’s 10 years. Hi8us South is proud to announce that the 3 films we had in the festival last year have made the cut and will be screened as part of Movie MayDay.