As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations East End Film Festival will be repeat screening a selection of the best short films screened at the festival over the past 10 years. They include three films films from Hi8us South. Missing, Love is... and the award winning Bow: Then & Now were all presented in the 2010 festival. Audiences will get another chance to see them as part of Movie MayDay on Monday 2nd of May from 12 – 8 pm.
Bow: Then & Now won a Bridging Cultures Award from the Institute of Community Cohesion and the Baring Foundation. Senior citizens of the Geezers Club in Bow and boys from Bow Boys School conducted interviews with each other which they combined with personal and archive photos and dramatic reconstructions to produce a portrait of the generations where experiences are both different and the same. See it at the Char Lounge or the 172 Shop both on Brick Lane.
Missing is a short mystery drama devised, scripted and performed by members of the Brampton Manor School skateboard club and shot on HD by a professional crew. See it at Preem Restaurant & Balti House on Brick Lane
Love Is… is the first collaboration by former Hi8us South trainees and project participants Ashton John and David Nwikpo. Inspired by Shamsavari’s concept for the exhibition “Love is Change”, they undertook a journey to create Love Is… “a documentary shot on the streets of London that exposes intimate truths about how we view love today.” See it at Sheraz Bangla, Brick Lane.
All three films were edited by another former trainee/participant Lee McKarkiel, now a successful professional editor in his own right and a regular facilitator and trainer at Hi8us South.
Movie MayDay is a celebration of the East End Film Festival’s 10th anniversary – a massive event taking over every nook and cranny of the East End. There will be talks, live bands, interactive gaming, filmmaking competitions and site-specific installations along with short and feature film screenings. Restaurants, bars, galleries, entrepreneurs and shops will screen films for this FREE and open event.
Rooted in its support for local filmmakers and providing a platform for their work, the East End Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the UK and offers a 6-day (now) international programme of screenings and film-focussed music and arts events spread across 29 East-London venues. More info on “Movie MayDay” will be made available online at the festival website on 20th April and via the Movie MayDay maps to be distributed during the festival.