Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival has grown to be one of the largest film festivals in the UK. The annual multi-platform festival is held in London and presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. With a mission to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by both global and local independent filmmakers it also seeks to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences.
The EEFF is centred in a dynamic creative hub of East London and attracts an audience of 30000+ during its tenure. Committed to the work of first and second time directors, the annual EEFF showcases more than fifty feature film screenings, several short film programmes, and a variety of cross-arts events and industry activities across the festival. The EEFF’s established awards system includes: Best Feature; Best Documentary; Best UK Short Film; and the EEFF Short Film Audience Award.
There are partnerships with organisations such as Amnesty International UK, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the BFI and Film London.
In celebration of ‘40 Years of Punk’ the EEFF is this year taking the classic rebellion of ’76 UK punk as a jumping off point for a filmic and musical journey around the world of punk rock.
#GENESISTERS TAKEOVER presented by EAST LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
#GENESISTERS TAKEOVER will take place Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July including
Pussy Riot: A punk prayer: “Riot grrrl gang #genesisters start their takeover with the incredible tale of the anti-establishment punk band who faced seven years in prison for a performance at Moscow Cathedral. Accompanied by an introduction from the film’s co-director Mike Lerner”
Lost grrrls: riot grrrl in Los Angeles: “Featuring a Q&A with director Vega Darling. This delve into the LA riot grrrl scene is packed with insight, interviews and raw, powerful music. Followed by live performances from female bands YASSASSIN and COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY”
For more info check the Genesis Website
Our ongoing series of reports on film from the underground with a special emphasis on those films with a subculture theme.
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Underground and Rebel Reel Cine Club team up to present a series of subculture film screenings. Each film selected is a subculture classic that captures a seminal event or ground-breaking moment in the underground world.