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Programme - Independent Cinema Office
eastendfilmfestival
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PRINCIPAL PARTNERS
SPONSORS
FESTIVAL PARTNERS
MEDIA PARTNERS
INDUSTRY PARTNERS
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CREDITS
(in alphabetical order)
Head of Shorts
Manish Agarwal
Associate Director
Eddie Berg
Festival Assistant
Adriana Bielkova
Programming Assistant
& Print Transport
Dimitris Boutourelis
Marketing Coordinator
Rachel Brook
Production Coordinator
Johanna Brooks
Head of Industry
Rachael Castell
Project Manager
Jo Duncombe
Head of Press
Stuart Haggas
Design Assistant
Eve Nightingale
Festival Director
Alison Poltock
Associate Art Director
James Pretty
Online Assistant
Ruben Santos
Elsewhere, the EEFF hosts everything from political debate to films
celebrating the spirit of invention. This year’s programme features
flying anarchists at the Whitechapel Gallery, masked macabre at the
Masonic Temple, and the live cutting of records onto Soviet X-Rays.
Head of Programming
Andrew Simpson
Festival Assistant
Duy Tran
Marketing Team
Serrena Jaeger
Meng-Hao Lee
Lizzy Olliver
Jennifer Shearman
Natalie Sutton
Laura Troop
Short Film Committee
Ilona Cheshire
Anna Coatman
Fiona Fletcher
Aduke King
Colm McAuliffe
Isabel Moir
Tega Okiti
Ingrid Solbrig
Cutting East Team
Stephanie Pamment
Isma Arif
PR Agency: Margaret
Sarah Bemand
Hilary Cornwell
John Dunning
Programme Designer
GilesMarshDesign.com
Last year’s edition of the east End Film Festival was a milestone
year. Our 13th edition, this was the year when we first became a fully
independent, not-for-profit Community Interest Company. We hosted
a crowdfunding campaign to help us through this exciting, if slightly
acne-ridden, transition, and I wanted to start this year’s welcome,
again, with a thank you to everyone who supported us in 2014.
Now the EEFF has ‘come of age’. The festival has matured in its
outlook and ambitions, and it’s a pleasure to be welcoming former
Director of Partnerships at the BFI, Eddie Berg, to the EEFF team
as our new Associate Director. He’ll be helping the EEFF develop its
future strategy and resources, and has already brokered a new principal
partnership deal with East London’s premier university, UEL.
With a stately bill of 33 titles, 2015 represents our largest ever line-up
of British cinema. London Calling have therefore chosen a great year to
partner with us in celebration of our new London Focus, shining a light
on works that embrace the dramatic cultural narratives of this great city.
Discovering, debating, and developing new voices in cinema is an
integral part of the East End Film Festival’s mission. Central to that
mission is our system of awards. Our top award for Best Feature is
reserved for the most outstanding film from a first or second-time
director, with NOAZ DESHE a deserved winner in 2014 for his
incredible debut film, White Shadow. In 2015, he returns as our
Director-in-Residence, where he heads up this year’s feature jury and,
in a radical departure from the usual country focus prompted by the
winner of our top prize, co-curates a special festival selection under
the moniker Deprogrammed.
In a very exciting development, I’m delighted to also announce
the East End Film Festival’s first foray into record releasing, as
we break completely new ground with the release of the East End
Film Festival’s first ever soundtrack album. Centred on the savagely
beautiful The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, this has been
curated by Benjamin Power (F**k Buttons/Blanck Mass), and
features an extraordinary array of artists. Book your place at our
special World Premiere unveiling to get hold of a copy of this very
limited edition vinyl release.
Lastly, the EEFF is delighted to be working with our original
principal partner, the Genesis Cinema, to create a genuine social
hub for EEFF 2015. Join us in our very own Speakeasy for daily free
drinks receptions and special events, to unwind after a festival film, or
to meet filmmakers and festival staff. With so much going on around
the festival in 2015, we’re sure you’ll find something that appeals to
you in this year’s programme, and we look forward to showing you all
the EEFF has to offer this year.
www.eastendfilmfestival.com
Alison Poltock
Artistic Director
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CONTENTS
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4 Awards
4 Competition
6 Jury
7 Our Patrons
9 Deprogramme
10 Opening & Closing Night Galas
11 Centrepiece Galas
12 British Cinema
18 European Cinema
22 World Cinema
28 Shorts
30 Zoom
31 Macabre Masonic Masquerade
32 Masonic Temple
34 Events
36 Cutting East
39 Industry
42 The Genesis Speakeasy
44 Venues & Booking
46 Calendar
The East End Film Festival’s awards
selection is a vital part of the festival’s
commitment to bold, challenging
filmmaking from breakthrough
directors. Rewarding both fiction and
documentary, and both long form and
short, these prizes celebrate the whole
variety of phenomenal work being
made by directors, from the East End
to the furthest reaches of the globe.
The festival’s main prize is reserved for
first and second features, with other
awards rewarding the most powerful
documentary feature, the finest short
film from these shores, and an audience
award, as well as a special prize focused
on a particular craft in filmmaking.
All that that we celebrate in film is here,
and deserve to be rewarded.
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The East End Film Festival’s awards
system is a vital part of the festival’s
mission to discover, debate and develop
new voices in cinema. Our top award
is reserved for the most outstanding
film from a first or second time director
and each year’s Best Feature Award
recipient is invited back to the East End
Film Festival the following year as the
festival’s Director in Residence.
from their country, 2015 sees a radical
departure in our Deprogrammed strand,
co-curated by this year’s Director
in Residence Noaz Deshe. Previous
Directors in Residence have included
Bobby Parnescu (Francesca, Romania,
2010), Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan,
India, 2011), Armando Bo (El Ultimo
Elvis, Argentina, 2012) and Sebastian
Hoffman (Halley, Mexico, 2013).
Working with the festival team, the
EEFF Director in Residence co-curates
a special selection within the EEFF
programme. While this is normally
focused on cutting edge new cinema
We are delighted to present the
Official EEFF Competition line
up for 2015 here.
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ACCESSION AWARD
BEST FILM EEFF 2015
BEST DOCUMENTARY
FEATURE
BEST UK SHORT FILM
SHORT FILM
AUDIENCE AWARD
EEFF RISING STAR AWARD
Created in 2014, the Accession Award
exists to champion a particularly vital
craft within filmmaking, as well as the
recipient’s establishment of a career
within their chosen field. Focusing on a
different discipline each year, the EEFF
2014 Accession Award celebrated the
art of cinematography. This year’s award
focuses on music composition, and the
art of the soundtrack.
Recognising the most unique, human
and arresting non-fiction stories
in this year’s festival programme,
the East End Film Festival’s Best
Documentary Feature Award
champions a film and filmmaker
in whose hands bare facts become
something profound and cinematic.
Festivals may have programmers,
juries and directors, but it’s the
audience who really matter. Let us
know your opinion after any of our
shorts screenings and cast your vote
for this year’s festival favourite.
As a leading showcase for first and
second features, we are proud to once
again present our EEFF Best Film
Award. In 2014 Noaz Deshe received
the festival’s main prize for his debut
feature White Shadow, and we welcome
him back to the EEFF this year as our
Director-in-Residence. He heads up this
year’s feature jury and has co-curated
a special festival selection for 2015,
Deprogrammed, which marks a departure
from the festival’s usual country focus.
From the first stirrings of young love
to estranged families reconnecting,
terrifying dystopias to seductive
reveries, year on year we find ourselves
overwhelmed by the unprecedented
number of excellent new films from
tomorrow’s rising stars of cinema.
This award recognises a powerful
voice emerging from short form
work, one that challenges the welltrodden cliché that a short film is
somehow flimsier than a feature.
New to 2015, the Cutting East Rising
Star Award is awarded to the best short
film of the annual EEFF partner youth
festival, Cutting East. East End Film
Festival in association with MMBF
are delighted to support this award
celebrating our futures brightest
young cinematic voices.
BEST FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY
CRUMBS
3 ½ MINUTES,
TEN BULLETS
WELCOME TO LEITH
Director: Marc Silver
USA | 2015 | 85 min
Directors: Michael Beach Nichols,
Christopher K. Walker
USA | 2015 | 85 min
AMY
STAND BY FOR TAPE BACK UP
ABOVE & BELOW
STEVIE G
ESTATE, A REVERIE
TRIP ALONG EXODUS
Director: Miguel Llanso
Ethiopia | 2015 | 68 min
IVY
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Turkey | 2015 | 104 min
LIFE IN A FISHBOWL
Director: Badvin Zophoniasson
Iceland | 2014 | 129 min
LINE OF CREDIT
(KREDITIS LIMITI)
Director: Salome Alexi
Georgia, France, Germany | 2014 |
85 min
MANOS SUCIAS
Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka
Colombia | 2014 | 84 min
PLEASURE ISLAND
Director: Mike Doxford
UK | 2014 | 98 min
ATLANTIC
Director: Jan-Willem van Ewijk
The Netherlands | 2014 | 94 min
THE FIRE (EL INCENDIO)
Director: Juan Schnitman
Argentina | 2015 | 95 min
NORFOLK
Director: Asif Kapadia
UK | 2015 | 123 min
Director: Nicolas Steiner
Switzerland | 2015 | 110 min
Director: Andrew Luka Zimmerman
UK | 2015 | 83 min
Director: Ross Sutherland
UK | 2015 | 63 min
Director: Umut Gunduz
UK | 2015 | 65 min
Director: Hind Shoufani
Lebanon, Palestine | 2014 | 120 min
Director: Martin Radich
UK | 2015 | 87 min
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FEATURE
JURY
DOCUMENTARY
JURY
DIRECTOR IN
RESIDENCE
NOAZ DESHE
Noaz Deshe is a director whose
films have been presented at
the Venice, San Francisco,
and Sundance film festivals,
amongst many others. His
debut feature, White Shadow,
was about a young albino boy
being hunted by witchdoctors
in Tanzania, and contributed
towards a legal change in that
country. The film won the Best
Feature Award at the East End
Film Festival in 2014.
KATE SMURTHWAITE
Kate Smurthwaite is an awardwinning stand-up comedian and
political activist. She has toured at
home and abroad with her political
comedy show, scooping a coveted
Three Week’s Editors Choice prize
at the Edinburgh Fringe. Kate
also writes for BAFTA-winning
BBC3 series The Revolution Will
Be Televised, as well as Have I Got
News For You, and has contributed
to the Guardian, Independent and
Cosmopolitan among others.
She has appeared on hundreds
of TV and radio shows including
Question Time, This Morning,
The Big Questions, Moral Maze
and Woman’s Hour.
ROSS CLARKE
IRVINE WELSH
ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL
VIV ALBERTINE
AMMA ASANTE
RITA DANIELS
Ross Clarke is a British director and
writer. His feature debut Dermaphoria,
starring Joseph Morgan and Ron
Perlman, opened the East End Film
Festival in 2014. He previously
co-directed the award-winning
documentary Skid Row (2007).
Raised in North London, Viv Albertine
is best known as the trailblazing
guitarist in influential band The
Slits. Her solo album The Vermilion
Border was released in 2012 and her
autobiography published in 2014.
She has also worked as a film director
and actor, starring in Joanna Hogg’s
Exhibition.
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Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist,
playwright and short story writer. His
novels Trainspotting and Filth were
previously adapted into critically
acclaimed films. Famous for his brutal
depiction of urban life, he has also
written screenplays and directed several
short films. He lives in Chicago.
London-born writer/director Amma
Asante received the 2005 BAFTA
Carl Foreman Award for Special
Achievement in a debut film for A
Way of Life. Her second feature Belle
opened to phenomenal success in
America and widespread acclaim
globally. She was one of CNN’s Leading
Women of 2014, earning further
nominations at the UK National Film
Awards and US NAACP Awards.
Orlando has directed documentaries
spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas
and the Arctic, covering everything
from a skateboard school in
Afghanistan to West African piracy.
His last film, Virunga, was nominated
for an Academy Award and a BAFTA.
Rita Daniels is an Executive Producer
in Channel 4’s Documentaries
Department, overseeing such series
as One Born Every Minute and First
Dates as well as the debut director’s
strand First Cut. She previously
worked as a series director and senior
producer/director for 24 Hours in A&E
and 24 in Police Custody respectively.
XIAOLU GUO
Xiaolu Guo is a British Chinese
prizewinning filmmaker, novelist
and essayist. Her films have been the
subject of a recent Cinéma du Réel
retrospective at the Centre Pompidou
in Paris. She has travelled around the
world conducting master classes at
film festivals and universities.
SHORTS
JURY
ACCESSION AWARD
SOUNDTRACK
KIRSTEN BEITH
FRANK TURNER
Kirsten is the founder of and
lead agent at Undercranked,
a talent agency representing
directors and production talent
working in features, music,
advertising and television.
She has dealt with both sides
of the camera, featuring in
promos and commercials, later
working as a magazine editor,
producer, crew representative,
agent and journalist for
companies including EMAP,
Time Out, STAR TV Asia
Region, IMG Worldwide and
Travel Channel.
Frank Turner is an English
singer and songwriter strongly
influenced by country and folk.
Coming from a post-hardcore
background – he used to lead
noisy London upstarts Million
Dead – Turner went solo in the
mid-2000s and has released five
albums to date. His imminent
sixth LP is titled Positive Songs
For Negative People.
OUR
PATRONS
STEVE ORAM
Steve Oram is an English actor,
comedian, writer and filmmaker, best
known for co-writing and starring in
Ben Wheatley’s 2012 black comedy
Sightseers. Oram has also written and
directed numerous short films under the
pseudonym Steve Aura, and is currently
completing his debut feature Aaaaaaaah!
MUSTAPHA KSEIBATI
Screen Star of Tomorrow Mustapha
Kseibati has previously made films
with the UK Film Council, BBC and
Sky, as well as several shorts. He has a
passion for comedy, drama and action
and is currently working on ‘a kick ass
action comedy’ with Ken Marshall,
producer of Filth.
SOPHIE MAYER
Sophie Mayer is the author of
Political Animals: The New Feminist
Cinema and The Cinema of Sally
Potter: A Politics of Love. She is
a regular contributor to Sight &
Sound and The F-Word, and a
member of queer femme curatorial
collective Club des Femmes.
EMMA DABIRI
Emma Dabiri is a writer and cultural
commentator, specialising in African
culture. She is a PhD researcher at
SOAS, and has been involved in several
events and projects that cross over
between film and other cultural media,
including the recent Afrofuturism
season at the BFI.
STEVEN BERKOFF
MICHAEL NYMAN
DANNY BOYLE
JAIME WINSTONE
JOE WRIGHT
STEPHEN WOOLLEY
PAWEL
PAWLIKOWSKI
ASIF KAPADIA
is an Oscar winning
director whose films
include My Summer of
Love, The Woman in the
Fifth and Ida.
is a BAFTA winning
filmmaker and Hackney
resident. His films
include The Warrior
and Senna and the
eagerly awaited Amy.
JASON
SOLOMONS
NITIN SAWHNEY
TONY GRISONI
is an actor, writer,
director and East London
resident. He is known
for his innovative work
in theatre, as well as
numerous screen roles.
is an English actress,
known for her roles
in Kidulthood, Made
in Dagenham and the
television series Dead Set.
has made 10 studio
albums and has scored
over 50 films, among
them his much-acclaimed
new soundtrack for the
restoration of Hitchock’s
The Lodger.
is a BAFTA winning
British composer, known
for his work on films
such as The Piano, as well
as a pioneering role in
minimalist composition.
is a British film director.
He is most well known for
his adaptations of Pride
& Prejudice, Atonement,
and Anna Karenina. His
new film Pan is due later
this year.
is one of Britain’s leading
screenwriters, His awardwinning work for cinema
and TV includes Fear And
Loathing In Las Vegas, In
This World, Red Riding and
Southcliffe.
is an Academy Awardwinning director, best
known for Slumdog
Millionaire, Trainspotting &
the Opening Ceremony of
the 2012 Olympic Games.
is a renowned film
producer, whose credits
include Interview with
the
Vampire and Made in
Dagenham. His new film
Carol is due later this year.
is an English film
critic and broadcaster.
He is also Chairman
of the London Film
Critics’ Circle
JEREMY
WOODING
is a British film director,
producer and writer,
best known for Bollywood
Queen as well as the
first series of the muchloved Peep Show.
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DIRECTOR IN
RESIDENCE
NOAZ DESHE
THE EEFF’S DIRECTOR IN RESIDENCE FOR 2015
ON WHY HE DECIDED AGAINST PROGRAMMING
A COUNTRY-SPECIFIC FOCUS AT EEFF 2015
BRAINWASHING
“Political language is designed to make
lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to
pure wind.”
— George Orwell
Every person has a “priority need,” or
several. By feeding the prime priority
need, you can gain control over your
subject, or your audience; a permanent
vacation from thinking. Here are our
basic priority needs, borrowed from
several publications:
We are all programmed. When I was
four, I had a choice about whether to
keep my program, or to start writing
one. It took years to realise that I have
been writing one ever since. I grew up
in a Stepford Society, where myth and
fear are at the forefront of establishing
an identity.
In kindergarten [in Israel] I was asked
by my teacher “What would you like to
do in the military? Be a hero?” I learned
then that education systems have been
designed to keep the software running,
with history books written by right wing
extremists to portray the heroic nature
of their country, never stopping to tell
the true story.
A national identity is ingrained by
superhero stories, and a clear vision
of the enemies that surround us.
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This manipulation was so apparent, and
resisting it forged my identity and forced
me to leave. Today, the world around
us is overloaded with the sad, hopeless
behaviour of the masses, pushed into
hate and murder by beliefs. Desperate
to preserve an imaginary and confused
past, these societies oppose both science
and spirituality – which lead to logic
and love, and therefore peace. What is
so frightening about embracing the big
nothing that is full of all things, rather
than the big ‘something’?
Usually the EEFF Director in Residence
section is devoted to a showcase of a
country. I struggled with the idea of
what that should mean. My country has
no passport or national borders; it does
not even have a national identity. It’s
not connected to a land mass. I thought
we should print passports and send
them to whomever wants to join. So
this Deprogram of films is a start. My
country is simply a like-minded place.
1 EMOTIONAL SECURITY
2 RECOGNITION OF
EFFORTS/REASSURANCE
OF WORTH
3 CREATIVE OUTLETS
4 A SENSE OF PERSONAL
POWER
5 A SENSE OF ROOTS
(BELONGING
SOMEWHERE)
6 IMMORTALITY
7 EGO-GRATIFICATION
8 LOVE IN ALL ITS FORMS
9 NEW EXPERIENCES
Once these needs are monitored, you
can determine which of these are
‘priority needs’. Then one can apply
the “depth approach” to subconsciously
feed and gratify those needs, to gain
control over your subject. This is the
essence of brainwashing. This is how
we programme.
THE DEPROGRAMME
Join the EEFF and Noaz Deshe
for an exploration of our “priority
needs”, and what it is about us
that allows those in power to
ruthlessly abuse and control us.
From national myths to government
mind control; and from brutal cults
to extreme ideological violence;
from news cycles to the emotional
security that comes from filling up
your fridge…This is an exercise
in Deprogramming Cinema.
It is designed to ask: Why do we
accept systems of control? How do
we deprogram them? How do we
regain our ability to make up our
own minds?
Taking inspiration from the
MONARCH and MK-ULTRA
mind control programs, EEFF
welcomes you to a series of
screenings, discussions and
audience manipulation: a guide to
‘deprogramming’, one film at a time.
Film highlights include: ex-cult
members re-enacting their past in
Moonchild, a vicious act of violence
on the Japanese metro in the
shocking documentary A, a lone
woman pursuing an act of jihad
in Day Night, Day Night, society’s
complicity in the crimes of Soviet
Russia, a special insight into the
world’s most famous deprogrammer,
and an array of dissonance, public
information films and subliminal
messages.
VISIT
WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM
FOR MORE DETAILS ON
THE DEPROGRAMME
SEE PAGE 32 FOR MORE
DETAILS ON A SPECIAL
DAY ON MIND CONTROL
AND BRAINWASHING
ON FILM IN THE MASONIC
TEMPLE ON 5 JULY
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OPENING NIGHT
ONE CRAZY THING
Director: Amit Gupta
UK | 2015 | 90 min
International Premiere
Genesis
Wednesday 1 July, 7.00pm
£15 for Gala Screening
+ Welcome Drink
East End Film Festival alumnus Ray
Panthaki (Life Sentence, EEFF 2013)
stars in and produces an utterly
charming take on internet fame, and
how a chance encounter in the city can
reinvigorate you. Jay (Panthaki) is a
former soap actor, but is more famous
for a career-ruining sex tape scandal.
Managing his parent’s Indian restaurant
in a state of self-imposed exile, his
appetite for life is rekindled when
he meets Hannah (Daisy Bevan), an
American musician with a refreshingly
innocent view of the world. But will Jay’s
fear of revealing his past ruin everything?
Featuring a wonderfully hangdog
performance from Panthaki (who is also
a BAFTA Breakthrough performer),
Amit Gupta’s third feature is a wry
CLOSING
NIGHT
take on the superficiality of fame and
modern living, and a heartfelt statement
of the things that are more important.
With a host of fantastic supporting
performances (including Dan Renton
Skinner as Jay’s best friend Charlie), this
is a perfect film about the possibilities
of life in London. We are delighted to
present it as our Opening Night Gala
for EEFF 2015.
3 ½ MINUTES, TEN BULLETS
Director: Marc Silver
USA | 2015 | 85 min
London Premiere
Genesis
Sunday 12 July, 7.00pm
Another East End Film Festival
alumnus, British documentary maker
Marc Silver once again travels to the
United States for a subject of huge
topical relevance in 3 ½ Minutes.
Arriving in the wake of events in
Ferguson and Baltimore, Silver’s follow
up to Who is Dayani Cristal? is a ruthless
dissection of the aftermath of a tragic
incident at a Jacksonville, Florida gas
station, which resulted in the death of
17-year-old Jordan Davis.
The slaying of an unarmed AfricanAmerican over the trivial issue of
loud music, this case is surrounded in
controversy. Silver’s film lays bare the
grief, prejudices and public narratives
around the incident, in a shocking
examination of the issue of race in
America. Opening a window on a cycle
of violence that seemingly refuses to go
away, 3 ½ Minutes is a deeply pertinent
work for our times. We are delighted to
present it as our Closing Night Gala.
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CENTREPIECE GALAS
LEE SCRATCH PERRY’S
VISION OF PARADISE +Q&A
Director: Volker Schaner
Germany, UK | 2015 | 100 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 4 July, 7.00pm
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Vision of Paradise
is the ultimate portrait of one of the
icons of contemporary music. Shooting
over 15 years, Volker Schaner had
unprecedented access to the man
who can lay claim to be a godfather of
both reggae and dub. We are delighted
to present this funny, poetic and
frequently mind-blowing experience
to the public for the very first time,
with Perry himself in attendance.
+ Q&A with Director and
Lee Scratch Perry
STILL +Q&A
Director: Simon Blake
UK | 2014 | 97 min
Genesis
Saturday 12 July, 9.00pm
We’re thrilled that Irish acting
powerhouse Aidan Gillen will be
joining us for this gala screening of
Still. Simon Blake’s intense portrait of
disintegration follows a North London
father on his own personal warpath.
Carver is bereft after the loss of his son.
Feuding with local teens, he unravels
as the tension escalates, making a
shocking discovery that demands a
terrible decision. A nail-biting revenge
thriller with deep conscience, driven by
a typically nuanced lead performance
from our very special guest.
+ Q&A with Aidan Gillen
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BRITISH
A home for breakthrough home-grown
directors, the East End Film Festival’s
British selection offers a towering
line up of 33 films, with a special
London flavour. 2015 sees the EEFF
championing British cinema like never
before. Here, filmmakers are storming
the barriers thrown up by minimal
funding, economic contraction, and
the continued challenge of distributing
independent films here, there, and
everywhere. The festival is proud to offer
this unprecedented, varied line up.
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In this line up you will find heartwrenching works that touch on East
London, such as Sing Your Heart
Out, The Anarchist Rabbi, and Dressed
as a Girl. British filmmakers are
also heading out on odysseys, either
in Britain (Pleasure Island, Norfolk,
Paragraph), overseas (Udita, Dennis
Rodman’s Big Bang) or to outer-space
(Disaster Playground). Other directors are
celebrating musical heroes, such as EEFF
Patron Asif Kapadia’s heartbreaking
Amy; and Graham Bendel’s post-punk
portrait Derailed Sense.
London is a city of drama, and
nowhere is this truer than in a special
selection of London features presented
in partnership with London Calling.
Running the gauntlet from hilarious
to harrowing, Panic sees a troubled
man traversing East London in pursuit
of a missing neighbour, unsure of
what he’ll find, whilst the Hackney
shot MLE sends a struggling actress
on an undercover mission, purely for
laughs. Estate: A Reverie is a beguiling
homage to the residents of a doomed
Hackney estate, whilst Stevie G is an
intimate portrait of a brother emerging
from years in the wilderness of crime
and trouble. Lastly, One Crazy Thing,
starring and produced by EEFF alumni
Ray Panthaki, is a disarmingly charming
take on internet fame and true love in
this fair city. This line up of London
films, then, sees filmmakers in the
capital making every kind of film,
and making them brilliantly.
BEST DOC COMPETITION
UK | 2015 | 90 min
Rio
Thursday 2 July, 8.00pm
AMY +Q&A
Director: Asif Kapadia
The story of the tragically departed
five-time Grammy-winner Amy
Winehouse, Asif Kapadia’s follow up
to Senna is another tense, whirlwind
tale of a superstar’s rise and fall.
Working exclusively with archive
footage, narrated via new interviews
with those that knew her best, it
is a brutally open and honest film
channelling the lifeblood of a rare,
authentic talent. We’re also shown
the addiction and media intrusion
that would feed into one another,
resulting in a heartbreaking public
unravelling, and an even more
heartbreaking demise.
UK | 2014 | 45 min
Genesis
Saturday 5 July, 2.00pm
UK | 2014 | 45 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 4 July, 1.30pm
UK | 2015 | 90 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Thursday 9 July, 6.30pm
UK | 2015 | 93 min
UK Premiere
Genesis
Sunday 5 July, 4.00pm
THE ANARCHIST RABBI +Q&A
ANTI-SOCIAL WORKER +Q&A
CONTAINMENT +Q&A
DENNIS RODMAN’S BIG
BANG IN PYONGYANG +Q&A
Director: Adam Kossoff
The Anarchist Rabbi, an experimental
documentary, follows in the footsteps
of Rudolf Rocker, an anarchist who
campaigned with London’s East End
Jewish migrants 100 years ago. Steven
Berkoff narrates Rocker’s ghost who has
returned to re-visit the places that were
significant to him and explores how urban
development forces us to forget workingclass history and political struggle.
Director: Matt Hopkins
Narrated by Ras Kwame, this is a candid
portrait of six nocturnal workers in a
city that never sleeps. Spotlighting a
baker, locksmith, club concierge, shelter
supervisor and blood biker, it captures
the energy that drives London by night,
revealing a peculiar beauty that few of
us ever see.
+ FULFILMENT
Director: Neil Mcenery-West
This pulse-raising debut feature sees
artist and estranged father Mark (Lee
Ross) wake up to find that the door
to his flat has been sealed shut. He
presumes it to be some kind of prank,
but when his neighbours break through
his wall in order to find a way out of
the building, it becomes apparent that
something far more sinister is going on.
Director: Colin Offland
Colin Offland’s rollicking doc follows
former US basketball star Dennis
Rodman as he befriends North Korean
dictator Kim Jong-un and decides to stage
a game between the two countries – while
being vilified by the NBA, White House
and press. Perhaps the most bizarre
sports-related story of recent times.
UK | Director: Brady Hood | 16 min
UK | 2012 | 76 min
World Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Friday 10 July, 7.00pm
DERAILED SENSE: A FILM
ABOUT VIC GODARD
& SUBWAY SECT
Director: Graham Bendel
Godfathers of post-punk, Subway
Sect were one of the late 1970s’ best
kept musical secrets, influencing the
likes of Joy Division and the Jesus &
Mary Chain. The group was managed
by Clash manager Bernie Rhodes
and that’s where their bittersweet
story begins. Originally scheduled for
2012, this documentary has been the
subject of legal wrangling between the
director and Vic Godard – a dispute
that was finally resolved in March
2015. Includes appearances from
Irvine Welsh, Edwyn Collins, Viv
Albertine and Bobby Gillespie.
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UK | 2015 | 67 min
Rio
Sunday 5 July, 1.45pm
UK | 2014 | 106 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Wednesday 8 July, 9.00pm
DISASTER PLAYGROUND+Q&A DRAMA +Q&A
Director: Nelly Ben Hayoun
Nelly Ben Hayoun’s playful exploration
of how our planet might deal with outer
space catastrophes takes us from NASA
to the UN, introducing the people
responsible for dealing with a devastating
asteroid impact. We learn about how
they minimize the risks, including the
deflection of hazardous Near Earth
Objects. There’s also speculation about
rebuilding human society, complete with
mannequin reenactments.
Director: Sophie Mathisen
Lena Dunham’s humour gets a British
twist in Sophie Mathisen’s debut
feature. Anna is recovering from a
breakup while struggling as an actress.
She escapes to Paris, staying with
best friend Jean, who has given up
performing for a quiet life with his
boyfriend. Anna glimpses a different
existence for herself, but further
awkward situations loom.
UK | 2015 | 75 min
Genesis
Thursday 2 July, 6.00pm
THE DIVIDE +Q&A
Director: Katharine Round
Inspired by the best-selling book The
Spirit Level, Katharine Round’s film
The Divide explores the widening gap
between rich and poor, and what
it means for the world we live in.
Exploring the reasons behind the everincreasing wealth-gap, its impact, and
how inequality might even spell trouble
for the rich, The Divide is a timely
and prescient piece of globe-trotting
documentary cinema; both a think piece
and a powerful warning.
BEST DOC COMPETITION
UK | 2015 | 93 min
Dalston Roof Park
Tuesday 7 July, 7.00pm
DRESSED AS A GIRL
Director: Colin Rothbart
A tale of lipstick and counterculture,
Colin Rothbart’s debut documentary is
a thrilling, hilarious and moving portrait
of East London’s alternative drag
scene, filmed over five years. Not just a
whirlwind of larger than life characters,
Dressed As A Girl also showcases the
real people behind the flamboyant stage
personas, to universally resonant effect.
Followed by live cabaret perfomances by
stars of the film!
+ DRAG IS MY ECSTASY
UK | Director: Joseph Wilson | 21 min
UK | 2015 | 83 min
Hackney Picturehouse
Saturday 4 July, 1.00pm
ESTATE, A REVERIE +Q&A
Director: Andrea Luka Zimmerman
The passing of Hackney’s Haggerston
Estate after 70 years is given
poetic expression in A Reverie.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s film
UK/Belgium | 2014 | 72 min
UK Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 4 July, 4.00pm
ELEPHANT’S DREAM +Q&A
Director: Kristof Bilsen
Kristof Bilsen’s first feature-length
documentary is a poetic portrait
of people working in the state-run
post office, railway station and fire
department in Kinshasa, the third
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explores the death of a utopian
dream, the reconfiguration of East
London’s landscape, and a group
of extraordinary people who refuse
to be defined by economic or social
brackets – even acting out stories
from the past to keep the spirit alive.
largest city in Africa. Serenely composed
and slightly ironic, it provides an
essential insight into the Democratic
Republic of Congo’s bureaucratic
machinery, expertly attuned to said
nation’s pace of life.
UK | 2015 | 42 min
London Premiere
Genesis
Sunday 5 July, 4.00pm
UK | 2014 | 104 min
UK Premiere
Genesis
Tuesday 7 July, 6.30pm
UK | 2014 | 53 min
London Premiere
Genesis
Sunday 5 July, 1.30pm
UK | 2015 | 101 min
European Premiere
Genesis
Wednesday 8 July, 6.30pm
GENERATION RIGHT +Q&A
HERE LIES +Q&A
LIFE’S A BEACH +Q&A
MALADY +Q&A
UK | 2015 | 70 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Friday 3 July, 9.00pm
UK | 2014 | 83 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Tuesday 7 July, 9.00pm
MASTERPIECE +Q&A
THE NEW BOY +Q&A
Director: Michelle Coomber
This vital post-election film weighs the
legacy of Margaret Thatcher. Mixing
archive and interviews with political
figures, Generation Right examines the
moment when inequality and capitalism
became the driving forces of ‘progress’.
Moving from 1980s turbulence through
the 2008 crash and into the present day,
it boldly asks what Thatcher’s story can
tell us about how we live now.
Director: Mark Rivers
A brilliantly witty and postmodern take
on filmmaking, Mark Rivers’ debut
feature sees a frustrated cameraman
and would be filmmaker producing
a retrospective of his life’s work, and
slowly travelling into the darkest
recesses of his mind. Interviewing
friends, clips of his own work, archive
footage and his own video diary, this is a
portrait of filmmaker finally making his
masterpiece, no matter what the cost.
UK | 2015 | 90 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Friday 3 July, 6.30pm
Director: Duncan Ward
Here Lies is the meta-fictional return
of British director Duncan Ward. In
it, he sets out to make a biopic of the
controversial artist Ernst Hellmann
(Daniel O’Meara). All the while
Ward is being shadowed by students
documenting the making of the film. As
life and art begin to mirror each other in
mysterious ways, both begin to unravel.
Director: Christine Lalla
Two young sisters watch Sam, their
new teenage neighbour from afar,
tracking his movements and seeking
out information about him. When
they finally meet him, 10 year-old
Dani strikes up a friendship and ends
her spying but teenage Louisa takes a
different path – during her continued
surveillance of Sam she slips into
obsession, before stumbling across
another observer.
Director: John Baker
Life’s a Beach is a moving and beautifully
shot documentary about one man’s fight
to live outside the system. Jerry ‘Mungo’
Francis uses driftwood, fishing debris
and old car parts to build his own home
on a Folkestone beach. He’s carved
out an idyllic, self-sustainable lifestyle.
However bureaucracy is never far away,
and his mission suffers a major setback.
UK | 2014 | 100 min
Genesis
Saturday 11 July, 9.00pm
MLE +Q&A
Director: Sarah Warren
Allegedly inspired by a true story,
My Little Eye is Sarah Warren’s
wickedly funny, East London-shot
debut. Julie Robert has to cope with
a new country, a lack of acting work,
Director: Jack James
A bereaved woman finds solace in a man
who connects with her through mutual
grief. But guilt, shame, and skeletons in the
closet will disrupt this union in Jack James’
haunting drama of love and loss. Malady
is a brilliantly acted, moodily atmospheric
exploration of the heights that emotions
can reach in the most desperate of
circumstances, and the circuitous journeys
we face before reaching our final harbour.
a trouble-making best friend and
people constantly mistaking her for
Julia Roberts. When respite arrives
via a job for a rich family intent
on keeping tabs on their daughter,
she finds herself embroiled in a
cult – with hilarious, life-changing
consequences.
NORTH VS SOUTH +Q&A
Director: Steven Nesbit
Steven Nesbit’s second feature spins
a tale of star-crossed lovers from rival
families whose illicit affair plays out
against a backdrop of war between
northern hard men and their southern
enemies. Featuring such familiar faces as
Bernard Hill, Greta Scacchi, Keith Allen,
Steve Evets, Steven Berkoff and Doctor
Who’s Freema Agyeman, this is British
crime cinema at its most artful and fun.
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UK | 2015 | 87 min
London Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 11 July, 6.30pm
BEST FILM COMPETITION
NORFOLK +Q&A
Director: Martin Radich
Distinctive, risk-taking British
filmmaking, Martin Radich’s third
feature is a visual and aural treat with
a genre twist. Ostensibly a story of
father and son involved in political
terrorism, Norfolk uses its bucolic setting
as a backdrop for revenge, familial
breakdown and elemental violence.
A disturbed mercenary known only as
Man (Denis Ménochet) prepares for
one final mission, only for his plans to be
disrupted when his son falls for the girl
living with the foreign revolutionaries
he is targeting. This strange, often
hallucinatory experience blends rural
isolation, analogue technology, Rambo
and the heavy weight of past tragedy on
the present.
UK | 2015 | 90 min
International Premiere
Genesis
Wednesday 1 July, 7.00pm
ONE CRAZY THING +Q&A
Director: Amit Gupta
Jay (Ray Panthaki) is a daytime
TV star who has hit rock bottom
after a sex tape scandal. He meets
dream girl Hannah (Daisy Bevan),
a bright musician suspicious of the
digital age. How does Jay tell her
about said incident? A great new
contribution to the British comedy
of embarrassment.
BEST FILM COMPETITION
UK | 2014 | 84 min
Genesis
Wednesday 8 July,
7.00pm
PANIC +Q&A
Director: Sean Spencer
An agoraphobic music journalist
struggling to leave his house following
a brutal attack gets sucked into
the world of people trafficking in
Panic, the bracing debut feature
from London-based writer-director
Sean Spencer. Largely shot in
East London, Spencer’s film sees
Andrew (David Gyasi, last seen
in Interstellar and Cloud Atlas)
become obsessed with the woman
living in the apartment opposite. But
when she disappears in mysterious
circumstances, he is forced to face his
fears and head out into the night, on
a quest for both his and her salvation.
UK | 2015 | 65 min
World Premiere
Barbican
Saturday 4 July, 4.00pm
UK | 2015 | 98 min
World Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Wednesday 8 July, 6.30pm
PARAGRAPH +Q&A
PLEASURE ISLAND +Q&A
UK, Ukraine | 2015 | 80 min
London Premiere
Genesis
Friday 10 July, 9.00pm
becomes intrigued by the Duga—a huge
Soviet, mysterious radio antenna near
site of the nuclear plant. Discovering
it to be a secret Cold War weapon,
it proved to have played a role in the
disaster, as well as providing the key
to understanding Russia’s role in the
current conflict in Ukraine. Putting
himself in danger in order to reveal the
truth, this a mysterious, Sundancewinning documentary journey from
the Cold War to present day conflict.
Directors: Jonathan Bentovim, Emily Harris
Sophia and her son wander a foreign
coastline in search of food and shelter,
their only property a red suitcase. Are
they fleeing from a distant memory,
or are they themselves remnants from
someone else’s mind? What happens
when past visions and future facts
collide? Inspired by a real diary entry,
Paragraph treads the delicate line
between storytelling and memory.
THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER
Director: Chad Garcia
Ukrainian artist Fedor Alexandrovich
has been obsessed with Chernobyl ever
since the disaster struck when he was
4 years old. Desperate to know more
about what happened there, Fedor
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Director: Mike Doxford
Part thriller, part western, part portrait
of faded seaside glamour, this is a
tightly sketched character drama set on
a crumbling stretch of coastline. Dean
returns to Grimsby after several years
away in the army. Greeted by most
with either confusion or hostility, he is
back purely to reconnect with Jess, a
childhood friend struggling to raise a
daughter on her own.
BEST DOC COMPETITION
UK | 2014 | 46 min
World Premiere
Rio
Saturday 4 July, 1.30pm
UK | 2015 | 84 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Thursday 9 July, 9.00pm
SING YOUR HEART OUT +Q&A SOFT LAD +Q&A
Director: Péter Akar
This bittersweet doc chronicles a choir
for people dealing with depression
in Hackney, led by a jazz singer from
New York. It’s the kind of essential
community work that’s under threat
in our current age of austerity.
+ THE BALLAD OF RYE LANE
UK | Director: Denisha Anderson
& Amy Garcia-Brooks | 14 min
Director: Leon Lopez
David has it all – he’s young, attractive
and gotten into a prestigious dance
school. But he’s also been sleeping
with his sister’s husband Jules for
two years. The directorial debut from
former soap star Leon Lopez, Soft Lad
is a mightily impressive low-budget
feature boasting a host of familiar
faces: an intelligent tale of lust and
jealousy in contemporary Liverpool.
UK | 2015 | 63 min
London Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Saturday 4 July, 6.30pm
STAND BY FOR TAPE BACK-UP
+Q&A
Director: Ross Sutherland
A meta-essay for the Michael Jackson
generation, Stand By For Tape Back-Up
offers an endearingly esoteric take on
family, memory and analogue home
recording. Produced by Charlie Lyne
(Beyond Clueless), it finds poet Ross
Sutherland dredging the contents of a
VHS tape swapped between himself and
his grandfather, taking in music videos,
terrible adverts and The Wizard of Oz.
Rebuilding its fragments via sprawling
recollections, poetic missives and beatrapping, this is the ultimate cinematic
expression of how personal media
govern our understanding of time,
death and cherished memories.
BEST DOC COMPETITION
UK | 2015 | 60 min
World Premiere
Rio
Saturday 4 July, 3.45pm
STEVIE G +Q&A
Director: Umut Gunduz
Umut Gunduz’s portrait of his
brother is an intimate attempt
at reconnection. After years of
estrangement from Stevie, Umut
UK | 2015 | 87 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Thursday 2 July, 9.00pm
THIS IS NOT HAPPENING+Q&A
Director: Ewan Thomas
Chris has been travelling for 5 years.
Returning to the UK and moving in with
his brother in Hastings, he finds himself
struggling to reintegrate into normal
life. Having been running away from the
begins sifting through home videos
in order to learn about a sibling he
never knew while growing up. A
complex character emerges, driven
by bad choices and trauma into a life
of crime, yet also charismatic and
fascinating. Produced in partnership
with YouTube and NFTS, this is a
moving tale of familial bonds, and a
magnetic central figure trying to get
back on the right path.
UK | 2014 | 97 min
Genesis
Saturday 11 July, 9.00pm
UK | 2014 | 69 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 4 July, 1.30pm
STILL +Q&A
TAKE IT BACK AND
START ALL OVER +Q&A
Director: Simon Blake
An intense portrait of disintegration
featuring a towering performance from
Aidan Gillen, Still follows a North
London father on his own personal
warpath. Carver is bereft after the loss
of his son. Feuding with local teens, he
unravels as the tension escalates, making
a shocking discovery that demands a
terrible decision. A brilliantly acted,
nail-biting revenge thriller with deep
conscience.
Director: Neil Rolland
Can music change your life? Neil
Rolland’s debut feature thinks so.
Juggling her job and family, Jeannie’s
creativity is reignited when she meets
passionate busker Josh. This warm
drama was shot in five days for £1,000
as part of Tartan Features, an open
source collective nurturing micro-budget
Scottish films.
death of his parents, his own reticence
is matched by that of his brother and his
sister-in-law, both of whom are failing
to face up to their problems in their own
ways. Billed as a ‘middle-class drama
about decidedly middle-class problems’,
This Is Not Happening is a taut triplehander of lost souls all coming to
terms with what’s missing, all leading
to a dramatic denouement, helmed by
first time director and Mind the Gap
alumnus Ewan Thomas.
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UK | 2015 | 75 min
Genesis
Saturday 11 July, 4.00pm
Free community screening
UDITA +Q&A
Director: Richard York & Hannan Majid
A powerful firsthand account of the
struggle of female garment workers
for better working conditions in
Bangladesh, Udita begins in 2010, when
organising in the workplace resulted in
beatings, sackings and arrests. Moving
through episodes like the tragic Tazreen
and Rana Plaza disasters, and through
to the present, when the long standoff
appears to finally be producing results,
Udita tells this story of progress from the
point of view of the workers themselves,
as well as their union and its leaders.
Weaving together characters from their
acclaimed documentaries The Machinists
and Tears in the Fabric with new stories,
directors Richard York and Hannan
Majid take a trip to the frontline of a
vital struggle.
+ CAN I HAVE…
UK | Directors: Hazuan Hashim
& Phil Maxwell | 5 min
EUROPEAN
From the moving to the downright
mental, and from the satirical to the
surreal, this year’s European line up
offers an eclectic feast of breakthrough
filmmakers. From wacky science fiction
(Crumbs, The Visit, Noah’s Ark) to life
at the thin end of the wedge (Line of
Credit, The Fool, Life in a Fishbowl); and
from celebrations of sonic luminaries
(Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise,
Industrial Soundtrack) to the bloom of
sexual awakening (Summer, Dora or the
Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents), and even
a trip beyond the horizon (Atlantic),
this line up sees filmmakers from the
continent heading out for adventures,
for both good and ill, to find their place
in the world.
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BEST DOC COMPETITION
Switzerland | 2015 | 110 min
London Premiere
Rich Mix
Thursday 9 July, 8.45pm
ABOVE & BELOW +Q&A
Director: Nicolas Steiner
Nicolas Steiner’s documentary is about
living way, way out there “from Mars
to Earth, and beneath its crust”. Five
survivors hustle their way through
a world that feels apocalyptic: Rick,
BEST FILM COMPETITION
Cindy and Godfather Lalo in the
subterranean network of storm drains
under the shiny strip of Las Vegas;
Dave amid the lonesome beauty of the
Californian desert; and April, simulating
a Mars mission in full astronaut gear
in arid Utah. Funny, moving and
shot in beautiful widescreen, this
is a glimpse of places that might be
unfamiliar, but also of people not
very different from ourselves.
BEST FILM COMPETITION
Netherlands | 2014 | 94 min
UK Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Sunday 12 July, 3.30pm
ATLANTIC +Q&A
Director: Jan-Willem van Ewijk
Atlantic tells the story of Fettah’s search
for discovery and renewal during one
fateful summer, as tourists flock to
Fettah’s village to ride perfect waves
and enjoy the tranquil local vibe. When
a repeat visitor arrives with a beautiful
new companion, Fettah senses an
undeniable connection. When she
leaves, Fettah is compelled to undertake
a quixotic solo voyage from Morocco
to Europe over 300km of ocean, with
only his sail and surfboard to carry him.
What awaits him on that distant shore is
uncertain, but he is determined to follow
the dictates of his heart.
Spain/Ethiopia | 2015 | 68 min
UK Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Friday 10 July, 9.00pm
CRUMBS +Q&A
Director: Miguel Llansó
The story is set against the background
of spectacular post-apocalyptic
Ethiopian landscapes, where our
diminutive superhero Gagano – on the
one hand gripped by daydreams and on
the other by constant fears – has had
enough of collecting the valuable crumbs
of decayed civilisation, the valuable
high points of which are merchandise
from Michael Jackson and Michael
Jordan. When a spaceship that has been
hovering high in the sky for years starts
showing signs of activity, Gagano has to
overcome his fears – but also a witch,
Santa Claus and second-generation
Nazis – to find out that things aren’t
quite the way he thought.
Switzerland | 2015 | 90 min
UK Premiere
Rich Mix
Saturday 11 July, 6.15pm
DORA, OR THE SEXUAL
NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS
(DORA, ODER DIE SEXUELLEN
NEUROSEN UNSERER ELTERN)
longer has to take sedating drugs,
the young woman begins to blossom.
But when pleasure-loving Dora
discovers her sexuality her strive for
independence becomes increasingly
risky. As her mother struggles to protect
her, the family is threatened to fall apart.
Director: Stina Werenfels
After her mother decides that eighteenyear-old mentally disabled Dora no
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Russia | 2014 | 116 min
UK Premiere
Rich Mix
Friday 10 July, 8.30pm
THE FOOL
(DURAK)
Director: Yuri Bykov
A black comedy depicting the present
state of Russia – with more than a hint
of Dostoyevsky – The Fool follows one
man’s doomed quest to help his fellow
man. A plumber discovers a catastrophic
leak at a local Moscow housing project,
then comes up against an entire system
of corrupt bureaucrats.
Germany, UK | 2015 | 100 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 4 July, 7.00pm
France | 2015 | 52 min
Red Gallery (See page 34)
Friday 3 July, 7.30pm
INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK
FOR THE URBAN DECAY
Director: Amélie Ravalec, Travis Collins
Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire,
Test Dept and Boyd ‘Non’ Rice are
among the trailblazing participants in
this first doc dedicated to industrial:
a provocative, inherently politicized
BEST FILM COMPETITION
Iceland | 2014 | 129 min
London Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Saturday 11 July, 3.30pm
LIFE IN A FISHBOWL +Q&A
Director: Baldvin Zophoniasson
Baldvin Zophoniasson’s second
feature is a gripping tale of getting
by in post-2008 Iceland. The film
follows three very different characters
offering a cross section of society after
form of musical expression borne out
of cultural oppression, societal unrest
and manufacturing decline in the 1970s.
Spreading from decayed European
cities through America’s thriving avantgarde underground, this iconoclastic
movement married cutting edge sonics
with punk’s DIY spirit and radical
art to forever transform rock, dance,
experimental and film music.
Director: Volker Schaner
This is the ultimate portrait of one of the
icons of contemporary music. Shooting
over 15 years, Volker Schaner had
unprecedented access to the man who
can lay claim to be a godfather of both
reggae and dub. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s
Vision of Paradise is funny, poetic and
frequently mind-blowing.
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the financial crash. A kind-hearted
single mother takes on a demeaning
career to stay afloat and protect her
child; a dishevelled drifter drinks
in order to forget his past; and an
ambitious businessman wrestles with
his conscience in the face of corporate
fraud. As they each consider how to help
themselves and the people around them,
what emerges is an Amores Perros for
the austerity generation, woven into a
wildly emotional drama.
Georgia, France, Germany | 2014 |
85 min
UK Premiere
Barbican
Thursday 9 July, 6.00pm
LINE OF CREDIT
(KREDITIS LIMITI)
Director: Salomé Alexi
Line of Credit is an ironic, bleakly comic
drama about sliding down the economic
scales in post-Soviet Georgia. Nino, a
Spain | 2014 | 76 min
UK Premiere
Rich Mix
Saturday 4 July, 4.40pm
NOAH’S ARK
Directors: Adán Aliaga, David Valero
A piquant satire on the global financial
crash and Spain’s current employment
crisis, Noah’s Ark follows two lowly
security guards brought together by
mutual redundancy. Paco and Miguel
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LEE SCRATCH PERRY’S
VISION OF PARADISE +Q&A
fortysomething woman from a well-off
family, is finding it hard to make ends
meet while keeping up appearances.
Selling off the family jewels to keep
creditors at bay, she’s constantly having
to find new ways of borrowing money.
Shot in beautiful widescreen tableaux,
with a message about the 170,000
Georgian families who have lost their
homes over the past five years, this a
brilliant take on shifting social mores
and fortunes in the shadow of Russia.
have both been looking after the same
abandoned factory for eight years.
However, by working the day and night
shift alternately, they’ve never spoken.
But when they’re fired, they come
together to make a plan for what to do
next. Their answer is to build a strange
machine in order to leap between
dimensions, in this sweet, Michel
Gondry-esque sci-fi adventure.
Ireland | 2014 | 96 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 11 July, 1.30pm
NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD
Director: Donal Nugent
Ghostly apparitions and skeletons in the
closet punctuate this tale of a married
couple who move into a new house
only to find history – both personal and
paranormal – catching up with them.
Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Finland,
Norway | 2014 | 83 min
Hackney Picturehouse
Tuesday 7 July, 9.10pm
Stratford East Picturehouse
Friday 10 July, 6.30pm
THE VISIT
Director: Michael Madsen
A re-enactment of an encounter that
never happened, The Visit is a visually
stunning, atmospheric and darkly comic
Greece | 2014 | 128 min
UK Premiere
Rio
Sunday 12 July, 1.00pm
XENIA
Director: Panos H. Koutras
After the death of their mother, Dany,
16, leaves Crete to join his older brother,
Odysseas, who lives in Athens. Born
from an Albanian mother and a Greek
father they never met, the two brothers,
Weather forecaster Janice is forced to
work from home after having an affair
with her boss. Feeling guilty, she visits
a spiritual healer. Afterwards, strange
spectres start appearing in the house,
and Janice begins to uncover a trail of
troubled matrimony and murder. By
confronting the situation she will also
learn dark truths about herself, in Donal
Nugent’s haunting debut feature.
Netherlands | 2014 | 83 min
Rich Mix
Friday 10 July, 6.30pm
SUMMER (ZOMMER)
role-play documentary. A non-fiction
film unlike any other, The Visit sees
conceptual artist Michael Madsen land
at the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
(the OOSA) in Vienna. Once there, its
real life chief receives a phone call, and
the staff are soon informed that an alien
has arrived...what emerges is a story
about our own galactic status anxiety
and humanity’s self image, set to the
beat of a sci-fi thriller.
Austria | 2014 | 90 min
World Premiere
Genesis
Sunday 5 July, 9.00pm
poverty and loneliness, she has always
kept the faith that better days would
arise. When she meets Anton, one of
her father’s friends, she immediately
falls in love and starts believing in a
fortunate destiny with him. Against all
impediments, their secret love affair may
help Rosemarie to find out where she
really belongs.
WHERE I BELONG +Q&A
Director: Fritz Urschitz
Rosemarie is a hard-working young
woman living in a small English town
in the 1950’s. She left Austria with her
father during the war to escape the
Nazi oppression and since then, despite
Director: Colette Bothof
Set over one sweltering summer, this
charming drama focuses on Anna, a quiet
teen who yearns to escape her small town
and its looming power plant. She gets a
much-needed boost with the arrival of
the alluring Lena. Boasting authentic
performances and cinematography that
captures the season’s languor, this story
of sexual awakening spotlights a girl
daring to be different.
strangers in their own country, decide to
go to Thessaloniki to look for their father
and force him to officially recognize
them. At the same time in Thessaloniki,
is held the selection for the cult show,
“Greek Star.” Dany dreams that his
brother Odysseas, a gifted singer, could
become the new star of the contest, in a
country that refuses to accept them.
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WORLD
The marginalised and the
downtrodden get a thrilling cinematic
platform in this line up of spiky,
powerful films. Spike Lee presents
a gritty story of what happens on
the bottom rung of the drug war in
Manos Sucias. The art of getting by,
and the consequences of doing the
right thing, are explored everywhere
from Trinidad (God Loves the Fighter)
to the West Bank (Love, Theft &
Other Entanglements). Meanwhile,
relationships come apart at the seams
under tricky circumstances (Good
USA | 2015 | 85 min
London Premiere
Genesis
Sunday 12 July, 7.00pm
People, The Diary of a Teenage Girl,
The Fire), and the great Terrence
Malick can lay claim to having
produced two films here in The 7th
Fire, and a project he intended to
direct himself before handing it to
protégé A.J. Edwards: the beautiful
The Better Angels. Meanwhile, three
of the best documentaries of the year
(Black Panthers, Welcome to Leith,
3 ½ Minutes) ruthlessly expose the
ongoing crisis over the question of
race in America. A selection of films
to rise up to.
BEST DOC COMPETITION
3 ½ MINUTES, TEN
BULLETS +Q&A
Director: Marc Silver
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving
November 2012, four boys in a red SUV
pull into a gas station after spending
time at the mall buying sneakers and
talking to girls. With music blaring, one
boy exits the car and enters the store, a
quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum.
A man and a woman pull up next to the
boys in the station, making a stop for a
bottle of wine. The woman enters the
store and an argument breaks out when
the driver of the second car asks the boys
to turn the music down. 3 ½ minutes
and ten bullets later, one of the boys is
dead. 3 ½ Minutes dissects the aftermath
of this fatal encounter.
Canada | 2014 | 85 min
European Premiere
Genesis
Tuesday 7 July, 6.30pm
THE ANNIVERSARY
Director: Valerie Buhagiar
On the morning of their 20th wedding
anniversary, Teresa’s husband Sam
goes for a run, and keeps on running.
Hosting a dinner to celebrate the day,
Teresa carries on regardless. But as the
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evening unfolds it transpires that Sam
left exactly a year ago, with his wife
still waiting for his return. When their
teenage son Nicky spikes the food with
hallucinogens, the mood of the party
changes dramatically. Everybody present
will learn more about themselves and
each other, as well as what it means to
say: ‘I love you’.
USA | 2015 | 73 min
European Premiere
Genesis
Thursday 2 July, 6.30pm
USA | 2015 | 95 min
European Premiere
Genesis
Friday 3 July, 6.30pm
ASPIE SEEKS LOVE
ASTRAEA
Director: Julie Sokolow
Julie Sokolow’s first documentary
feature tells the story of a fearless
outsider who has been searching for love
longer than many of us have been alive.
David Matthews was diagnosed with
Asperger’s syndrome at 41. For the past
20 years he has been sticking his own
homemade personal ads to telephone
poles, in search of The One.
Director: Kristjan Thor
Set in a near-silent future America,
Kristjan Thor’s post-apocalyptic drama
follows a telepathic teenage girl and
her brother on a 5,000 mile trek into
the snowbound wilderness of Maine,
as they search for the family that she is
convinced are out there.
+ KEEP MOVING
UK | Director: Burton Bowen | 15 min
USA | 2015 | 116 min
London Premiere
Rio
Sunday 5 July, 4.00pm
THE BLACK PANTHERS:
VANGUARD OF THE
REVOLUTION
to disillusionment with the Civil Rights
movement by forming the Black
Panthers. Award-winning director
Nelson’s documentary is the definitive
account of an iconic movement,
blending stunning archive with firsthand testimony from key players.
Director: Stanley Nelson
In the wake of Ferguson and Baltimore,
there is no better time to revisit the
story of 1960s activists who responded
USA, Canada, Georgia | 2015 | 90 min
London Premiere
Rich Mix
Wednesday 8 July, 6.30pm
CHAMELEON
Director: Ryan Mullins
Anas has been called the James Bond
of Ghanaian journalism. He’s exposed
a sex-trafficking ring by masquerading
as a bartender, uncovered deplorable
conditions in Accra’s psychiatric
THE BETTER ANGELS
The Tree of Life or The New World. Set
in wild Indiana woodland, it charts a
turbulent upbringing, foregrounding two
women – played by Diane Kruger and
Brit Marling – who shaped the young
Lincoln’s outlook.
USA, Mexico | 2015 | 98 min
London Premiere
Rich Mix
Thursday 9 July, 6.30pm
USA | 2015 | 72 min
European Premiere
Genesis
Thursday 9 July, 6.30pm
CARTEL LAND
THE CENTER
USA | 2014 | 95 min
UK Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Sunday 5 July, 8.40pm
Director: A. J. Edwards
Terrence Malick collaborator A.J.
Edwards’ stunning debut dramatizes
Abraham Lincoln’s formative
experiences, refracted through visions
of nature and history familiar to fans of
Director: Matthew Heineman
Cartel Land is a classic western set in
the 21st century, pitting vigilantes on
both sides of the border against the
vicious Mexican drug cartels. With
unprecedented access, this characterdriven film provokes deep questions
about lawlessness, the breakdown of
order, and whether it is just for citizens
to take up arms to fight violence with
violence.
Director: Charlie Griak
Executive produced by Jonathan
Demme (Silence of the Lambs), The
Center is a frightening vision of cultish
religion. Ryan is struggling in a dead
end job and has no direction in life.
Encountering The Center and its
charismatic leader Vincent, Ryan
finds a sense of purpose and hope.
hospital, posed as a crown prince in
order to bypass a rebel checkpoint.
His unorthodox methods are infamous
throughout Ghana, but, despite his
notoriety, his face is unknown to the
public. The film takes us behind the
scenes of the Tiger Eye Investigations
Bureau hot on the heels of his next
big case.
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BEST FILM COMPETITION
USA | 2014 | 102 min
London Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse, 2 July, 6.30pm
Electric, Sunday 5 July, 6.45pm
USA | 2014 | 89 min
European Premiere
Genesis
Thursday 9 July, 6.30pm
THE DIARY OF A
TEENAGE GIRL
ELSEWHERE, NY
Director: Marielle Heller
Blending live action with animation,
writer-director Marielle Heller’s striking
adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s
lauded graphic novel is a nuanced tale
of burgeoning sexuality and boundary
testing. Set in countercultural San
Francisco, this witty, intelligent feature
debut was one of the breakout hits from
the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Jeffrey P. Nesker
A breezy tale of romance and missed
opportunities, Jen meets Todd on her
first night in the Big Apple. Sharing a
connection, she doesn’t see him again
until happenstance sees him move in
with her new boyfriend. Awkwardness
soon turns to passion, and Jen is
faced with a difficult decision, in this
impressive film, made for just $500.
Argentina | 2015 | 95 min
UK Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Wednesday 8 July, 9.15pm
THE FIRE (EL INCENDIO) +Q&A
Director: Juan Schnitman
Lucía and Marcelo are thirty years old.
They are carrying a hundred thousand
dollars in cash to pay for their new
house. But something comes up for the
real estate agent and the signing of the
papers is postponed. Tense and filled
with frustration, they head back to
their old apartment and put the money
away in a safe place. Marcelo says to
her: “Relax, today’s just another day”.
Throughout the 24 hours of wait, the
true nature of the love between Lucía
and Marcelo unveils, as well as the
crisis they are in and the violence within
themselves. The film narrates these 24
hours of unbearable tension.
Trinidad & Tobago | 2015 | 104 min
UK Premiere
Rio
Tuesday 7 July, 6.15pm
GOD LOVES THE FIGHTER
+Q&A
Director: Damian Marcano
King Curtis, a vagrant on the streets of
Port of Spain, is constantly ignored by
passersby. He speaks and if he has to –
sometimes shouts the truth about the
stories behind the newspaper headlines.
As the conductor of our story, King
Curtis introduces us to a young man
named Charlie. Charlie, a resident east
of the lighthouse, is trying his best to
stay on the right path. However, with no
job in sight, he is finding it hard to say
no to other “opportunities”. A chance of
redemption presents itself when Dinah,
a professional streetwalker, crosses
his path in need of help. As the story
unfolds, King Curtis reveals the ripple
effect created by a person’s decision
making; leading to moments of triumph
and moments of tragedy.
Lebanon | 2014 | 100 min
UK Premiere
Barbican
Monday 6 July, 6.20pm
GHADI
Director: Amin Dora
Music teacher Leba has two beautiful
daughters with his wife Lara. But when
their son Ghadi is born with Down
syndrome, the local residents respond
by labeling the boy’s singing demonic
and petitioning to send him away.
Leba decides to change their minds by
convincing them that Ghadi is in fact an
angel. This funny, touching drama was
Lebanon’s official submission for the
2015 Academy Awards.
UK, USA | 2014 | 90 min
London Premiere
Stratford East Picturehouse
Thursday 9 July, 6.30pm
Electric
Saturday 11 July, 6.45pm
GOOD PEOPLE
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
Moving from America to London to
renovate a house, Tom and Anna Wright
(James Franco and Kate Hudson) fall
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into debt, before a mysterious set of
circumstances drops a huge pile of cash
into their laps. Pursued by a suspicious
detective (Tom Wilkinson), a drug
dealer and a criminal laying claim to
the money, this is a rivetingly tense
thriller about what happens when good
people do bad things, featuring riveting
performances from its Hollywood leads.
Australia | 2014 | 73 min
European Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 4 July, 4.00pm
Mexico | 2014 | 89 min
London Premiere
Rich Mix
Wednesday 8 July, 8.30pm
HILDA
when she hires a new maid. Preoccupied
by both the eponymous new employee
and her own participation in a
documentary about the 1968 Tlatelolco
massacre, she might just be reaching the
point of madness.
Director: Andres Clariond
A taut psychological drama of class
and obsession, Hilda is the story
of revolutionary turned bourgeois
housewife Mrs Lemarchand, whose
sense of identity is thrown into disarray
BEST FILM COMPETITION
UK | 1965 | 109 min
Genesis
Thursday 9 July, 4.00pm
Free screening for the over 60s
HOW TO LOSE JOBS &
THE IPCRESS FILE
ALIENATE GIRLFRIENDS +Q&A Director: Sidney J. Furie
Director: Tom Meadmore
Lonely Planet film editor turned
documentarian Tom Meadmore follows
his girlfriend and his boss as they
chase their separate dreams of musical
stardom in Melbourne. Meadmore’s
own insecurities flare while struggling to
find a story, and he begins challenging
his participants on camera – jeopardizing
the film, relationships and careers.
The groundbreaking 1965 adaptation
of Len Deighton’s espionage and
psychedelic brainwashing novel boasts
a signature turn by Michael Caine as
reluctant London spy Harry Palmer.
He’s the sardonic, streetwise antidote to
James Bond, soundtracked by a suitably
haunting John Barry score. This is a free
screening for the over 60s.
Turkey | 2015 | 104 min
UK Premiere
Rio
Sunday 12 July, 3.45pm
IVY +Q&A
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
A group of disgruntled sailors go off
the deep end in the extraordinary
second feature from director Tolga
Karaçelik (Tollbooth). Set on board
a hulking cargo ship moored off the
coast of Egypt, Ivy follows a skeleton
crew of seabound misfits, including a
narky Cypriot captain, his religiously
devout number two, two dishevelled
dossers, and the cliff-like, monosyllabic
‘Kurd’. Forced to stay onboard after
their paymasters go bust, it isn’t long
before power structures are dissolving,
leading to tension, factionalism, threats
of violence, and strange apparitions.
Shot by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s DOP
Gökhan Tiryaki, this is a brilliantly
atmospheric parable of cabin fever.
USA | 2014 | 72 min
UK Premiere
Genesis
Saturday 11 July, 6.30pm
KILLSWITCH
Director: Ali Akbarzadeh
Killswitch is about the battle for control
over the Internet. Lawrence Lessig, Tim
Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story
of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz
& Edward Snowden, who symbolize the
disruptive and dynamic nature of the
Internet. Their lives parallel one another
as they free information to millions on
the Internet, putting them directly in the
cross-hairs of the most powerful interests
in the world. Will this be a cautionary tale
of what happens when you dare to take
on elite power structures? Or will it be the
spark that ignites a revolution that will
redefine democracy in the digital age?
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BEST FILM COMPETITION
Palestine | 2015 | 93 min
UK Premiere
Barbican
Wednesday 8 July, 8.30pm
LOVE, THEFT AND OTHER
ENTANGLEMENTS (ALHOB WA AL-SARIQA WA
MASHAKEL UKHRA) +Q&A
Director: Muayad Alayan
A Palestinian car thief gets into the
trouble of his life when he steals a car.
What he thought was an Israeli car
and an easy way to make money in his
refugee camp turns out to be a load
of misfortune when he discovers a
kidnapped Israeli soldier in the trunk.
USA | 2015 | 90 min
London Premiere
Rio
Saturday 11 July, 3.30pm
Colombia | 2014 | 84 min
UK Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Thursday 9 July, 6.45pm
MANOS SUCIAS
Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka
From the port of Buenaventura--the
most dangerous city in Colombia-three men embark on a journey over
the dark murky waters of the Pacific.
A set of mysterious coordinates is
their guide, a fishing net is their
cover, and a narco-torpedo filled
with 100kg of cocaine is their cargo.
Following estranged brothers as they
risk everything for a chance at a better
life, Manos Sucias takes a close look
at life at the bottom of the food chain
in the international drug trade.
SALAD DAYS +Q&A
Director: Scott Crawford
Chronicling a decade of punk in
Washington DC from 1980 to 1990,
this is the definitive film about the
scene that spawned Minor Threat, Bad
Brains, Rites of Spring and Fugazi.
This was a true DIY movement, driven
by artists determined to sidestep the
music industry. Henry Rollins, Thurston
Moore and Ian MacKaye are just some
of the notable contributors.
BEST DOC COMPETITION
USA | 2014 | 78 min
UK Premiere
Barbican
Thursday 7 July, 6.30pm
USA, Ireland, France | 2015 | 74 min
UK Premiere
Rich Mix
Sunday 12 July, 4.00pm
THE SEVENTH FIRE
SHOULDER THE LION
Director: Jack Pettibone Riccobono
Produced by Natalie Portman,
Terrence Malick presents this doc
about the Native American gang crisis
in Minnesota. The Seventh Fire is a
haunting yet often beautiful portrait of
how the Ojibwe community’s cultural
heritage is coming apart at the seams,
another victim of poverty and despair
in a country increasingly defined by the
people forced out to its margins.
BEST DOC COMPETITION
Directors: Erinnisse Heuer, Patryk Rebisz
The film features three people: a
photographer who becomes blind, a
painter/sculptor who loses half her brain
in a boxing match, and a musician losing
his hearing to tinnitus. Using art to
illustrate change, this film explores how
the human spirit prevails in the face of
tragedy and what new meanings emerge
that otherwise would not have been
found if not for their disability.
Lebanon, | 2014 | 120 min
UK Premiere
Rich Mix
Saturday 11 July, 15.40pm
TRIP ALONG EXODUS
Director:
A narrative from the Palestinian
diaspora told through VHS, 8mm,
16mm, HD video, photographs and
animation, Trip Along Exodus is Hind
Shoufani‘s interpretation of his own
father’s journey, from the Galilee in
USA | 2015 | 85 min
UK Premiere
Hackney Picturehouse
Friday 3 July, 6.30pm
WELCOME TO LEITH
Directors: Michael Beach Nichols,
Christopher K. Walker
Welcome to Leith is non-fiction cinema
moulded into a high stakes thriller.
Chronicling the attempted takeover
of Leith, North Dakota by white
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1948 to Princeton in the ‘60s, Beirut in
the ‘70s, and the current war in Syria,
plus 25 books on politics and history, a
lead role in the1983 revolution against
Arafat, and a Revolutionary Council
member for the Palestinians. A tribute
to a dramatic life lived across several
countries, both poetic and beautiful,
yet harshly critical of the political
developments in the Arab world.
+ MIRROR IMAGE
Lebanon, Palestine | Dir: Danielle
Schwartz| 11 min
supremacist Craig Cobb, it begins as
an ‘enemy within’ story, as townsfolk
realise that the man buying their land
is trying to create a hub for America’s
neo-Nazi movement. As Cobb’s
disciples arrive the locals rise up, and
this documentary takes an even more
sinister turn.
Free Range
Shows
A Graduate Art + Design Season
at The Old Truman Brewery
5th June - 13th July 2015
Fashion
Design
Photography
Art
Architecture
Interior Design
Proudly supported by
#freerangeshows
for more information visit
www.free-range.org.uk
Artwork by Amy Moffat
Explore York
Experience Film
15 venues. 300 films. 4 days.
5 - 8 November 2015
For Tickets And more information visit
www.asff.co.uk/tickets
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SHORTS
DIG ME OUT (104 min)
Genesis
Thursday 2 July, 6.30pm
Nine tales of characters stuck in a tight
spot. These tricky situations feature a
reluctant guest, an incomprehensible
environment, troubling neighbours,
a woman confronting her past, loss
of hearing, a suspicious receptacle,
future dystopia, a vegan feminist
horror scenario and extreme vehicular
irritation. What would you do in our
protagonists’ place?
LONDON IS THE PLACE
FOR ME (95 min)
Stratford Picturehouse
Sunday 5 July, 6.00pm
These documentary shorts profile our
city’s ever-changing faces. We meet
survivors of the 1943 Bethnal Green
tube disaster, a Shoreditch pub landlady,
five migrant women cooks in Hackney
Wick and an 81-year-old Sink The
Pink clubber. Steak pies are sampled
in Deptford, gentrification is discussed
by residents of Bermondsey and
Dagenham, before this factual journey
ends on the Docklands Light Railway.
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The Box
UK | Deva Palmier | 16 min
Tunnel Another Way
Ireland | Jon Kiel | 7 min
Listen To Me
UK | Rob Ayling | 10 min
Marathon
USA | Lauren Smitelli | 14 min
Any Other Sense
UK | James Tyler | 12 min
Bag
UK | Sarah Kempton | 5 min
Better Than Tomorrow
UK | Eui Jeong Hong | 14 min
The Herd
UK | Melanie Light | 20 min
The Fly
UK | Olly Williams | 6 min
I Remember I Remember
UK | Somi De Souza | 14 min
Landlady
UK | Orlando Gili | 4 min
GastroNomads
UK | Annebel Huljboom | 19 min
Leathermarket
UK | Jessica Bishopp | 15 min
Connie
UK | Joseph Wilson | 6 min
Wellbeloved
UK | Stewart Morgan Hajdukiewicz |
17 min
Legoland
UK | Verity-Jane Keefe | 17 min
D-L-R
UK | Joel Blackledge | 3 min
EVERYBODY DANCE (86 min)
Genesis
Thursday 9 July, 9.00pm
Presented in conjunction with
BalletBoyz, our dedicated dance
programme will thrill lovers of fancy
footwork. These six films move
gracefully from sun-kissed Lisbon to
nighttime New York, via awkward
grooves at a Brixton wedding and
fiercely struck poses in a Bethnal Green
boxing club. There’s a feast of creative
choreography from New Orleans,
before we shuffle back to the streets of
London’s East End.
REBEL GIRL (99 min)
Genesis
Tuesday 7 July, 9.00pm
This programme focuses on female
protagonists – young and young at heart
– from around the world. An Iranian
school pupil learns about dress codes
through the ages and a trailblazing
World War I heroine is celebrated.
Homegrown bullies and Spanish
bankers are faced down, while an Indian
street kid, French-Canadian cake vendor
and mixed-race rude girl each hold their
own.
Sing The Sand Into Pearls
UK/Portugal | Raquel Claudino | 13 min
Licht
USA | Charly Wenzel | 3 min
A Moment To Move
UK | Georgia Parris | 20 min
Stance
UK | Joseph Wilson | 4 min
Le Pain
USA | Meryl Murman | 43 min
C.T.R.L.
UK | Mariana Conde | 3 min
One Thousand & One Teardrops
UK | Fateme Ahmadi |17 min
A Small Dot On The Western Front
UK | AD Cooper | 8 min
7.2
UK | Nida Manzoor | 14 min
Trato Preferente (Preferential Treatment)
Spain | Carlos Polo | 3 min
Jaya
India/USA | Puja Maewal | 19 min
La Guerre Des Bleuets (The War Of The
Blueberries)
Canada | Anik Salas | 13 min
Beverley
UK | Alexander Thomas | 25 min
REFLECTIONS (90 min)
Barbican
Saturday 4 July, 2.00pm
This multifaceted, meditative
programme offers perspectives on
absence, betrayal, death, God and the
things we leave behind. The unseen
history of UK postwar asylum life is
explored through an essay film. West
Midlands natives speak monologues as
if from the grave. A widow considers her
lot in the countryside. A spirit medium
fields visitors. And a man prepares to
break bread with his maker.
SPARKS FLY (102 min)
Rio
Saturday 11 July, 1.15pm
The course of true love never did
run smooth... A young man struggles
with his sexuality; another desperately
craves attention. Teenage photography
students get snappy; lonely strangers
share an awkward, matchmaking app
date. A widower unexpectedly expands
his horizons; bus passengers meet notso-cute. A countryside connection is
tantalized; the city nurtures soulmates.
Abandoned Goods
UK | Edward Lawrenson & Pia Borg |
36 min
We Are Here
UK | Gillian Wearing | 22 min
The Stranger
Belgium | Anne Leclercq | 17 min
Him Upstairs
UK | Neil Mooney & Sonya Quayle |
11 min
Lord & Lidl
UK | Oscar Hudson | 4 min
RUNNING IN THE
FAMILY (98 min)
Dario
Australia | Hannah Moon | 15 min
Hi, Miss!
UK | Dionne Edwards | 12 min
Love Me Tinder
UK | Sami Abusamra | 11 min
Morning Is Broken
UK | Simon Anderson | 11 min
Chance
UK | Jake Graf | 16 min
Distante
Romania | Andra Chiriac | 10 min
Field Study
UK | Eva Weber | 21 min
Zeit Zu Zweit (Couple Time)
UK/Germany | Selina Robertson |
6 min
SPELLBOUND (89 min)
Hackney Picturehouse
Saturday 4 July, 3.30pm
Genesis
Wednesday 8 July, 9.00pm
It’s all relative! Familial matters are
viewed through a wide lens in this
dramatic selection, showcasing an
estranged dad, a not-so-grown-up
mother and daughter, a child of divorce
and an inspiring surrogate parent. Other
stories spotlight a bizarre brother-sister
combo, twins separated by space and
time, young siblings left alone plus, of
course, a beloved family pet.
A half dozen selections ripe with strange
forces and inexorable portents. We see
behind the facade of a gothic flower
shop and take a sinister rural trip. Native
American mythology is transposed to
the Scottish Highlands. A night runner
experiences transcendence. An artist is
haunted by his muse. And a 1950s TV
cook visits a mysterious hotel...
Don’t Blame Us Cos We’re Famous!
UK | Amelia Hashemi | 13 min
The Nocebo Effect
UK | Clare Macdonald | 9 min
Sunday
UK | Gina Kawecka | 8 min
Roxanne
UK | Paul Frankl | 14 min
Sibling
UK/France | Dee Meaden | 25 min
Sugarless Tea
USA | Sai Selvajaran | 5 min
Three Brothers
UK | Aleem Khan | 17 min
If I Could Talk
USA | Shawn Welling | 7 min
Sub Rosa
UK/Iceland | Thora Hilmarsdottir |
15 min
Circadian Rhythms
UK | Bailey Tom Bailey | 8 min
Trickster
UK | Tessa Power | 13 min
Hollow Road
UK | Drew Pautz | 17 min
The Muse
UK | Tim Walker | 14 min
Room 55
UK | Rose Glass | 22 min
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Genesis
Sunday 5 July, 1.30pm
Welcome to the ZOOM screening
at the 2015 East End Film Festival.
In 2008 The British Sign Language
Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) was set up
to commission short films and television
programmes made by Deaf people for
Deaf people in British Sign Language
(BSL). In 2009 BSLBT and Neath
Films launched the ZOOM scheme to
help younger, emerging Deaf filmmakers
produce their first or second low budget
short programme for TV broadcast on
Film4 and the Community Channel.
The remit of the scheme was simple:
if you are a new Deaf filmmaker
you can apply for ZOOM and make
a film of approx. 9-12 mins, and if
you are more experienced you can
make a film of 24mins under the
ZOOM FOCUS banner. A total of
26 short films have been produced
by 18 different directors since 2010
and many of the films have gone to
have a healthy festival life winning
numerous awards around the world.
To see more BSL films, and more of
the ZOOM films, please visit BSLBT’s
website www.bslzone.co.uk
For more information on the films
please contact: [email protected]
*Hands in the air*
THE BIG DECISIONS
Director: John Finn | 16 min
A personal documentary featuring Director John Finn
and his family as they explore their decisions to give
their daughter a Cochlear Implant at the age of three
when she became Deaf (SL).
IF I DON’T LOSE, I’LL LOSE
Director: Jean St Clair | 14 min
‘Best Actress’ nominee Mabel Morgan needs to lose
weight for her next leading film role but temptations
inside her home and news that her rival is up for the
same award and acting gig threaten to sabotage her
chances at success.
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THIS IS I: REMEMBER ME
Director: Jake Smallwood | 16 min
This Is I: Remember Me touches on a sensitive topic,
looking at the challenge Deaf people in their golden
years face with little known disease, dementia (SL).
DOUBLE DISCRIMINATION
Director: Rinkoo Barpaga | 28 min
Written and Directed by Rinkoo Barpaga, this personal
documentary examines whether racism exists in
the Deaf community, told from Rinkoo’s personal
background and perspective (SL).
LISTEN, EVEN WHEN YOUR
HEART IS CRYING
Director: Melissa Mostyn | 27 min
A personal documentary by filmmaker and artist
Melissa Mostyn, exploring the often taboo and
unspoken grief felt by families when they find
themselves with a Deaf child and the impact that that
has on their offspring.
DOES DEAF FOOTBALL HAVE A FUTURE?
Director: Melissa Mostyn | 27 min
Exploring the rich past and uncertain future of Deaf
football, this short documentary is a snapshot of the
current state of an important activity for the Deaf
community.
4 JULY
THE TEMPLE, ANDAZ
LIVERPOOL STREET HOTEL
THE MACABRE
MASQUERADE
HIDDEN CRIME, SECRET VENGEANCE,
AND FINAL REDEMPTION:
THE PERFECT PULP FICTION COCKTAIL
In homage to George Franju’s 1963
production of Judex, East End Film
Festival would like to extend A Curious
Invitation to a macabre night of ballroom
play, immersive cinema and murder
mystery masquerade in the bowels of
London’s most secret Masonic Temple.
SATURDAY 4 JULY, 8.00PM
THE TEMPLE AT ANDAZ
LIVERPOOL STREET HOTEL
TICKETS STARTING FROM £15
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:
WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM/EVENTS
WITH PERFORMANCES FROM:
ART
MACABRE
MARNIE
SCARLET
DRESS UP
DOLLS
DJ DIDDY
WAH
LIFE DRAWING WITH
A LETHAL DOSE OF
THEATRICALITY
THE SCARLET DIVA
OF FETISH CABARET
CUNNING VIXENS OF
PROMENADE THEATRE
TWICE SHY
TOP SHELF
MIGUEL DARE
ROCKABILLY RASCAL
AND PURVEYOR OF
CLASSIC BLUES, SURF,
R&B, GOSPEL, SOUL
AND ROCK’N’ROLL
BUNRAKU PUPPETRY
AT ITS FINEST
LONDON’S PURVEYORS
OF FILTHY SWING
LONDON’S HOTTEST
PARTY DJ
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SCREENINGS
FROM MURDER TO
MIND CONTROL
The Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
Descend into the eerie confines of
a masonic temple for this devilishly
unsettling combination of screenings
and events: taking you from murder and
mayhem into the sinister sinews of the
brainwashed and their puppet-masters...
Located on the fringes of
vibrant East London, the
five star boutique Andaz
Liverpool Street hotel is
proud once again to be
the official Hotel Partner
of the East End Film
Festival, 2015.
As a core value of Hyatt’s
lifestyle Andaz brand,
Andaz Liverpool Street
reflects the personality
of its locale and through
partnership with the
Festival joins in the
celebration of London’s
East End cultural scene.
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SATURDAY
4 JULY
SUNDAY
5 JULY
DAYTIME
1 Session: £10
2 Sessions: £15
www.eastendfilmfestival.com/events
1.00PM:
ELECTRIC SHEEP PRESENTS:
THE DEAD EYES OF LONDON + TALK
SESSION 1 12.00PM–4.00PM
SESSION 2 4.00PM–8.00PM
Tickets: £10
www.eastendfilmfestival.com/events
Director: Alfred Vohrer | USA | 1961 | 104 min
Nothing is as it looks in this murder mystery lead by a
mysterious reverend.
+ MISKATONIC GRADUATION
A ceremony for the graduates of Electric Sheep’s horror
lecture series.
4.00PM:
CIGARETTE BURNS PRESENTS:
THE CASE OF THE SCORPION’S TAIL: 16MM
Director: Sergio Martino | Italy | 1971 | 90 min
This deliciously macabre setting paired with a lustrous 16mm
projection make this a rare opportunity to sample this devilishly
entertaining 70s thriller as a millionaire dies in a mysterious
freak accident leaving his widow set to enjoy the rich spoils.
AFTER DARK
Tickets: £25 (see page 31)
www.eastendfilmfestival.com/events
8.00PM:
MACABRE MASONIC MASQUERADE
+ SCREENING OF JUDEX
Director: Georges Franju | France | 1963 | 98 min
Join us for a macabre night of ballroom play, immersive
cinema and murder mystery masquerade featuring a
screening of Favraux’s thrilling pulp-hero remake of
the 1916 French film serial of the same name.
DEPROGRAMME: A MIND CONTROL
EXPERIMENT
From the outer perimeters of cultism to the inner
workings of governmental institutions bent on
controlling their citizens, Deprogramme invites you
to test your own capacity for mind control.
Across a whole day, EEFF will be communicating
with you through a series of screenings, talks and
interactive indulgences. We will investigate the stories
behind some of history’s most renowned sects, whether
their leaders were eccentric megalomaniacs or at the
centre of government control. From the process of
indoctrination to the terrible results of mind control,
Deprogramme will lead you into thought experiments of
the darkest order. It is your choice whether you follow.
Highlights include: An ex-cult member re-enacts
their own past in Moonchild, a vicious act of violence
on the Japanese metro in the shocking documentary
A, a special insight into the world’s most famous
deprogrammer, and an array of dissonance, public
information films and subliminal messages.
Further information to be communicated to you by
telepathy, listen for the white noise. Be one of us.
SEE WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM FOR
MORE DETAILS ON THE DEPROGRAMME
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EVENTS
1.45PM
FLYING ANARCHISTS
INTERVAL (30 MINUTES)
THERAIKOS ORTHROS
(THERAIK DAWN)
4.15PM
READING OF THREE POEMS
BY KATERINA GOGOU
AS TO POSTERITY
KATERINA GOGOU:
REINSTATING THE DARK SIDE
+ INTRODUCTION BY
THE DIRECTOR
Dir. Hellenic Police Force | 2014 | 20 min
Police footage of flying anarchists.
Dirs. Kostas Sfikas, Stavros Tornes | 1967 |
20 min
A bittersweet tribute to the island of Santorini
and the first wave of tourists to arrive there.
ATHENS
NOW
CURATED BY SCHTINTER
Dir. Marina Gioti | 2014 | 12 min
Athens of the near future: devoid of humans,
a picturesque expedition of metal and plastic
debris as the new Greek Ruins.
RETURN TO AEOLUS STREET
Dir. Maria Kourkouta | 2013 | 15 min
New roles for the ghosts of Greek cinema.
THE DIVIDED LINE
Dir. Stephane Charpentier | 2013-2014 |
20 min
The profound document of Greece’s
humanitarian crisis.
2.30PM
PERFORMANCE BY THE BOY
(ALEXANDER VOULGARIS)
Whitechapel Gallery
Saturday 4 July, 1.45pm
For more information and to book
tickets visit www.whitechapelgallery.org
20 min
TITLOI TELOUS (OUT OF FRAME)
A symposium of radical film from
contemporary Greece. Athens NOW is a
programme of film routed in and responding
to the humanitarian crisis as experienced by
the people of Greece since 2008. Covering
the struggle of the past seven years, and
demonstrating a positive and creative outcome
beyond the inevitability of Europe’s collapse.
Each film in this programme is a UK premiere.
Dirs. Yorgos Zois | 2012 | 10 min
Hundreds of empty billboards across Greece
say more than the adverts they once held.
ACCIDENTAL PROSECUTION
OF AN ANARCHIST
Dir. Diakoptes Athens | 2013 | 20 min
Radical film cooperative, Diakoptes, cover the
unlawful prosecution of anarchist T. Sispas.
TOTAL: 120 minutes
INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK
+CABARET VOLTAIRE DJ
Red Gallery
Friday 3 July, 7.30pm
£10, www.eastendfilmfestival/events
INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK
FOR THE URBAN DECAY
France | 2015 | 52 min
Director: Amélie Ravalec, Travis Collins
Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Test Dept
and Boyd ‘Non’ Rice are among the
trailblazing participants in this first
documentary dedicated to industrial: a
provocative, inherently politicized form
of musical expression borne out of
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cultural oppression, societal unrest and
manufacturing decline in the 1970s.
Don your sternest party wear for our
special multimedia event, which will
feature a senses-stunning DJ line-up
topped by Cabaret Voltaire legend (and
film interviewee) Stephen Mallinder.
Photographs by Ilias Georgiadis and
Iraklis Dimitriadis projected.
(in English and Greek, from the 1983
publication ‘Three Clicks Left’)
Dir. Antonis Boskoitis | 2012 | 67 min
Katerina Gogou: actress, poet and militant
anarchist remembered by people who’s lives
she touched.
END: 6.00PM
CURATOR BIO
Schtinter deals with ‘film as liberating
application in the margins in search of the real
world’. He regularly collaborates with revered
Dutch filmmaker / musician, Frans Zwartjes,
and recently released their compositions
through his own label: purge.xxx. He curated
Iain Sinclair’s yearlong film season, 70x70,
and is currently writing a feature film to be
directed by Chris Petit. He has exhibited
and curated work internationally at venues
including Institute of Contemporary Arts and
The Barbican (London). He lives and works
in Athens and London.
THANKS:
Anja Kirschner, Gareth Evans,
COIL magazine.
X-RAY
AUDIO
Friday 3 July, 7.30pm
Masonic Temple
£10
To book tickets:
www.eastendfilmfestival/events
Cold War Russia: the recording
industry is completely state controlled,
but music-mad bootleggers risk
imprisonment with an extraordinary
means of reproduction. They cut
forbidden jazz, rock ’n’ roll and banned
Russian music onto used X-ray plates,
creating ghostly records with images of
the interiors of Soviet citizens.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art,
Stephen came across the X-ray audio
project when travelling to Russia to
perform as The Real Tuesday Weld.
Fellow early recording enthusiast Aleks
was the 2013 artist in residence at
London’s Science Museum, and also
performs with wax cylinder recordings
www.x-rayaudio.squarespace.com
Author, composer and musician
Stephen Coates presents this incredible
story of bootleg technology, Cold War
culture and human endeavour. In a
unique event, he and sound artist Aleks
Kolkowski will explain the magical
process of recording onto various discs
and provide a live demonstration of
cutting music onto a new X-ray.
BLANCK MASS
X EAST END
FILM FESTIVAL
SOUNDTRACK
LAUNCH
Red Gallery
Friday 10 July, 7.30pm
£10, www.eastendfilmfestival/events
THE STRANGE COLOUR
OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS
+ BRAND NEW
ORIGINAL SCORE
Belgium, France, Luxembrourg |
2013 | 102 min
Directors: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
A dazzling tribute to the great Italian
horror films of the 1970s will get
a retrofit all of its own at this very
special event. Hélène Cattet and
Bruno Forzani’s neo-giallo sees a
man search for his missing wife in the
labyrinthine halls of his apartment
building, only to become submerged
in the strange fantasies of sensuality
and bloodshed emanating from
the psyches of the place’s other
inhabitants.
The initial release of The Strange
Colour of Your Body’s Tears had no
original score and instead used music
from existing giallo films. Blanck
Mass, Death Waltz Originals and East
End Film Festival are now proud
to present a spectacular new record
that reaches beyond regular film
soundtracks.
Edinburgh-based musician Ben
Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck
Buttons) has devised a stage for
experimentation and collaboration
with several artists from across the
globe. Each was assigned a scene
to work with and given complete
freedom to score it how they
wanted, without any knowledge
of what was planned by the other
musicians. Contributions came from
Stockholm’s Roll The Dice, London’s
Helm, Moon Gangs, and Phil Julian,
Glasgow’s Konx-Om-Pax, and New
York’s C. Spencer Yeh, as well as
Blanck Mass himself.
The end result is a fascinating record
that enthralls, seduces and terrifies in
equal measure. Death Waltz’s double
vinyl is housed inside a 425gsm
reverse board gatefold sleeve pressed
on an exclusive screening event
colour ltd to 500 units.
The screening will be followed
by a DJ set from Blanck Mass
and friends.
@BlanckMass
Founded by former Rough Trade
East manager Spencer Hickman in
2012, soundtrack specialists Death
Waltz Recording Company deliver
high-end collector’s packages pressed
on vinyl, wrapped in stunning
bespoke artwork.
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EVENTS
BIOSCOPE:
CHARLIE
CHAPLIN
Genesis
Sunday 5 July, 6.30pm
£8, £5 concessions
The Genesis has been a music hall and
then a cinema for over 150 years. To
celebrate both this and the fact that
it once hosted the legendary Charlie
Chaplin, we will be teaming up with
Cyrus Gabrysch and the Bioscope team
for an evening of silent cinema with live
accompaniment, plus the unveiling of a
special commemorative plaque.
FARE THEE
WELL:
GRATEFUL
DEAD LIVE
MARK IT
IT ALWAYS
ZERO FILM
RAINS ON
QUIZ: EAST
SUNDAY
END SPECIAL
Genesis
Monday 6 July, 6.30pm
£15, £13 concessions
Trapeze Bar, 89 Great Eastern Street
Wednesday 8 July, 7pm
Free entry
Broadcast from Soldier Field in
Chicago, this epic event will take place
nearly 20 years to the day of the last
Grateful Dead concert with Jerry
Garcia. The four original members —
Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil
Lesh and Bob Weir — are set to be
joined by multiple Grammy-winner
Bruce Hornsby.
The all-singing, all-dancing, all-cocktail
making film quiz with a difference
returns for an East End special. Expect
to win by being silly, making drinks,
acting, dancing and occasionally
answering questions about films.
Genesis
Friday 10 July, 6.30pm
£8, £5 concessions
To celebrate London Books’ re-release
of It Always Rains On Sunday we will be
screening the Ealing adaptation of Arthur
La Bern’s classic East London novel,
with an introduction by crime novelist
Cathi Unsworth. This will followed by
‘40s swing dancing with the London
Swing Society in the Cornet Bar.
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2015 & 2016
Next open day 11th July
Book online
CREATIVE
MEDIA
EDUCATION
The third edition of Cutting East Film
Festival ran from 20-22 March this year,
cementing its place as London’s go-to
festival for celebrating, promoting and
exploring young people’s achievements
in film. A multi-arts event combining
music, film, poetry, performance and
art, Cutting East is the youth-led arm
of East End Film Festival, and is a
partnership between EEFF, Tower
Hamlets Council, Mile End Community
Project and Queen Mary’s University of
London.
The 2015 festival took place at Genesis
Cinema and showcased the work of
East London’s most talented young
filmmakers. Award-winning animation
team ‘A Team Arts – House of Talent’
won first prize for Hidden Heroes, a
five-minute stop motion film honouring
the bravery of and sacrifices made by
soldiers from the Indian subcontinent
on behalf of the British War effort
from 1914-18. The Matthew Martino
Benevolent Fund Rising Star Award
was presented in partnership with the
East End Film Festival and a cash prize
of £250 was awarded. The winning
filmmakers were all aged from 13-19.
The shortlisted films were judged by
a panel of industry experts including
Alison Poltock, Director of EEFF;
Cairo Cannon, Producer of The Falling
and Dreams of a Life and Executive
Producer for Film London and the
Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham
Film Fund; Ally Clow, Manager of
Genesis Cinema and AK Rahman,
Cutting East Programmer.
The Cutting East programming team is
made up of ambitious, talented young
people who come from Tower Hamlets.
Cutting East are always searching for the
next wave of programmers, filmmakers,
musicians, artists, organisers,
performers, DJs and, quite frankly,
anyone who can get creative and have
fun! The opportunities are endless.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED
IN CUTTING EAST, AND NEXT
YEAR’S PROGRAMME, VISIT
WWW.CUTTINGEAST.CO.UK
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HOW TO MAKE IT AS A FILMMAKER
BEYOND YOUR FIRST FEATURE
Mind the Gap was an informative and
inspiring week for us as we were about to
embark on our first feature. We went without
knowing exactly how we would fund our
film and came away with a brilliant solution
thanks to a session at the festival. The range
of speakers was excellent and provided real
food for thought, whilst the networking
opportunities gave rise to meaningful
and productive collaborations.”
—Ewan Thomas, director This Is Not Happening,
screening EEFF 2015
WHAT IS MIND THE GAP?
Three days of carefully curated talks,
workshops and events designed to offer every
insight, top tip and wise word to anyone
hoping to make a career in feature films.
Whether you’re crossing over from shorts to
features, television to film, debut to slate, or
particularly in that transition between first to
second feature and beyond… then EEFF’s panels,
interviews, workshops and networking events will
provide the roadmap that every filmmaker needs
to avoid the pitfalls on the route to success.
Too many first time feature filmmakers never
make a second film – lets change that!
SPONSORED BY
PASSES & TICKETS
3 DAY PASS: £150
1 DAY PASS: £55
£120
EARLY £44
EARLY
BIRD TICKETS
UNTIL
13 JUNE
BIRD TICKETS
UNTIL
13 JUNE
IN ADDITION:
3 day pass-holders gain free entry to our
Opening Night Gala screening.
ALL PASS-HOLDERS ALSO GET:
free tea, coffee and wifi throughout
the day at Genesis;
discounted access to all Cinequest
screenings in Genesis Screen 5;
discounts to EEFF live film and music
events, as well as entry into the daily
ballot for festival ticket allocation.
(Up to 3 free tickets per passholder, depending on availability)
Although you can come down for 1 day at a time,
we highly recommend that you attend all three days
to get the benefit of the full programme.
PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM/INDUSTRY-PROGRAMME-2015
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM/INDUSTRY-PROGRAMME-2015
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SESSIONS
ALL WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE
9.30AM–6.00PM
29 & 30 JUNE
Genesis Cinema
1 JULY
3 Mills Studios
It was an honor to be a part of
the festival. I could sense the vigor
in the room, and the amazing
atmosphere you created for
filmmakers. You should be
enormously proud.”
—Nick Gonda, Producer Tree of Life
WHO IS THIS
COURSE FOR?
WHY MIND
THE GAP?
CONTRIBUTORS
CONFIRMED SO
FAR INCLUDE:
Whilst our focus tends towards first and second
time feature filmmakers (both narrative and
fiction), in our experience, the lessons of Mind
the Gap apply whether you’re crossing over from
television to film, from shorts, music videos or
commercials to features, or from debut to slate.
The sessions are designed to give you insight to the
internal workings of the film industry and allow
pause for thought, planning, re-evaluating, expert
and peer feedback and more.
Filmmaking is a long game and, as much as we may
wish this wasn’t the case, creativity often has to sit
alongside strategy. This concept is central to Mind
the Gap – our core aim is to encourage participants
to envisage filmmaking as a career choice and
to create a long-term business model that will
support, and essentially enable you, to fulfil your
artistic ambitions. In other words, how to make
one film… and not die in the process or before you
make your masterpiece.
Eddie Berg (Associate Director, EEFF), Nadia
Denton (Film industry consultant), Helen De Witt
(BFI), Will Massa (British Council), Valentina
Brazzini (The Bureau Film Company), Ewan
Thomas and Gerry Maguire (dir. and prod.
This Is Not Happening), Jon Fairbairn (dir. Soho
Cigarette | Winner, EEFF Accession Award 2014),
Paulette Caletti, (dir. The Cake Maker), Beth
Pattinson (BBC Films), Matt Smith (Lionsgate),
Damian Spandley (Metrodome), Olivier
Kaempfer (Parkville Pictures, prod. Borrowed
Time, Appropriate Behaviour), Tessa Inkelaar
(Film London), Christopher Granier-Deferre
(iFeatures), Jacqueline Wright (Film Fatales), Peter
Buckingham (SampoMedia), Mia Bays (Missing
in Action Films), Philip Ilson (LSFF), Corinna
MacFarlane and Nicky Bentham (dir. and prod.
The Silent Storm), Richard Holmes (Creative
England), Campbell Beaton and Max McGill
(Fortune Films), Faith Taylor (Entertainment One),
Carl Rock (dir. No Playground For Little Cowboys),
Lyn Burgess
We’ve teamed up with industry icons and
leading organisations to share their knowledge
and offer their support and services. It’s also
a great opportunity to share your successes
and frustrations with a likeminded peer group.
Participants will enjoy panels, Q&As, workshops,
interviews and even a studio tour!
FOR FULL INFORMATION, INCLUDING
TIMES ON ALL EVENTS AND
WORKSHOPS PLEASE VISIT
WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM/
INDUSTRY-PROGRAMME-2015
You can also email:
[email protected]
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM/INDUSTRY-PROGRAMME-2015
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PLUS WORKSHOPS WITH
Mark Atkin (XO), Emily Man (Saatchi&Saatchi), Katie
McCullough (Festival Formula), Anna MacDonald (London
Film Academy), Xavier Rashid (Film Republic), Deborah
Rowland (We Are The Tonic), Caroline Cooper-Charles
(Creative England), Kate Wilson (Producer, Fundraiser
and Lawyer), MoFilm, Blink Productions, Lyn Burgess
(The Magic Key Partnership)
… AND MORE TO FOLLOW
SESSIONS
WILL INCLUDE:
WHY THE GAPS?
Key experts across varying strands of the film industry
debate ‘the gaps’. What can we, as an industry do to
support filmmakers heading for a career transition? What do
filmmakers really need to know, even before they pick up
a camera, to avoid falling off the edge? And why, in the 21st
Century is there still such a lack of diversity in the sector?
DEFINING ROLES WITH EMILY MAN AND
MARK ATKIN
Participants divide into two groups (documentary and fiction)
to work with facilitators Emily Man (Head of Production
at Saatchi&Saatchi) and Mark Atkin (Director of XO and
the Head of the Documentary Campus Masterschool) and
identify their core strengths in an industry where many
filmmakers find themselves doing everything. These workshops
will outline how crews change as your career progresses –
particularly in the jump from first to second film, and how and
where to position yourself most strongly within them.
DIRECT FROM THE CLIFF FACE
Meet a selection of Mind the Gap alumni and EEFF
filmmakers whose films have gone on to find success on the
festival circuit, win awards and secure distribution. And more
importantly, hear how they did it!
FILM FATALES
Meet Film Fatales – a collective of female filmmakers who
have directed at least one feature narrative or documentary
film and meet regularly to support each other, collaborate on
projects and discuss topics in film.
FINDING YOUR VOICE (WITH LONDON
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL)
LSFF is renowned for its celebration of emerging unique
voices, unafraid to take risks, embracing technologies new
and old, interested in pushing the boundaries of film in the
interest of self-expression. This panel investigates what it
takes to have this kind of faith in your own creative output,
and how important it is to engage politically and / or socially
with your work, and how this is applied when financing your
film. Speakers will include Philip Ilson (LSFF Director) and
filmmakers tbc who’s work LSFF has championed.
LFA PRESENTS: DIRECTING ACTORS
The relationship between directors and actors marks an
essential collaborative partnership in the filmmaking process.
Clear, precise and meaningful communication between them
helps to save time on takes and is imperative to the making of
a quality film. This workshop will cover: how to communicate
effectively with actors in their own language, what actors
expect from directors, working with actors of differing levels
of experience, different approaches to acting and how you use
them to help your actors, understanding vocabulary you need
to get the performances you are looking for.
THE ART OF DEVELOPMENT
Our panel will look at how to develop a long term career in
filmmaking by creating a convincing and realistic slate of welldeveloped scripts and projects. We’ll look practically at how
one project can feed in to the next, what it’s like to work with
a mentor and what film funders really look for when investing
long term.
MAKING DISTRIBUTABLE FILMS
Distribution channels have diversified enormously with the
advent of digital, but what is the right channel for you? What
do audiences really want to see and how do filmmakers find
their audiences successfully?
RUNNING THROUGHOUT
THE THREE DAYS
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL STRATEGY
Film festivals are often the first opportunities for your early
films to find their audience, their champions and potentially
distribution. Learn how to make the circuit work for you with
Katie McCullough, Founder of Festival Formula.
THE COLOUR OF MONEY:
PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE FINANCE
Peter Buckingham and Mia Bays debate their shared
experience of both public and private financing structures and
investigate the options for “a new 21st public sector Scheme
[which] could create a community of common interests of
people in the talent development room”.
CELEBRATING THE PRODUCER
Finding the right producer can be the greatest challenge to an
emerging filmmaker, and subsequently the most rewarding
relationship of their careers. In this session, we will look at
finding a producer to suit your ambition, what to expect from
this collaboration and ways to make it work for you.
WRITING TO SCALE WITH STORY CAMPUS
This Story Campus panel will look at micro budget feature
filmmaking from the entry point of story development, with
a view to creating a slate to scale which will enable your
career to grow. Facilitated by David Pope and David Keating
from Story Campus featuring guest micro budget feature
practitioners.
SALES AGENTS: WHAT DO THEY
DO AND HOW DO I GET ONE?
Finding a sales agent to represent your film can mean the
difference between securing finance, getting into the right
festivals, finding your audience and… not doing those things.
But how do they do this, and where do you meet this perfect
partner?
KEYNOTE CAREER
INTERVIEWS
These in depth interviews will
allow participants direct access to
some of the Industry’s key movers
and shakers.
ALSO
FILMCYCLE: OFFERED /
WANTED CORNER
Got something to give? Missing
something or someone? Looking
for that special editor / production
manager / after-effects whizz to
spice up your life and make things
complete? Visit our matchmakers
corner and find your one true
special FX supervisor.
PEER TO PEER
MENTORING
It’s hard to work alone.
Let’s share.
EVENING NETWORKING
Speakers and trainers will be
staying into the evening to talk to
you about your projects directly
and make introductions over a
glass of wine or two.
As awkward as it may feel to say it, as a filmmaker, you are
your ‘brand’. This session will walk you through 360 degrees
of successful marketing for yourself, your project and your
business.
Huge thanks for today,
what a lovely audience
and such a smoothly
run event, hats off to
you and the team for
making it such a great
festival.”
LFA PRESENTS FINDING AN AGENT
—Fiona Nielson, Producer
24 Hour Party People
HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF MARKETABLE
THEN MARKET YOURSELF
In this session, participants will be taken through the steps
involved in getting an agent, how to work with them to create
a dynamic and engaging showreel, and what to expect as a
working filmmaker.
STUDIO TOUR
Take a guided tour of 3 Mills Studios home to the East End
Film Festival and sponsor of Mind the Gap!
BUSINESS PLANNING FOR CREATIVES
This workshop will offer empathetic yet practical advice for the
artist who is struggling to find their business head. You will look
at business planning, investment, time management and all the
boring but vital skills needed to survive the early stages of your
career. Make sure that you don’t lose sight of the end game!
SETTING UP YOUR OWN PRODUCTION
COMPANY
A detailed look at setting up your own production company
with a long term strategy to build upwards from shorts through
a slate of films whilst also working in the industry you love.
GET PAID TO MAKE FILMS
This panel asks, and answers the question: how do you make
a living doing what you do best – make films – and still be able
to pay your rent at the end of the month?
Thanks to Mind The
Gap, I applied for the
Women in Film and
Television Mentorship
and can proudly say
I’ve been selected for
next year’s scheme.
Mind The Gap kicked
started my career again
in a new direction and
gave me the confidence
to take action. Thanks
to all involved”
—Paulette Caletti, dir.
The Cake Maker
PROGRAMME CORRECT
AT TIME OF PRINT.
DETAILS SUBJECT
TO CHANGE.
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THE
SPEAKEASY
THE HUB OF
EEFF 2015!
THROUGHOUT EAST END FILM
FESTIVAL 2015, PARAGON BAR
IN THE GENESIS CINEMA WILL
BE TRANSFORMED INTO AN EEFF
SPEAKEASY, WITH A MEMBERS
LOUNGE, DAILY MIXER DRINKS
AND FESTIVAL SALON
MEMBERS LOUNGE
12.00pm – 5.30pm daily
Open to all, the members lounge is a
space to relax, work and network – with
free wifi and hot refreshments.
MIXER DRINKS
5.30pm – 7.30pm nightly
For daily ticket holders or festival pass
holders, our nightly Mixer Drinks are
a chance to enjoy a free drink whilst
networking with fellow festivalgoers and
filmmakers.
(Free drinks available on production
of daily EEFF cinema ticket or EEFF
festival pass)
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FESTIVAL SALON
CINEQUEST LINE UP
The Genesis Salon will run throughout
the festival hosting a variety of different
events including SCREEN NETWORK
drinks hosted by The Film Festival
Doctor, a POETRY SLAM, FILM
QUIZ and composers networking drinks
in conjunction with SOUNDCHECK.
Check the website for up to date listings
of events.
In the velvet-rich luxury of Screen 5,
East End Film Festival are delighted
to be presenting 8 of the best films
from the film festival recently named
‘Best Film Festival’ by USA Today –
CINEQUEST 2015.
Free entry.
£5 ticket available on production of
daily EEFF cinema ticket or EEFF
festival pass – see A-Z for film synopsis
and screening dates
THE ANNIVERSARY
Director: Valerie Buhagiar
Canada | 2014 | 85 min
ASPIE SEEKS LOVE
Director: Julie Sokolow
USA | 2015 | 73 min
ASTRAEA
Director: Kristjan Thor
USA | 2015 | 95 min
THE CENTER
Director: Charlie Griak
USA | 2015 | 72 min
ELSEWHERE, NY
Director: Jeffrey P. Nesker
USA | 2014 | 89 min
HOW TO LOSE JOBS &
ALIENATE GIRLFRIENDS
Director: Tom Meadmore
Australia | 2014 | 73 min
KILLSWITCH
Director: Ali Akbarzadeh
USA | 2014 | 72 min
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES CHECK
WWW.EASTENDFILMFESTIVAL.COM
MALADY
Director: Jack James
UK | 2015 | 101 min
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VENUE LOCATIONS
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ROOF PARK
Mare St.
Dalston Ln.
HACKNEY
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Passenger Transport
NOW SHOWING AT
Event Management
ELSTREE STUDIO
Professional Marshalling
PINEWOOD STUDIO
Courier and Logistical Support
THREE MILL STUDIO
Daily Management Reports
CANARY WHARF
VENUES &
BOOKING
Electric Cinema – Shoreditch
64–66 Redchurch Street,
Shoreditch, London E2 7DP
Box Office: 020 3350 3490
www.electriccinema.co.uk/shoreditch
By rail: Shoreditch High Street
By tube: Old Street, Aldgate east
Ticket price: Various
Barbican Cinema
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Box Office: 020 7638 8891
www.barbican.org.uk/film
By tube: Barbican, Moorgate
Ticket price: Standard: £11.50,
Members: £9.20, Concessions: £10.50
Genesis Cinema
93–95 Mile End Road,
Whitechapel, London E1 4UJ
Box Office: 0207 780 2000
To book tickets:
www.genesiscinema.co.uk
By tube: Stepney Green / Whitechapel
Ticket price: Various
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Box Office: 0871 902 5734
www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/
Hackney_Picturehouse/
Overground: Hackney Central
Ticket Price: Various
Masonic Temple
Andaz Liverpool Street hotel,
40 Liverpool Street,
London EC2M 7QN
Box Office: 0207 618 7123
www.andazdining.com/privatedining-en.
html
By tube: Liverpool Street
Ticket prices: Various
Red Gallery
1-3 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DT
Box Office: 020 7613 3620
www.redgallerylondon.com
By tube: Old Street, Liverpool Street
By rail: Shoreditch High Street
Ticket Prices: £10
Rich Mix
35–47 Bethnal Green Road,
London E1 6LA
Box Office: 020 7613 7498
To book tickets:
www.richmix.org.uk
By tube: Liverpool Street, Old Street,
Bethnal Green, Aldgate East
Ticket Prices: Standard £9.50,
Concession £7
BE SURE TO DROP BY
WEIDEN & KENNEDY
TO SEE THIER
EAST END FILM
FESTIVAL WINDOW
INSTALLATION
Rio Cinema
107 Kingsland High Street,
London E8 2PB
Box Office: 020 7241 9410
To book tickets:
www.riocinema.org.uk
By rail: Dalston Kingsland
Ticket Prices: Full £8, Reduced £6.50
Stratford Picturehouse
Salway Road, London E15 1BX
Box Office Number: 0871 902 5740
www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/
Stratford_London/
By tube: Stratford
By rail: Maryland
Ticket Prices: Various
Dalston Roof Park
The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street,
London E8 3DL
Box Office: 020 7275 0825
www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/
community-event-spaces/dalston-roofpark/about-dalston-roof-park
By rail: Dalston Junction / Dalston
Kingsland
Please check your journey time before
travelling in London; all information is
available at www.tfl.gov.uk For detailed
information about our events, venues
and programme, please visit
www.eastendfilmfestival.com
Follow us @eastendfilmfest and check
the #EEFF2015 hashtag on twitter, like
us on Facebook or call our information
line: 020 8981 3166 open daily between
11.00am–5.00pm during the festival.
3 Mills Studios
Three Mill Lane, London E3 3DU
Box Office: 020 7363 3336
www.3mills.com
By tube: Bromley By bow
By rail: Stratford
All venues are fully accessible for disabled
visitors, except for the following areas:
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St,
London E1 7QX
Box Office: 020 7522 7888
www.whitechapelgallery.org
By tube: Aldgate East / Aldgate /
By rail: Whitepchapel / Liverpool Street
Rio viewing balcony
is not accessible
by wheelchair.
Genesis Screen 1
is not accessible
by wheelchair.
THURSDAY
2 JULY
Pop-Up
Parlour
AMBASSADORS! WITH YOUR
SUPPORT YOU ARE REALLY
SPOILING US
Last year, we at EEFF put ourselves through the challenge of
running a Kickstarter campaign – champions of which were our
festival ambassadors. Without your support, we all might have
lost our minds, and our desks... so we want to keep shouting out
THANK YOU! Special thanks to lead Ambassadors Stephen
Hunt and Darren Nuttell.
6PM – 9PM @ FREE RANGE
ART WEEK TWO PRIVATE VIEW
FREE RANGE GRADUATES
AND FRIENDS, JOIN US
AT THE POP UP PARLOUR
FOR FREE DRINKS, FREE
FILMS AND LOTS OF FREE
EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAYS!
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL,
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EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WEDNESDAY 1
THURSDAY 2
FRIDAY 3
SATURDAY 4
1–12 JULY
SUNDAY 5
MONDAY 6
6:30pm
The Center (72’) p.23/43
6:30pm
Fare Thee Well: Grateful
Dead Live p.36
Rich Mix
4:40pm
Noah’s Ark (76’) p.20
6.30pm
The Divide (74’)
+Q&A p.14
6:30pm
Aspie Seeks Love
(73’) p.23/43
9:00pm
Dig Me Out (SHORTS
- 104’) p.28
21:00pm
This Is Not Happening
(87’) +Q&A p.17
6:30pm
North Vs South
(90’) +Q&A p.15
6:30pm
Astraea (95’) p.23/43
9:00pm
Masterpiece (70’) p.15
1.30pm
Anti-Social Worker
(45’) +Q&A p.13
1:30pm
Take It Back & Start
Over (69’) +Q&A p.17
4:00pm
How to Lose Jobs &
Alienate Girlfriends
(73’) +Q&A p.25/43
4:00pm
Elephant’s Dream
(87’) +Q&A p.14
7:00pm
Lee Scratch Perry’s
Vision of Paradise
(100’) +Q&A p.11
1:30pm
Life’s A Beach (53’)
+Q&A p.15
1.30pm
Zoom +Q&A p.30
2:00pm
The Anarchist Rabbi
+Q&A p.13
4:00pm
Generation Right
(42’) +Q&A p.15
4.00pm
Dennis Rodman´s Big
Bang in Pyongyang
(93’) +Q&A p.13
9:00pm
Where I Belong
(90’) +Q&A p.21
6.30pm
Diary of a Teenage
Girl (102’) p.24
6.30pm
Welcome To Leith
(127’) p.26
1.00pm
Estate, A Reverie
(83’) +Q&A p.14
3.30pm
Spellbound (SHORTS
- 89’) p.29
6.30pm
Standby For Tape
Backup (105’)
+Q&A p.17
8.40pm
The Better Angels
(95’) p.23
6.00pm
London Is The Place
For Me (SHORTS
- 95’) p.28
Stratford East
Picturehouse
Hackney
Picturehouse
Genesis Cinema
OPENING
NIGHT GALA
7.00pm
One Crazy Thing
(90’) +Q&A p.10
1:30pm
Sing Your Heart Out
(46’) +Q&A p.17
3:45pm
Stevie G (60’)
+Q&A p.17
Rio Cinema
8:00pm
Amy (90’) +Q&A p.13
Electric
Cinema
6:45pm
Diary of a Teenage
Girl (102’) p.24
2:00pm
Reflections (SHORTS
- 90’) p.29
4:00pm
Paragraph (65’) p.16
Barbican
Other
Masonic
Temple
46
1:45pm
Disaster Playground
(67’) +Q&A p.14
4:00pm
Black Panthers:
Vanguard of the
Revolution (116’) p.23
6:20pm
Ghadi (100’) p.24
Red Gallery:
7.30pm
Industrial Soundtrack
For The Urban Decay
(52’) + Cabaret
Voltaire DJs p.20
Whitechapel Gallery:
1.45pm
Athens Now p.34
Genesis:
6:30pm
Bioscope Charlin
Chaplin p.36
7.30pm
X-Ray Audio p.35
1.00pm
Daytime screenings p.33
8.00pm
Macabre Masonic
Masquerade + Judex
(98’) p.31/33
12.00-4.00pm
Deprogramme Session 1
4.00-8.00pm
Deprogramme Session 2
p.33
CALENDAR
TUESDAY 7
WEDNESDAY 8
THURSDAY 9
FRIDAY 10
SATURDAY 11
SUNDAY 12
6:30pm
Chameleon (90’) p.23
8:30pm
Hilda (89’) p.25
6:30pm
Cartel Land (98’) p.23
8:45pm
Above & Below
(110’) p.19
6:30pm
Summer (89’) p.21
8:30pm
The Fool (116’) p.20
3:40pm
Trip Along Exodus
(120’) p.26
6:15pm
Dora (90’) p.19
4:00pm
Shoulder The
Lion (74’) p.26
6.30pm
Here Lies (104’)
+Q&A p.15
6:30pm
The Anniversary
(85’) p.22/43
9:00pm
The New Boy (83’)
+Q&A p.15
9:00pm
Rebel Girl (SHORTS
- 99’) p.28
6.30pm
Malady (101’)
+Q&A p.15/43
7:00pm
Panic (84’) +Q&A p.16
9.00pm
Drama (106’) +Q&A p.14
9:00pm
Running In The Family
(SHORTS - 98’) p.29
4:00pm
The Ipcress File
(109’) Free screening
for the over 60s p.25
6:30pm
Containment (90’)
+Q&A p.13
6:30pm
Elsewhere NY
(89’) p.24/43
9.00pm
Soft Lad (84’)
+Q&A p.17
9:00pm
Everybody Dance
(SHORTS - 86’) p.28
9:00pm
The Russian Woodpecker
(80’) p.16
6:30pm
It Always Rains on
Sunday p.36
1.30pm
North Circular
Road (96’) p.21
4:00pm
Udita (75’) +Q&A p.18
6.30pm
Norfolk (87’) +Q&A p.16
6:30pm
Killswitch (72’) p.25/43
9:00pm
MLE (100’) +Q&A p.15
9:00pm
Still (97’) p.11
CLOSING
NIGHT GALA
7:00pm
3 ½ Minutes,
Ten Bullets (80’) p.10
9.10pm
The Visit (124’) p.21
6.30pm
Pleasure Island (142’)
+Q&A p.16
9.15pm
The Fire (90’)
+Q&A p.24
6.45pm
Manos Sucias (84’) p.26
7.00pm
Derailed Sense (76’)
+Q&A p.13
9.00pm
Crumbs (69’) +Q&A p.19
3.30pm
Life in a Fishbowl
(129’) +Q&A p.20
3.30pm
Atlantic (94’)
+Q&A p.19
6.30pm
Good People (90’) p.24
6.30pm
The Visit (83’) p.21
1:15pm
Sparks Fly (SHORTS
- 102’) p.29
3:30pm
Salad Days (103’)
+Q&A p.26
1:00pm
Xenia (128’) p.21
3.45pm
Ivy (104’) p.25
6:15pm
God Loves The Fighter
(104’) +Q&A (TBC) p.24
6:45pm
Good People (90’) p.24
6:30pm
The Seventh Fire
(78’) p.26
8:30pm
Love, Theft & Other
Entanglements (93’)
+Q&A p.26
Dalston Roof Park:
7.00pm
Dressed as a Girl
(93’) p.14
Trapeze:
7:00pm
Mark It Zero Film Quiz:
East End Special p.36
6.00pm
Line Of Credit (85’) p.20
Red Gallery:
7.30pm
Strange Colour of Your
Body’s Tears (102’) with
specially commissioned
soundtrack + Blanck
Mass DJ p.34
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The Rescue, Opening in autumn 2015
LAUNCH
YOUR FILM
CAREER
at the University
of East London.
At the University of East London we’re proud
of our creative community of students,
staff and alumni and our fantastic location
in the thriving artistic, cultural hot bed
of east London.
Join us and you could be studying under
an acclaimed BAFTA-nominated filmmaker,
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We offer exciting undergraduate and
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On any given day you could be making
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