East End Film Festival 2018
It’s that time again…after the majesty of The Golden Globes and The Oscars kick-started the year, the East End Film Festival has come just in time for spring when we can start to get excited about outdoor cinema season. With just over one more week to go of this year’s festival, many acclaimed pieces of cinema have already been and gone, but don’t fear because there is so much more still to come.
If you aren’t familiar with the East End Film Festival, where have you been? Having been gracing the screens of the east since 2000, this festival is renowned for giving some of the most creative and talented, up-and-coming filmmakers a platform to showcase their work. The films selected to be exhibited are unique in their own way, displaying new and interesting ideas for film enthusiasts to sink their teeth into.
This year, there will have been a grand total of 95 screenings over the course of the whole festival in some of the area’s favourite cinemas, including Rio Cinema in Dalston and Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix.
Some of the best has definitely been saved until last this year and we have handpicked just a couple of the screenings that are still up-and-coming so you can have a little taster. Showing at Old Spitalfields Market on April 27th will be a film that has been described as melancholic, endearing and heart-felt and has been classed as one of the best films from 2017. Call Me By Your Name is a film not to be missed out on if you're interested in impulsive romance, true love and the joys of parenthood.
On the penultimate day of the East End Film Festival, there will be a piece playing that will be right up your street if you are all for female empowerment and the equality movement. London Unplugged will be a combination of eleven films by some of London's emerging female film-makers showing at Rich Mix cinema, a thought-provoking and moving collection of motion pictures will be a great way to bring this renowned festival to a close.