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Leave to remain

Leave To Remain Screening & Q&A

4:15pm | Stratford Picturehouse | Thursday, 12th March Join us for this special Cinemania screening in partnership with Cutting East, with a post-film Q&A with BAFTA winning director Bruce Goodison. Leave to Remain is an inspirational coming of age drama that delves into the unseen world of teenage asylum seekers in the UK. Omar, a charismatic Afghan

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Power in Partnership

Cutting East prides itself in working with neighbouring organisations and building relationships with numerous other youth clubs, which similarly work in providing, both, a voice and a platform to youth and young adults within the local area. Though this is done in various ways, an integral and largely successful way has been via our short

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Two years since its inception, Cutting East Film Festival has developed in becoming one of the most vibrant and inspiring multi-arts festivals within London. Whether to nurture young media professionals or provide a platform to talent, the festival aspires in establishing itself as a creative hub – producing, promoting and making conversation happen.  

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Cutting It Short – Competition

As an individual whose interest lies in breaking into the entertainment and film industry, it has come to my attention that the medium in which young budding filmmakers are able to express the countless hours of hard yet satisfying work spent on bringing their vision and imagination into fruition on the big screen, is none

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Ayseha our newest young programmer spills all…

Hi my names Ayseha i  heard about Cutting East Film Festival from a friend who first took part in organising festival last year. What really stood out to me about Cutting East, was the fact there is nothing quite like it in East London. The amount of preparation and thought that goes into organising the

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2015: New year, same passion!

20th – 22nd March 2015 With 2015 upon us, the 2014 edition of Cutting East feels a long time ago; however, that means work is already underway by the Cutting East team to deliver a more profoundly memorable event this year. With new topics, talent and a sustained desire, Cutting East: 2015 promises to continue

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Submisisons are Open for Cutting East 2015

SUBMISSIONS are now OPEN for Cutting East 2015! We are looking for short films made by young people (25 or under) in any genre or style including fiction, documentaries, animation, spoken word performance & dance…. Films will be selected by the Cutting East Programmers and will be showcased at the Festival in March at the

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Cutting East @ EEFF Opening Night

On a seriously hot night in East London, some of the CE team went down to Genesis Cinema for the East End Film Festival Opening Night Gala of Dermaphoria. The heat turned out to be fitting as the film was shot in New Orleans and was a sureal, sweaty clustrophobic film staring Ron Perlman, who

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Cutting East at the Guardian HQ

Cutting East programmers enjoyed a day of honing our interview techniques from top level journalists at The Guardian today. Programmers got tips from Simon Hattenstone and Kaleem Aftab before practising on Caspar Llewllyn Smith and Paul MacInnes. Really looking forward to putting these into practice now at the festival starting with a Hind Meddebs Q&A

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Cutting East Vine Competition

Ever had a scene blow you away? Or characters that have acted in ways that you’ve wished to portray? Well, this is your moment. Re-enact your favourite scenes and impersonate your favourite characters in a video and post it on Twitter, Vine and Instagram use #CuttingEastImpersonations. Prizes for most popular Cutting East vine by June

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