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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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Cutting East Brochures Are Here!

After a huge push and lots of hard work from everybody we have finally got the brochures back from the printers. Keep your eyes open for  brouchures around east London and make sure you pick up a copy or if you see one of the Cutting East programmers handing them out – make sure you say

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Cutting East Film Festival – Short Films Open For SUBMISSION

Submissions are open for youth groups and individuals to submit their short film into the Cutting East Shorts Programme Cutting East is a festival by youth for youth, celebrating young people’s talents and achievement in East London. What we are looking for: Films can be Documentaries, Music Video, Drama, Animation, spoken word, dance.. any genre

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London Premiere – Honour

An urban thriller starring Paddy Considine and rising star Aiysha Hart, Honour (dir. Shan Khan, UK) focuses on a young British Muslim girl who plans to run away with her Punjabi boyfriend – prompting her family to enlist a bounty hunter in a desperate bid to save face. Showing in conjunction with East End Film

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HONOUR – London Premiere + Panel Discussion With Director Shan Khan & Cast Members Shubham Saraf & Nikesh Patel

  Ten new young programmers, all from Tower Hamlets, have joined the Cutting East team this year and will be making our curatorial debut alongside British Asian film director and writer Shan Khan with the UK Premiere of Honour,  in partnership with Asia House Pan-Asia Film Festival.   We’ve done our research on the film, we will

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East London Radio Interview

We would like to give a special thanks to Melissa Palleschi From East London Radio who dropped in to do a feature about the festival with Jonathan one of the programmers of the festival. The interview will be up soon! There is still time to apply

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The Spotlight Tour

So it’s been a busy week for us at cutting east, we are getting back into the swing of things after the christmas holidays when we were treated to a lovely tour by the kind people at Spotlight. They showed us around their impressive faculty of media suites, radio rooms and recording studios. They also

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