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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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We’re Recruiting…

Do you want to be a Film Programmer? Do you have something you want to say? Want to work with a group of passionate young people to create a unique festival for your friends and community combining film, music and dance?  If you answer YES to these questions then apply to join Cutting East Youth

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Speaking Words, Breaking Stereotypes

Here at Cutting East, one of the goals we have is to give young people a voice. As you may know, Cutting East is made up of 15 young people who saw an opportunity to give something back to the community, and took it. Cutting East have teamed up with The Mile End Community Project

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The East End is an experience

Walking around the streets and markets of the East End, can be an experience. You are bound to meet interesting people from different cultures, also see markets stalls filled with any thing you want, and some things you didn’t know you wanted until you walked past them. Also not forgetting the cluttered walls of colour

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Hitting the streets

Within a month to go till the first ever Cutting East Film Festival we hit the streets of East London (Shorditch, Brick Lane, The Box Park). Our plan was simple, to get Cutting East out to the general public. We did this by handing out programs and talking to anyone who would stop and listen.

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