Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival is one of the UK’s largest film festivals. An annual multi-platform festival held in London, the EEFF presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. The EEFF’s mission is to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers, and to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences


Tower Hamlets Council is the lead partner in, and the inspiration behind, the East End Film Festival and has been developing its support for filming and filmmaking through the East End Film Festival and the Tower Hamlets Films Office over the past decade.  Tower Hamlets has a dynamic and creative arts and events department dedicated to delivering high quality cultural events for all residents in the borough to enjoy


Queen Mary (London University) is committed to working with local communities in East London to support creative and innovative practices involving film and film cultures more broadly. The department of Film Studies and the School of Business Management have a history of collaboration with the East End Film Festival with support from the AHRC, QM Public Engagement Fund and LCACE.

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The Mile End Community Project is an award winning youth project in Tower Hamlets known particularly for its award winning filmmaking and participatory arts projects.

MCP has a track record of working with very hard to reach and disengaged young people. Following the London riots in 2011,
MCP provided young people with a platform to communicate their thoughts – a project that challenged stereotypes that not all young people were involved in the riots – winner of six awards in 2012.


Film London, as the capital’s film and media agency, aims to ensure London has a thriving film sector that enriches the city’s businesses and its people. The agency works with all the screen industries to sustain, promote and develop London as a major international production and film cultural capital, and it supports the development of the city’s new and emerging film-making talent. Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset. Film London also manages the British Film Commission* through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI


The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.


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