The East End Film Festival is back, giving Londoners and visitors the chance to experience a different kind of cinema.

The festival runs from 2 June to 2 July.

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A classical musician flees to Provence to start a new life with his young lover, only for a mysterious stranger to threaten his new-found happiness.
A man whose father is gradually sliding into dementia and who worries about his junkie son takes a drastic course of action.
A Caribbean Dream
A Caribbean Dream
A Caribbean take on A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Tom Of Finland
Tom Of Finland
Portrait of the Finnish artist famous for his homoerotic work.
A woman tries to hold her family together under a constant barrage of war.
The inside story of an energy drink marketing ploy gone wrong.
All Eyez On Me
All Eyez On Me
Biopic of the late rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.
Access All Areas
Access All Areas
A group of British teenagers go on a road trip to an island music festival.
The Hippopotamus
The Hippopotamus
A theatre critic is offered a princely sum to travel to a stately home to investigate a series of unexplained ‘miracles’.
Chubby Funny
Chubby Funny
Appalled to discover that he is the ‘chubby funny’ best friend type, a down and out actor is determined to change his fortunes.
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East End Film Festival Features

World of difference
Writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making Menashe
Portrait of an artist
Dome Karukoski on his biography of influential gay icon Tom Of Finland
With the workers
Adam Sobel on his portrait of the Qatar migrant labour force The Workers Cup.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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Glasgow Short Film Festival
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New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema
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Berlin International Film Festival
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