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 annual EEFF showcases more than fifty feature film screenings, several short film programmes, and a variety of cross-arts events and industry activities across the festival. It also gives due attention in the programme to London filmmakers and talent.
This year's festival kicks off on June 23 with a launch party and gala screening of London-centric thriller Alleycats, from London-based filmmaker Ian Bonhotethat. A romp through the streets of London from the seat of a bicycle, bike courier Chris witnesses what looks like a murder, and his first instinct is to cut and run. But when his curiosity draws him back in, he’s soon embroiled in a world of corruption, political power, and illegal bike racing.