Proudly the “antithesis of the multiplex”, for the better part of a decade Stow Film Lounge has been touring its Time Out featured mobile repertory cinema through Walthamstow and beyond, entertaining 30,000 people with over 500 films in the process.
E17 Films was founded to promote film making and screening the short film format in 2010, a time when the Borough did not have a cinema.
Women Over 50 in Film Festival (WOFFF), now in its sixth year, champions the work of older women in film. Every short film they show has a woman over 50 at its heart on screen or a woman over 50 as the writer, producer or director.
We Are Parable is an award-winning Film Exhibition company that provides audiences around the UK with opportunities to experience Black Cinema in culturally relevant, memorable and innovative ways.
Founded by Anthony and Teanne Andrews in 2013, they have worked with Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Bafta winner Idris Elba. Their most recent collaboration was an online takeover called “Who We Are” which explored the artistry in Black British Film, in association with the British Film Institute.
Leytonstone Loves Film started back in 2019 as part of London Borough of Culture Waltham Forest. Celebrating the cinematic heritage of east London’s Leytonstone- a site of early film production- over two days more than 8,000 people came together for a wide range of cinematic experiences. Featuring 130 films, the programme ranged from new releases and arthouse cinema to family films and locally made work. Some were shown in cinemas while others were screened in places you wouldn’t necessarily expect, including a local church, a carpark and a pub.
Leytonstone Loves Film is made by local creatives and residents in partnership with Barbican; supported by London Borough of Waltham Forest and Arts Council England.
Here you can explore the growing collective of local filmmakers, film exhibitors and film enthusiasts that make Leytonstone Loves Film and what they do year-round
Leytonstone Loves Film returns for a third year from 15 – 19 September. Across five days attend free events on your doorstep brought to you by local filmmakers and film organisations.
Uncover the magic of the movies in outdoor and indoor venues along the High Road and across town. Enjoy open-air film screenings in Langthorne Park and events in Leytonstone Library, St. John’s Church, Filly Brook, Heathcote & Star, Nexus Centre, online and more.
Celebrate the incredible creativity of Leytonstone through film, talks, installations, trails, workshops and more.
Forest Film Club is run by Walthamstow based writer and director Anthony Hett and Leytonstone actor and director Sarah Flanagan with the aim of helping to support and inspire inexperienced and first-time filmmakers. They run filmmaking events and workshops, panel discussions and regular screening events, where they showcase local, national and international short films. They have previously hosted a monthly showcase of local, national and international short films submitted by emerging filmmakers from Leytonstone and beyond and are excited to host their first event since... You know.