Film Festival Preview: Portobello Film Festival

The Portobello Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the moribund state of the British film industry, to provide a forum for new film-makers and give exposure to movies on different formats.

It’s grown steadily over the years and this year’s festival will take place across three different venues with different strands:

Portobello Free London Film Festival – Friday 29th August to Sunday 14th September
– Pop Up Cinema, 3 Acklam Road W10 5TY

New London and UK movies (mostly shorts)

29 Aug Local inc “Ray Jones” & “Wild West 10”
30 Aug London 1 inc “Castles Made Of Sand”
31 Aug Art inc “The Gospel According To St Derek”
2 Sept Animation inc “The Door” & “Cosmico”
3 Sept Horror inc “The Legend Of The Charred Oak”
4 Sept Comedy inc “Adieu Marx” & “Dylan Jones”
5 Sept London 2 inc “After The Snow” & “Coke”
6 Sept London 3 inc “Twelve” & “In Transit”
7 Sept Love inc “Burn The Clock” & “Next Door”
9 Sept Activist inc “The Land Bewteen”
10 Sept Documentary inc “The American Adventure”
11 Sept Thrillers inc “Driven” & “The Receipt”
12 Sept UK Independent inc BFI/NFTS Film Academy
13 Sept Music inc “Countryman 2” & “looking For Johnny”

Portobello Free World Film Festival – Friday 29th August to Saturday 13th September –
Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road W10 5JJ

29 Aug Mixture Of Films
30 Aug German Films
31 Aug Spanish Films
1 Sept Films from Switzerland & France
2 Sept A Night of Romanian Films
3 Sept Drama
4 Sept Ukraine, Russia And Beyond
5 Sept German Films
6 Sept French Films
7 Sept Documentary
8 Sept A Night of Belgium Films
9 Sept Italian Films
10 Sept Thrillers
11 Sept Foreign Eyes: USA
12 Sept French, Belgium, & Turkish Films
13 Sept USA 2: American Eyes

Portobello Free Rock and Roll Fil Festival – 10th to 12th September –
Upstairs at the KPH Pub, 139 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington W10 6HJ

10 Sept Music movies inc Acid House, Rotten Hill Gang,
and Punkcast from New York.
11 Sept “Hooligan Factory” Nick Nevern,
plus panel discussion about A Credible Future For British Film with Nick Nevern and Greg Hall
12 Sept An Evening with Michael Horovitz, beat poetry, films (inc Damon Albarn), and performance art.
14 Sept Videocafe

For further information about the festival visit their website.

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