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Poster for Ealing Film Festival 2023

Lights! Camera! Ealing!

The Ealing Film Festival returns this month, bigger and better than ever.

Now in its fourth year, the festival runs from Monday 20 November to Saturday 25 November.

The festival focuses on short films, none longer than twenty minutes, and covers many genres, including drama, documentaries, comedies, horror, animation and sci-fi.

This year, organisers received a record number of entries, with more than 400 films submitted from 40 countries, as well as entries from filmmakers in the borough.

Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “The Ealing Film Festival has become a wonderful addition to the cultural life of the borough. It is another way to honour the huge role Ealing has played in the history of British filmmaking, especially now that we have just launched our bid to be London Borough of Culture 2025.”

The festival takes place at three venues; ActOne Cinema in W3, Ealing Project and Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery.

Highlights this year include a programme of animation and experimental films, and a discussion on the magic of animation, at Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery

On Tuesday 21 November ActOne Cinema will host ‘homegrown’, a showcase of some of the best local film makers.

Trophies will be handed out at a glittering ceremony at the Ealing Project on Saturday 25 November.
Categories include an award for films raising concerns about the environment, another for students, which has attracted entries from young filmmakers, both local and far beyond, and the homegrown category, exclusively for films made by people in the borough.

Peter Gould, one of the festival directors, said: “The Ealing name is known by filmmakers around the world. They are aware of our borough’s cinema heritage, and it is a privilege to be able to share their work and provide them with an audience.”

For a full rundown of the films and showings.

Individual screening tickets are available from the three venues, and you can purchase an EFF Festival Pass for full access to all screenings.

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