We hope you enjoyed the inaugural Eastleigh Film Festival. Boasting unique interactive experiences and classic films, our brand new festival ran from 22 – 27 September 2014 and aimed to put the excitement back into going to the movies
BBC Film 2014 critic Danny Leigh helped shape the event which opened with an innovative audience-picked gala at the Vue cinema, Eastleigh. Danny was there on the 22nd September to introduce three films as voted for by you from his own list of favourites. Visit Danny’s Choices to check out the winning films!
Other events included a screening of George A. Romero’s horror classic Dawn of the Dead at the Swan Shopping Centre, complete with brain hungry zombies – the Coen Brothers’ cult classic The Big Lebowski in AMF Bowling; Eastleigh’s Hollywood Lanes’ equivalent and other opportunities to dance, eat and enjoy films as you have never seen them before.
The festival also hosted a specialist Industry Day on 25 September featuring opportunities for aspiring new filmmakers to meet the experts, ask questions and learn how to break into the business.
We also ran a short film competition in association with the European-funded Recreate project and welcomed submissions from the UK and France. The first prize will be professional development and seed funding opportunities valued at £5,000 (approx.). The winning film entries were screened and announced at our Industry Day.
We really hope you enjoyed our festival. If you have any feedback or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Keep your eyes peeled for news about Eastleigh Film Festival 2015.
Eastleigh Film Festival Team
Eastleigh Film Festival is part of the Recreate programme, a cross-border initiative of 11 cities and urban areas from northern France and the south and east coast of England of which Eastleigh is a leading partner.
Part of the ongoing Interreg IVA (Channel) France-England programme, Recreate aims to bring empty commercial and cultural properties back to life by transforming them into business clusters for creative enterprises and artists, including new start-up companies.