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With one-off interactive cinematic experiences and classic films in our town centre, Eastleigh Film Festival puts the excitement back into the movies.

2017. . . 
The fourth annual Eastleigh Film Festival was our biggest yet. Read our blogs below to find out more!

Blogs from the eff office

  1. Southampton General Hospital hosts Charity Film Night
    13 Nov, 2017
    Southampton General Hospital hosts Charity Film Night
    On Thursday 23rd November Southampton General Hospital (SGH) Charity will host a Meet the Director Film Night to raise funds for healthcare professionals supporting patients in mental health crisis. They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. Some came from a rural lifestyle unchanged since the 19th century, while others grew up in a gritty, blue-collar America of mines and smoke stacks. They ranged from students straight out of college, to soldiers toughened by
  2. Interview: Neil Mcenery-West talks Directing
    16 Aug, 2017
    Interview: Neil Mcenery-West talks Directing
    In 2016 Eastleigh Film Festival welcomed British director Neil Mcenery-West to The Point to screen his celebrated independent survival thriller Containment. We've invited him back to the festival to share his industry expertise in a Directing workshop as part of our Film Careers event. We caught up with him to find out what he's been up to and what participants can expect at this year's EFF Careers Morning. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I'm a writer and director working in film. I have
  3. Guest Blog: Carrie's Legacy
    31 Jul, 2017
    Guest Blog: Carrie's Legacy
    Beware, spoilers ahead... If you asked a horror fan for ten movies they would recommend to a non-horror fan, then I would expect Carrie to be on every list. Considered as a classic by genre lovers and general movie fans alike, Carrie is one of those movies with so many points of interest, that you will instantly want to talk to someone about it as soon as it's finished. It's easy to forget that Carrie was released two years before the original Halloween film and it has had a massive influence
  4. Did you Know...
    25 Jul, 2017
    Did you Know...
    We here at Eastleigh Film Festival have carefully selected hand-picked movies and unique locations in which to screen some of cinema’s best-loved gems. This year we (kinda’) have a sport-themed Friday as British classic Bend it Like Beckham and the genre-defining Rocky take to two sporty venues, but did you know…. Bend it Like Beckham’s director Gurinder Chadha was the first British Asian woman to direct a feature length film with Bhaji on the Beach, released in 1995 Rocky was the highest
  5. And we're live!
    27 Jun, 2017
    And we're live!
    The wait is over and tickets for Eastleigh Film Festival 2017 are now on sale! Curated by The Point, this year's week of movie-going magic takes you on a journey across the decades, to a whole bunch of brilliant venues in and around the Borough as we expand and visit new locations for screenings of hand-picked films. Our Festival Director Dan Hill has carefully selected an array of memorable movies to screen as part of Eastleigh Film Festival 2017 to make the annual event larger in scale and
  6. Eastleigh Film Festival returns
    12 Jun, 2017
    Eastleigh Film Festival returns
    Summer has arrived (well, kind of) and we're busy in the Eastleigh Film Festival office confirming details for more unmissable cinematic experiences, coming this September 25th – 30th. We've selected a whole bunch of brilliant films from not-to-be-missed cult cinema to contemporary classics and modern day masterpieces. These great movies, as usual, will be screened in locations to match in and around Eastleigh as this year we expand our territory and explore the Borough. It's our fourth year
  7. And that's a wrap
    04 Oct, 2016
    And that's a wrap
    Eastleigh Film Festival is now wrapped for another year – and what an incredible time we have had this time around! Festival curators screened seventeen films across eleven venues, and audiences did the rest. It’s time to say a very big thank you to you – our wonderful audience members who made the various screenings so fantastic. We ended the festival on two incredible high notes with sold-out screenings at Itchen Valley Country Park and Southampton Airport and the feedback we have received