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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.

Film Festival 2015
After the sell-out success of our 2014 events - which included Dawn Of The Dead at the Swan Shopping Centre and The Big Lebowski at AMF Bowling - we're thrilled that Eastleigh Film Festival 2015 followed suit with sold-out events, brilliant audience feedback and the odd proton pack thrown in for luck.
 
What was on?
FILM SCREENINGS 2015:
 
Monday 21st September, 7pm
Opening Night Gala
The Point, Eastleigh
Film 2015’s chief critic Danny Leigh hosted an exciting opening night with a screening chosen from his personal film picks from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s - the phenomenal An American Werewolf in London.
 
Tuesday 22nd September, 7pm and 7.30pm
Mini Screenings
Various venues, Eastleigh
Two very special screenings in intimate venues around the town. Audiences enjoyed Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory in Treats Gelato, or Snakes On A Plane at Tropic Exotics reptile shop.
 
Tuesday 22nd September, 7pm
Desert Dancer (preview screening)
The Point, Eastleigh
Renowned choreographer Akram Khan – who recently received the Fred and Adele Astaire Award for 'Best Choreography in a Feature Film' -  teamed up with Director Richard Raymond to bring Raymond’s directorial debut Desert Dancer, the true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian who risked his life for his art, to the big screen.
 
Tuesday 22nd September, 4.30pm & 8.30pm
Fevered Sleep presents Brilliant  (online screening)
Audiences tucked up in bed, or snuggled together on your sofa along with other families scattered across Eastleigh, whilst critically acclaimed company Fevered Sleep broadcast their beautiful film into homes at bedtime.
 
Wednesday 23rd September (available to view from this date)
Across The Dark Water  (online screening)
Episode 1: The Road to Southampton
The year is 1415. The armies of England muster in Southampton, preparing to launch Henry V’s invasion of France. But Scrope of Masham has discovered a dark plot.
 
Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Mumbai Lounge, Eastleigh
Mumbai Lounge Indian restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for this foodie flick starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri as rival restaurateurs.
 
Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm
Dear White People
The Point, Eastleigh
Tessa Thompson stars as a black film production major who causes a stir by criticising racist practises at her American university.
 
Priscilla Igwe, the Managing Director of The New Black Film Collective, will give a Q&A after the film. The film made a sizeable splash at 2014’s Sundance festival, and is now garnering rave reviews among the UK press.
 
Wednesday 23rd September, 5.30pm
Error 404 (UK Premiere)
The Point, Eastleigh
Devised by The Point’s Drama Development team and performed by The Point Youth Theatre, this unique movie explores the dark effects of social media on young people.
 
The film was followed by a Q&A session with the Director and Director of Photography.
 
Thursday 24th September, 7.30pm
Lad: A Yorkshire Story
The Point, Eastleigh
Dan Hartley’s feature length directorial debut - the charming story of two brothers roaming the English countryside. The film was introduced by a pre-show talk led by the BAFTA-nominated director.
 
Friday 25th September, 6pm & 9pm
Ghostbusters
Eastleigh Fire Station, Steele Close,
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman’s seminal slime-based comedy hit Eastleigh Fire Station with audiences arriving in costume, fire-engines flanking the station, Slimer floating by and Wiener Wiener hot-dogs at the ready.
 
Saturday 26th September, trail from 10:30am, film at 2pm
Family Fun Day: The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! 
Various locations, Eastleigh
Shipmates joined us for a swashbuckling family pirate trail through Eastleigh where little one were transformed into ship-worthy scallywags before watching Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! and hearing from Gideon Defoe, writer of this Hollywood blockbuster.
 
Saturday 26th September, 7pm
Sister Act
Eastleigh Baptist Church, Well Place,
Sassy lounge singer Deloris Van Carter (Whoopi Goldberg) is hidden in a convent, where her irreverent behaviour sees her turn a flock of tone-deaf Sisters into a heavenly soul choir.
 
CAREERS AND INDUSTRY EVENTS:
 
Thursday 24th September, 10am – 1pm
Careers Morning
The Point, Eastleigh
Aimed at 15 to 18 years olds interested in a career in film our Careers Morning offered the chance to hear from industry professionals – ranging from scriptwriters to directors - and take part in practical workshops.
 
Thursday 24th September, 2pm – 9.30pm
Film Industry Day
The Point, Eastleigh
Eastleigh Film Festival’s Industry Day gave the perfect opportunity for aspiring filmmakers and early-stage professionals to learn more about the film industry.