New Short Film Festival and Educational Opportunities

The first Lab Film Festival will be on 21-30 June 2013 in the Hackney Wick, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets and Newham areas. It is an annual short-film festival showcasing the works of emerging filmmakers, alongside a year-round educational development programme. Confirmed members of the jury include Phil Ilson, Director of the London Short Film Festival and representatives of the East End Film Festival. We want to be a breeding ground for talents so this is why, addition to the classic festival pattern of screenings, competition and awards, TLFF offers many development opportunities to emerging filmmakers and artists. Planned on-going initiatives – both pre and post festival -include mentoring and industry networking opportunities, film clubs and filmmaking workshops for young people from difficult backgrounds. TLFF in working in partnership with the East End Film Festival, with which we share the same vision.partnership to bring a consistent calendar of film screening and events to East London at the end of June 2013. Opening a week before the EEFF, Lab Film Festival will showcase the work of unknown talents from a very young age to adult age and will work as an ‘introduction’ to the well established and renown EEFF. EEFF will also curate for the Lab Film Festival the ‘Further East’ programme that will be shown at the hub space Mother Studios in Hackney Wick. TLFF is open for all short film submissions in the categories of Animation, Drama, Artist’s Narrative, Documentary and Experimental. Showreels of the selected works and the finalists showreel will be screened at the festival hub, the Mother Studios space in Hackney Wick. A jury of industry professionals will also award the best works from each category with one over all best film winner. For more info and enquiries:submit@thelabfilmfestivalorg (submissions) (general enquiries)”