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East End Film Festival has unveiled its 2014 award winners, bringing 13th edition to a close.
White Shadow has won the Best Feature award at this year’s East End Film Festival (Eeff).
Noaz Deshe’s debut feature is set in Tanzania and, focusing on a young albino, is an exploration of folk religion.
The film was chosen by a jury comprising of Eeff’s director-in-residence Sebastian Hofmann, Screen International chief film critic Mark Adams, BFI director of partnerships Eddie Berg, English photographer and video artist Gillian Wearing and screenwriter Peter Straughan.
Deshe will be invited to the festival in 2015 as director-in-residence.
In addition, Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers was named Best Documentary by a jury comprising British film-makers Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard, director Emad Burnat, documentary film-maker Tristan Anderson and BBC Storyville’s Shanida Scotland.
The inaugural Accession Award, championing the art of cinematography, was judged by Barry Ackroyd and awarded to Jonathan Fairburn’s [link »
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Perhaps fittingly, Amir Amirani’s new documentary We Are Many characterises not only the notion of mass public protest, but the rise of the political documentary itself. In it, we travel back to 9/11, what many commentators have since referred to as The End of History regarding national security and privacy, which gave birth to a protest movement that has manifested itself in countless ways over the last thirteen years. Equally so it has given thousands of hours’ worth of material for filmmakers and activists to reach a bulk audience with.
The attacks on the Twin Towers were a prelude to the Iraq War, the main focus of Amirani’s film, and he invites academics (including perpetual talking head Noam Chomsky), as well as politicians from Clare Short to David Blunkett, to speak about the social, political and moral implications of the 2003 global protest against the decision to invade. It’s »
- Andrew Latimer
Mubi is excited and proud to announce a partnership with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, whose London festival begins today and runs through March 28. To celebrate the 2014 festival, Mubi is mounting a retrospective of highlights from the festival's past. The following films—all shown at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival—will be given 30-day runs on Mubi in an extensive range of countries around the world beginning today.
The Red Chapel (Mads Brügger, 2009)
The festival will continue its on-the-ground events throughout the year, including its other central film festival in New York in June. »
3 items from 2014
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