London’s EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (EEFF) will return next summer; the 13th edition of the festival will open on Friday 13th June 2014,and will run for 13 days, closing on Wednesday 25th June 2014. According to the festival. the shift in dates strengthens the partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest, which closes Thursday 12th June, one day before EEFF’s opening night. As in previous years, both festivals will share a selection of films, and EEFF will run the East End Bar at Doc/Fest.
Mexican filmmaker Sebastian Hoffman, whose debut feature HALLEY won EEFF’s Best Feature award in 2013, has been invited back to east London in 2014 as the festival’s Director In Residence. He will work alongside the EEFF programming team to co-curate a focus on the new wave in Mexican cinema.