Leytonstone Loves Film

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Leytonstone Loves Film

Join us for a spectacular free weekend of films and movie magic in unexpected places around Leytonstone Town Centre.

Indoor and outdoor screenings are popping up all weekend, alongside workshops, activities and installations with music, markets and food stalls. Bringing together people to celebrate Leytonstone's rich cinema history and inspire a new generation of makers, risk takers and radical thinkers.

Across the weekend we'll be unpacking Hitchcock's cinematic secrets and exploring how the area has changed through the lens of local legends like John Smith and the undiscovered fillmmakers of tomorrow. Or take a look at how film and music fit together with a live sound and light score of a Buster Keaton classic alongside a documentary about London's growing jazz scene. 

There will also be some family film fun in St John's churchyard with activities and workshops to inspire the littlest ones.


Leytonstone Loves Film is produced by the Barbican in partnership with local residents and organisations and Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019.

Got film?

Vestry House, the London Screen Archives and the Barbican are looking back at life in Leytonstone that might have been captured on film. The project is calling out for home movies, video or found footage to preserve local heritage and share it with a wider audience.

Get in touch at screenheritage@filmlondon.org.uk or send a letter to: 
London's Screen Archives 
Film London 
The Arts Building | Morris Place | London N4 3JG 

For any further queries please contact us via hello@leytonstonelovesfilm.com.

Last Frame Smartphone Film Festival

Want to make a film for the festival? We've got a competition open! To participate, what you need to do is make a short documentary (under 5 minutes) either on a smartphone or tablet and send it to us via email before 1 Sep.

Films must be on the theme - Film & My Community

For more information and some tips

If you have any questions about the process, just drop us an email at info@lastframeclub.com 

Winning films will be screened at this year's Last Frame Smartphone Film Festival and there will be some great prizes up for grabs. 


For any further queries please contact us via hello@leytonstonelovesfilm.com.

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