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Watch Party: Walthamstow International Film Festival

Leytonstone Loves Film

Illustration of two stick figures walking through a grey fog

A series of short films hosted by Walthamstow International Film Festival. 

The Walthamstow International Film Festival has been running since 2010 now hosting screenings at the British Film Institute, The Empire Cinema Walthamstow and The Vestry House Museum.  The annual event is a starter film festival for emerging talent to show their short films from around the world.  WIFF accepts films from professionals, students and amateurs.  The films which show originality, a film making personality and a little bit of “soul” are always shortlisted above those with high production values in the Animation, Documentary, Drama, Experimental and U18s categories.

The Walthamstow International Film Festival have selected previous winning short films to show at this Watch Party. 

About the films

We Are Moving by Esther Neslen and Litza Jansz 

An animated community engagement project shot at The Mill Community Centre in Walthamstow, describing how we express ourselves as individuals whatever level of artistic ability we have.

Kayayo Carol Gyasi (Waltham Forest)

A documentary about an outsider’s view of the girls in Accra, capital of Ghana who come to the city to work.  This is a handheld, edgy documentary style film.

WOMXN - Gystere (International Entry: France)

A sci-fi drama shot on a smartphone raising awareness of police brutality from a young man’s perspective

Hassan Vawda "My Photos" 

An alternative way to view the world from the perspective of Ismail . An experimental film with poetry in the image and voiceover.

Jordan Benjamin " Forgotten"

Winner of the Under 18s category, Forgotten is a psychological drama . A teenager portrays how violence pervades the lives of a young man and his girlfriend. But what is real and what is imagined?  Strong filmmaking storytelling and performances from Leyton Sixth Form College students.

How to take part

On Tue 16 Jun, visit E17 FIlms website to watch the short films. E17 Film volunteers and admins will also share the content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with the hashtags #WIFF2020, #llfwatchparty and #LeytonstoneLovesFilm.

Afterwards join the conversation online and share your comments and questions about the films you watched, using the hashtags above.