20th Rainbow Film Festival
20th Rainbow Film Festival will take place from Sunday 21st July to Sunday 28th July 2019 across east London to celebrate its 20th anniversary. We are planning to screen films from different countries of the world.
- Rainbow Film Festival is organised by Rainbow Film Society a non profit making registered charity in UK.
- It is a community Film Festival.
Objectives of this year's festival are to:
a. Bring in new audiences who usually do not visit cinema at all or visit very rarely including Asian families, Asian Women and Young Adults.
b. Encourage and engage into films Young People aged less than 16 years.
c. Engage and motivate young people of new generation into acquiring film making skills and possibly pursue further studies in film or make future profession as film maker.
d. Bring in those women who have never been involved in media but are inclined to work in film media.
e. Extend the reach of the festival beyond Tower hamlets.
The programme we are planning is as follows:
- Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony including award-giving Ceremony.
- Daylong women's film conference.
- Films for children and young people (Film made by children will be screened and certificates given).
- Short film and documentary session with workshop for Young Adult and Students.
- 2 Q/A sessions.
This year we are including films of different genres and from different countries with different languages to attract a variety of audiences. All films are with English sub-title to cater to wider audiences. Films we are including are exclusively available for this festival only and have never been screened in UK before. We received these films directly from the film makers/directors through our extensive connection.
21st July 2018: Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London E1 4UJ
22nd July to 26th July: Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury St, London E1 5HU
27th & 28th July: Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Organiser of this Festival the "Rainbow Film Society" is a non profit making charity organisation in UK promoting cultural awareness. A key target group of the festival is the local population that otherwise would have no access to such films. Most films screened are particularly appropriate for families to enjoy, and provides a safe environment to come out and enjoy such cultural opportunities. As Tower Hamlets is a multicultural society it is important to explore the history, cultures and traditions of other communities and through a better understanding of cultural diversity, promote racial harmony and community cohesion.
With our limited resources we try to achieve following through our festival:
* Provide access to different kinds of arts activities to local community.
* Interests have grown in all the community as this festival being organised regularly for last 18 years.
* We are connecting local and London-wide audiences.
* While organising this festival, we engage the local community to participate not only as audiences but also in the capacity of organisers.
* Make a real difference in terms of community provision and community development.
* Celebrate cultural diversity and extend cross-cultural understanding in the borough.
* Attract a family audience.
Our priorities are:
* This festival is open and designed to cater wider audiences including children, young generation, family, older people and people from all background to tackle inequality.
* Our festival will take place at Genesis cinema in Tower Hamlets. We have also included Brady Arts Centre and Rich Mix Centre to be new venue for the festival.
This year we are going to award the following:
Certificates and crests:
* Best Film
* Best Director
* Special Mention
* Best short / documentary
* Best Female Director
All participating films
We are inviting all concerned to submit films for this festival. Deadline for submission is 15th March 2019. All films must have English subtitle. We only prefer Blue Ray / High Quality DVD or digital format. (No DCP is accepted). Being a charity we are unable to offer any screening fee or reimburse any other costs to join the festival. Participating film makers are welcome to join the festival at their own cost.
For further information please contact
Rainbow Film Society
London E1 5HZ
Email : email@example.com