The 11th East End Film Festival (EEFF) will run 1-8 July, with a focus on Indian and Bangladeshi cinema.
The event aims to celebrate diversity, particularly in the year of the Olympics, with filmmaker Vikranditya Modwane, winner of EEFF’s Best First Feature award in 2011 for Udaan, as the director in residence.
The festival will open with a red carpet gala of an as-yet unannounced film and will showcase a range of British, European and World cinema.
The EEFF will celebrate the 75th birthday of actress Barbara Windsor with a screening of screen Crooks and Cloisters, which is being released on DVD by StudioCanal for the first time in July.
CineEast, the festival’s fringe event on July 1, will see free screenings and events held in over 100 venues across London.
The full programme will be announced in due course and is expected to include screenings, panel discussions, events and workshops.