The Notting Hill Film Festival will kick off on July 10 with the Gorrillaz docu-film Bananaz, directed by Ceri Levy, followed by Nick Moran’s directorial debut Telstar.
Moran will be one of the stars attending the festival, which runs until 16 July at the Kensington Odeon in London, and aims to showcase British film through a mix of genres, from horror to fight films.
Jude Law is also expected to make an appearance at the screening of The Day After Peace, which details the 10 year journey taken by UK film-maker Jeremy Gilley to establish a day of peace, and which features Law alongside Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey and the Dalia Lama.
Films receiving their UK premieres at the festival include And The Beat Goes On, Steve Jaggi’s documentary about Ibiza starring British actor and DJ Jimi Mistry, who will be attending the festival, and Imogen Robert’s documentary London Tango, which features the dancers from Strictly Come Dancing, all of whom will be jiving their way down the red carpet.
Andy Isaac, festival founder and director says, “British film is too often stereotyped to be about council flats and period drama’s, but we want to show that the UK has a lot more to offer. We have brought a fantastic week of programming to West London celebrating the best of British filmmaking. The Notting Hill Film Festival is all about supporting our filmmakers and our industry.”