The festival, now in its 11th year, wrapped last night.
Armando Bo’s The Last Elvis has won the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 11th East End Film Festival.
The winning film, which focuses on a delusional Elvis impersonator in Buenos Aires who sacrifices his family life in his quest for fame, was chosen by jury members Joe Wright, Dexter Fletcher, Sandra Hebron and Film London chief executive Adrian Wootton. The film played at Sundance this year.
Director Armando Bo will now be invited back to East End Film Festival in 2013 as Director In Residence, and the festival will include a special focus on Argentinean Cinema.
Meanwhile, the Best Documentary award went to Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim’s ½ Revolution, a first person account of Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising. It was chosen by a jury comprising film-maker Kim Longinotto, producer Cairo Cannon, and journalist and filmmaker Inigo Gilmore.
Michael van der Put’s Callum was named Best Short.
The festival wrapped last night with The Last Elvis.