Welcome to The Film Issue – a special edition of your local Arts, Culture and Community newspaper that celebrates and explores the wonder that is the Earl’s Court Film Festival 2017.

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ECFF hosts its third annual festival from the 17 – 27 October in the ward of Earl’s Court in central London, and this year visitors can expect to travel on an extraordinary cinematic journey through the full spectrum of the short film genre. From sci-fi to dark comedy, thrillers to romance, ECFF 2017’s films are as unique as they are entertaining. Festival Directors and short film Co-Producers, Toby Brown, Sean Duffy and Caroline Tod-Richardson, tell us more about what we can expect at this year’s Earl’s Court Film Festival. What makes ECFF unique? We award grants and offer considerable production support to film makers. We also secure locations and back-office facilities, however, and most importantly, the large audiences that ECFF attracts gives emerging film makers a unique showcase opportunity. The Earl’s Court Film Festival has welcomed thousands of people to our neighbourhood over the past three years, and, with growing local, national and international exposure for our work, we hope to welcome more people than ever in October.

When. Where. How much? ECFF 2017 takes place in The Bolton Public House and at St. Cuthbert’s Church in Philbeach Gardens from the 17 to the 27 of October. There is a free Community Matinee with complementary refreshments for local residents on the 26th of October at 2pm in St. Cuthbert’s Church. Go to www.filmearlscourt. com for full festival details and to book your tickets. Tickets at The Bolton start from £5 and the Gala Night at St Cuthbert’s Church will be £10 entry fee with complementary refreshments, on the 27th of October at 7pm,. Due to the adult theme of some of our festival’s short films, parental guidance is advised. Adult themed shorts will be outlined at the beginning of every screening

Go to www.filmearlscourt.com for details.