June 6th to 10th sees the third annual Romford International Film Festival, screening over 100 shorts and feature length movies from over 30 countries. This year the festival also incorporates the Eurasian Film Festival giving a regular daily two-hour window for movies that highlight the very best in Eurasian Filmmaking, showing movies from countries we’d rarely get to see in the UK such as Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Georgia and Uzbekistan, one movie despite being released over 50 years ago is showing for the first ever time in the UK, while others are fresh off the block having their world premiere.
Romford Film Festival has gone from strength to strength over the past three years screening the world premiere of Luke Goss’ Your Move, Simon Rumley’s Fashionista and Crowhurst, Tom Paton’s Redwood, the world premiere of Blue and incredible documentaries such as Trenches Of Rock and Becoming – The Truth Behind The Headlines.
This year the festival has another striking selection of unique and outstanding independent movies, highlights this year include: Safe Spaces which leaves Tribeca Film Festival and comes straight to Romford before its 2020 release and before other major UK festivals. The Dollhouse a documentary on the lives of actors who have starred in the Chucky films, Vigilante movie Beyond Fury receives its UK premiere after ten years in the making, Millennium After The Millennium picks up the X-files spin-off show and asking what happened after the Millennium, All Eyes on You is an ultra-stylish thriller about a man stalked on Halloween which receives its UK premiere. King For A day focuses on the fun but at times corrupt world of Elvis impersonators. Finally Impossible Crimes receives its European Premiere and is said to be the next big thing in the world of horror having caused a stir in Argentina earlier this year. In addition, local film is also celebrated with The Guard Of Auschwitz, Ilford Lane, Black Site, London Rampage and Beautified with a varied shooting budget from £1000 to £125,000, every type of film is celebrated.
Romford Film Festival prides itself on being everything to everyone with a real mix of comedies, thrillers, music documentaries, action and horror films. It also sets itself aside from other festivals awarding places on merit not through connection, every piece of work valuable regardless of budget providing the quality is there.
Those attending the festival will also get the opportunity to talk to filmmakers, attend film related talks, participate in Q&A sessions, see the awards ceremony and general networking. The festival’s big launch on 6th of June includes not only a number of films, but a fashion show focusing on designs from along the Silk Road.
The festival plays at Premiere Cinema at Romford’s Mercury Shopping Centre which is both convenient for public transport to Liverpool Street and Stratford, but also has a large 1000 space car park attached to it. The festival runs each day from 10am to 11pm with tickets costing £4 per film, £12 per day or £50 for a full festival pass.
More information is available from Premiere Cinema’s website and from www.themercurymall.co.uk