Get to know your neighbours: E17 Films

Get to know your neighbours: E17 Films

Who are they?

E17 Films are a Waltham Forest non-profit CIC community group founded in 2010 with a mission to “support emerging talent from around the corner, around the world.”

They run the Walthamstow International Film Festival co-founded by long-time locals Liza and Fletch Fletcher, alongside community workshops, school participation and screenings that look to tap into the diverse tastes and heritages of the neighbourhood they’ve now called home for 10 years.

They’re passionate about developing young talent across the borough and currently have more initiatives to nurture emerging creatives and a major presentation of Walthamstow’s silent film history in the works.

What are they up to at Leytonstone Loves Film?

On Wednesday 25th September we’re very excited to be hosting E17 Films’ second Future Film Focus, a free morning of talks about careers in TV journalism, factual entertainment and documentary for young people attending school or college in Waltham Forest.

There’ll be industry pros and previous E17 alumni talking about their experiences and taking students through navigating those precarious first steps into the industry. Plus, there’ll be lots of info on potential bursaries and apprenticeships.

School or community group keen to attend? Drop a line to [email protected].

Their favourite way to wile away a day in the borough?

Liza: “I love Leytonstone High Street and in particular, District Mot which does great veggie and vegan dishes. I also recommend The North Star pub hidden round the back with its lino floor and jukebox, unchanged since the 1980s.”

How can you get involved year-round?

If you’re a short filmmaker, submissions for the Walthamstow International Film Festival are open now for micro-shorts under 5 minutes. Get their next edition’s dates – June 13-14 2020 – in the diary now!

Plus, follow them on Twitter and Facebook to stay on top of their regular networking and training.

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