The Best Things In Life Are Free
Portobello Film Festival celebrates it’s 21st Birthday this year with a feast of independent local, London, UK and international movies from 1 – 18 September.
Uniquely Portobello has been an annual Free - both for film submissions and entry to all events - Festival for 21 years. This year’s Festival features a host of local films including Histories Of Carnival, QPR, Notting Dale, Frestonia, and local free festival band Here & Now.
Previous participants have included John Malkovich, Guy Ritchie, Sarah Gavron, Shane Meadows, Julien Temple, Pam Hogg, Bella Freud, Blek Le Rat, Eine, Chris Cunningham, Julian Marley, Gaz Mayall, Mike Figgis, Joe Rush, Anita Pallenberg and Franc Roddam. Events feature Street Art, Sculpture, Comedy, Poetry, Theatre, Performance, and Music as well as Film.
Venues include The Muse Gallery on Portobello Road, the KPH on Ladbroke Grove, and the old Pop Up cinema space in Acklam Village.
Portobello highlights films by emerging directors and crews working in the digital medium. Each year 10 Golden Trellicks by up and coming artist Lucy Sparrow are awarded to our favourite films.
FREE PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - Free notes by Tom Vague (Vague 84)