And That's a Wrap
Eastleigh Film Festival is now wrapped for another year – and what an incredible
time we have had this time around!

  1. And that's a wrap
    04 Oct, 2016
    And that's a wrap
    Eastleigh Film Festival is now wrapped for another year – and what an incredible time we have had this time around! Festival curators screened seventeen films across eleven venues, and audiences did the rest. It’s time to say a very big thank you to you – our wonderful audience members who made the various screenings so fantastic. We ended the festival on two incredible high notes with sold-out screenings at Itchen Valley Country Park and Southampton Airport and the feedback we have received
  2. Get set for Eastleigh Film Festival’s return
    16 Sep, 2016
    Get set for Eastleigh Film Festival’s return
    Back and Bigger than ever! It’s less than a week until Eastleigh Film Festival takes to the Borough with an array of unique cinematic fun, have you got your tickets yet? The festival runs Monday 26th September to Saturday 1st October and brings weird and wonderful film screenings to eleven different venues across Eastleigh Town Centre and beyond. You can see everything from comedy to horror, adventure to musical when EFF makes its entrance next week, and even experience a touch of Hollywood
  3. Film Critic Danny Leigh Talks Eastleigh Film Festival
    12 Sep, 2016
    Film Critic Danny Leigh Talks Eastleigh Film Festival
    Film Critic Danny Leigh has supported Eastleigh Film Festival since its humble beginnings in 2014 and this year he returns on opening night. He recently spoke to us about why this year's event continues to put the fun back into going to the movies and why it's a not-to-be-missed cinematic experience. You have been involved with Eastleigh Film Festival since its inauguration in 2014, what encourages you to continue to support the event? I’ve always admired the idea behind the festival, putting
  4. The Blair Witch Project: An Interview with Director Daniel Myrick
    08 Sep, 2016
    The Blair Witch Project: An Interview with Director Daniel Myrick
    This year we screen the iconic, genre-defining hand-held horror flick The Blair Witch Project at Eastleigh Film Festival. The best part? We invite you into the woods at Itchen Valley Country Park to feel the fear with us.  We recently spoke to director Daniel Myrick about his seminal film, and you can read the full interview below.  Why found-footage? We’ve seen a number of films that use similar tropes to yours, which defined the hand-held sub-genre and inspired a generation of filmmakers.
  5. An interview with Film Expo South Creator Gillian Tully
    01 Sep, 2016
    An interview with Film Expo South Creator Gillian Tully
    This year our Careers and Industry Day is curated by Film Expo South. Created by Gillian Tully, Film Expo South began in February of this year, and saw thousands of participants gather in Hampshire to learn, share and network. Having worked within the film, television and theatre industry, Gillian is the perfect curator of Eastleigh Film Festival's Careers and Industry Day, bringing her expertise to delegates.  We spoke with Gillian to chat all things film, and you can read the full interview
  6. Guest Blog: Horror Blogger Wight Blood Talks The Blair Witch Project
    30 Aug, 2016
    Guest Blog: Horror Blogger Wight Blood Talks The Blair Witch Project
    The Blair Witch Project was released 17 years ago and is one of my all-time favourite films. It managed to be a truly frightening film without a reliance on easy 'jump scares' or lots of blood and gore. On top of that, it had one of the cleverest, most profitable marketing campaigns in the history of cinema and is the film every fan of the big screen thinks of when they hear the words 'found footage'. Of course, as with every film that is successful, a sequel was always going to be made. It
  7. Review A Day: Hot Fuzz
    19 Aug, 2016
    Review A Day: Hot Fuzz
    This week we review one of the Mini Screening's each day, getting you as excited as we are about the third Eastleigh Film Festival, coming to the Borough this Monday 26th September to Saturday 1st October. In the last of our week of reviews, we take a look at the second entry in the Cornetto Trilogy, Hot Fuzz. This time tackling the action genre, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost return in Edgar Wright’s crime comedy as two mismatched police officers in a bloody village inhabited by villagers that
  8. Review A Day: Little Shop of Horrors
    18 Aug, 2016
    Review A Day: Little Shop of Horrors
    This week we review one of the Mini Screening's each day, getting you as excited as we are about the third Eastleigh Film Festival, coming to the Borough this Monday 26th September to Saturday 1st October. It’s possible that only Frank Oz could direct a movie about a singing flesh-eating plant and that it be undeniably loveable. Little Shop of Horrors is a work of B-movie magic, bringing together an electric ensemble cast for 94 minutes of rambunctious film fun. Adapted from the off-Broadway
  9. Review A Day: Big
    17 Aug, 2016
    Review A Day: Big
    This week we review one of the Mini Screening's each day, getting you as excited as we are about the third Eastleigh Film Festival, coming to the Borough this Monday 26th September to Saturday 1st October. In Big we see a rising-star in Tom Hanks as he portrays Josh Baskin, a young boy who wishes he could be big and suddenly ages to adulthood overnight. Pesky arcade machines, ey? Released in 1988, Penny Marshall’s age-changing comedy was released among an array of similar movies at a time when
  10. Review A Day: 127 Hours
    16 Aug, 2016
    Review A Day: 127 Hours
    This week we review one of the Mini Screening's each day, getting you as excited as we are about the third Eastleigh Film Festival, coming to the Borough this Monday 26th September to Saturday 1st October.   Danny Boyle shows his diversity as a filmmaker in all of his memorable contributions to cinema and 127 Hours is no different. Brutal and effecting, Boyle uses his aesthetic eye to put Aron Ralston’s story on screen in an unforgiving yet wholeheartedly moving adaptation. Making his

2016 Programme
View Eastleigh Film Festival Programme 2016 to give you an idea of what is to come in 2017!