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With one-off interactive cinematic experiences and classic films in our town centre, Eastleigh Film Festival puts the excitement back into the movies.

2017. . . 
Eastleigh Film Festival is prepping to start announcing this year’s line-up of films – watch this space! In the meantime, have a look through our site and see what we got up to last year.

A Festival not to be missed!

  1. Eastleigh Film Festival 2018 welcomed more than 750 people to the borough
    01 Oct, 2018
    Eastleigh Film Festival 2018 welcomed more than 750 people to the borough
    Eastleigh Film Festival (EFF), curated by The Point, celebrated a successful fifth year. EFF 2018 ran from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th September. Screening 13 films at 10 venues across six days, the festival welcomed more than 750 people to the borough for screenings of cult and iconic films at unique venues including independent restaurants and shops, a refurbished Victorian chapel and a church, and even deep in the woods after dark. The festival closed with a sold-out screening of 80’s
  2. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: why we love it
    06 Sep, 2018
    William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: why we love it
    The penultimate night at this month's festival sees us returning to Eastleigh Baptist Church for one of our most exciting screenings to date. If you need any convincing as to why you should join us for our screening of Romeo + Juliet, here's why we love it. In 1996 Australian director Baz Luhrmann – a relative unknown amongst Hollywood heavyweights – grabbed Shakespeare and made it into an MTV spectacle. Luhrmann decided that the Bard could – and would – talk to a contemporary audience of moody
  3. First wave of films announced for EFF 2018
    29 Jun, 2018
    First wave of films announced for EFF 2018
    Eastleigh Film Festival, curated by The Point, returns for a fifth year, Monday 25th to Saturday 29th September. The popular event has garnered a reputation for putting the fun back into going to the movies by screening cult, classic and iconic movies in unique locations to match. Featuring indoor and outdoor cinema with a twist, the festival is now in its fifth year following a successful week in 2016 which saw hundreds of people flock to Eastleigh for film fun. Curators at The Point will
  4. 2018 festival dates revealed!
    19 Apr, 2018
    2018 festival dates revealed!
    We are delighted to announce that Eastleigh Film Festival will return for its fifth year this 24th to 29th September. 2017 was the final year for our seasoned Festival Director Dan, so this year's festival has been programmed using a different approach. Our curators at The Point have collaboratively searched high and low, far and wide across the Borough of Eastleigh, for locations that perfectly match a whole bunch of handpicked films.  We aren't quite ready to announce our line-up for this
  5. Pop-up Film Fest launches February 2018
    12 Dec, 2017
    Pop-up Film Fest launches February 2018
    We're excited to announce a new-for-2018 Pop-up Film Fest series, launching in February. Focusing in on cult and classic cinema, the new series will screen different films in Secret Locations throughout the year. Launching on Monday 12th February with Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi Blade Runner, all tickets are priced at just £10. In September we welcomed over 500 people to sold-out film screenings in unique venues around the borough, and now we focus on expanding to bring film fun to our loyal
  6. Southampton General Hospital hosts Charity Film Night
    13 Nov, 2017
    Southampton General Hospital hosts Charity Film Night
    On Thursday 23rd November Southampton General Hospital (SGH) Charity will host a Meet the Director Film Night to raise funds for healthcare professionals supporting patients in mental health crisis. They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. Some came from a rural lifestyle unchanged since the 19th century, while others grew up in a gritty, blue-collar America of mines and smoke stacks. They ranged from students straight out of college, to soldiers toughened by
  7. Interview: Neil Mcenery-West talks Directing
    16 Aug, 2017
    Interview: Neil Mcenery-West talks Directing
    In 2016 Eastleigh Film Festival welcomed British director Neil Mcenery-West to The Point to screen his celebrated independent survival thriller Containment. We've invited him back to the festival to share his industry expertise in a Directing workshop as part of our Film Careers event. We caught up with him to find out what he's been up to and what participants can expect at this year's EFF Careers Morning. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I'm a writer and director working in film. I have
  8. Guest Blog: Carrie's Legacy
    31 Jul, 2017
    Guest Blog: Carrie's Legacy
    Beware, spoilers ahead... If you asked a horror fan for ten movies they would recommend to a non-horror fan, then I would expect Carrie to be on every list. Considered as a classic by genre lovers and general movie fans alike, Carrie is one of those movies with so many points of interest, that you will instantly want to talk to someone about it as soon as it's finished. It's easy to forget that Carrie was released two years before the original Halloween film and it has had a massive influence
  9. Did you Know...
    25 Jul, 2017
    Did you Know...
    We here at Eastleigh Film Festival have carefully selected hand-picked movies and unique locations in which to screen some of cinema’s best-loved gems. This year we (kinda’) have a sport-themed Friday as British classic Bend it Like Beckham and the genre-defining Rocky take to two sporty venues, but did you know…. Bend it Like Beckham’s director Gurinder Chadha was the first British Asian woman to direct a feature length film with Bhaji on the Beach, released in 1995 Rocky was the highest
  10. And we're live!
    27 Jun, 2017
    And we're live!
    The wait is over and tickets for Eastleigh Film Festival 2017 are now on sale! Curated by The Point, this year's week of movie-going magic takes you on a journey across the decades, to a whole bunch of brilliant venues in and around the Borough as we expand and visit new locations for screenings of hand-picked films. Our Festival Director Dan Hill has carefully selected an array of memorable movies to screen as part of Eastleigh Film Festival 2017 to make the annual event larger in scale and

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