Portobello Film Festival: Glamour, grit and gratuitous fun from 28 August


Portobello Road comes alive again on August 28th with the 18th Portobello Film Festival, the FREE festival that guarantees glamour, grit and gratuitous fun. This 18th birthday edition has rock’n’roll as its theme, and more than 600 independent films to show. We can’t put it better than ‘The Independent’, “Forget Cannes: Portobello is the place for cinematic schmooze.”

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This year’s stand-outs include:

Opening night at the Louise T Blouin Gallery 
Featuring a roll call of top street art names such as Joe Rush (Paralympics Closing Ceremony), Alex ‘Wreckage’ Wright, Dotmaster, Cosmo, Teddy Baden and Inkie. The opening night show also has the world premiere of Anarchist, Phil Strongman’s Macolm McLaren situationist biopic, featuring the Sex Pistols, Vivienne Westwood, Tracy Emin and McLaren himself.

£1,000 cash prize for best London film
Prize provided by the West London Film Network. Yes, that’s right a whole grand for the best new London film. That’s exactly £1,000 more than you get for winning an Oscar. The prize will be awarded at the Grand Awards Ceremony on 15th September at the Pop Up Cinema.

The London season at the Pop Up Cinema
Sponsored by the West London Film Network (wlfn.org), this season showcases new work by up-and-coming names like Greg Hall (Communion), Dean Puckett (Grasp The Nettle), and Andrew Wilkes (Molly Crows).

Venues and dates – all events FREE
28 August to 15 September
28 Aug – 1 Sept: Louise T Blouin Institute, 3 Olaf Street, London W11 4BE
29 Aug – 15 Sept: Portobello Pop Up Cinema, 3 Acklam Road, W10 5TY
30 Aug – 15 Sep: Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, W10 5JJ
3 Sept – 15 Sept: The Muse, 269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR
11 Sept – 13 Sept The Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11 2AW

Press contacts
Ken Macdonald at ken@groveworks.co.uk, 07977 924 218
Jonathan Barnett at pff@btopenworld.com, 07774 180 989