Enjoying the Eastern Edge

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The highlight this month has been a script development workshop run by London’s Eastern Edge Fund. FilmFixer founders Andrew Pavord and Karen Everett spent a day with budding filmmakers, listening to pitches and offering feedback on how best to achieve lift-off for their projects.

“Community engagement is one of our favourite parts of the job,” Andrew Pavord said. “Spending a day with such talented new-starters was an absolute pleasure.”

Karen Everett added, “We saw some real potential. I’m looking forward to seeing East London presented so creatively on screen when these pitchers complete their projects.”

The Eastern Edge Film Fund is part of London Calling an award-winning grassroots production scheme responsible for kick starting a number of film-making careers. London Calling is a continuation and expansion of the London Boroughs Film Fund Challenge run by Film London and is supported by Creative Skillset, BFI and delivered in partnership with seven London Boroughs.

The Eastern Edge Film Fund supports emerging and experienced filmmakers aged 16 or over who live, work or study in the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest. It provides two grants of up to £3,500 to produce an original short film. The award includes free professional support from an Executive Producer to develop the project, access to a centralised training programme, production support for the successful film making team and opportunities for public screenings including the London Calling Showcase and Awards at the BFI Southbank.