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BFI SCREENING ANNOUNCED

ALL EYES ON US, a 25 minute documentary about the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games is to screen at the British Film Institute on Monday 2nd September. There are two screenings at 12.30 and at 13.30 so pop down during your lunch break....

Tickets are FREE.
Reserve a place for the 12.30 screening here.
Reserve a place for the 13.30 screening here.

Young Filmmakers' Films to Screen in the Olympic Park

A selection of films made by young people whilst working with Eelyn Lee will screen this weekend at the OPEN EAST Festival which marks the opening of the first phase of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Watch out for Muzzammil Hashmi's short teaser about the new public art commission from Heather and Ivan Morison, CAVES AND CROSS and a series of 6 x 1min films about inspiring young people, STORIES FROM THE OLYMPIC HOST BOROUGHS. The Barbican who are programming the festival have also selected MOVING STATUE, a great little film by Ifthekar Ahmed. Take a sneak preview of this his above. Tickets for the festival are available here.

New Film about Public Art Commission for Olympic Park

Watch the teaser clip for a new film we're making about an exciting public art commission for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Heather and Ivan Morison are making a new piece of work for the re-vamped Olympic Park. Inspired by caves and shelters the sculptures will sit like urban relics in a newly landscaped northerly section of the park which is due to open on 29th July.

Directed by 19 year old Muzzammil Hashmi, the film crew comprises young filmmakers from East London working alongside the Eelyn Lee Production team. The longer film will be released at the end of the month.

Commisioned by A New Direction for LLDC [London Legacy Development Corporation].

Paralympic Film to Premiere at East End Film Festival

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Pleased to announce that All Eyes on Us, a 26' documentary about the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games will have it's world premiere public screening at this year's East End Film Festival. Last summer Eelyn Lee and her crew of local young filmmakers were granted unique access to rehearsals taking place in secret locations around East London. The film captures the spirit of an Olympic summer through the experiences of four inspiring performers.

'The East End Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere our film which is a story about the world's eyes all focussing on a major event in East London.' Eelyn Lee

The film will screen at the Rio cinema in Dalston on Sunday 30th June at 1.30pm. For ticket info click here. Watch the trailer above and get updates on the Facebook page. Watch the subtitled version here.

For more details about All Eyes on Us which was commissioned by A New Direction see our project page or check the film's website.

Delivering the Barbican Film Box

We are happy to be working with the Barbican Centre in delivering their first ever Barbican Film Box, an exciting self-contained filmmaking resource for teachers. Filmmakers from Eelyn Lee Productions recently ran two intensive, hands-on training days for 10 of the teaching staff who will be rolling out film projects in their schools.

After making three short films in only two days we look forward to seeing what their students produce later this year.

ALL EYES ON US to screen with Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony Film

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Pleased to announce that ALL EYES ON US, a film about the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be screening alongside a filmed version of Danny Boyle's grand opening of the Olympic Games, at the Shuffle Festival in East London. Danny Boyle who is a Bow resident has programmed a selection of films that will screen in an old asylum on the Mile End Road. ALL EYES ON US can be seen on Tuesday 13th August at 4pm. FREE ENTRY.

And it's not just a film festival - there are bars; a gallery; a picnic area and live music too. Read an interview with Danny Boyle to find out more about the festival here.

Watch the trailer with subtitles here.

Great Review for ALL EYES ON US

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Nina Muehlemann from Disability Arts Online attended the premiere screening of ALL EYES ON US at the East End Film Festival. She had also attended the preview screening back in March and writes of the film,

The 30 minutes of the documentary are packed with emotion, beautiful images and interesting insights into the performers’ lives. The film perfectly captures the spirit of London 2012 from the point of view of four very different disabled people.

Although it tells personal stories, ‘All Eyes On Us’ never feels intrusive, and during both screenings, all people involved confirm that the filming was a supportive experience. Director Eelyn Lee, says that to her, crossing the boundary from the outside into the Olympic Park was an important moment, and that, although the film had a big production crew, she felt a very strong bond with everyone. It reflects in the way the documentary captures the bond between the Paralympic performers.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

World Premiere of ALL EYES ON US

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On Sunday ALL EYES ON US was well-received at the East End Film Festival. The film looked great at the Rio Cinema in Dalston and was followed by a lively Q&A with cast and crew. We were also joined by Jenny Sealey, co-Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games. We're now gearing up to a series of screenings in September that will mark the one-year anniversary of the London 2012 Paralympics.

Photo from left to right: Steve Moffitt, Jenny Sealey, Jacqui Adeniji-Williams, David Ellington, Sandy Abdelrahman, Eelyn Lee, Muzzammil Hashmi, Shajna Begum. 

Successful Screening in Paris

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On 6th December Truce Triptych screened at Paris's Palais de Tokyo, one of Europe's major visual arts venues. It was programmed as part of Les Rencontres Internationales a festival celebrating new cinema and contemporary art. Artist and filmmaker Eelyn Lee was in attendance at the screening and says,

"It was great to have the film selected for an international arts festival and to see the work presented in this amazing space. It is exciting to be making work that can play in both gallery and cinema contexts."

Watch Truce Triptych here 
 

 

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