The EFF Team consists of co-directors and co-founders Annemarie Flanagan, Alan Granley and Peter Gould
Peter Gould is a writer and director, working for screen and stage. After a long career at the BBC, where he was a correspondent for radio and television, he taught broadcasting skills to post-graduate students at City, University of London. In addition to being one of the founding directors of Ealing Film Festival, he works for The Questors Theatre in Ealing, where he helps to develop new writing for the stage. His own plays have been performed in this country and in Ireland, and his films have been selected by festivals around the world, winning a number of awards. He has lived in Ealing for more than thirty years.
Annemarie Flanagan is a former BBC Radio and Television journalist and freelance news and magazine feature writer. For many years she was Editor of the news and what’s on website, Ealing Today.
Passionate about film and television, Annemarie completed a Masters degree (MA) focusing on scriptwriting, with the highly regarded Raindance Film Festival. This ignited her desire to see such a Festival in her town – the home of film, Ealing.
A people person, she loves to network and connect and the creative, sociable world of filmmakers, is the perfect environment to do so.
Alan is passionate about film and watching film. He ran Ealing’s Classic Cinema Club for 9 years with a dedicated team of volunteers before taking this experience forward to co-found Ealing Film Festival. When he isn’t watching a flat screen of some sort he is passionate about all things recovery 😉 an avid photographer, a proud father of a daughter who makes documentaries and he really appreciates the quiet times with his partner and their cat Foster.
Lauren Harper is our media manager. Lauren is an English Language and Creative writing graduate with a passion for film and writing. She also works as a Content Producer for the Metropolitan Police. Her main topics of focus in film and writing include mental health advocacy, LGBT rights and feminism. Besides working full time in media she is the filmmaker behind the award winning short film “So Tired” which deals with the isolation we all felt during our recent Lockdowns from Covid-19
The Ealing Film Festival appreciates the hard work of Anthony Coyle-Dowling who is our amazingly creative event planner. We couldn’t do this without him! AND we highly recomment his services for any real estate services you might need. See his business further down the page. www.coyledowling.com
Patricia Hetherington is a filmmaker and educator from New Zealand. She produces and works as a crew member on short films. She runs Action On The Side, a collaborative filmmaking project based in London.
Patricia joins us as the Volunteer Coordinator.
Ealing has a vibrant and well known reputation in the world of cinema, for over a hundred years films have been made here.
Ealing Film Festival is harnessing that creative heritage and putting community at the forefront. Filmmakers and audiences locally are involved but our new Festival is attracting a huge global community too.
Support from businesses is vital and helps in the development of Ealing as a cultural destination.
Ealing Film Festival thanks the following organisations for their support.
A2 Dominion are Festival Sponsors for 2020/2021. A2 Dominion are engaged in the local community in many ways.
We are very grateful to them for their support for Ealing Film Festival.
We are delighted to have John Martin Estates once again as the sponsor of the Comedy category, having sponsored the same category in 2020, our inaugural year. Established on Pitshanger Lane in 1995 and celebrating 26 years in business in 2021, the family run business prides itself on providing a comprehensive, yet personal, service to customers in sales, lettings and property management within Ealing and the surrounding areas. Find out more at https://www.johnmartinestates.com/
The Moon and Maybe are our newest award sponsors. We seriously love this place and not only hang out here sometimes we’ll be showing films there soon as well. What a cosy place to be a filmie 🙂
“We are delighted to be supporting The Ealing Film Festival. As a local, community focussed business we are really proud to be part of such an event that showcases the creativity of both local and international film talent.” Michael & Julie Miley
The Ealing Film Festival appreciates the support for our 2021 Festival from Anthony Coyle-Dowling who is supporting us as an event planner. We highly recomment his services for any real estate services you may need.
Anthony is an independent Ealing based Real Estate professional with a passion for residential property. Offering a tailor-made and personalised estate agency service to help clients buy, sell property and manage lettings. www.coyledowling.com
Local business, Ealing Distillery, producers of the award winning Ealing Gin and artisan spirit creators are our supplier of choice for our after-party cocktails.
we coproduce kindly provided us with a grant which helped turn the idea of Ealing Film Festival into a reality.
We thank One Point Five Degrees for providing web design and hosting. Amazingly GREEN hosting and design.
Our logo and other design elements are provided by Dom Parsons Design.
Many thanks to all our Sponsors for supporting us in this very difficult year and beyond. We couldn’t do it without you.
If you would like to be a supporter of our festival or are interested in more information on our current sponsors please contact us at email@example.com