Ealing Film Festival was founded in 2020 by Annemarie Flanagan, Alan Granley and Peter Gould. Since then, several other film enthusiasts have joined the team.
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 MA 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. He is a filmmaker whose work has been screened at many 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 Master’s 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 Granley is passionate about film and watching film. He ran Ealing’s Classic Cinema Club for 10+ 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 cat Foster.
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 Festival Coordinator.
Pallavi Sharma is our Social Media Manager and Content Creator. Having started her career at Channel 4, she began to create content, which led to her own social media company and the growth of her travel doc-style Instagram and TikTok Channel ‘Her London Guide’. With a passion for film and television, she has undertaken directing and screenwriting training with Film London; and when she isn’t busy behind the camera, she loves watching all kinds of movies from critically acclaimed classics to foreign films.
Anthony Coyle-Dowling is our Event Planner, who uses his creative skills to make our festivals such a special experience for filmmakers and audience members. Last year, he managed to turn a church hall into a very convincing cinema. We couldn’t do any of this without him!
Ealing is a vibrant town, one of the most diverse in the country. It is full of creative people, many of whom work in the film and television industry. Films have been made here for more than a hundred years. We are proud of Ealing’s place in the history of British cinema. Ealing Film Festival is now building on that tradition, by offering encouragement to the next generation of filmmakers. We thank local businesses for their support in helping to make Ealing a cultural destination.
Ealing Film Festival thanks these organisations for their support
We are proud to welcome The Ealing Club Community Interest Company as the sponsor of the music video category.
The Ealing Club CIC aims to highlight the rich music heritage of Ealing, while also encouraging a present-day culture of live music that will inspire future generations and venues in Ealing and beyond.
Ealing residents are encouraged to come forward with ideas and suggestions to help improve Ealing’s musical future. Please contact them with any feedback and suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moon and Maybe is our local coffee and cocktail lounge, situated in the heart of Ealing’s film quarter. This is our venue for pre- and post-festival celebrations, and somewhere we also use for meetings, networking, and film screenings throughout the year. The owners, Michael and Julie Miley, are film enthusiasts and sponsor our Student category.
We welcome as a new sponsor in 2022 Greenka, an independent local business selling tropical houseplants, succulents and cacti. They sponsor our Environmental category.
Greenka ia beautiful shop with a knowledgable staff who also stock a range of pots, prints and other plant accessories. Shop online or visit their shop in person at 8 Oak Road, Ealing, London, W5 3SS.
Ealing Distillery produces the award-winning Ealing Gin. So, who better to support us by providing the principal ingredient to make cocktails at our networking event for filmmakers? This year the company is also generously providing a bottle of their famous spirit, made locally, to the overall festival winner.
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.
We are delighted to have John Martin Estates once again as the sponsor of the Comedy category, having sponsored this category in our inaugural year 2020, and 2021.
Established on Pitshanger Lane in 1995 and now celebrating 27 years in business, the family run firm 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 here: John Martin Estates
We thank A2 Dominion for their sponsorship in 2020 and 2021. A2 Dominion are engaged in the local community in many ways.
Many thanks to all our Sponsors for supporting us. 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