29 November 2015

We The Peoples Film Festival ends two week screening programme

Lights of Soho, London’s newest art gallery and member’s lounge, played host to the final screening in the 2015 We The PeoplesFilm Festival. In all, forty films were screened in ten venues, including universities and pubs. Hundreds of reservations led to some cases of ‘standing room only’ but no complaints! The Festival’s assessors viewed hundreds of films submitted from round the world, seeking films which fitted with the strict criteria of the festival. Once again, volunteers studying Events Management with the Ashdown Academy curated all aspects of all the screenings, from internet logistics, host liaison and hospitality down to the last carton of free popcorn!

The 2015 Festival says goodbye to Vivienne Eka who has steered it over the last few years. “We are so grateful to Vivienne who has been the human face of We The Peoples for so long”, said David Wardrop, Chairman of UNA Westminster branch which set up the festival in 2004. “Even so, we are delighted she will continue as Honorary Secretary of the branch”.