Film London part of £10,000 investment towards community film project in riot-hit Tottenham – |
Taking place over the 28 to 30 September 2012, the project aims to boost community activity and celebrate Tottenham’s filmmaker in the north London borough, which was heavily hit by the 2011 summer riots.
In a borough without an independent cinema, Project Tottenham will bring feature screenings, events and film related activity curated by community organisations and hosted by local Tottenham venues.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “With funding from the Mayor of London, Project Tottenham is a great opportunity for us to work with the London Borough of Haringey to bring cultural film to an area of London which is currently lacking in any non-mainstream cinema programming.
“I am delighted to be working with Haringey to deliver this weekend showcase, but also to back that up with training to improve the local expertise, which I hope will see many other local film exhibition projects run in Tottenham in the future.”
Cllr Alan Strickland, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Social Inclusion, said: “It’s been fantastic to work with Film London to bring about Project Tottenham, which will give everyone the chance to celebrate the area’s rich talent and cultural diversity.
“The exciting programme of events will showcase the very best of Tottenham. I hope that this will be the first of many film festivals for Tottenham.”