This independent film festival and competition is a chance to see new filmmakers work and a host of other events, with showings taking place in at least two venues each night – Westbourne Studios and Inn On The Green.
The festival opens on Thursday 3 August with a party at Westbourne Studios from 6–11pm.
From 7pm on Thursday night Rob Newman will perform his show A History Of The World Backwards at Inn On The Green.
At the same venue on Friday 4 August there will be an evening of music and comedy featuring musicians from Alabama 3.
On Saturday 5 August there will be showings of Peter Whitehead’s film Tonite Lets All Make Love In London, about the swinging sixties, and Boyle Family, including early Pink Floyd lightshows.
On Sunday 6 August there will be a whole day of short films from Spain, including work from the Madrid Film School.
On Monday 7 August from 6–11pm there will be showings of recent documentaries including Rootical, about photographer Charlie Phillips and Portobello in the early 1960s, and Le Troisieme Monde from France, which is about an Englishman and a Frenchman rowing across the Atlantic.
A selection of Latin American films will be shown at the Westbourne Studios on Wednesday 9 August with a selection of shorts from Brazil from 7.20pm.
At 10pm there will be the world premiere of Man Dem Nor Glady’O, a documentary from Sierra Leone about ravages caused by the diamond industry.
The festival runs from 3 to 23 August. All events are free.
For a full programme, including times and venue information go to the festival website www.portobellofilmfestival.com
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