The London Eco Film Festival (LEFF) is not just an annual event, it is in fact a year long programme supporting film makers, musicians, photographers, storytellers and other creatives, allowing them to thrive and tell their stories. We are determined to help focus individuals in the creative arts to allow them to communicate their ideas, with the event held annually in November providing a unique platform for them to present their work.
The mission of the London Eco Film Festival is:
To Bear Witness
To Give A Voice
To Raise Awareness
To Inform, Excite and Inspire
Creative media, such as film, photography, theatre, music and storytelling, cannot only make us feel uplifted and happy in the moment, but also has the potential to inspire empathy, perspective taking, compassion, human virtues, and equality, and potentially also make us feel connected to the world around us.
LEFF acts to facilitate communication in order to enable a greater understanding of the struggles of people around the world and we believe that real change in society can only happen through an adequate understanding of all the underlying social issues and perspectives involved. LEFF is an event to inspire as well as inform, at a time where, due to global political, economical and environmental instability, millennials are questioning their ability to shape their own future.
Actors in the first world cannot expect to impose conservation measures on developing communities with impunity and without regard to their needs and wishes; older generations cannot impose social norms on younger people without reference to the world they see themselves growing up in; higher achieving people cannot tell less fortunate people how they should live.
LEFF 2020 will be presented primarily across three performance spaces and a three-screen cinema at one of the London’s most diverse and dynamic arts centres, Rich Mix **. Also, with an ever-expanding number of fantastic venues across the city joining the LEFF 2020 screening network, there are going to be venues to cater for all tastes.
Over the course of the next few years LEFF will present visions and voices from some of the most vibrant strands of humanity exploring the diversity of opinions and perspectives in the human experience. Only with this overview can any global policy be truly effective in changing behaviour.
2020 will feature the experiences held within COVID-19: Perspectives. Following years will see a focus on:
**Subject to Government advice at the time - the event will take place virtually if necessary