Formerly known as Thunderdance Film Festival. European Indie Film Festival will be held for the 6th time in October 2020.

EIFF is an annual event set in the heart of the East London at the beautifully re-built 1920's 'The Castle' cinema. EIFF focuses on supporting independent cinema from around the globe and screening them to industry professionals.

We have a diverse judging panel of renowned directors, producers, actors and influencers. Our aim is to support every facet of independence in the arts.

A physical award will be given to the Winners of the festival.

Please take note that maximum timings per category is 20 minutes

Selections will be promoted online.

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Overall Rating
  • Ben Hector

    Josh & Ruby are lovely and the quality of films exceeded expectations. Great audience and atmosphere and a pleasure to attend.

    July 2018
    Response from festival:

    Ben is an extremely talented film maker, with a very exciting future it was lovely to have you at the event!



  • Silvio Cantoro

    I wish long life at this festival.

    June 2018
  • Oscar Barany

    Really fun night, organisers were so friendly and made sure it was a really welcoming environment.

    December 2017
  • Rafael ValĂ©rio

    It has an honor to have my film CHOICE selected in 2017. Sadly the film didn't made it to finalists, but the communication went great and the selection seemed very good. Hoping this festival will only get bigger and bigger!

    December 2017
  • mohammad poustindouz

    One of The Best festival

    November 2017