The 2010 East End Film Festival, one of the biggest in London, will commence its ninth annual run this year from Thursday, April 22nd - Friday, April 30th. Founded in 2001, the festival offers a 9-day packed programme of features, documentaries and shorts, plus film-focused discussions and live music and arts events spread across thirty East End venues. Last year's festival broke all past records as audiences rose to 30,000. This year the festival continues to grow, and will screen over 200 films, showcasing an impressive range of premieres from across the globe. As well as screening the best of East European, South East Asian and Latin American cutting edge urban cinema, East End Film Festival will endeavour to keep its feet firmly planted in East London – and to that end will put East End filmmakers in the spotlight by screening new films from our very own local emerging talent. The festival will hark back to the East End of yesterday, with a specially commissioned programme of heritage films.