>>To provide a film festival of outstanding works developed in East London.


>> To expose innovative, sensitive and creative film works which are currently under-exposed to the UK audience through a network of locations in Hackney Wick including cinemas, theatres, galleries, and new spaces.


>> To recognise the richness of film production in Hackney Wick and surrounding areas of LB Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest; and to meaningfully develop these resources.


>>To support emergent film-makers with screening, educational and development opportunities.


>> To bring film works to the audience of an area with the highest density of artists in UK, and to provide screening opportunities for a community under-supported by capita.


>>To develop and expand the film visiting audience of Hackney Wick and the surrounding areas.


>> To exchange with UK and overseas festivals to further develop international partnerships.