Notting Hill Goes Kaput!

Xx Bad news! It looks like the Notting Hill Film Festival just hit a brick wall this year… Here’s an email I just got from Andy, the organiser.

Chris, it is with deep regret and sadness that we are having to end this festival this weekend.

The audiences have not been there due to inability to buy tickets and many other difficulties that have arisen from being at the Odeon.

I cannot have wonderful filmmakers and their work come to screen at an empty cinema. I noted today that there is still not a click through on our site to Odeon to buy Blessed tickets.

I look forward to meeting you soon to apologise in person and feel it best to close the second week to protect the films. I know you know the problems we have had. We’ll talk more soon.

Kind regards, Andy
Notting Hill Film Festival

Blimey! This really is terrible news for the guys at the festival. It really does highlight just how hard it is to pull everything together for a film festival, especially one in an expensive metropolitan centre like London. In due course I will meet up with Andy and get the full picture and report back.

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

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