Kingston’s cultural resurgence starts with KIFF

This June saw the first ever Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF) arrive in south London with a programme of independent film screenings by emerging British and international talent, alongside events, talks and workshops with industry leaders such as BAFTA award-winning director Mike Newell, CEO of Film London, Adrian Wootton and the Co-owner of Twickenham Film Studios, Piers Read.

Pioneered by David Cunningham of Blue Elephant Films, working in partnership with Kingston’s cultural institution, The Rose Theatre, KIFF’s aims to shake up the film industry by providing much-needed support for the independent film industry and creating a new platform for emerging British film makers to kickstart their careers. KIFF is also a major catalyst within the town’s cultural resurgence, as Kingston gets set to welcome new film and arts venues and spaces.

We’re thrilled to have supported the festival, working with David and the team on developing the early stage proposition and messaging, the social media strategy, press launch and PR in-line with the Festival’s opening, including a profile in the Guardian with the festival’s ambassador and Mission Impossible actor Dougray Scott,  coverage on BBC News Online, Londonist, as well as broadcast coverage on BBC Radio Surrey.

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