Ten Years of Screening Emerging Talent Short Films

Walthamstow International Film Festival 2019


Our life on film…

E17 Films runs the Walthamstow International Film Festival and promotes a love of film through screenings, workshops and community and school participation.


Since co-founding the Walthamstow International Film Festival in 2010, Liza Fletcher has developed adult, teenage and general interest film workshops and specialist screenings in the borough.

A member of Film London’s South-East Hub and the BFI Film Education network, Liza is passionate about developing young talent in the borough of Waltham Forest and screening innovative and diverse repetoire to reflect the tastes and origins of the the neighbourhood, where she has lived for over 10 years.

Future projects include a major project around WW1, Silent film-music and an archive of the area’s cinema history.


Fletch Fletcher – the cofounder, co-curator and co-mouthpiece of the Walthamstow International Film Festival. My mission is to disrupt. To disturb. To add some grit. I promote entry level films and support filmmakers on their path to wherever their destination lies.

I make experimental films that receive a mixed reaction, but reaction is a good thing.


Helen Porter has a supporting role at E17 Films/The Walthamstow International Film Festival as it is an important platform for new and emerging film makers, with an educational remit of benefit to all.

Helen has been involved in the Waltham Forest Arts Club for six years, and has taken part in community arts projects as a papermaker, performance artist and
printmaker.  The E17 Film Workshops gave Helen a first taste of film-making, and
has informed her studies in field recording and experimental sound compositions.

When not making paper at Walden Press, or tea, at the Paekakariki Press, Helen takes part in the Wave Community Choir.


Paul has been making films in Walthamstow for more than 15 years. After a career in engineering and mobile phone management, Paul now prefers to use his time supporting local film-makers and local productions, with a spread of commercial and pro-bono work. Paul is also Chairman of Walthamstow Amateur Film Club.