Returning for a second-year running is the, literally, action packed festival, celebrating action across film and TV. The festival is promising even more exciting screenings, panels, masterclasses, exhibitions, musical events and plenty of special guests making an appearance. The festival aims to be a one-of-a-kind experience with a genuine community spirit and with what's on offer, its definitely set to be a staple in the festival calendar.
To find out what the most sought-after tickets were for the festival, founders Julian Alcantara and Ron Fogelman gave Filmhounds their top 5 events not to be missed!
After a sell out success last year, the Moving Target Awards' Show is back! Award winners already announced include Martin Campbell, who directed the debuts of both Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in Casino Royale and Goldeneye as well as the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated The Mask of Zorro. Also announced is Chris Corbould OBE, an Academy-Award and BAFTA winning Special Effects Supervisor with an incredible body of work that takes in 15 entries in the “James Bond” franchise including No Time To Die, as well as Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and Inception.
Comedian Bennett Arron will be hosting the night, accompanied by award winning magician Nick Einhorn. Composer and musical director Peter Edwards will also be performing with his musical trio.
Loaded with sixties swagger, endlessly quotable dialogue and one of the most impressive car chases in movie history, The Italian Job (1969) is the ultimate celebration of “Cool Britannia”. Relive those iconic Mini car-chases, sing-along to the Self Preservation Society, and join a Q&A with Matthew Field, author of the definitive book on the making of one of Britain's greatest action films and special guests to be announced.
With a screening of the award winning episode from Games of Thrones, a Q&A will follow with its multiple Emmy Award winning Director, Miguel Sapochnik, Editor, Tim Porter and other Special Guests to be announced.
A Special Screening of Commando, the film that proved Arnold Schwarzenegger was more than just a “Terminator”, is presented on the big screen followed by a lively Q&A with legendary writer Steven E. de Souza discussing the film, his work with Arnold, Die Hard and his high-octane career.
A UK first, Danny Biederman author, filmmaker, and internationally recognised expert on pop spy fiction – has amassed the ultimate collection of props, costumes, original gadgetry, production notes and memorabilia from some of the leading Action franchises of all time. Unique items from Mission Impossible and James Bond to Britain's own hit Spy show The Avengers will be displayed and available to Festival Day Pass holders.
Full Weekend and Day Weekend Passes can be purchased from The London Action Festival taking place 21st -25th June 2023