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The fifth edition of the London Labour Film Festival will open its doors from November 25-26th 2017 at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. We provide quality entertainment with social awareness, offering a bright and sensitive look at the world of work.

We are delighted to be returning to Prince Charles in Leicester Square, a cinema with a cult status amongst fans and the only independent cinema left in the West End.

Our Labour Film Festivals are supported by the TUC and the trade union movement in the UK including our main sponsors Unite, FBU, PFA, Unison and BECTU.


Our 2017 festival will have an engaging new format that is built around an impressive shorts and feature length film contest.

The contest is there to encourage creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain stories about work and workers, giving importance to their point of view of the world and to social issues affecting their daily lives, those of their families and the communities to which they belong.

To find out more about the contest follow this link.

You can view the shortlisted films on Saturday 25th November at 01 zero one studio in Soho, just a short walk from the PCC.  You will also get to see a preview of the shortlist at the prominent awards night with special guests on the afternoon of Sunday 26th November at the Prince Charles Cinema. Not to be missed. BOOK TICKETS.


The mainstay of our festival will feature films that explore the theme of Modern Slavery.

For this, we’ll be screening a retrospective of the films of British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield, whose self-reflective style has been highly influential.

On Saturday 25th November at 13:00, we’ll be screening Broomfield’s second feature film Ghosts, A drama about the Morecambe Bay cockle pickers tragedy, when 23 illegal Chinese workers were swept to their death. Based on the interviews and articles of our special guest journalist for a post-screen Q&A Hsaio-Hung Pai. BOOK TICKETS.

Lastly, Sex My British Job helped expose the exploitation of undocumented illegal migrants held prisoners by loans sharks and forced into the underground sex industry. Screening on Saturday 25th 01 zero one between 15:00-17:00 includes panel discussion. BOOK TICKETS.

Join us afterward at 17:00 for a drinks reception and a talk on labour film festivals and the cinema of globalisation with Alejandra Marano (Buenas Aires), Talat Bhat (Sweden) and Paula Gerraty (Dublin). BOOK TICKETS.


You will also get to see a preview of our contests shortlisted films at the prominent awards night with special guests on the afternoon of Sunday 26th November at the Prince Charles Cinema. With special guests, this promises to be an event not to be missed. BOOK TICKETS.

We’ll be closing our festival with the 90th Anniversary of Fritz Laing’s Metropolis. A 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. A film of gigantic proportions and not to be missed on the big screen. Join us to celebrate the films 90th anniversary. Tickets can be bought separately or as a special double bill with the festival awards. BOOK TICKETS.

To find out more about the contest follow this link.

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