London Cannabis Film Festival 2019

London Cannabis Film Festival 2019

On Sunday 28th July 2019 The London Cannabis Film Festival took place at Rich Mix cinema in Hackney, London.

This event put on 5 screenings throughout the day and included a number of talks and panels for guests to watch and interact with.

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Entry to the venue was free, with tickets available to purchase screenings ticketed throughout the day – some screenings were made up of a number of shorter films.

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Here is what was on at The London Cannabis Film Festival 2019:

The event space was the 4th floor of the Rich Mix – this consisted of the screening room, and through a corridor a mingling room, with a gallery showcasing cannabis art and a number of stalls and tables with campaign groups and canna-inspired businesses there to exhibit themselves to attendees.

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Phil Monk from We The Undersigned speaks to a camera man at The LCFF

Those who had set up stalls at this event included UKCSC, We The Undersigned, Mila Hash Queen, Kushtopia, Myshroom, Hempress Rising and more.

The LCFF is a group down in London who have been passionately curating cannabis media for over a year now, and have put on a series of events in the run-up to this one.

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Cannabis Art at London Cannabis Film Festival

On their website they say that they are: “Showcasing documentaries to inspire, travelogues that stir up the wanderlust, as well as the hottest international releases – The LCFF is a celebration of the plant, its myriad of uses and the people and communities it inspires and nurtures.

#TheLCFF is an essential cultural happening for anyone with an interest in cannabis. Set against a backdrop of art, music, workshops as well as discussions with world leaders in the areas of medicine, business and advocacy.”

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Tyler Green with Lee Harris who was in attendance at the London Cannabis Film Festival 2019

One of the focuses later on in the day was a screening called “women in weed” which gave an opportunity for UK female influencers to discuss their experience in the industry. The growth of the cannabis wellness space has seen the inception of many companies and there are also talks and meetups aimed at female cannabis entrepreneurs.

Another panel chat included activist and ISMOKE writer Simpa Carter discussing the change in attitudes around cannabis and culture.

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And the winners were…

  • Best Feature – Breaking Habits
  • Best Short – Cheer Up Charlie
  • Best Foreign Film – Grassroots
  • Best Documentary Story – The Secret Story
  • Trailblazer – Extinction Rebellion

You can find more cannabis-inspired movie and TV choices over at Watch High, a brand new fully functional high movie database.

Overall this was a good event, nice to see something a bit different from the regular field events and meet some new faces who were there on the day. The collection of media was an excellent source of cannabis information for guests in attendance.

I look forward to the next London Cannabis Film Festival screening. Follow their page on Facebook here to be kept up-to-date with future events.

And you can read about the time I attended the first event they ever put on here