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Everyone has a movie in them, and most film producers want it to stay that way. Except the Portobello Film & Video Festival, the biggest celebration of independent films in Europe, which shows every movie submitted over its five days. It's an open platform for London-based film-makers, with an accent on "local and street-style" production; last year, more than 300 films were shown, from full-budget features to camcorder work. On the first two days, film-makers who missed the submission deadline can screen their tapes alongside early shorts by TwentyFourSeven director Shane Meadows. Lee Donaldson's 14-minute Tenants (left), the story of a schizophrenic on the streets of London, will be shown on Saturday, while Gimpo's M25 is a 25-hour road movie about the M25 - talk about Dirty Realism. On the last day, Dr Martens will present the Golden Boot award for the best new independent film or video. Forget Cannes: Portobello is the place for cinematic schmooze.

Venture Centre, Wornington Green. W10, today, 7pm; Subterania, Acklam Road, W10, 11-13 Aug, 7pm; Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11, 1pm. All screenings free (0181-357 4907)

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