On December 23, 2019 the Fighting Spirit Film Festival had a very special screening of Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019), at the Hackney Picturehouse in London, United Kingdom.
After the screening, Scott Adkins and Mark Strange gave a Q&A with host Paul Ridd.
About the Fighting Spirit Film Festival
Through martial arts cinema we aim to entertain and inspire people, promote martial arts culture, and support those who have chosen it as a career.
The Fighting Spirit Film Festival hopes to help create a stronger market for martial arts and action films through their annual event and to support and grow the legacy of films in the genre from the past and to continue to entertain, inspire, amaze and enlighten audiences.
The first Fighting Spirit Film Festival took place on Saturday July 16, 2016 Cineworld @ The O2 London. The Festival celebrates and screens martial arts and action movies. The 2016 festival screened 3 main feature movies; Drunken Master (The Classic), Ip Man 3 (The Current) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (The Family). However it’s the depth of “Shorts”, 12 in total, that dominated the days festival as it looked to spotlight the best actors, stunt performers and film directors the UK martial arts and action genre had to offer. There was a host of actual classical martial arts displays from the likes of London’s famous Shaolin Temple.
Since then the festival has gone from strength to strength, taking the same format and expanding it to include two yearly festivals, one in Birmingham, and the main one in London, and has now shown over 60 short films.