Norwich Film Festival
|Norwich Film Festival|
|Date(s)||17–19 November 2017|
|Venue||The Forum, Norwich|
The Norwich Film Festival (NFF) is an international film festival focusing on short films. It is based in Norwich, England, and was established in 2009. The 7th edition will be in November 2017. It was chosen by The Metro as one of "the top UK film festivals you need to know about."
2017 Film Festival
2016 Film Festival
Main Venue: The Forum, Norwich, 10–13 November 2016
The 2016 festival opened with a gala screening of the film Kinky Boots and was followed by a Q&A with the film's director Julian Jarrold. The screening reflected the film by taking place in an old shoe factory. The festival also gave regional premieres to two feature films - My Feral Heart, which included a Q&A with Duncan Paveling (writer/producer) and James Rumsey (producer), and Light Years, which was followed by a Q&A with its award-winning director Esther May Campbell. There were six screenings of short films submitted to the festival, and the weekend closed with a screening of the 2016 BAFTA Shorts Tour, with another Q&A afterwards.
2015 Film Festival
Venue: The Forum, Norwich, 10–26 April 2015
2014 Film Festival
Main Venue: ODEON, Norwich, 6–13 May 2014
2013 Film Festival
Venue: Cinema City, Norwich, 28 April-4 May 2013
The festival added four new judges to the panel in 2013; actress Olivia Colman, Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, UEA lecturer Dr Sarah Godfrey, and the director of the 2012 Best Film (Sunny Boy), Jane Gull.
2012 Film Festival
Venues: Hollywood Cinema, Norwich and The Forum, Norwich, 30 March-7 April 2012
2009 Film Festival
Venue: The Forum, Norwich, 19–21 September 2009
Patrons and Judges
The festival has a number of patrons who support and promote the festival throughout the year. In January 2017, the festival added Julian Jarrold and Stephen Fry as new patrons. The current list includes:
Previous patrons include the actor Bernard Hill.
There are a number of industry professionals who act as judges for the festival, and the list for 2017 includes:
The 2017 festival will offer five awards to filmmakers which come with a trophy, a certificate, and a cash prize. There is also an Audience Award which is voted for during the festival and comes with a certificate. The categories for 2017 are:
- Best Short Film,
- Best Animated Film,
- Best Student Film,
- Best Documentary Film,
- The East Anglian Award (New for 2017 - given to the best film made by people in East Anglia).
Previous winners are listed below.
|Year||Best Short Film||Best Animated Film||Best Student Film||Best Documentary||Best Short Screenplay||Best Feature Film||Audience Award|
|2016||A Six and Two Threes||The Present||Mary No More||The Journey of a Stateless Man||Fetch||-||Above The Fold|
|2015||One-Minute Time Machine||The Bigger Picture||Rise||-||The Disappeared||-||Mr Plastimime|
|2014||The Hummingbird||The Gravedigger's Tale||Ultramarine||-||Edit Facility||-||-|
|2013||82||I Am Tom Moody||Callum||-||-||-||-|
|2012||Sunny Boy||This Is Not Real||Love After Sunrise||Dilli||-||-||-|
|2009||Ana's Playground||TBC||Heartstrings||Running to the Limits||-||Zig Zag Love||-|
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