Norwich Film Festival takes short film showcase online
James R | On 04, Nov 2020
The Norwich Film Festival is going online this month for a special digital edition of its short film showcase.
Now in its 10th edition, the festival will feature 132 short films available to watch online nationwide. Powered by Shift72, the online festival will retain its programming strands, including Emerging Talent, LGBTQ+, Women in Film and Late Night Shorts.
Alongside the festival’s Official Selection, you’ll also be able to watch a selection of films from partner organisations, such as Oska Bright Film Festival and the European Film Awards. All films in the festival will be available on-demand throughout the festial, which runs from 2nd to 29th November, with the exception of Anna and Flesh, which are available until 11th November.
Individual films cost £1 each, while each of the 19 strands (featuring 70 to 90 minutes of short films) cost £3. A full festival pass costs £10, while a pass for just the 24 award-nominated films costs £7.50. Each pass will be valid for three weeks, or until the end of the festival (29th November).
One strand, The Mix Tape Vol 1, will be available to watch for free, including the following eight films: Dramatherapy, His Name Was Gerry, I Am Pilate, PODS, Project 282, Shoal, The Ribbon and A Separation.
The festival received a record 1,268 submissions this year and the awards will be judged by a panel of experts, including the likes of Dexter Fletcher and James Marsh. Read on below for the list of the award nominees – or to get watching, visit watch.norwichfilmfestival.co.uk.
Best British Film Nominees
My Brother Is A Mermaid (Dir. Alfie Dale)
Joey (Dir. Andrew Knott & William Ash)
Hungry Joe (Dir. Paul Nicholas Holbrook & Sam Dawe)
Petrichor (Dir. Louis-Jack)
Best International Film Nominees
Alina (Dir. Rami Kodeih)
All Inclusive (Dir. Teemu Nikki)
Hysterical Girl (Dir. Kate Novack)
Song Sparrow (Dir. Farzaneh Omidvarnia)
Best Animated Film Nominees
Crunch (Dir. Liukaidi Peng)
Grab My Hand: A Letter To My Dad (Dir. Camrus Johnson & Pedro Piccinini)
Something Borrowed (Dir. Micky Wozny)
SH_T HAPPENS (Dir. Michaela Mihalyi & David Štumpf)
Best Documentary Film Nominees
The Beekeeper (Dir. William McGregor)
Kata (Dir. James Latimer)
My Father the Mover (Dir. Julia Jansch)
Opening the Earth: The Potato King (Dir. Eric Ebner & Aaron Ebner)
Best Student Film Nominees
My Mum’s Letters (Dir. Antonio Sequeira)
To The Dusty Sea (Dir. Héloïse Ferlay)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Dir. Shiyue Xu)
Umama (Dir. Talia Smith)
Best East Anglian Film Nominees
Hold (Dir. Jonathan Blagrove)
Patina (Dir. Lucas Stones)
The Snow Maze (Dir. Sam Cadman)
Wings (Dir. Jamie Weston)