Norwich Film Festival Tickets For 100+ Films Go On Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the 12th Norwich Film Festival, one of UK’s leading film events, for more than 100 short films and industry events from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November in Norwich, UK.

Film lovers of all ages can choose from the festival’s 115 films in its official selection from 18 countries showing a great variety for all tastes, including comedy, family-friendly, animation, LGBTQ+, sci-fi, East Anglian and more. This year, it also screens the feature film SEASIDE SPECIAL. The Cromer-based film by German Director Jens Meurer is an homage about Britain’s only remaining End-of-the-Pier variety show as it prepares for its 2019 summer season. Jens Meurer and crew are expected to attend the screening on Saturday 12 November.

“Norwich Film Festival is one of the finest of them all! I hope you get a chance to see some of the wonderful, enthralling and surprising pictures that have been programmed for your entertainment and delight,” says festival patron Stephen Fry

The films will be shown at Norwich University of the Arts’ Duke Street building and The Forum’s Auditorium. All in-person screenings are £5 and under, with reduced rate tickets for under 25s. 

Event bookings are also open for ‘In conversation with established short filmmaker and writer Nat Luurtsema’, a session on Public Relations for films and post-screening panels for Women In Film, LGBTQ+ Shorts and films produced by BFI Network. The University of East Anglia (UEA) is hosting educational events for students during the festival.

Olivia Colman, Oscar winning actress, said: “Norfolk has a vibrant and growing film industry which attracts talent and productions. As a patron for Norwich Film Festival, I’m thrilled to see that the festival is growing too and showing a captivating selection of films. 

“It’s a wonderful experience for everyone to be immersed in a story and at times meet the director, producer and actors. Films can move you in ways you will forever remember.”

Well-known actors and directors also feature in this year’s selection, including Tilda Swinton, Yasmin Finney, Maxine Peake, Jason Isaacs, Nick Mohammed, Jessica Henwick, Evanna Lynch and Hugh Dennis.

East Anglian category includes: 

  • Big Ears, produced by Guy Lindley and directed by Sam Baron both from East Anglia with actor Amy Green who grew up in Norwich 
  • Dream Big, Essex Director Pip Swallow
  • Ghost Ponds, pond conservation documentary shot in Norwich 
  • Octopus, filmed in Sheringham, by Norfolk director Ella Glendining
  • Queer Rural Connections, LGBTQ+ lives in Suffolk documentary 
  • Tardigrade, animation by NUA student Amber Iles
  • Type Till You Bleed, sci-fi horror made in Cambridge 
  • Heart Failure, by Cambridge Director Will Wightman – nominated for BIFA’s Best British Short Film Award
  • My First Dick, by Essex Director Kate McCoid
  • The Operator, crew from East Anglia. 

The BAFTA and BIFA qualifying event is proud to receive the support of sponsors Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), Artlist, BFI Film Audience Network, UEA, Norwich Business Improvement District and Norwich City Council. Already six films in this year’s selection have been nominated for BIFA’s longlist for awards.

The festival has a total of six award categories, including prizes for the best British, International, Documentary, Animation, Student and East Anglian films, with each being awarded a £1,000 cash prize. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 18 November 2022 at NUA.

Tickets to watch 100+ films from this year’s festival and the Oska Bright strand online are scheduled to open on Monday 7 November for pre-sales. To get into the festival early on, enjoy listening to its podcasts with filmmakers in 2021. 

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