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Norwich Film Festival flickers into life

PUBLISHED: 08:34 11 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:44 11 November 2016

Light Years, starring Beth Orton, gets its regional premiere at Norwich Film Festival

Light Years, starring Beth Orton, gets its regional premiere at Norwich Film Festival

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Norwich Film Festival showcases the very best of independent short film as well as providing a platform for creative, high quality short films from both local and international filmmakers.

The sixth outing of Norwich Film Festival takes place this weekend (Nov 10–13) and is again showcasing the very best of independent short film as well as providing a platform for creative, high quality short films from both local and international filmmakers. Submitted films hail from places as far flung as Germany, the US, China, Columbia, as well as from across the UK.

The programme begins tonight with an invite only gala screening of Kinky Boots with a Q&A with its Norfolk-born director Julian Jarrold, however there is also plenty for events for the general public, all taking place at The Auditorium at the Forum.

Friday Nights Alright For Shorts on November 11 (7.30pm, £4, £3 cons) will include the best live short, animated and One Minute Movies submitted to this year’s festival. Meanwhile Saturday Morning Shorts (11am, £4, £3 cons) includes carefully selected short films which will get you thinking about the future, life and embarking on a journey.

Also on Saturday Student Selection (3pm, £4, £3 cons) is a chance to catch the future of filmmaking, from an incredibly gifted bunch of young filmmakers. There is also a regional premiere of My Feral Heart (12A), Jane Gull’s incredible story about Luke, an independent young man with Down’s syndrome who stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship (5.30pm, £6, £5 cons). The Pic ‘N’ Mix Saturday Special (8pm, £4, £3 cons) has more selected short films.

Sunday kicks-off with Sunday Morning Docs(11am, £4, £3 cons) featuring some of the most fascinating documentaries submitted to the this year’s festival, about some of the issues that are facing the world along with some great stories. Sunday Shorts (1.30pm, £4, £3 cons) offers a selection of shorts that will make you feel a little tense, scared, thoughtful and will also provide lots of laughs.

There is another regional premiere with Light Years (12A) on Sunday (3.30pm, £6, £5 cons). It is the debut feature from BAFTA award winning director and photographer Esther May Campbell and features the acting debut of Norfolk born acclaimed singer/songwriter Beth Orton alongside Muhammet Uzuner and a cast of young newcomers.

There will be a Q&A session with producer Andrew McVicar afterwards.

Back for a fifth year, seven of the 2016 BAFTA nominated short films from the categories of British Short Film and British Short Animation, including this year’s winning film Operator will screen on Sunday (7pm, £5, £4 cons).

t Full details about the festival at www.norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

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