Call for filmmakers to enter Norwich Film Festival

Norwich Film Festival. Photo: submitted.

Norwich Film Festival. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

Filmmakers and volunteers are being encouraged to take part in this year's Norwich Film Festival.

The event - which aims to inspire filmmakers and be a platform to show new work - will run from November 10 to 13 at The Forum.

People are now being encouraged to submit their films into the competition which has five different categories - short film, short student film, short animated film, short documentary film and short screenplay. Each category has a £200 prize and the chance for feedback from top industry professionals.

The festival is also running a one minute movie competition.

Craig Higgins, co-director of Norwich Film Festival, said: 'Norwich is a hive of artistic talent and it is great that we have a short film festival which will allow us to showcase not only local filmmakers work but also international submissions. The festival will allow filmmakers and film lovers an opportunity to come together to enjoy something different together, and will also help people to remember that Norwich is a creative hotspot of talent.'

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Norfolk actress Olivia Colman is a patron of the festival along with Tim McInnerny and John Collee.

She said she was delighted to be supporting the Norwich Film Festival and its drive to expand the artistic horizons of the county where she grew up.

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Norwich Film Festival is run by volunteers and with support from local businesses. Anybody who would like to submit films or get involved in the running of the festival can find out more at

The festival will also be holding monthly screenings at The Birdcage in Norwich from May 12. For more, find Norwich Film Festival on Facebook or follow @norwichfilmfest

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