New Norwich film festival to celebrate independent cinema

Norwich Radical Film Festival. Pictured is a scene from Waiting for the Fall. Image: submiited.

Norwich Radical Film Festival. Pictured is a scene from Waiting for the Fall. Image: submiited. - Credit: submitted

A new festival of film is set to take to screens across the city later this month.

Norwich Radical Film Festival. Pictured is a scene from Brasil Meu Amor. Image: submiited.

Norwich Radical Film Festival. Pictured is a scene from Brasil Meu Amor. Image: submiited. - Credit: submitted

Norwich Radical Film Festival will run from August 26 to 28 and in that time more than 160 independent films from around the world are planned to be shown.

The event is the idea of festival director Jack Brindelli and director of programming Alexandra Nakelski who are both doing PhDs at the University of East Anglia. They want to give people the chance to watch films they may otherwise not have the opportunity to see and to promote a more interactive way of experiencing film, with lots of question and answer sessions accompanying the screenings.

Ms Nakelski said: 'For me the festival part is the interactive part, it's meeting the filmmakers, it's socialising, and we are bringing that to Norwich.'

Mr Brindelli said there would be something for everyone in the programme of cutting edge independent cinema.


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'One of the high-points of the festival will be the actor Timothy Bottoms flying from LA to be present for a Q&A at our retrospective screening of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun at Cinema City,' said Mr Brindelli.

'People will also have chance to see films they will not see anywhere else, with over 165 independent films from around the world being screened, several of which are world or international premieres, as well as some amazing locally produced movies.'

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Seven Norwich venues are taking part - Cinema City, The Forum, Hollywood Cinema, The Garage, The Owl Sanctuary, Moosey Art Gallery and St John Maddermarket Church.

All Access Weekend Pass Badges for entry to all the festival events cost £40 until this Saturday, rising to £50 after Saturday. Tickets for individual screenings are also available.

The festival is also looking for people to host filmmakers visiting Norwich to take part in the festival.

For more information visit www.norwichradicalfilmfestival.com

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