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WE’RE BACK and we’re incredibly excited to bring you the ninth Norwich Film Festival! We’ve had a record number of submissions this year, and we’ve spent months carefully choosing our Official Selection to present to you this month. We have 111 great short films, as well as 10 brilliant feature films, and a huge selection of industry sessions and talks. We’re extremely grateful for the continued support of our sponsors, partners, and friends, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without your help. We’re also proud of the ongoing commitment from our team of volunteers and the staff of all the venues hosting us across the city. The festival is what it is because of them, but also because of you, our audience. By attending the festival you’re not only helping to support independent film, but you are also contributing to the creative community in East Anglia. Thank you, Norwich Film Festival 4

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OUR TEAM Online Screening Committee Clive Aiton, Mike Arnold, Zoe Blacklock, Paula Brandule, Sam Briggs, Sally Cazier, Reed Chapman, George Chrysostomou, Charlotte Cooper, Jack Cox, Martha Crass, Michael Daniel, Alua Dyussenbayeva, Siobhan Ennis, Elizabeth Fijalkowski, Greg Foster, Chrysty Maria George, Jolanta Grodecka, Spencer Jay Groombridge, Jarod Hancock, Nicholas Hatton, Craig Higgins, Jenny Hon, Charlie Hunt, Mandy James, Adrian Johnson, Ben Jones, Daniele Kuncinaite, Michelle Lillie, Amaryllis Macy, Alba Mingo Gellego, Karen Myers, Kellen Playford, Kim Ryan, Kian Saedi, David Saunders, Gavin Spoors, Dawn Stock, Hollie Tate, Ann-Maeve Taylor, Ewan Tough, Vaiva Unguraityte, Liselotte Vanophem, Cory Varney, Richard Vojvoda, Mark Waters, Rhian Williams, Delfina Witkowska, Greyson Wyatt. Festival Patrons John Collee Olivia Colman Brian Cox Stephen Fry Julian Jarrold Tim McInnerny Richard Sawdon Smith

Festival Trustees John Gordon-Saker Tilly Crumpton-Taylor Keith Johnston Alex Saunders Keith Saunt Lucy Ward

Lead Consultants Craig Higgins Kellen Playford Participation Manager Siobhan Ennis Programming Coordinators Michelle Lillie Charlie Hunt Marketing Lead Penny Bartram Marketing Assistant Ewan Tough Festival Producer Matt Ecclestone Funding Development Officer Keith Saunt Poster Design Brogan O’Grady Video Trailer Production Olly George Kellen Playford Programme & Print Design Kellen Playford Registered Charity Number 1173950 Website Norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR QR CODES? We’ve teamed up with local tech company Thyngs to make sure all the information you need to know about the festival is always at your fingertips. Whenever you see a QR code on our posters or flyers, just scan it on your camera phone and it will take you directly to our website where you’ll be able to find out more about our events. There’s a code right on the cover of this programme - try it out now!

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FESTIVAL MAP

1. OPEN 2. CINEMA CITY 3. NUA 4. THE FORUM 5. THE ASSEMBLY HOUSE 6. STAGE TWO 7. THE GARAGE 8. UEA

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VENUES 1. OPEN 20 Bank Plain NR2 4SF

2. Cinema City St Andrews Street NR2 4AD

5. Assembly House Theatre Street NR2 1RQ

6. Stage Two 7. The Garage Norwich Theatre Royal 14 Chapel Field N. Theatre Street NR2 1NY NR2 1RL

3. NUA Various locations 3-7 Redwell Street NR2 4SN

4. The Forum 2 Millennium Plain NR2 1TF

8. UEA Enterprise Centre University Drive NR4 7TJ

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This year we’re thrilled to be able to bring you a huge selection of fantastic feature films from across the world, as well as some exciting Q&As with incredible filmmakers. Don’t miss our opening feature DON’T LOOK NOW (p13), or our Q&As, including JESSICA HYNES (p14) and ANWEN, LADY HURT with MARK KERMODE (p19). We’re also excited to bring you Hitchcock’s THE LODGER with live piano accompaniment (p23).

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THE FIGHT

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GALA 10/11 Pg. 19

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THE LODGER 12/11 Pg. 23

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WIDOW’S WALK 08/11 Pg. 14

HOME

THE SOUVENIR

TITO & THE BIRDS 10/11 Pg. 18

Q&A

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Q&A

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The F-Rating is awarded to films directed by a woman and/or written by a woman. If the film also features significant women on screen in their own right it is TRIPLE F-Rated. For more info on F-rated films, visit f-rated.org


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EDUCATION

We’re really excited to bring you a fantastic selection of informative and educational events across our two week programme. We’ve got panel discussions with industry professionals who are keen to offer their advice to upand-coming filmmakers, as well Q&As with actors, directors, and more, who want to talk about their careers and give an insight into the industry for all.

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OPEN DOORS

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STEPHEN WOOLLEY 13/11 Pg. 24

JULIAN FODDY 15/11 Pg. 26

JOE CORNISH 15/11 Pg. 26

ACTING FOR THE SCREEN

CAREERS IN FILM 15/11 Pg. 27

FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGIES

SECURING FUNDS 16/11 Pg. 30

TALENT AGENTS 16/11 Pg. 30

SCREENSKILLS

16/11 Pg. 30

WORKSHOP

SHORTS FOR TV 13/11 Pg. 24

15/11 Pg. 27

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SHORTS

We are so lucky to have such a fabulous selection of short films to offer you this year. In terms of our competition, we had our biggest year yet, with well over 800 films from over 50 countries submitted! We managed to narrow that down to an Official Selection of 111, which we are screening across 15 events this year. We’re also thrilled to welcome other films such as the award winning BAFTA SHORTS TOUR (p36), featuring a Q&A with the winning filmmaker!

SHORTS FOR KIDS 09/11 Pg. 16

WOMEN IN FILM 11/11 Pg. 21 Q&A

COMEDY SHORTS 12/11 Pg. 22

GLOBAL ISSUES: ENVIRONMENT

WORLD CINEMA 15/11 Pg. 28

MIX TAPE VOL. 1

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MIX TAPE VOL. 2 16/11 Pg. 31 10

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15/11 Pg. 28

SHORT DOCUMENTARIES 16/11 Pg. 31

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

THIS YEAR WE’RE SHOWING MORE SHORT FILMS THAN EVER BEFORE A WHOPPING

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EMERGING TALENT

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SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR

LGBTQ+ SHORTS 16/11 Pg. 33

EAST ANGLIAN COLLECTION 16/11 Pg. 33

LATE NIGHT SHORTS 16/11 Pg. 34

MIX TAPE VOL. 3 16/11 Pg. 34

MIX TAPE VOL. 4 17/11 Pg. 35

NFF2019 WINNERS 17/11 Pg. 36

BAFTA QUALIFYING

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL #NFF2020 OPEN 13/01/20

OSKA BRIGHT SHORTS

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THE LAUNCH - 04.11.19

Talk: In Conversation with David Morrissey Venue: OPEN 19:30 - 21:00 Tickets: £12.50 (General) / £10 (Under 25’s)

We are absolutely thrilled to launch this year’s festival with BAFTA nominated actor David Morrissey for a conversation about his outstanding work in film/TV. With his acting career spanning over 30 years, he has established himself as one of the most talented actors on stage and screen. Throughout his career he has starred in films such as Nowhere Boy, The Ones Below, The Other Boleyn Girl, Hilary & Jackie, and many more. His stage credits include The End of History, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Three Days of Rain. However, David is probably best known internationally for the role of The Governor in the hit show The Walking Dead, while his other TV credits include Dr Who, State of Play, The Driver, and Britannia. This event will be hosted by the renowned film critic Peter Bradshaw.

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SUBMISSIONS 2017

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2018

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2019 CATEGORIES Short Student East Anglian Animation One Minute Movie Documentary

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Venue: THE FORUM Dir: Nicolas Roeg | UK | 110m | 1973 13:15 - 15:30 (Rated 12A) Tickets: Free (online booking required)

Voted the greatest British film of all time by Time Out, Nicholas Roeg’s thriller is just as probing, unsettling and affecting as it was in 1973. Although considered one of the most haunting horror films of all time, it is also an emotionally devastating portrait of a marriage and grief. Don’t Look Now tells the story of a married couple, John and Laura Baxter, in the wake of the accidental drowning of their young daughter, and who are now in a bleak, out-of-season Venice where John is helping to restore an old church as the pair attempt to piece together their shattered lives. They meet a blind psychic woman who claims to be in contact with their dead daughter and who has dark forebodings about what Venice holds in store for John – at a time when the city is plagued by a series of mysterious killings. Join us for an opportunity to catch this cult classic back on the big screen at #NFF2019.

FROM 56 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING: Sweden (8) UK (463)

Canada (20) USA (111)

Spain (16)

Uzbekistan (1) Japan (5) India (5) Zimbabwe (1) Australia (18)

Argentina (4)

New Zealand (4)

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DAY ONE - 06.11.19

Feature: Don’t Look Now


DAY TWO - 08.11.19

Feature: The Fight plus Q&A with Jessica Hynes

Feature: Widows Walk plus Q&A with Alexandra Boyd

Venue: STAGE TWO Dir: Jessica Hynes | UK | 91m | 2018

Venue: STAGE TWO Dir: Alexandra Boyd| UK | 97m | 2019

18:15 - 20:30 (Rated12A) Tickets: £7 (General) / £6 (Under 25’s)

21:00 - 23:00 (Rated 15) Tickets: £6 (General) / £5 (Under 25’s)

Tina lives in a quiet seaside town but her life is anything but quiet her mother is threatening to leave her father, her daughter is being bullied, and she and her husband Mick are juggling full time jobs and three children. Determined to ditch the dysfunction and beat her inner demons, Tina puts on her fighting gloves - literally, stepping into the boxing ring to sweat out her anxieties and punch up her self-worth. But does she have what it takes to get her family off the ropes and emerge victorious?

Eve’s husband has been killed in Afghanistan. She takes her young son to a remote Suffolk beach house to grieve. But someone else is in the house grieving her loss from another war...

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Writer and director, Alexandra Boyd, will be joining us for a Q&A after this screening, along with actress Miranda Raison, and producers Dan Milne and Mike Myshko. Starring: Miranda Raison, David Caves, Virginia McKenna, Jamie Wannell Both of these films are triple F-rated, meaning they have been written by, directed by, and have significant women on screen.

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DAY THREE - 09.11.19

Feature: Home plus Q&A with Sarah Outen Venue: THE FORUM Dir: Jen Randall and Sarah Outen | UK | 92m | 2019 13:15 - 15:15 (Rated 12A) Tickets: £6 (General) / £5 (Under 25’s)

Home explores the period between 2011 and 2015 when British adventurer Sarah Outen traversed the globe by bike, kayak, and rowing boat, travelling over 20,000 miles by human power alone. Her voyage was followed by thousands, hooked on her infectious humour and love of life. But travelling solo, the trip took its toll, and a violent storm on the Pacific took Sarah to the physical and mental brink. Woven out of hundreds of hours of footage, Home intimately and unflinchingly captures Sarah’s journey, telling a story of heart and soul, of real struggle and joy, and one woman’s trek towards true emotional acceptance. Sarah will be joining us after the film for a Q&A. This event is kindly sponsored by

Feature: Rafiki Venue: THE FORUM Dir: Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya | 83m | 2018 16:15 - 17:45 (Rated: 12A) Tickets: £6 (General) / £5 (Under 25’s)

Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the they will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Inspried by Monica Arac de Nyeko’s Jambula Tree, which chronicles a story of two girls in love in Uganda, Rafiki challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships among actors, crew, friends, and family in Kenya. 15


DAY THREE - 09.11.19

Panel: ScreenSkills Open Doors Venue: THE FORUM 18:30 - 21:00 Tickets: £5 (sold via ScreenSkills.com)

Want the low down about how to start a behind-the-camera (i.e. technical, craft, or production) career in the screen industry? Open Doors aims to give you insight into what jobs are out there and help you build connections with industry professionals. This event is for people eager to get their foot in the door and hear about different careers open to them in the creative industries. Join us to meet professionals working in film and TV, followed by an open networking session. Tickets include free pizza, so don’t miss out! To have a look at previous events, search #OpenDoorsCareers on Twitter. Industry speakers will be confirmed nearer the event. See website for details.

Shorts: Animated Shorts for Kids Venue: STAGE TWO 15:00 - 16:15 (Rated PG) Tickets: £4

These films showcase an amazing variety of animation techniques from filmmakers from across the world, exploring stories and themes full of creativity and humour. These specific films have been carefully selected for those aged from 7 – 12 years old but are not part of the NFF Official Selection. Films: Lynx and Birds (Simone Giampaolo & Francesco Mazza, 3m), Hey Deer! (Örs Bárczy, 6m), Via (Izzy Burton, 4m), Two Balloons (Mark C Smith, 9m), Sweet Tooth (Hannah Anastasi, 1m), Cloaked Rider (Edward Westrop, 6m), Uka (Valle Comba, 3m), The Green Bird (Maximilien Bougeois, Quentin Dubois, Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen-Duc, Pierre Perveyrie, 6m), Back to the Moon (FX Goby & Helene Leroux, 3m), Lost and Found (Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe, 8m), Hors Piste (Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, 6m), If You Fall (Tisha Deb Pillai, 6m), Outdoors (Anne Castaldo, Sarah Chalek, Elsa Nesme, Adrien Rouquié, 7m). This event is kindly sponsored by

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Venue: STAGE TWO Dir: Richard Heap | UK | 109m | 2019 17:00 - 19:00 (Rated 12A) Tickets: £6 (General) / £5 (Under 25’s)

After their home life is turned upside down, three children and the family’s donkeys are chased across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes, and what it means to be siblings. It’s a throwback to classic children’s adventure films but with a modern aesthetic. Starring: Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald, Lee Boardman, Molly Windsor

Feature: The Souvenir plus Q&A Venue: STAGE TWO Dir: Joanna Hogg | UK | 120m | 2019 19:30 - 22:00 (Rated 15) Tickets: £6 (General) / £5 (Under 25’s)

Based on elements from Hogg’s own life, The Souvenir centres around Julie (Swinton Byrne), a 1980s film student from a privileged background who wishes to make films depicting the harsh social realities of Thatcherite Britain. Into her life comes Anthony (Tom Burke), who’s older and charismatic and expresses serious interest in, and ideas about, the films Julie wishes to make. Following a chance meeting, the two embark on a tempestuous love affair. The dapper and sophisticated Anthony claims to work for the Foreign Office, and hints at daring, secretive missions. While Julie’s mother (Swinton) and her friends express some apprehension around this untrustworthy man. This film won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was mainly filmed in Norfolk during 2017. We are hoping to be joined by Honor Swinton Byrne and associate producer Crispin Buxton (subject to work commitments). Starring: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade This event is kindly sponsored by

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DAY THREE - 09.11.19

Feature: The Runaways


DAY FOUR - 10.11.19

Feature: Tito and the Birds Venue: CINEMA CITY Dir: Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto, Gustavo Steinberg | Brazil | 73m | 2019

Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird song. He embarks on a journey with his friends to save the world from the epidemic. Tito’s search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity. 13:00 - 14:30 (PG) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 18’s)

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DAY FOUR - 10.11.19

Feature: Snowpiercer UK Gala Screening with Mark Kermode Venue: CINEMA CITY Dir: Bong Joon Ho | USA | 126m | 2013

15:30 - 20:00 (Over 18’s only) Tickets: £25 Fizz and food reception at 15:30 followed by film at 16:30

Sir John Hurt will be remembered at this special fundraising screening of Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed dystopian sci-fi, Snowpiercer, presented by Cinema City Ltd and Barclays Eagle Lab, in association with the Norwich Film Festival, courtesy of Spyglass Media Group. Set on a continually moving train carrying the last of the world’s population, the people are split along class lines, until the lower classes at the back of the train revolt against the elite at the front. Following the screening, celebrated film critic Mark Kermode will be in conversation with Anwen, Lady Hurt. The event will mark the launch of the Sir John Hurt Film Trust, with the aim of ‘promoting great cinema in Norfolk’, delivering a diverse programme of film-related events, courses, filmmaking workshops and activities in the county. Starring: Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell 19


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DAY FIVE - 11.11.19

Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

Shorts: Women In Film Venue: THE FORUM

Venue: NUA (M06)

17:00 - 19:00 (Over 16’s only) Tickets: Free (registration required - 12 max)

19:15 - 21:15 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

Learn how to visually plan your idea using storyboarding techniques, create your own backgrounds and characters, then bring them to life using professional stop motion software and equipment.

As always, we are dedicating a screening to female filmmakers in order to help promote and support gender equality throughout the film industry. This is our first batch of films from the NFF2019 Official Selection, but there will of course be plenty more to come over the following days.

Between January and July this year we received 812 submissions from 56 countries. These films were watched and rated by our online screening committee of over 100 people, resulting in the best ones being chosen in our Official Selection of 111 films. Our exec team then reviewed all the films, ratings, and comments, to select our nominated films (p42). These nominated films were sent to our industry judges (p40) in September and they made the final choice on our winners, who each get £1000, a trophy, and a host of industry software.

We will also be joined by Charlotte Regan, Phoebe Barran & Lliana Bird after the screening for a Q&A. Films: Gone (Emma Sullivan, UK, 15m) Hook Up 2.0 (Dana Nachman, USA, 7m) My Boy (Charlotte Regan, UK, 6m) Red Hill (Laura Carreira, UK, 13m) Snapshots (Phoebe Barran & Lliana Bird, UK, 14m) The Bind (Caroline Bartleet, UK, 16m) Unregistered (Sophia Banks, USA, 15m)

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DAY SIX - 12.11.19

Workshop: VFX Masterclass with David Simpson

Shorts: Comedy Shorts Venue: THE FORUM

Venue: NUA (ML3)

19:30 - 21:00 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

17:00 - 18:30 (Over 16’s only) Tickets: Free (registration required - 12 max)

Come and try out some industry tools for creating believable VFX. Join NUA’s VFX guru David Simpson for a short hands-on session using Nuke and Maya software - the tools the VFX industry uses to create the effects you’ve seen in films such as Blade Runner 2049 and The Last Jedi. Open to anyone who has ever used Photoshop or other graphics programs. No need to be familiar with VFX software before.

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We are delighted to programme an evening of pure comedy for you. All comedic bases have been covered, from a musical about eating your friend, to a bizarre traffic system in the middle of Sweden, to a self service checkout offering dating advice. We are certain that after watching these shorts you will leave with a smile. Films: A Family Affair (Florence Keith-Roach, UK, 13m) Pleased to Eat You! (Adrian Hedgecock, UK, 7m) The Machine (Leon Williams, UK, 1m) Swiped (Steve Whiteley, UK, 9m) Quiet Carriage (Ben S. Hyland, UK, 5m) Holly Cannelloni (Carolina Giammetta, UK, 16m) Unexpected Item (Stephen Gallacher, UK, 10m) The Traffic Separating Device (Johan Palmgren, UK, 15m) The Beach House (Richard Naylor, UK, 10m)


DAY SIX - 12.11.19

Feature: The Lodger plus live piano score Venue: THE ASSEMBY HOUSE Dir: Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 84m | 1944

When a landlady (Marie Ault) and her husband (Arthur Chesney) take in a new lodger (Ivor Novello), they’re overjoyed: He’s quiet, humble and pays a month’s rent in advance. But his mysterious behavior soon has them wondering if he’s the killer terrorizing local girls. Their daughter, Daisy (June), is far less concerned. Her police-detective boyfriend (Malcolm Keen), in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger’s true identity. The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Firth of the UEA, and will feature a live piano accompaniment by leading silent film accompanist and resident BFI Pianist, Stephen Horne. Licensed bar from 6:30pm. The film will start promptly at 7:15pm. Thank you to the Assembly House Trust for their support with this event.

This event is kindly sponsored by 18:30 - 22:00 (Rated PG) Tickets: £10 (General) / £8 (Under 25’s)

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DAY SEVEN - 13.11.19

Panel: Commissioning Shorts for the Screen Venue: NUA (SAG 5-7) 13:15 - 14:45 Tickets: Free (Registration required)

We are delighted to welcome Cordelia Hebblethwaite (Commissioning Editor for BBC Ideas) and Catherine Bray (Commissioning Editor for Channel 4’s Random Acts). This session will showcase a small selection of BBC Ideas and Random Acts previous short films, followed by a talk which will cover opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers looking to access schemes such as these. Come prepped with questions around practical advice on pitching and application processes.

Talk: In Conversation with Stephen Woolley Venue: NUA (Duke Street Lecture Theatre) 15:30 - 16:45 Tickets: Free (Registration required)

We are delighted to welcome the Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning producer Stephen Woolley to the festival. With a career spanning over 30 years, Stephen is one of Britain’s most prolific producers. His credits include The End of The Affair, Interview With The Vampire, The Crying Game, Made in Dagenham, Carol, Their Finest, and most recently, Colette. Stephen currently runs the production company Number 9 Films with producing partner Elizabeth Karlsen. The pair were recently awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Film at this year’s BAFTA awards. 24


DAY SEVEN - 13.11.19

Shorts: Experimental Shorts

Shorts: Environmental Shorts

Venue: THE FORUM

Venue: THE FORUM

18:00 - 19:00 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

19:30 - 21:00 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

Join us for this dedicated experimental screening that is a mythical gathering of the avantgarde, with stories exploring local history through animation, films featuring the most ancient dog breeds, to a multi media story using mixed photography and film. This screening is a wonderful opportunity to explore something different which isn’t available anywhere else in the region.

This year we have curated a session which focuses on global issues, and the issues we have chosen are Nature and the Environment. This mixture will give you the chance to see stories about the newly identified Tapanuli Organgutans from Batang Toru; the impact of climate change on communities in New Orleans and Colombia; as well as one man’s mission to address the single use plastic issues in rural Ghana.

FILMS: FILMS: Now or Never Blieschow (Matt Senior, UK, 25m) (Christoph Sarow, Germany, 10m) Dulce Two Tickets, Please? (Guille Isa & Angello Faccini, Colombia, 11m) (Emmaalouise Smith, UK, 14m) Lowland Kids Water Marks (Sandra Winther, USA, 23m) (Tracy Satchwill, UK, 9m) Solastalgia It Starts With (Elizabeth Fijalkowski, UK, 1m) (Laura Nasir-Tamara, UK, 3m) Wealth Not A Waste - Jib’s Story An Attempt at Exhausting A Place in Sussex (Justin Hunt, UK, 6m) (Jessica Bishopp, UK, 7m) New Devonia The Mind of an Artist: William Kentridge (Kelly Mann & Skye Tati, UK, 3m) (Rosa Beiroa, UK, 1m) L’Eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) El Hor (Sam Vinal, USA, 24m) (Dianne Lucille Campbell, UK, 14m)

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DAY EIGHT - 15.11.19

INDUSTRY DAY 2019

Talk: Visual Effects with Julian Foddy Venue: UEA Enterprise Centre 11:15 - 12:15 Tickets: £5

We are delighted to be joined by Julian Foddy who is a VFX Supervisor with Industrial Light and Magic. Julian will be discussing the world of visual effects in film, covering areas such as developing new worlds and unique character design, impressively realistic effects, and so much more, with specific focus on his latest work, Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Talk: Directing and Writing with Joe Cornish Venue: UEA Enterprise Centre 13:00 - 14:00 Tickets: £5

We are thrilled to welcome BAFTA nominated director, writer, and actor Joe Cornish to this year’s festival. Joe will discuss his amazing work as a writer and director, including The Adam and Joe Show, Attack the Block, and his most recent film, The Kid Who Would Be King. He’ll also discuss writing big Hollywood films such as Marvel’s Ant-Man. 26

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14:30 - 15:30. Tickets: £5.

Venue: UEA Enterprise Centre

Join us for talk with a host of incredible performers from the world of film & TV who will talk about their work in the industry, and how they got there. Our guests include Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones, The Levelling), Isaura Barbe-Brown (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Alistair Petrie (Sex Education, Rogue One, Hell Boy).

Panel: Careers in Film Venue: UEA Enterprise Centre 16:00 - 17:00 Tickets: £5

There are hundreds of different job roles in film & TV, so we have put together a varied panel to share their experiences and advice. We are very excited that today’s guests will be Matthew James Wilkinson (Producer - Yesterday), Georgette Turner (Location Manager - Wonder Woman), Matt Waites (Sound Effects Editor - BBC’s His Dark Materials), and Catherine Derry (DOP - Been So Long). #NFF2019 #NorwichFilmFestival

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DAY EIGHT - 15.11.19

Panel: Acting for the Screen


DAY EIGHT - 15.11.19

Shorts: World Cinema

Shorts: The Mix Tape Vol. 1

Venue: THE FORUM

Venue: THE FORUM

18:00 -19:30 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

20:00 - 21:30 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

Each of this evening’s World Cinema shorts will deal with various social, political, and cultural struggles, along with some light hearted comedy. These films tell tell stories about issues ranging from cultural identity and social realism, all the way to a donkey listening to Adele. You won’t be able to see these films anywhere else in the region.

An incredible night of short films await, with stories about love and life. Featuring well known stars including the likes of Anna Friel and Russell Tovey, these will provide you with a wonderful night of independent film.

FILMS: Nefta Football Club (Yves Piat, Alegria,17m) Turning Ten (Jaylan Auf, Egypt,13m) Carlotta’s Face (Valentin Riedl & Frédéric Schuld, Germany, 5m) Early Birds (Benjamin Kempf-Siemens & Rainer Binz, Germany, 9m) Guaxuma (Nara Normande, Brazil, 14m) Moon Rabbit (Kae Ho, Japan, 14m) Ashmina (Dekel Berenson, Nepal, 15m)

FILMS: 3 Sleeps (Christopher Holt, UK, 19m) Storm (Will Kindrick, USA, 11m) Grandad Was A Romantic (Maryam Mohajer, UK, 5m) Maybe Tomorrow (Nicolas Khamsopha, France, 1m) The Sea (Cameron Richards, UK, 14m) The Cunning Man (Zoë Dobson, UK, 13m) Trucker’s Atlas (Dan Thorburn, UK, 12m) Great Expectations (Stefan Georgiou, UK, 15m)

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DAY NINE - 16.11.19

Panel: Film Festival Strategies Venue: THE FORUM GALLERY 12:00 - 13:00 Tickets: £5

We’ll be joined by the talented Festival Formula team (Katie McCullough and Ian Bignell) who act as a consultancy company helping filmmakers navigate the worldwide festival circuit. This workshop will help you understand the nature of the festival landscape by discussing different types of festivals that are out there, offering advice on managing expectation, and providing useful tips to prepare yourself for the competitive festival circuit.

Panel: Securing Film Funding Venue: THE FORUM GALLERY 13:45 - 14:45 Tickets: £5

We are lucky to be joined by Jude Lister who is the Film Project Manager at Creative England, and Christian Parton who is the founder and CEO of Short Film Funding company Genera Films. This session will cover the components of where to look to secure funds for your short and low budget feature films, along with providing an opportunity for the audience to ask questions around how to unlock these funds!

Panel: Discovering Talent Venue: THE FORUM GALLERY 15:15 - 16:15 Tickets: £5

We’re excited to be hosting a session with two wonderful talent agents who represent film and television directors, writers and producers. This event is a brilliant opportunity to find out more around the role of the agent, how they nurture talent, and how they support career development. The agents participating in this event are Jethro Thompson of Tavistock Wood, and Tracey Hyde of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. 30 norwichfilmfestival.co.uk


Shorts: Short Documentaries

Venue: THE FORUM

Venue: THE FORUM

11:30 - 12:35 (Rated PG) Tickets: £4

13:15 - 14:50 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

DAY NINE - 16.11.19

Shorts: The Mix Tape Vol. 2

A wonderful morning awaits with these family friendly shorts. From inspiring stories of courage and hope to animated shorts which will leave you with a smile on your face.

Seven short docs from across the world are showcased in this afternoon’s screening. Each film tells a very different and engaging story, including that of Ireland’s first vasectomy doctor, of Japanese Films: female sumo wrestling, and of a The Bicycle Thief young female Indian skateboarder. (Kerry Skinner & Stewart Alexander, UK, 8m) Cows Come Home (Joe Sutherland, UK, 1m) Forgett Me Not (Nicholas Goulden, UK, 21m) Line (Fin McMorran, UK, 1m) Granbad (Annabel Vine, UK, 10m) The Most Magnificent Thing (Arna Selznic, USA, 22m)

This event, and the award for Best Documentary Film, has been sponsored by Wex Photo Video. Films: 73 Cows (Alex Lockwood, UK, 15m) A Song Can’t Burn (Roscoe Neil, UK, 12m) Finding Lines (Mattias Larson, Sweden, 1m) Kamali (Sasha Rainbow, India, 2m) Little Miss Sumo (Matt Kay, UK, 19m) The Vasectomy Doctor (Paul Webster, Ireland, 11m) Tungrus (Rishi Chandna, India, 13m)

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DAY NINE - 16.11.19

Shorts: Short Animations

Shorts: Emerging Talent

Venue: THE GARAGE

Venue: THE FORUM

15:15 - 16:35 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

15:30 - 17:00 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

Come see some of the most beautifully animated films around. These incredible animations explore themes of love, loss, life and friendship. This screening provides an example of different animation techniques used from stop motion to computer generated images.

With so much talent on offer at this year’s Norwich Film Festival we wanted to take this opportunity to shine a light on some of this year’s emerging talent. These student short films will provide you with a chance to see themes exploring mental health, immigration, crazy train journeys, and the hilarious conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney is, in fact, dead.

Films: The Gap (Patrick Vandebroeck, Belgium, 15m) Daughter (Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 15m) Nine Coo Five (Anye Chen, UK, 4m) My Mother’s Eyes (Jenny Wright, UK, 5m) Stitch (Siobhán Smith, UK, 4m) Obon (Andre Hörmann & Samo, Japan, 15m) Roadkill (Leszek Mozga, UK, 8m) Robot Will Protect You (Nicola Piovesan, Estonia, 10m) The Bird and The Whale (Carol Freeman, Ireland, 7m)

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Films: A Son Like Others (Antonio Sequeira, Portugal, 19m) Almost There (Nelly Michenaud, UK, 9m) Dios Nunca Muere (Barbara Cigarroa, USA, 14m) Listen To Me Sing (Isabel Garrett, UK, 11m) Paul Is Dead (George Moore, UK, 14m) Solar Plexus (David McShane, UK, 9m) The Apricot Tree (Gideon van Eeden, UK, 16m)


Shorts: East Anglian Collection

Venue: THE GARAGE

Venue: THE FORUM

17:15 - 18:40 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

17:30 - 19:15 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

Join us in watching this amazing collection of LGBTQ+ short films from our Official Selection. These shorts explore themes of finding your own identity, love and loss, and features a historical 1950s archive of neverbefore-seen histories of transgender people.

Helping us to celebrate our region, these wonderful shorts have either been made in East Anglia or by an East Anglian filmmaker. We will also be showcasing this year’s winning entries from the East Anglian Film Archive Mash-Up competition!

Films: Eyeshadow (Manuel Morales, Chile, 21m) Framing Agnes (Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt, USA, 19m) Have We Met Before? (Oliver Mason, UK, 12m) Home Girl (Poonam Brah, UK, 12m) Things That Happen in the Bathroom (Edward Hancox, USA, 13m) Sequins (Michael Beddoes, UK, 18m)

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Shorts: LGBTQ+ Shorts

This event, and the award for Best East Anglian Film, is sponsored by the UEA. Films: Bound to Print (Evelyn Koster, UK, 7m) Love Have I Known (Gregory Nice, UK, 20m) Roadside Oddities (Matthew Trett, UK, 1m) The Dead Ones (Stefan Georgiou, UK, 19m) Norwich Love Letter (Finley Green, UK, 2m) E.N.S. (Ollie Wiggins & Carolyn Goodyear, UK, 17m) The Ferryman (Naomi Evans, UK, 9m) Stalker (Christopher Andrews, UK, 19m)

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DAY NINE - 16.11.19

Shorts: The Mix Tape Vol. 3

Shorts: Late Night Shorts

Venue: THE GARAGE

Venue: THE FORUM

20:00 - 21:35 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

22:00 - 23:00 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

Join us for a wonderful selection of shorts which include several of this year’s nominated film alongside a great variety of others. These films include stories of dystopian dating apps, estranged families, and a robot.

We’re really thrilled to put on a screening of films a little bit different to our usual selection. These shorts are a bit darker than most, with hints of horror and suspence, and a sprinkling of dark comedy to lighten the mood.

Tonight’s event, and the award for Best Short Film, will be sponsored by Arnolds Keys.

Films: Asparagus Tips (Sam Bailey, UK, 4m) Fuse (Shadi Adib, Germany, 7m) If Girlfriend Deluxe (Steve Moss, UK, 7m) MJ (Jamie Delaney, UK, 13m) Off Fleek (Steven Dorrington, UK, 6m) That Makes Two of Us (Tim Hawkins, UK, 5m) The Rabbit’s Foot (Charlie Brafman & Magnus McCullagh, UK, 19m)

Films: A Disappearance (Laura Spini & Laurence Brook, UK, 15m) Hymm of Hate (Matt Kennard, UK, 11m) Let’s Roll (Chris Thomas, UK, 23m) Losing It (Ben Robbins, UK, 8m) Seven (James Morgan, UK, 11m) Special Delivery (Robert Hackett, UK, 4m) This Perfect Day (Lydia Rui, Australia, 7m) This Time Away (Magali Barbe, UK, 14m)

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DAY TEN - 17.11.19

Shorts: OSKA Bright Shorts

Shorts: The Mix Tape Vol. 4

Venue: THE FORUM

Venue: THE FORUM

11:00 - 12:00 (Rated 15) Tickets: £4 General) / £3 (Under 25’s)

12:30 - 14:10 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

The Norwich Film Festival has partnered with the brilliant Oska Bright Film Festival, which is the world’s leading festival for films made by, or featuring people with, learning disabilities, autism, or Aspergers. We are proud to screen a selection of shorts which underpins family and unity as its overall themes.

Our final Officially Selected short screening is a real Sunday treat. With engaging stories which explore war, relationships, and social injustice, but also includes an insight into the mind of an animated stand up comedian.

Films: Fighter (Bugsy Steel, UK, 8m) Escape The Ordinary (Ray Jacobs & Arty Party, UK, 3m) Oddlands (Bruce Gladwin, Australia, 29m) The Train (Aaron Dunbar, USA , 6m) Wanted (Daniele Bonarini, Italy, 13m)

Films: Good Luck (Franz Böhm, Germany, 11m) Three Sacks Full of Hats (Debbie Anzalone, UK, 20m) Grounding (R.M. Moses, UK, 13m) One Liner (Matthew Lee, UK, 7m) Grace (Alexia Oldini & Steven Gray, USA, 6m) Nurtured (Ben Pearce, UK, 14m) War Paint (Joseph Colby Doler & Taylor Bracewell, USA, 12m) Muzzle (Adam Etheridge, UK, 16m)

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DAY TEN - 17.11.19

Shorts: The Winners Collection

Shorts: BAFTA Shorts Tour

Venue: THE FORUM

Venue: THE FORUM

15:00 - 16:30 (Rated 18) Tickets: £5 (General) / £4 (Under 25’s)

17:30 - 19:30 (Rated 15) Tickets: £6 (General) / £5 (Under 25’s)

We are excited to be hosting a screening of this year’s winning short films from our 5 competitive categories (short, student, documentary, animation and East Anglian). If you only go to one event this festival, this should be it!

We will be screening all eight short films that have been selected for this year’s BAFTA awards. See all the nominated films in the Best Short Film and Best Short Animation categories.

These films will not be announced publicly until our Awards Evening celebration on Saturday 16th November. This is your last chance to see the best of NFF 2019 and we hope you can join us. Thank you to our award sponsors who include: Arnolds Keys (Best Short Film) UEA (Best East Anglian Film) Wex Photo Video (Best Documentary) Films: To Be Announced...

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We will also be joined by Alex Lockwood for a Q&A discussion following the screening. Films: Wale (Barnaby Blackburn, 20m) 73 Cows (Alex Lockwood, 15m) - WINNER I’m OK (Elizabeth Hobbs, 6m) Bachelor 38 (Angela Clarke 15m) Marfa (Greg McLeod & Myles McLeod, 8m) Roughhouse (Jonathan Hodgson, 15m) - WINNER The Blue Door (Paul Taylor, 9m) The Field (Sandhya Suri, 19m)


Venue: THE ASSEMBLY HOUSE 14:00 - 15:00 Tickets: £5

Irish actor and comedian Michael Smiley will be joining the festival for a conversation about his wonderful career to date. His Film credits include Free Fire (2018), A Field in England (2013), and Kill List (2011) - for which he received a best supporting actor award at the British Independent Film Awards. Additional film credits include The Nun (2018), Rogue One (2016), The Lobster (2015), and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). Michael’s TV credits include cult British sitcom Spaced, where he played the role of Tyres O’Flaherty (and later appeared in the 2004 zombie parody Shaun of the Dead as a zombified take of the same character). He also went on to have a recurring role as computer expert Benny, in BBC 1’s multi-awardwinning show Luther. Additional credits include BBC’s Ripper Street, Doctor Who, and Channel 4’s Black Mirror. Michael has also been a successful stand-up for 20 years and we are delighted to bring him to the festival to share some of his entertaining stories from his career. This event will provide an opportunity to view Michael’s short film directorial debut, La Petite Mort, which tells the story of two people meeting in a park only to realise they have more in common than they think. This event will be hosted by producer and film critic Ed Gibbs, and has been supported by The Assembly House Trust. 37

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Talk: In Conversation with Michael Smiley


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COUNTRY LENGTH

3 Sleeps (Christoper Holt)

UK

18:45

73 Cows (Alex Lockwood)

UK

14:59

A Disappearance (Laura Spini & Laurence Brook)

UK

15:20

A Family Affair (Florence Keith-Roach)

UK

13:08

A Son Like Others (Antonio Sequeira)

Portugal

19:00

A Song Can’t Burn (Roscoe Neil)

UK

11:46

Almost There (Nelly Michenaud)

UK

8:44

We’d like to thank every single filmmaker who submitted their work to us, making 2019 our biggest year yet. We had a record amount of submissions this year (812), coming from a total of fifty six countries across the world, from Argentina to Zimbabwe.

An Attempt At Exhausting A Place In Sussex (Jessica

Watching all these films takes a lot of time, almost 150 hours in total - that’s over six days of films! Thankfully, we have a wonderful group of over 100 film reviewers who watch and rate everything that comes our way. Each film gets watched by multiple people to ensure a fair rating system is in place, and our executive committee meets once a month to discuss which films deserve to be included in our Official Selection.

Daughter (Daria Kashcheeva)

We are proud to state that NFF is one of only 45 short film festivals in the world with BIFA accreditation, and one of only 70 short film festivals in the world with BAFTA accreditation, meaning all British films that we select are eligible to apply for both. For more info on all the films, visit our website and social media pages. 38

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Bishopp)

UK

6:40

Nepal

15:00

Asparagus Tips (Sam Bailey)

UK

4:09

Blieschow (Christoph Sarow)

Germany

9:38

UK

6:30

Carlotta’s Face (Valentin Riedl & Frédéric Schuld) Germany

5:00

Cows Come Home (Joe Sutherland)

UK

1:00

Czech Republic

14:44

Ashmina (Dekel Berenson)

Bound To Print (Evelyn Koster)

Dios Nunca Muere (Barbara Cigarroa) Dulce (Guille Isa & Angello Faccini) E.N.S. (Ollie Wiggins & Carolyn Goodyear)

Ireland

14:24

USA

10:30

UK

17:08

Early Birds (Benjamin Kempf-Siemens & Rainer Binz) El Hor (Dianne Lucille Campbell) Eyeshadow (Manuel Morales) Finding Lines (Mattias Larson) Forget Me Not (Nicholas Goulden) Framing Agnes (Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt) Fuse (Shadi Adib)

Germany

8:48

Ireland

13:50

Chile

21:22

Sweden

1:00

UK

21:28

USA

19:12

Germany

7:18

UK

15:02

Germany

10:43

USA

6:00

Granbad (Annabel Vine)

UK

10:12

Grandad Was A Romantic (Maryam Mohajer)

UK

4:39

Great Expectations (Stefan Georgiou)

UK

15:00

Gone (Emma Sullivan) Good Luck (Franz Böhm) Grace (Alexi Oldini & Steven Gray)

Grounding (R. M. Moses)

UK

13:13

Brazil

14:16

Have We Met Before? (Oliver Mason)

UK

12:03

Holy Cannelloni (Carolina Giammetta)

UK

16:23

Home Girl (Poonam Brah)

UK

11:57

Guaxuma (Nara Normande)


TITLE (DIRECTOR)

COUNTRY LENGTH

TITLE (DIRECTOR)

COUNTRY LENGTH

Hook Up 2.0 (Dana Nachman)

United States

7:00

Solastalgia (Elizabeth Fijalkowski)

UK

1:00

Hymn Of Hate (Matt Kennard)

UK

11:26

Special Delivery (Robert Hackett)

UK

4:00

If <Girlfriend Deluxe> (Steve Moss)

UK

6:51

Stalker (Christopher Andrews)

UK

19:20

It Starts With (Laura Nasir-Tamara)

UK

2:40

Stitch (Siobhán Smith)

UK

3:50

Kamali (Sasha Rainbow)

UK

23:47

Storm (Will Kindrick)

United States

11:05

L’Eau Est La Vie (Sam Vinal)

United States

24:07

That Makes Two Of Us (Tim Hawkins)

Let’s Roll (Chris Thomas)

UK

23:15

The Apricot Tree (Gideon van Eeden)

Line (Fin McMorran)

UK

1:00

The Beach House (Richard Naylor)

Listen To Me Sing (Isabel Garrett)

UK

11:12

The Bicycle Thief (Kerry Skinner & Stewart Alexander) UK

Little Miss Sumo (Matt Kay)

UK

18:29

The Bind (Caroline Bartleet)

Losing It (Ben Robins)

UK

8:18

Ireland

7:03

Love Have I Known (Gregory Nice)

UK

20:00

The Cunning Man (Zoë Dobson)

UK

12:54

United States

22:00

The Dead Ones (Stefan Georgiou)

UK

19:20

France

1:00

The Ferryman (Naomi Evans)

UK

9:27

UK

13:00

The Gap (Patrick Vandebroeck)

Belgium

14:41

UK

1:00

Lowland Kids (Sandra Winther) Maybe Tomorrow (Nicholas Khamsopha) MJ (Jamie Delaney) Moon Rabbit (Kae Ho)

UK

5:10

Netherlands

16:00

UK

10:06

UK

The Bird & The Whale (Carol Freeman)

Japan

14:25

The Machine (Leon Williams)

Muzzle (Adam Etheridge)

UK

15:34

The Mind Of An Artist: William Kentridge (Rosa

My Boy (Charlotte Regan)

UK

6:00

My Mother’s Eyes (Jenny Wright)

UK

4:39

The Most Magnificaent Thing (Arna Selznick)

France

17:06

The Rabbit’s Foot (Charlie Brafman & Magnus

New Devonia (Kelly Mann & Skye Tati)

UK

2:30

Nine Coo Five (Anye Chen)

UK

3:13

The Sea (Cameron Richards)

Norwich Love Letter (Finley Green)

UK

1:50

Now Or Never (Matt Senior)

UK

25:00

Nurtured (Ben Pearce)

UK

13:59

Things That Happen In The Bathroom (Edward

Nefta Football Club (Yves Piat)

Obon (Andre Hörmann & Samo)

Beiroa)

McCullagh)

7:50 16:24

UK

1:00

Canada

21:59

UK

19:12

UK

14:00

The Traffic Separating Device (Johan Palmgren) Sweden

15:00

The Vasectomy Doctor (Paul Palmgren)

Ireland

10:47

United States

13:00

Australia

7:05

Germany

15:00

Off Fleek (Steven Dorrington)

UK

6:00

This Perfect Day (Lydia Rui)

One Liner (Matthew Lee)

UK

6:48

This Time Away (Magali Barbe)

UK

14:00

Paul Is Dead (George Moore)

UK

13:40

Three Sacks Full Of Hats (Debbie Anzalone)

UK

19:55

Pleased To Eat You! (Adrian Hedgecock)

UK

7:06

Trucker’s Atlas (Dan Thorburn)

UK

12:21

Quiet Carriage (Ben S. Hyland)

UK

5:28

Tungrus (Rishi Chandna)

India

12:56

Red Hill (Laura Carreira)

UK

13:20

Turning Ten (Jaylan Auf)

UK

12:38

Roadkill (Leszek Mozga)

UK

7:45

Two Tickets, Please? (Emmaalouise Smith)

UK

13:45

Roadside Oddities (Matthew Trett)

UK

1:00

Unexpected Item (Stephen Gallacher)

UK

10:09

Estonia

10:00

Unregistered (Sophia Banks)

United States

15:00

War Paint (Joseph Colby Doler & Taylor United States

11:57

Water Marks (Tracy Satchwill)

UK

9:28

Wealth Not A Waste - Jib’s Story (Justin Hunt)

UK

6:22

Robot Will Protect You (Nicola Piovesan) Sequins (Michael Beddoes)

UK

17:45

Seven (James Morgan)

UK

10:42

Snapshots (Phoebe Barran & Lliana Bird)

UK

13:30

Solar Plexus (David McShane)

UK

8:53

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Bracewell)

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OUR JUDGES STEPHEN FRY Stephen is an English actor, comedian and writer. He is BAFTA & Golden Globe nominated, and is known throughout the world for his work in film & TV. His credits include Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, QI, Kingdom, Wilde, Gosford Park, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and the Hobbit films. He has also written countless best-selling books and audiobooks.

NEVE CAMPBELL Neve is an award winning Canadian actress who is best known for her starring roles as Julia Salinger on the television drama series Party of Five, and as Sidney Prescott in the horror film franchise Scream. She has also had prominent film roles in The Craft, Wild Things, 54, and was more recently seen starring in Skyscraper opposite Dwayne Johnson, and in season five of House of Cards.

STEPHEN WOOLLEY A 2019 recipient of a BAFTA for his Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, Stephen is one the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most respected independent film producers, receiving numerous BAFTA awards, Academy award nominations, and winning a Producers Guild of America award. His films include Colette , Carol, Little Voice, and Interview with the Vampire.

ALICE BIRCH Alice is a British screenwriter who has won numerous awards for her debut feature, Lady Macbeth, as well as being nominated for Outstanding Debut & Best British Feature at BAFTA 2018. In 2016, Alice was selected as one of the Creative England 50, a shortlist of individuals and companies judged to be the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most inventive, innovative and creative minds.

MARK EVERSON Mark is a BAFTA nominated and RTS award winning editor and was the editor on both Paddington and Paddington 2, while his other film credits include Johnny English 3, Mindhorn, and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. His TV work includes Peep Show, for which he was twice nominated for an RTS Award, and The Mighty Boosh, for which he received a BAFTA nomination.

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WE’D LIKE TO THANK THESE BRILLIANT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WHO DEDICATED THEIR TIME THIS YEAR TO PICK ALL OUR WINNING FILMS.

ROSA BOSCH Rosa began her career at the American Film Institute Film Festival in LA and developed the first Los Angeles Latin American Film Festival. After moving to the UK, she became Deputy Head of Programming at the National Film Theatre (NFT) and later Deputy Director of The London Film Festival. Her producing credits include The Devil’s Backbone, and Buena Vista Social Club.

YOLONDA ROSS Yolonda is an award winning American actress who has starred in numerous film and TV shows over the last two decades. Her recent credits include The Chi, How to Get Away with Murder, and Netflix’s The Get Down. Yolonda’s other credits include Stranger Inside, for which she won a Gotham Award and Go For Sister which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

ALISTAIR PETRIE Alistair has enjoyed a stellar career starring in some of the biggest productions both on TV and the big screen. His recent credits include Rogue One and the multi-Emmy nominated The Night Manager. In 2019, he appeared in the Netflix hit show Sex Education and the reboot of Hellboy. His other film roles include Rush and Cloud Atlas.

ANDREW DEANE Andrew is a partner and co-head of the Literary Department at Industry Entertainment Partners, a leading management/ production company in Hollywood. He’s also earned multiple Emmy nominations as a film and TV Producer. His credits include Messiah, a new 10 episode series for Netflix, Fire with Fire (starring Bruce Willis) and The Double (starring Richard Gere).

ANGIE BASS Angie is a BAFTA award-winning producer. Her documentary credits include the RTS award-winning film, A Wedding In The Family and the critically acclaimed and award-winning series The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities. Since relocating to LA, Angie has worked with award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux and produced a documentary for HBO, Americans In Bed.

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N F F 2 019 N O M I N AT E D F I L M S BEST SHORT FILM: NOMINEES 3 SLEEPS (UK, 19m) Director: Christopher Holt 9-year-old Casey lives on a tough London estate with her mother and two young sisters. She is sworn to secrecy when her mother leaves the girls home alone for the weekend, but life without mum won’t be easy. ASHMINA (Nepal, 15m) Director: Dekel Berenson In an impoverished country, a 13-year-old girl working for small change on a landing field for paragliders finds herself torn between her financial obligation to her family and the influence of the foreign visitors she comes across. SEVEN (UK, 11m) Director: James Morgan Yohana, a teenager from a remote community in the Norwegian Arctic, must decide the fate of the oil worker who killed her father. In seven seconds, she must make a decision which could determine the future of her people. STORM (USA, 12m) Director: Will Kindrick In the near future, citizens are forced to use a government dating app to find their ‘perfect match’. An unsuspecting user is sent through a turbulent series of splash portals when his app malfunctions in the bathtub. THE SEA (UK, 14m) Director: Cameron Richards Jenny sits alone on a beach and watches for birds. In a series of seemingly random encounters, she finds herself joined by the many best friends, family members and loved ones who have defined the rich tapestry of her life. THIS TIME AWAY (UK, 14m) Director: Magali Barbe Nigel is a recluse, haunted by his past and the memory of the family he once had. He lives a solitary life, full of coping mechanisms to keep himself going – until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine. 42

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BEST ANIMATED FILM: NOMINEES DAUGHTER (Czech Republic, 15m) Director: Daria Kashcheeva A young girl struggles with feeling unloved by her father, and compensates by losing herself in her imagination. OBON (Germany, 15m) Directors: Andre Hörmann & Samo Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. During Obon, Akiko is haunted by her memories. MY MOTHER’S EYES (UK, 5m) Director: Jenny Wright Depicted in an abstracted world of childhood memory, this story concerns motherhood, loss, and the process of letting go. THE BIRD & THE WHALE (Ireland, 8m) Director: Carol Freeman A whale becomes separated from his family after swimming off to explore a shipwreck. He finds the sole survivor - a caged songbird.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: NOMINEES 73 COWS (UK, 15m) Director: Alex Lockwood A vegetarian beef farmer struggles with his conscience when taking his cattle to slaughter, and must decide what to do with his 73 cows. KAMALI (UK, 24m) Director: Sasha Rainbow Kamali struggles being the only female skateboarder in her village in India. Her mother, meanwhile, embarks on a quest of self-discovery. LITTLE MISS SUMO (UK, 19m) Director: Matt Kay Hiyori, a young female sumo wrestling champion, fights inside and outside the ring to change Japan’s national sport forever. LOWLAND KIDS (USA, 22m) Director: Sandra Winther As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers remaining on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on their family’s home. 43


BEST EAST ANGLIAN FILM: NOMINEES LOVE HAVE I KNOWN (UK, 20m) Director: Gregory Nice A romantic bond blossoms between James and Otto at the break of war, but they must now face each other across the battlefield. STALKER (UK, 20m) Director: Christopher Andrews In the remote forests of the Scottish Highlands, an ageing stalker puts his grit and wits to the test against a young poacher. THE DEAD ONES (UK, 20m) Director: Stefan Georgiou Those whose lives are cut short by violence do not disappear. Instead, they live to haunt the person who killed them. THE FERRYMAN (UK, 10m) Director: Naomi Evans What happens during the transition from life to death? This film exposes the turbulence, stillness, and beauty that this significant time holds.

BEST STUDENT FILM: NOMINEES A SON LIKE OTHERS (Portugal, 19m) Director: Antonio Sequeira Dinis has schizophrenia but desperately wants to go to university. His mother and sister struggle against their instincts to protect him. EYESHADOW (Chile, 22m) Director: Manuel Morales Two deteriorating lives form a friendship from their reflections on loneliness in Chile during the 1990s, while exploring the stigma of AIDS. SOLAR PLEXUS (UK, 9m) Director: David McShane Noah is struggling to accept the recent death of his mother, an astronaut. To move on, he must break the umbilical-like cord that connects them. THE APRICOT TREE (Netherlands, 16m) Director: Gideon van Eeden A bigoted widower struggles to maintain his late wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apricot tree. His attempts are interrupted by a Syrian refugee he finds in his shed. 44


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Stage Two Stage Two

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The Forum Stage Two The Forum Stage Two The Forum Stage Two

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TUE 12 NOV

NUA The Assembly House The Forum 46

FESTIVAL 18:30

In Conversation with David Morrissey

19:30

Don’t Look Now

18:15 21:00

The Fight, plus Q&A Widow’s Walk, plus Q&A

13:15 15:00 16:15 17:00 18:30 19:30

Home, plus Q&A Animated Shorts for Kids Rafiki The Runaways ScreenSkills Open Doors Event The Souvenir, plus Q&A

13:00 15:30

Tito and the Birds Snowpiercer with Mark Kermode

17:00 19:15

Stop Motion Animation Workshop Women In Film, plus Q&A

17:30 19:15 19:30

VFX with David Simpson The Lodger, plus live piano score Comedy Shorts

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WED 13 NOV NUA NUA The Forum The Forum

FRI 15 NOV

UEA: Enterprise Centre UEA: Enterprise Centre UEA: Enterprise Centre UEA: Enterprise Centre The Forum The Forum

SAT 16 NOV

The Forum The Forum The Forum The Forum The Forum The Garage The Forum The Garage The Forum The Forum The Garage The Forum

SUN 17 NOV

The Forum The Forum The Assembly House The Forum The Forum

13:15 15:30 18:00 19:30

Commissioning Shorts for TV BAFTA winner Stephen Woolley Experimental Shorts Environmental Shorts

11:15 13:00 14:30 16:00 18:00 20:00

VFX with Julian Foddy Directing with Joe Cornish Acting For The Screen Careers In Film World Cinema The Mix Tape Vol. 1

11:30 12:00 13:15 13:45 15:15 15:15 15:30 17:15 17:30 19:30 20:00 22:00

The Mix Tape Vol. 2 Film Festival Strategies Short Documentaries Fund Development Discovering New Talent Short Animations Emerging Talent Shorts LGBTQ+ Shorts The East Anglian Collection Awards Celebration The Mix Tape Vol. 3 Late Night Shorts

11:00 12:30 14:00 15:00 17:30

OSKA Bright Shorts The Mix Tape Vol. 4 In Conversation with Michael Smiley The Winners Collection BAFTA Shorts Tour19, plus Q&A

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