Later this year the world will be treated to the hotly anticipated Pitch Perfect 3, which I’m pretty sure is going to be aca-amazing and what a great opportunity we had to speak with the incredibly talented director of the new film, Trish Sie. This will be her second feature film, following her directorial debut of Step Up All In (2014). Sie comes with a host of experience, starting out as a choreographer she helped direct hit videos for OK Go, including most recently the world’s first zero gravity music video "Upside Down & Inside Out". Sie also directed the band's breakout video, "Here it Goes Again” winning her a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. Not only has Sie directed, she’s also produced and written short films. With all this experience, it is easy to see why she is the perfect choice to direct the latest Pitch Perfect film. So, firstly a huge thanks Trish for taking the time to talk with the NFF. Our first question... NFF: You have had the opportunity to direct one of the most anticipated films of the year - Pitch Perfect 3. At this stage what can you tell our readers about the film? TS: The Bellas are back! Out of college and out in the real world, they get together for one more adventure by taking off on an international USO tour. Lots of great music, absurd moments, quirky characters, and some unexpected twists and turns. It's a bigger, weirder, more exciting Pitch Perfect world then we've seen yet. [Read more...]
We are thrilled to announce that The Norwich Film Festival is now a qualifying short film festival for The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) (Best news ever!). As you may be aware we love supporting independent short films and independent filmmakers so having the opportunity to be a qualifying short film festival with BIFA is beyond brilliant. We are also excited that the Norwich Film Festival is recognised amongst other fabulous film festivals throughout the UK & the rest of the world. What a privilege! We at the festival would like to say a huge thanks to the wonderful people at BIFA for offering the festival this brilliant opportunity. For more information about festival's on the list, click here
"There won't be another Camelot." Starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig. An interview with Life Magazine, taking place 7 days after the assassination of her husband and President of the United States, gave the public the insight into what had happened and how Mrs Kennedy dealt with the tragic ordeal whilst also keeping her head above the water. A career-confirming performance from Natalie Portman (BLACK SWAN (2010) and V FOR VENDETTA (2006)) who channelled every essence of the celebrity and harrowed life of America's First Lady. A worthy nominee for the Actress in a Leading Role, Costume Design and Music (Original Score) at the 89th Academy Awards later this week. [Read more...]
Norwich Film Festival - Call for On-Line Judges The Norwich Film Festival is
looking for film enthusiasts for this year’s online judging process. If you have a few hours to spare between now and July, and you would like to play a part in judging the work of a wealth of exciting, international film talent, then we want you to be one of our online judges!
Want to get involved? Send an email to email@example.com by the 3rd March 2017 stating your age, gender, college/university/career as well as a brief description of why you would like to be an online judge this year. The judging process itself is very simple, and is a great opportunity to see some incredible short films. Our only stipulation to being a judge is that you can not have worked or submitted a film to this year's festival.