At Norwich Film Festival (#NFF16) we love watching the fantastic variety of high-quality submissions we get from both local and international filmmakers. On this page you’ll find all you need to know about submitting to the festival. We look forward to reviewing your creation soon. Good luck!
For NFF16 you can submit your Short Film, Short Screenplay or One Minute Movie to us via our online portals:
Categories and Prizes
There are five competitive categories* with prizes for this year’s festival. As we are a short film festival, please note, all films must be under 25 minutes long. Any films longer than 25 minutes will not be accepted. Short screenplays must be 30 pages or less. The five competitive categories we have this year are:
Short Film – Any film 25 minutes or under. Any genre, any style. Top Prize £200.
Animated Film – Any animated film 25 minutes or under. Any genre, any style. Top Prize £200.
Documentary Film – Any documentary film 25 minutes or under. Any genre, any style. Top Prize £200.
Student Film – Any film, any genre, any style, made (or predominantly made) by students. 25 minutes or under. Top Prize £200.
Short Screenplay – A screenplay of any genre or style, 30 pages or less (industry standard format). Top Prize £200
All 2016 winners will receive a Norwich Film Festival Award Certificate and priceless industry feedback from our judges.
The Best Short Film of the competition will also receive the following:
– A copy of HitFilm 4 Pro
(worth £271.59 courtesy of our partners at HitFilm)
– A copy of Final Draft 9
(worth £162 courtesy of our partners at Final Draft)
– A copy of Arcadian Sound
(worth £39.99 courtesy of our partners at Arcadian Sound)
– A Freelancer Premium Membership for one year with Production Base
(worth £174.99 courtesy of our partners at Production Base )
*If you are unsure which category your film may fall into, or you think it may overlap into more than one, the judging panel will assign it to the most appropriate category that they deem fit.
We’re challenging filmmakers from all over the world to make the best movie they possibly can that lasts exactly sixty seconds. Selected films will be screened throughout the festival and on our web services, while the best film chosen by our panel of judges will have the honour of being this year’s opening film. We have had some brilliant films sent in previously, and we are really looking forward to this year’s entries. Only £1 to enter our One Minute Movie competition.
The Pesky Guidelines
To acquaint yourself with the festival’s full submission rules and guidelines we’ve created a pdf for you to digest. Should you come across any stumbling blocks you can also consult our submission FAQs for help and advice.
If you have any other questions about the festival or submissions, please contact us.