*SUBMISSIONS OPEN 6 MAY, 2013*
The Norwich Film Festival has now reopened for submissions to the 2014 festival.
You can submit your film to us in one of two ways. Firstly, via post. To do that, you will need to send us your film on a region 2 DVD or as a digital file (mpeg, quicktime etc), along with a completed submission form, and your payment (cheque made payable to Norwich Film Festival or paypal payment to email@example.com – add £1.50 to any Paypal transaction to cover their fees).
The second method is via Withoutabox (“WAB”). This is the internationally accepted, online, festivals submissions website, and is our preferred method of entry. You will be able to submit online by clicking the link below when the festival reopens.
There are four competitive categories with prizes for this year’s festival, and they are listed below. 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 four competitive categories* we have this year are:
Short Film - Any film 25 minutes or under. Any genre, any style. Top Prize £250.
Animated Film - Any animated film 25 minutes or under. Any genre, any style. Top Prize £250.
Student Film - Any film, any genre, any style, made (or predominantly made) by students. 25 minutes or under. Top Prize £250.
Short Screenplay - A screenplay of any genre or style, 30 pages or less (industry standard format). Top Prize £250.
Of the three film categories above, one will be chosen as Best In Festival, winning a further £750!
*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.
One Minute Movie
We also have another competition within the Festival itself called One Minute Movie. We have had some brilliant films sent in previously, and we are really looking forward to this year’s entries. Submissions will reopen with the main festival.
We’re challenging film makers from all over the world to make the best movie possible 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.
Submissions for our One Minute Movie competition are currently open.
Full guidelines and rules are available to read here, and they can be downloaded, along with the submission form below:
Congratulations to Jordan Schmelzer and his film, Hamburgz, which has been announced as the winner of One Minute Movie 2013. Well done Jordan and his team. Hamburgz had the honour of opening the 2013 Festival and was greatly enjoyed by judges and audiences alike.
If you have any other questions or queries about this competition, please contact us.