Interested in volunteering?
Click here for more information about any current opportunities and how you can get involved during the main festival this November!
Norwich Film Festival runs mainly through the hard work and commitment of our Executive Team. All of the members have normal jobs elsewhere, and work on the festival in their spare time, just for the fun of it. If you’re interested in joining us, head over to the Volunteer page to check out any current opportunities!
Kellen founded the festival in 2009 after discovering a lack of platforms in the region for filmmakers to showcase their work. He has an MA and a BA in film, and has spent the last decade promoting Norwich as a filmmaking hub, while also finding time to produce his own short documentary and creative projects. He’s a big fan of films with great music, but not so much a fan of musicals.
Sava joined the Exec Team in 2021 supporting the team with events, volunteers, and our education programme. She’s now in charge of developing the festival and finding ways for it to grow, through programming and partnership opportunities.
Alongside her role with NFF, Sava also works for other arts organisations in Norwich and enjoys getting out to experience cultural events. Her first love has always been film and she’s currently working her way through the classics she shamefully hasn’t yet seen.
As well as her newly found role in NFF, Libby also spends her free time exploring her own creative ideas, having studied filming and media throughout school. She geeks out on good cinematography and a captivating storyline.
Ewan joined the team in 2019. His role is to manage all aspects of filmmaker submissions, right the way through to programming shorts, as well as programming other on-screen events such as features.
Alongside his role, he works for an in-flight film distributor specialising in world cinema, and he also dabbles in filmmaking when he’s got the time. He’s a big fan of films from all genres & backgrounds and can usually be found lurking in the cinema or spending hours staring at his shelf deciding what to watch.
Zoë has been a volunteer at the festival since 2017, but in 2021 stepped up to the Exec Team to help shape the festival’s programming output.
She loves films from all contexts but has a special place in her heart for British independent cinema, especially films that explore the multifaceted and diverse nature of British culture. This is something she has focused on in a dissertation for her BA degree in Film Studies at King’s College London.
Ishnoor, a film enthusiast, first joined the team as part of the Online Screening Committee, as well as volunteering during our 2022 festival.
She loves curating films , and has stepped on to become the part of the Executive Team for NFF2023 as Programming Assistant.
The cinema of dissent has a special place in her heart, and she truly believes that cinema makes the world a better place to live in.
Siobhan joined the team in 2016 and is currently responsible for ensuring the smooth running of events, including venue selection and management, and recruiting and working with the festival’s team of enthusiastic volunteers.
Joe joined the NFF Exec Team in 2023, helping to ensure the sturdy organisation of the festival itself and to continue pushing our programme to wider audiences.
He’s a writer and filmmaker, currently working on an independent, feature-length project, after having moved to Norwich to complete a BA and an MA in the Arts. Inspired by a love for bringing the unimaginable to life, and despite also enjoying more traditionally ‘artistic’ films, he’s a massive genre-nerd, obsessed with horror and sci-fi from the exceptional to the downright awful (so bad… it’s good).
Jo Dunk is a writer, producer, and filmmaker who has worked with musicians, writers, not-for-profits, and luxury brands. Her work spans stills photography, video, commercials, short films, music videos, podcasts, and theatre.
Jo came to the Norwich Film Festival only three years ago, first as a punter, then a volunteer and now Head of Comms. Jo is a Londoner in Norwich, and can often be found drinking coffee and walking a suspiciously large sausage dog. Favourite films are: Spinal Tap, Moonlight, Mandy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Farewell. Although that could all change tomorrow.
As a filmmaker who loves working with both actors and crew, Matilda enjoys collaborating and meeting other filmmakers. Her artistic family background, combined with an early discovery of filmmaking, allowed her to enter an industry where she could explore all sorts of creative endeavours. She offers her social media and video skills to local Norfolk business owners while making sure to prioritise her love of acting, yoga, and dance.
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