Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Norwich Film Festival (NFF) is an internationally renowned film festival which celebrates the very best of short films from the UK and around the world, every November, in the city of Norwich, England.
The festival is passionate about supporting new and experienced filmmakers on their journey, and are proud to showcase high quality short films from our open competition to the audiences of East Anglia . Their love of cinema is why the festival was created and why it continues to grow, and they are thrilled to announce that they have recently hit another huge milestone – the NFF has now been confirmed as a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) qualifying short film festival.
Entry for the BAFTA British Short Film and British Short Animation awards are now open, and will close on 1 October. The winners will be presented at the British Academy Film Awards in early 2020. British short films programmed at our festival and one other festival from Section B of the Qualifying Festivals List are eligible to enter. The full rules and guidelines for BAFTA’s short film categories are available at http://awards.bafta.org/entry.
“It is an incredible honour for the Norwich Film Festival to be selected by BAFTA as one of their qualifying short film festivals. Each year we receive a very high standard of British short films and it is a delight that this additional opportunity can help support emerging filmmakers move forward in their careers. We are eternally grateful for the support from BAFTA and for the opportunities this will now provide our officially selected British shorts.” Craig Higgins (Consultant)
This year’s submissions have now closed, but we will reopen in 2020. You can, however, catch this year’s Official Selection of 111 short films from the 6th – 17th November. In the meantime, for more information about the festival please visit www.norwichfilmfestival.co.uk.
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