Film / 07/12/2021 Norwich Film Festival: The Arts Prevails

Picture this: it’s 2009, you’ve left university and you’re having coffee in The Forum with your friend. They show you a short film that they’ve made and you’re amazed by it. They’re struggling to get it into any festivals and there’s nothing in Norfolk. They are disheartened that all their hard work will go to...

Film / 07/12/2021 Why We Need Short Films:

It is fashionable – perhaps too fashionable – to feel cynical about the state of contemporary cinema. A casual glance through the screenings at one’s local cinema only seems to reinforce this belief: the average movie going experience is packed with spectacles, superheroes, and sequels. It is also in fashion to link this to the...

Film / 07/12/2021 Christmas Classics Countdown

I love Christmas films. In my first year at uni, I had a ‘Christmas Countdown’, where I planned to watch a Christmas movie every day of December until Christmas. This year, I’m determined to complete it.  Last year, I watched more Christmas movies in the two weeks before Christmas than I ever had before, thanks...

Film / 07/12/2021 Norwich Film Festival: in Conversation with Director and Writer Bertie Gilbert

Ever wondered what filmmakers think of Norwich? It seems they are amused by the equal proportion of hippy stoners to elderly people here, or at least Bertie Gilbert is. Writer and director Bertie Gilbert was also keen to see his short film screened at the Norwich Film Festival: “I love that I had to make...

Film / 16/11/2021 The Hunger Games – Why The Trilogy Could Have Been So Much Better

I remember first watching The Hunger Games in 2013, just before Catching Fire came out. I also remember the chills and utter shock I felt at the end of the sequel, when Jennifer Lawrence looks directly into the camera, showing all of Katniss’ anger clear in her face. They’re incredible films, and they make some...

Film / 16/11/2021 Norwich Film Festival Is Back Better Than Ever!

The privilege to watch films in person was tragically taken away from film-lovers last year. Norwich Film Festival celebrates having this experience once again, returning this year with its largest showcase yet! From the 12th to the 21st of November, the festival will be screening a wide range of independent films from a regional, national,...


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