From a record-breaking 1391 submissions to this year’s festival, we’re proud to reveal the short films from our Official Selection which are nominated for one of our six prestigious awards.
With more films than ever to choose from, deciding on the films to nominate in each category was no easy task, with our executive committee discussing each film at length before settling on the final nominees.
The four films in each award category are being considered by our 2022 Jury as we speak, with this year’s panel including names such as Nat Luurtsema, Jinko Gotoh and Chris Rankin.
The winners are set to be revealed in a physical award ceremony which will take place at Norwich University of the Arts on 18th November, sponsored by Intermission. We’re so excited to be able to share this occasion with filmmakers in-person, and will be allowing audiences to follow along via social media as each announcement happens.
Each winner will receive a £1000 cash prize alongside a commemorative certificate & trophy, as well as a number of additional software prizes.
We’d like to thank this year’s Award Sponsors for allowing us to support and reward the filmmakers in each category:
- Arnolds Keys (British Film)
- Skyline IFE (International Film)
- University of East Anglia (East Anglian Film)
- VisitNorwich (Documentary Film)
- Meantime Media (Animated Film)
- Norwich University of the Arts (Student Film)
Want to see the nominees for yourself? Our full Official Selection will be screening in-person & online from 11-20th November during this year’s festival – tickets are on sale now!
Best British Film Nominees
AN IRISH GOODBYE (Dir. Tom Berkeley & Ross White)
NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD (Dir. Florence Kosky)
OLD WINDOWS (Dir. Paul Holbrook)
THE OPERATOR (Dir. Matt Riley)
Best International Film Nominees
ACTION (Dir. Benoît Monney)
AUGUST (Dir. Jonathan Berlin)
SIDERAL (Dir. Carlos Segundo)
THE DREAMS OF LONELY PEOPLE (Dir. Marek Leszczewski)
Best East Anglian Film
BIG EARS (Dir. Sam Baron)
GHOST PONDS (Dir. Amanda Sosnowski)
MY FIRST DICK (Dir. Kate McCoid)
OCTOPUS (Dir. Ella Glendining)
Best Documentary Film
SUPERHEROES WEAR HOODIES (Dir. Jason Osborne)
THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE (Dir. Elliott Watson)
TWO KINDS OF WATER (Dir. Dan McDougall)
WILD IS THE SPRING (Dir. Adla Massoud)
Best Animated Film
LUCE AND THE ROCK (Dir. Britt Raes)
MEMENTO MORI (Dir. Paul O’Flanagan)
SOFT TISSUE (Dir. Cliona Noonan)
YOUR MOUNTAIN IS WAITING (Dir. Hannah Jacobs)
Best Student Film
CATERPILLAR (Dir. Marcus Anthony Thomas)
HEART FAILURE (Dir. Will Wightman)
LAIKA & NEMO (Dir. Jan Gadermann & Sebastian Gadow)
THE BOY WHO COULDN’T FEEL PAIN (Dir. Eugen Merher)