And the #NFF2021 winners are…


11th Norwich Film Festival (Norwich, UK), BAFTA and BIFA qualifying event, honoured its six prestigious awards tonight with ‘Enjoy’ taking the Best British Film award and The Exit Plan winning the Best International Film Award. Out of nearly 1,300 international submissions, short films Enjoy, The Exit Plan, Absolution, Clown, Night of the Living Dread and […]

Capturing Bowie’s Cultural Legacy in Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine


The following is an extract from Film East’s upcoming Screen Dreams zine which explores the many ways music can manifest on screen and how it impacts our viewing experience. The zine is launching as a free download shortly before our Glam-Rock Double-Bill screening at NFF2021 on 13th November, featuring Rocketman (2019) and Velvet Goldmine (1998). You […]

Filmmaker Spotlight: Hirokazu Koreeda


Written by Patricia Xu “I’ve learned to value ordinary life. And I still have a wish to portray that.” – Hirokazu Koreeda Hirokazu Koreeda is one of the greatest contemporary Japanese directors of this generation. Often being considered as the next Yasujiro Ozu, his masterpiece films show gentle, heart-warming, yet bitter sides of human life. […]

Why Tangerine (2015) is more relevant than ever this International Women’s Day


To celebrate International Women’s Day, NFF volunteer Rhiannon Talbot-Arnold takes a look at the fruitful message underneath the skin of Sean Baker’s 2015 film Tangerine and explains why it’s more relevant than ever, even five years since the film’s release. Tangerine’s premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival sparked a flurry of critical commentary; critics were […]

Pain and Glory Review


Almodovar’s latest masterpiece, Pain and Glory – otherwise known as Dolor y Gloria, is a thought provoking indulgence into the intimate parts of life; as have all of his preceding films. Almodovar has managed to craft a story which precisely harks pain from past and present whilst also seeing the characters revel in glory simultaneously. […]