Norwich Film Festival is delighted to reveal its official 2022 lineup, with its largest ever official selection comprising 116 films from 18 countries. These films will be screened in-person and online at the 12th iteration of the festival from the 11th – 20th November, with award categories such as Animation, Documentary, Student, and East Anglian film all set to have their winners crowned. 

With a total of 1391 submissions this year, it was no easy task narrowing down the entries to the 116 that made it through. However, this number of entries marks the highest that NFF has seen to date, making 2022 a landmark year for the festival and showcasing an incredible breadth of filmmaking from local, national, and international filmmakers. 

Ewan Tough, Senior Programmer for the festival, said: “Norwich Film Festival continues to be one of the fastest growing film festivals in the UK, with a steadily rising reputation internationally too. We’re always blown away by the calibre of the films we receive each year. It’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to bring such an eclectic range of films to our fine city, and we’re so excited for audiences from the local area and beyond to experience the programme we’ve put together.

“It sounds cliché, and I say it a lot, but there really is something for everyone in the festival – whether you’re looking to laugh, cry, be challenged or be inspired, we hope you’ll join us in person or online this November!”

The festival celebrates filmmaking of all levels, particularly through its award for Best Student Film. However, the line up for 2022 is as star-studded as any other year, with familiar faces and names such as Tilda Swinton, Hugh Dennis, Maxine Peak, Jason Isaacs, and Yasmin Finney featuring in the selection this year. 

Over the coming weeks the festival’s jury of industry professionals will have their chance to deliberate and cast their votes for those films which they feel deserve to win one of NFF’s prestigious awards. These winners will then be announced at the festival during its awards ceremony in November. 

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