Nottingham International Film Festival 2019 is closed for submissions!


For the first time Nottingham International Film Festival will be hosted by the Nottingham Contemporary, the city’s most unique, thrilling and inspiring venue.

Bold and imaginative stories from the world of independent film.

The city of Nottingham is ready to embrace the 4th edition of the Nottingham International Film Festival taking place over four days 14th-17th November 2019. After three years the festival has developed a reputation for screening the best independent films from around the world in a city that is rich with history and legends.

The festival is ready to build on the success of previous years by screening more films to an ever-growing audience of devoted cinephiles. NOTTIFF aims to bring filmmakers closer to audiences with Q&A’s, industry panels and after parties.

Nottingham’s motto of ‘virtue outlives death’ is as bold as the many stories that have been told about this world-famous city and its rich history of story is at the very core of a festival that finds and showcases original narratives from around the world.

The official selection in past editions has featured exciting world and U.K premieres of feature length and short films from world cinema that portrayed everything from gripping indie thrillers to intriguing documentaries. Alumni premieres, line ups and guests have included documentary THE BALLAD OF A RIGHTEOUS MERCHANT, about the renowned Director Werner Herzog, Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel starring LIES WE TELL, Ella Purnell’s ACCESS ALL AREAS, award winning documentary ONE NOTE AT A TIME and the BAFTA winning OPERATOR.

NOTTIFF’s policy of only accepting films from open submissions will continue as Programming Director Deborah Jones confirms ‘our aim is to present films that are independent and to highlight filmmakers whose work is different, exciting and made with passion. Programming from open submissions is the best way to do this’ 

Nottingham Film Festival 2019 is now closed for submissions.

"I have been to a lot of festivals and that is the best I have ever seen my film projected! The sound and picture quality in the cinema are just stunning!" Philip Stevens, Director of Best UK Short The Knock.

"We had a fantastic time at the festival! It was the biggest, no filmmaker audience we've ever had. It's been an inspiration!" Austin McKinley. Producer of The New 8 Bit Heroes.

"I loved every film I saw, it's always great to be able to come along. Thank you for your hospitality. It's clear you guys work really hard, and it always gives the festivals a lovely atmosphere." Katie Wyman, Co-director of Best Animation I am Dyslexic.

"We all had a fantastic weekend and it was real privilege to be part of the Festival. We have been inspired to kickstart our next project and would love to share it with you on completion." Daniel Thomason, Director of Best Experimental Film An Interview With a Piano.

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