Official Selection 2017 Announced!

Official Selection announced for the 2nd annual Nottingham International Film Festival

The Nottingham International Film Festival is pleased to announce the line-up for this year’s second annual festival. Taking place over the weekend of the 6th to the 8th of October, this year’s event is being held at the recently renovated, state of the art Showcase Cinema de Lux  and is set to see the festival grow in stature after a successful first year in 2016.

Film fans can expect a host of U.K. and International premieres including the Gabriel Bryne and Harvey Keitel starring LIES WE TELL,about a driver who must clean up his boss’s mess after he dies, Hollywood set thriller AMERICAN PETS, which sees a young man’s life spiral into uncompromising amorality and the UK based Post War drama BIKINI BLUE, where a Polish husband and wife look to build a new life in Britain, only for his past to come back to haunt them.

The opening night film is the Bryn Higgins (Black Mirror) directed ACCESS ALL AREAS, which tells the story of a group of teens who escape their dysfunctional family life by heading off to an island music festival. Feature highlights over the long weekend includeGame of Thrones star John Bradley-West portraying a member of a young rock band who make a Faustian pact with a stranger (Malcolm Mcdowell) in AMERICAN SATAN, Canadian film A PACT AMONG ANGELS, telling the story of the kidnapping of a solitary middle-aged man by two teenage brothers and closing film of festival RAGE, whichsees a man’s world collapse during a solitary and eventual not so routine nightly run through a European city centre.

Adding to the diverse narrative line up, this year’s feature documentary selection includes a special bonus screening of THE NEW 8-BIT HEROES at Nottingham’s National Videogame Arcade. The film documents director Joseph Granato as he looks to realise his childhood ambition of creating a new 8-bit video game. Also screening back at  Showcase Cinema de Lux is the award winning ONE NOTE AT A TIME, which follows the musicians who returned to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, and FRUITION about world renowned snowboarder Nicolas Mueller and his search for self-realisation.

Rounding off this year’s lineup is a host of short and experimental films that include the Alexandra Roach starring and BAFTA nominated PREGNANT PAUSE,PANTHERS - a documentary about Nottingham’s very own ice hockey team, hallucinogenic romance MAGIC MUSHROOMS and LEMON, which stars Friends with Kids director Jennifer Westfeldt.

Festival director Neil Jeram-Croft says that “NOTTIFF is excited to enter into a great partnership with the city’s  finest cinema and this year’s event is set to help grow the partnership and the festival for the years to come with original, eclectic and ground breaking indie films from around the world”.

For complete information on the full line up go to Official Selection

Neil Jeram-Croft