8th Annual

Norwich Film Festival



Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 10, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
August 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 8, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately September 15, 2016

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
To be decided.
Cash Award Value: 200 United Kingdom Pound

Category Rules


The following rules constitute the conditions under which films, videos, and other materials may be submitted to the Norwich Film Festival (NFF). All submissions are subject to these rules.

• Norwich Festival is not limited to submissions from residents of Norwich City. NFF encourages entries from all sources and locations, including international and student entries.
• All entries submitted for consideration must be postmarked by the posted deadline.
• Screenplay submissions must be written in the industry standard format, printed on white A4 paper. An emailed PDF copy of any screenplay entry is preferred.
• All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.
• All screenplay entries must be written in English.
• Entry fees must be paid in full at time of submission. Fees must be paid in GBP currency. No cash payments are accepted. All entry fees are non-refundable.
• Submissions must be 25 minutes or less.
• Screenplay submissions must be 30 pages or less.
• Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
• Only submissions with completed submission fields and entry fees will be considered. Submissions received without a completed submission, an entry fee, or a screener will not be accepted.
• Do not use fiber envelopes, as the fibers can cause damage to the disks. All disks, documents, and other materials submitted for consideration will not be returned.
• Notice of receipt of submissions will be posted via submitter’s Withoutabox.com account. It is the submitter’s responsibility to track the status of their submission. Submissions are generally updated to- “In Consideration” within 2-4 weeks of receipt.
• The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. The Norwich Film Festival is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorized usage. Any film accepted into the NFF may be subjected to a pre-screen for any possible infringements.
• Please email a PDF copy of your screenplay submission to submissions@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk.

If your film is selected to screen at the Norwich Film Festival, the following conditions also apply:

• Occasionally filmmakers charge a screening fee after their film has been accepted (it is not to be confused with the NFF/Withoutabox submission fee). Please be forthright about any screening fees associated with the public exhibition of your submission. Failure to disclose a screening fee at this juncture will result in the forfeit of the submitter’s rights to impose a screening fee.
• You will need to provide a digital HD fine cut of your film without any interactive menus, bars or tone.
• To maximize the exposure of your film to the public, we require that you send us a press kit including: stills, posters, postcards, flyers, a synopsis, and any other publicity materials. All submitted materials will not be returned. All submitters should send digital press packs, ONLY ACCEPTED submitters should send printed materials.
• All accepted entries will be archived for future public exhibitions at the Norwich Film Festival’s discretion.
• Full public broadcasts (internet and television) of submitted and programmed entries are discouraged. However, promotional trailers or clips from a submitted or programmed entry may be broadcast publicly, prior to the festival.
• Norwich Film Festival is not liable for any damage to submitted materials.


I acknowledge that I have read and understand the submission rules and declare that my submission is in compliance with all of the submission rules of Norwich Film Festival and Withoutabox. I agree to abide by the submission rules, and accept full responsibility for any and all content, finished or in-progress. I certify that the film submitted is not subject to litigation, nor is any litigation threatened. I further certify that I am authorized to submit this film to the Norwich Film Festival. I understand Norwich Film Festival, Inc. and any of its constituents are not liable or responsible for the unauthorized use of copyrighted material. I accept responsibility for all content, including, but not limited to, pictures, sound, music, dialogue, performances, etc. I agree to hold harmless indemnify, and at my own expense, defend Norwich Film Festival, its representatives, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any and all liability, claims, causes of action, and losses or damage, including attorneys' fees arising or alleged to have arisen from the film owner's obligations herein and Norwich Film Festival's handling and exhibition of the submission. I also understand that Norwich Film Festival in its sole discretion may decide whether or not to exhibit a film during the festival dates.

Please e-mail your questions to: info@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk.