Norwich Film Festival at NUA
Monday 11 November - Wednesday 13 November 2019
Get stuck in to these free workshops, talks and screenings held in partnership with Norwich Film Festival.
Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Monday 11 November – 5-7pm, Norwich University of the Arts
Join BA (Hons) Animation students to create your own stop motion cut out moving sequence. Learn how to visually plan your idea using storyboarding techniques and create your own background and characters.
Then bring them to life using professional stop motion software and equipment. The films will be sent to all participants after the workshop by email.
- All materials and equipment are provided and no experience is necessary
- This event is age 16+
- There is limited space for this event, so book early to avoid missing out!
Tuesday 12 November – 5-7pm, Norwich University of the Arts
Come and try out some industry tools for creating believable visual effects.
Join our BA (Hons) VFX guru David Simpson on a short hands-on session using Nuke and Maya software- the tools the VFX industry uses to create the effects you’ve seen in Blade Runner 2049 or Last Jedi.
- Open to anyone who has ever used Photoshop or other graphics programs
- No need to be familiar with VFX software before
- Please note this event will have limited numbers, therefore we ask you book in advance for this awesome masterclass.
Commissioning Shorts for the Screen with BBC Ideas & Random Acts
Wednesday 13 November – 1.15-2.45pm, Norwich University of the Arts
This session will showcase a small selection of BBC Ideas and Random Acts previous short films, followed by a talk which will cover opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers looking to access schemes such as these.
Come prepped with questions around practical advice on pitching and application processes.
Random Acts Shorts Screening programme
- Open Mic: Daniel has always wanted to perform stand-up comedy, but with his crippling fear of crowds, open-spaces and public embarrassment, he has to think outside (or rather inside) the box, to live out his dream.
- Future Perfect: Narrated by Julian Barratt, Future Perfect follows a child’s drawing of their parents as it is created, hung on a wall, then placed in a time capsule where it waits as the earth dries to a husk and shrugs us off. Discovered by some future aliens they then use the drawings as the blueprint for a twisted new version of humanity.
- Ctrl X: The AI-controlled, monopolistic company CTRLX attempts to sell its products to the society it owns. With its determination to profit from humanity but lack of understanding of humans, its advertising techniques make for a very hard sell.
BBC Ideas Screening programme
- Forget hygge… The rules that really rule in Scandinavia – 5’11 (film)
- The girl who helped discover dinosaurs – 3’31 (animation).
- Why people who are choosing to quit social media – 4’06 (film)
- Do eggs contain the secrets of the universe? 4’20 (animation)
In Conversation with BAFTA winning Producer Stephen Woolley
Wednesday 13 November – 3.30-5.30pm, Norwich University of the Arts
NUA and Norwich Film Festival is delighted to welcome the internationally renowned Oscar Nominated and BAFTA winning Producer Stephen Woolley to this year’s Festival.
With a career spanning over thirty years Stephen is one of Britain’s most prolific producers beginning his career in distribution, before moving to producing.
His film credits include The Company of Wolves, Scandal, The End of The Affair, Backbeat, Michael Collins, Interview With The Vampire, The Crying Game, Stoned (which he also directed), Made in Dagenham, Byzantium, Youth, Carol, Their Finest, On Chesil Beach and most recently Colette.
Stephen currently runs the production company Number 9 Films with producing partner Elizabeth Karlsen. The pair were recently awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Film at this year’s BAFTA awards.
This event will be a great opportunity for audiences to learn more about the role of the producer, how to find projects and also a chance to hear about Stephen’s career in film. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A from the audience during this event.