NRFF: What People Are Saying

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT NRFF

 

Michael McCarthy (UK) – Writer / Director – “Dark Laugh” – Winner of  Best London Film 

“Amazing first festival, very happy to have had my short film screened here and truly honoured to have won Best London Based Film! Looking forward to the next one!

Oct 2016

Anna Smirnova (RU) – Writer /Director / Producer – “The Pigeon” – Winner of Best Female Filmmaker

“It was a great pleasure to participate in this wonderful festival!! Hope to meet you next year!”

Sep 2016

Lynda Lemberg (CAN) – Screenwriter – “Grace” – Winner of Best Feature Screenplay

“The high quality of this inaugural festival is truly impressive. Jan and Massimo embody professionalism. They responded to messages promptly, were ever cordial and delivered on every aspect of the generous prize package for best screenplay. They obviously value writers as evidenced by awards given to all finalists. I only wish that we had been able to attend. The programme looked superb and offered some excellent learning and networking opportunities. I highly recommend the New Renaissance Film Festival.”

Sep 2016

Neil O’Neil (UK)  – Screenwriter – “Chocolate Potato” – Award of Excellence

“Fabulous location and wonderful event. Congrats to all involved. Will watch this festival as it grows.”

Sep 2016

Matthew Bartlett (UK) – Writer / Producer – “Ministry of Guilt” – Best UK Short

“It was such a pleasure to be part of a festival that really took care of the guests, Jan and Massimo worked so hard to welcome the many filmmakers from around the world. The masterclasses were insightful and the screenings were full of real talent. I’m looking forward to many more years of the New Renaissance and feel lucky to have been there at the inaugural festival.”

Sep 2016

Heaven Kid (TW) – Animation – Award of Excellence

“This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.”

Aug 2016

Polina Zinoviev (GER) – Screenwriter – “Tat and the Virus” – Award of Merit

“It was my first competition ever, and I did enjoy it thoroughly. Apart from an extremely good atmosphere, a very competent team, the overall quality of the screenings was thrilling.
Massimo and Jan have managed to make everybody happy, and many thanks to them for a great event! Looking forward to attending next year.”

Aug 2016

Margie Kelk (CAN) – Filmmaker – “Substratae” – Award of Excellence (Animation)

“The New Renaissance Film Festival was very professionally run. I heartily congratulate Jan and Massimo for their excellent choice of venue–very accessible, in the heart of London, and their enthusiastic , clear instructions and explanations prior to the film screenings. The films themselves were provocative and very high quality. I would certainly return to future New Renaissance Festivals and highly recommend them to others.”

Aug 2016

Scott Simonsen (USA) – Writer / Director – “Situational” – Best Actor (Matt Devine)  

“Lucky enough to screen in the the inaugural festival in London, we were nothing but pleased by how well run it was and how friendly Jan and Massimo were throughout their online Film of the Week announcements, all the way to their live screening. Friends who attended said it was a very lovely affair with great people and a great vibe. If this was their first fest, one can only expect an even more amazing show next year, and beyond.”

Aug 2016

Joe Madely (UK) – Screenwriter – “Tomorrow Ever After” – Best 15-Minute Screenplay

“Just won best 15 minute screenplay. Absolutely chuffed!!Thank you so much!”

Aug 2016

Theo Pavlou (UK) – Young Talent Filmmaker – “Hugo” – Award of Merit

“The best film festivals present stimulating films that challenge and entertain, a welcoming atmosphere and offer a platform and a voice for filmmakers. The New Renaissance Film Festival offered it all and much more. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of this outstanding event.”

Aug 2016

Adam Nakudo (UK) –  Screenwriter – “Good Morning Arthur” – Best Young Talent

“We thank you for providing such a good experience for our first film festival. So much that it is likely we will attend the next one.  Thank you for also providing me with the award for best young talent screenplay.”

Aug 2016

Amy Newton (UK) – Actress – “Ladies First” – Award of Merit (Acting)

“Thanks for a great day and my category commendation for ‘Ladies First.’ Hope to see you next year!!”

Aug 2016

Aron Randhawa (UK)  – Young Talent Filmmaker – “La Promesa” – Award of Merit

“I just wanted to thank you both for hosting a wonderful event last week. The selection of films on show were absolutely amazing with my personal favourites being ‘Minh Tȃm’ and ‘Lost in Spring’. It was incredibly inspiring to see our own project alongside such great films and I would like to thank you again for accepting ‘La Promesa’ into the festival. It really means a lot to our team, and we wish you all the best for the festival in the future.”

Aug 2016

Michael J. McCarthy  (UK) – Writer / Director – “Dark Laugh” – Best London Film

“Thank you for selecting my short film DARK LAUGH which won Best London Based Film! Great Festival!”

Aug 2016

Adam Luff  (UK) – Screenwriter – “Lunar Art” – Best Screenplay of the Month /Award of Excellence

“Won “Best Screenplay of the Month” & “Award of Excellence!” Thank you for a fantastic festival.”

Aug 2016

Ben Hyland (UK)  – Writer / Director – “Stay” – Award of Excellence

“Nice day and night. UK screening of “Stay” and an award for excellence.”

Aug 2016

Our next film festival will be held in Amsterdam in March 2017. We are now open for entries. 

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