Who We Are
THE NEW RENAISSANCE
Inspired by the idea of a cultural revival, we recognize that the digital revolution creates the conditions for a New Renaissance, opening a door for a different set of stories to be told.
Film is a unique medium, and the New Renaissance Film Festival’s mission is to support and champion the best upcoming filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era, to fulfill their dream in telling their stories.
We focus on the ARTIST, on the STORY and on building an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers.
Our passion is to tell great stories.
ONE OF THE TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS TO KNOW ABOUT!
NRFF was featured recently in the London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS among some very distinguished company, including Raindance and Aesthetica.
As of September 2016, we were ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway. Click here to see what people are saying about NRFF.
We have been privileged to screen world and UK premiers at our festival that went on to be nominated for the Oscars! We have also found that filmmakers, screenwriters and actors create new projects from meeting each other at the festival.
A FESTIVAL OF INSPIRING ARTISTS AND STORYTELLERS
This three-day festival is organized by JAN HENDRIK VERSTRATEN and MASSIMO BARBATO who are themselves filmmakers and writers. They believe at the heart of every great film is a great story, one that will inspire an audience and hopefully help to shape culture in a positive way.
NRFF London has several categories for UK and International filmmakers and screenwriters, but very close to our hearts is the YOUNG TALENT AWARD. This is a special award for screenwriting, short films and acting that will be presented to young talent (up to 24 years of age).
NRFF LONDON 2018 – BIGGER AND BETTER!
2018 will be our third year in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts.
We will screen around 120 features, narrative shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos over the course of the festival, finishing with an AWARDS CEREMONY.
Trailer for NRFF LONDON 2016
Submissions for 2018 will begin in early September 2017. Please read our guidelines (see below) and competition terms before doing so. The festival will take place in August 2018, and all contestants will be notified at least 6 weeks prior to the event.
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STRENGTHENING LONDON’S FILM COMMUNITY
It is our passion to not only provide a stage for our filmmakers but also to strengthen the film community in London, by building an engaged audience through social media, and links with industry professionals and local businesses.
One hundred percent of sponsorship contributions will go directly towards the growth and development of the New Renaissance Film festival.
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BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
NRFF is growing from the ground up. Our festival under the NRFF name was successfully launched in Amsterdam in March 2017. Our goal is to enhance the vitality of independent filmmaking with these annual festivals.
Each city will engage with different themes and communities including the LGBTQ community, giving independents the recognition they deserve.
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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON NRFF LONDON 2018 SUBMISSIONS!
Early Bird Offer ends on the 30th September 2017!