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 THE NEW RENAISSANCE

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“Heavy Weight” – Winner of the Best of Fest Award, London 2016

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.

Our mission

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.

NRFF achieves this by:

 

ONE OF THE TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS TO KNOW ABOUT!

ff_top_100NRFF was featured recently in the London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS among some very distinguished company, including Raindance and Aesthetica. Our top industry judges from the UK and USA enable us to keep standards consistently high. Click here for London 2016 Gallery highlights!

As of September 2016, we are ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway. This platform serves more than 5,000 film festivals around the world. What makes this special is that the ranking is determined by reviews from the filmmakers and screenwriters who have participated in our festival. Click here to see what people are saying about NRFF.

 

A FESTIVAL FOR INSPIRING ARTISTS AND STORYTELLERS

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Filmmakers Panel Discussion, with BBC Script Editor, Ray Grewal, London 2016

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 and for short films that will be presented to young talent between the ages of 18-24.

 

We feel it is important to give those starting out in film a chance to discover their own unique voice and vision, as an artist, and to communicate with a larger audience.

 

NRFF LONDON 2017 – BIGGER AND BETTER!

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Leanna Chea (Minh Tam) – Winner of Best International Actress, London 2016

2017 will be our second year in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts.

We will screen around 120 narrative shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos over the course of the festival, finishing with an AWARDS CEREMONY.

Running alongside the festival will be a SCREENWRITING COMPETITION and a series of MASTERCLASSES by film industry experts, a filmmakers PANEL DISCUSSION and other networking opportunities.

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Key Dates

Submissions for 2017 will begin in early November 2016. Please read our guidelines (see below) and competition terms before doing so. The festival will take place on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th August 2017, and all contestants will be notified at least 6 weeks prior to the event.

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TOP INDUSTRY JUDGES FOR NRFF SCREENWRITERS

NRFF welcomes on board two top industry judges who will enable us to keep standards consistently high in the Screenwriting Competition.

 

Thane Economou (USA)

jonas-grimasdouble-bafta-winner-1Thane  has over six years of experience in feature film and television development, beginning as a development assistant at Lucasfilm and later at the 20th Century Fox Writers Studio. Most recently, Thane was a story editor/creative executive at R&G Media, a 20th Century Fox based production company.

 

 

Ray Grewal (UK)

3Ray is a freelance writer, editor, reader and tutor working for companies including the BBC, Creative England and the Writers’ Workshop. He has worked with many first-time film-makers, and is a visiting lecturer in screenwriting at Regent’s University, London.

 

 

 

STRENGTHENING LONDON’S FILM COMMUNITY

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BAFTA award-winning director, Jonas Grimas, London 2016

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.

NRFF offers festival perks for festival contributors and exposure to local business through advertising opportunities on our Newsletter, social media, in the festival program and at the event itself.

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 will be 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.

Click here for a direct link to NRFF Amsterdam and New Renaissance LGBTQ.

 

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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON NRFF LONDON 2017 SUBMISSIONS!

 

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