Norwich Film Festival will offer a £10 all access pass for its first digital edition next month.
The full 132 selection of short films will be available for UK viewers to watch for just a tenner between November 2 and 29.
Eight films will also be available to watch for free as part of a Mix Tape taster selection, spanning the genres of the films that make up the festival’s largest ever official selection.
The full list of films will be organised across 19 strands, including an East Anglian Collection, Documentary Shorts, Emerging Talent, LGBTQ+ Shorts, Women in Film, and Late Night Shorts, with individual strand passes available for £3 each for those without time for the full programme.
Rights issues means overseas viewers cannot watch all the available titles online, but can pick up a Global Audience Pass that gives access to more than 60 shorts.
The festival’s new online platform has been built by New Zealand-based streaming firm Shift72, and will also feature a range of additional content, such as films from partner festivals, filmmaker introductions, and behind-the-scenes footage where available.
The platform will be available on PC, Mac, and Apple & Android phones/tablets, and also includes support for Chromecast and Apple AirPlay so that the films can be watched on big screen TVs.
Festival founder Kellen Playford said: “We’re proud to have made our festival as accessible and affordable as possible, allowing us to introduce a whole new audience to the festival who will hopefully join us again in the years to come.
“I really do believe there is something for everyone at this year’s festival, whether you’re a previous attendee or you’re joining us for the first time – so grab some popcorn, relax on the sofa, and join us for the digital edition of NFF2020.”
The festival is supported by Norwich BID, BFI FAN, and Norwich City Council.
- Visit the Norwich Film Festival website for more details, and to buy passes from November 2.