Sean Harris at the Norwich Film Festival launch - Photo: Simon Buck

Norwich Film Festival has opened with a screening of thriller The Stranger and a question and answer session with Norwich-based actor Sean Harris.

Harris, whose CV includes Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Spencer and The Green Knight, is up for a best support acting award from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts for his work in the film, alongside six other nominations.

Norwich Film Festival features more than 100 short films and industry events from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November. The 115 films in its official selection come from 18 countries, with a series of in-person screenings alongside an online catalogue.

People can watch them at The Forum’s Auditorium and Norwich University of the Arts’ Duke Street building. All in-person screenings are £5 and under, with reduced rate tickets for under 25s.

The University of East Anglia is hosting educational events for students during the festival run.

The festival has a total of six award categories, including prizes for the best British, international, documentary, animation, student and East Anglian films, with each being awarded a £1,000 cash prize. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 18 November 2022 at Norwich University of the Arts.