NRFF: Discovering New Talent

Since September 2016, the New Renaissance Film Festival (NRFF) has been ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on FilmFreeway (#11, October 2021), out of 12,000+ worldwide. To date, we’ve curated more than 20 film festivals, screened in the region of 2,000+ shorts and features and given more than £5000 away in prize money. Despite the festival’s relatively small size, there are each year many gems to be found. Furthermore, many filmmakers and actors are traditionally present and a lot of productive networking takes place.

Artistically-driven, inspiring curation

Film is a unique medium, and NRFF’s mission is to support and champion inspiring, independent artists and storytellers. This includes experimental work, emotional drama, music, dance, and emerging talent. Our festival is built around ARTISTS and their STORIES. By doing so, we aim to establish an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers. We’re not interested in following current fashions or being politically divisive. We seek out stories that are genuinely imaginative, emotional and life-affirming. At the heart of what we do is our passion to tell great stories. Curating a festival is never easy but we strive to put together a great programme every time, in an environment that is warm, inclusive and truly dignified.