The UK’s most easterly film festival, which last year saw over 2,000 people attend from across the country has announced that Lowestoft’s very own film festival that takes place in multiple venues celebrating short films, independent filmmaking and the wider media industry will return from Friday 20th October to Friday 27th October 2023.
Lowestoft Film Festival (LFF) celebrates undiscovered talent and independent film from across the UK, that wouldn’t otherwise be picked up in the bigger film festival circuit. Entries are still open for this year’s competition categories and the festival has already seen over 150 short films submitted.
The confirmation of this year’s festival dates comes as the 2023 competition Judging panel has also been announced. Esteemed judges from across the film and creative industry are tasked with the all-important job of selecting the winning short films in each category from their nominees.
The names announced include:
Caroline Spence – Producer/Screenwriter,
Jasmine Valentine – Acting Editor of FILMHOUNDS magazine,
Katie Evans – Digital film marketer at Paramount Pictures,
Lewis Hurt – TV Sports Director,
festival alumni Jane Ashmore – Director in Film & TV industry
Shelby Cooke – Curator/Film Critic
Georgia Hunter – Film Programmer
Dean Parkin – Writer/Poet
Jean Campbell Hogg – Director/Artist-filmmaker
Jasmine Valentine, part of the judging panel said:
“I’m incredibly excited to be involved in this year’s Lowestoft Film Festival. I love its mantra and cannot wait to discover the filmic gems of the East coast!”
Jane Ashmore, who is also one of our festival alumni added:
“As a filmmaker myself I had a great experience at LFF last year. It is a festival run by filmmakers FOR filmmakers. You know when you submit, that your work will be diligently watched and genuinely considered. The result is an insightful and thoughtful curation of the best of independent films on offer. Festivals like Lowestoft’s are helping to keep grassroots filmmaking alive and championing emerging talent across the country.”
Joshua Freemantle, Development Producer of Sunrise Studios who delivers the festival said:
“We’re delighted to be announcing our judging panel for this year’s edition of the Film Festival, and hope this will continue to inspire filmmakers and those looking to start forming a short film to submit to the festival for 2023.”
Filmmakers can submit any short films of less than 30 minutes to the festival, and they can find out full details on all of the 2023 judges, along with entry rules on the Lowestoft Film Festival website.
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