novella film festival

Saturday 9th December 2023

NOVELLA FILM FESTIVAL
2023

Thank you to everyone for attending the second year of Novella!

We had the most wonderful day at Ealing Project for Novella Film Festival 2023, and are so proud to have been able to screen our programme of 30 incredible films, and meet so many of the talented people behind them. Thank you to everyone who came along and brought our event to life, we couldn’t be happier.

And of course, a massive congratulations to our ten fantastic winners! Thank you for choosing to share your films and stories with us – we’re very proud to have been able to screen these films.

OUR WINNERS

FICTION:
MATAR dir. Hassan Akkad

DOCUMENTARY:
Picturing Wonderland dir. Alfie Elms

ANIMATION:
Rice Ball dir. Kristina Pringle

MUSIC VIDEO:
what we leave behind dir. Lars Walther

EXPERIMENTAL:
The Commute dir. Katie Loughrin

POC NARRATIVE:
UNCLE dir. Michelle Jones

LGBTQIA+ NARRATIVE:
Making Up dir. Ryan Paige

DISABILITY NARRATIVE:
Passion, Purpose & Parkinson’s dir. Olz McCoy

FEMALE NARRATIVE:
MÅNGATA dir. Maja Costa

ENVIRONMENTAL NARRATIVE:
(PLASTIK) dir. Philip Rom

We’re over the moon to have hosted this year’s festival at Ealing Project!

The Novella Film Festival live event took place at Ealing Project on 9th December 2023 and it was an absolutely fantastic day full of all things film. We can’t thank Ealing Project enough for their support, the space was so perfect for our festival and it was an absolute joy to work with them.

The first cinema in Ealing in over 14 years, Ealing Project is a fantastic community-centred space that completely aligns with our goals and ethos at Novella – that is to inspire people, and to give voice to creatives. Find out more about Ealing Project here.

categories & prizes

A film can only be submitted to one category from each column.

Along with the cash prize, winners will also get the chance to choose from a list of in-kind prizes including free studio hire and software subscriptions.

form categories

FICTION

  • £2,000 cash prize

DOCUMENTARY

  • £1,500 cash prize

ANIMATION

  • £1,500 cash prize

MUSIC VIDEO

  • £1,000 cash prize

EXPERIMENTAL

  • £1,000 cash prize

perspective categories

POC NARRATIVE

  • £1,000 cash prize

LGBTQIA+ NARRATIVE

  • £1,000 cash prize

DISABILITY NARRATIVE

  • £1,000 cash prize

FEMALE NARRATIVE

  • £1,000 cash prize

ENVIRONMENTAL NARRATIVE

  • £1,000 cash prize