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Grad Fest 2023

Friday 16 – Thursday 22 June

Norwich’s biggest exhibition of art, design, architecture, media and performance by Norwich University of the Arts graduates

Opening times:

Fri 16 June 10:00 – 16:30
Sat 17 June 10:00 – 16:30
Sun 18 June 10:00 – 16:30
Mon 19 June 10:30 – 19:00
Tue 20 June 10:30 – 19:00
Wed 21 June 10:30 – 19:00
Thu 22 June 10:30 – 20:00

Grad Fest Market

Saturday 17 June | Duke Street building

This year’s Grad Fest will feature a pop-up art market in our Duke Street building, where our 2023 graduates from a wide range of creative courses will be selling prints, stickers, paintings and more. This is an unmissable opportunity to get your hands on one-of-a-kind pieces of art, and to meet and support our graduates.

Buildings:

Guntons Building

  • Animation
  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Creative Computing
  • Design for Publishing
  • Fine Art
  • Games Art and Design
  • Games Development
  • Graphic Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • User Experience Design

St Georges Building

  • Fashion
  • Fashion Communication and Promotion
  • Fashion Marketing and Business
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Textile Design

Duke Street Riverside

  • Film and Moving Image Production

Boardman House

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design

Free entry | Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing

Grad Fest 2023 Map (312kb)

Film screening times

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE | STARTING @ 10:30AM

SEEK THE SASQUATCH WITHIN

DIR: REUBEN MORRIS

We’ve come to respect the people that have beliefs that they can talk to Gods, angels, the dead, and yet we draw the line at something like the sasquatch. This multimedia, anthological documentary aims to ask: where do you draw the line?

SOUND: JAMES BRADLEY
DOP: SAMUEL FRANKS – DAVIES
EDITOR: MATTHEW DEAN

OUR SELF

DIR: LAUREN LLEWELLA

A young transgender woman feeling her way out into a world she’s unsure of her place in grapples with identity and relationships leading to a mysterious encounter with someone she isn’t expecting.

PRODUCER: EMILLIE LOVELL
SOUND/EDITOR: SETH BALLARD
DOP: HARRISON LEE PD: MELISSA OSBORNE

AGNES YOUNG

DIR: MEGAN ANDREWS

After spotting a burglary in her neighbour’s house, 75-year-old detective show super fan, Agnes Young makes it her mission to investigate it herself to prove she is more than just her age.

PRODUCER: ALEX JONES PD: HANNAH MARSHALL
SOUND: JACK SIZER DOP: JACK MCKENNA
EDITOR: LAURA CARVALHO

THE FALL

DIR: KITTY BARNES

The Fall is a soft, tender story of a lost young woman reacquainting with an angel from her past and explores feelings of isolation, loneliness and self-sabotage.

PRODUCER: EMILLIE LOVELL PD: MELISSA OSBORNE
SOUND: INDIE NASH EDITOR: MICHAEL ROBERTS
DOP: CARLOS ANTONIO RIOS MORALES

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE | STARTING @ 11:50AM

FINGER GUNS

DIR: BLYTHE PAYNTER

‘Finger Gun’s’ is centred around Addison, a hyper-sexual, bisexual woman that can’t pull women. We follow her as she desperately tries to hold on to her player facade after meeting an attractive stranger.

PRODUCER: ALEX JONES PD: ROSEY GOBEY
DOP: CARLOS ANTONIO RIOS MORALES
SOUND: JACK SIZER EDITOR: JAMIE HIPWELL

ANOTHER DATE

DIR: LEE RICHARDS

Dracula who has been alone for centuries since the passing of his wife, decides to try dating in an attempt to feel normal again.

PD: JAKE ROUSE
SOUND: JACK CHANNELL
DOP: BAYLEY HUGGINS

CONVERSATIONS WITH LUCY

DIR: GEORGIA TAYLOR

Lucy Scott runs the UK’s first ever ‘pay as you can’ bakery, where customers decide how much to pay. With the cost of living crisis lingering, ‘Conversations With Lucy’ explores what makes Lucy push on through financial struggles in her unfaltering pursuit to help others.

SOUND: INDIE NASH
DOP: SHAKIRA ALLEN
EDITOR: DYLAN WILSON

SAFE SPACE

DIR: SHAKIRA ALLEN

Following the lives of Queer creatives behind Norwich’s queer collaborative ‘Stripped Sets’. We discover the reasoning behind the need for safe spaces, and the stories that come with them. Through live events, photoshoots and history, we see the process in creating such an important event.

SOUND RECORDING: KITTY BARNES, MEGAN ANDREWS

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE | STARTING @ 2:30PM

ALIVE

DIR: THOMAS BRIGGS

An Astronaut stranded alone on an unknown planet forced to march by their malfunctioning suit with only its soulless AI for company, an AI that will do anything to keep them ‘alive’.

PRODUCER: EMILLIE LOVELL SOUND: JAMES BRADLEY
PD: ISABELLE WHEATLAND EDITOR: MICHAEL ROBERTS
DOP: SAMUEL FRANKS – DAVIES

NUTS

DIR: FINLAY RENTON

A documentary crew follows a man who believes he’s a squirrel. After trying to befriend the crew, he finds out their true intentions, causing him to seek revenge.

PRODUCER: BETHAN O’DELL PD: ROSEY GOBEY
SOUND: JAMES BRADLEY DOP: JACK MCKENNA
EDITOR: SETH BALLARD

WILD JASMINE

DIR: SUHAARSHANA ANANDAKRISHNAN

Meena is an Indian widow who falls in love with an English widower, Marvin, breaking away from traditional expectations upheld by her strict son, Rohit. A tumultuous argument between the three leads Rohit to see a new perspective and become more accepting of his mother’s rediscovery.

PRODUCER: BETHAN O’DELL PD: EMMA COOLING
SOUND: JACK CHANNELL DOP: MYLES ASHFORTH
EDITOR: LAURA CARVALHO

MOTHBALL

DIR: JACK JENKINSON

In the world of Mothball a tyrannical puppet resides up in the Control Tower, dictating the beliefs and actions of a meek little man named Mothball. When a malfunction creates chaos Mothball sees through the cracks in his world and confronts his tormentor.

PRODUCER: KYLE BROOKER
PD: ELSIE-MAY WOODWARD SOUND: JACK SIZER
DOP: JOSH WHITTINGTON

NEURO

DIR: BRADLEY TYE

Away from societal expectations, this film encapsulates Neurodiversity by using inner monologues to create a chaotic audio-visual landscape

PRODUCERS: HOLLY GORETSKA/ KYLE BROOKER
PD: ABIGAIL PLANT SOUND: INDIE NASH
EDITOR: DYLAN WILSON DOP: BEAU BEAUMONT

WORKING TITLE

DIR: LEWIS CLIFF

Two lifelong best friends, Eric and Mel, struggle to work together and write their dream project. Tensions rise as a friendship slowly crumbles under the weight of their shared dream and delivering what they both want, before the deadline arrives.

PRODUCER: HOLLY GORETSKA
PD: HOLLY LIDDIARD DOP: SOUTH CUATRIZ
EDITOR: CHARLIE SAVILL

LOVE, ME

DIR: HOLLY DONOGHUE

‘Love, Me’ is a raw and hard-hitting documentary exploring mental health through the eyes of three young individuals. Filmed in black and white, they share personal childhood stories, shedding light on their current struggles, emotions, and the transformative journey towards self-acceptance.

DOP: LUTHER M E BOTTRILL PD: SAMUEL JAMES
SOUND: CHARLIE SAVILL EDITOR: JACK WILLIAMS

JOIN THE STRIKE

DIR: AIMEE NASRYN

(Work in Progress) As millions went hungry this winter, everyone should be in full support of the strikes, solidarity or austerity!

PRODUCER: DANIELLA CLARKE
PD: WENG ANDERSON DOP: SOPHIE STAGG
SOUND: TOBY FALLA EDITOR: MATTHEW DEAN

SUNDAY 18TH JUNE | STARTING @ 12PM

LETTERS HE SENT

DIR: EMILY TOZER

‘Letters He Sent’ is a short film exploring the letters an incarcerated grandfather has sent to his granddaughter, in search for closure, the director speaks to her family. Trying to turn over a new leaf, with questions being left unanswered throughout the directors life.

DOP: JOSH WHITTINGTON
EDITOR: EMILY WHAYMAN

WHEN DAY BREAKS

DIR: AIDEN KING

With the suns temperature forcing the world into lockdown, a young man is willing to do whatever it takes to survive the summer.

PD: NATALIA KONCZOVA
SOUND: JAMES BRADLEY EDITOR: AIDEN FREE
DOP: LUTHER M E BOTTRILL

APERTURE

DIR: LIAM TYRRELL

Desperate aspiring actress Emma attends an audition, which is more sinister than she first anticipates. Which forces her to confront a darkness that utilise her fear to control her.

PRODUCER: ALEX JONES
PD: ISABELLE WHEATLAND DOP: HARRISON LEE
EDITOR: JAMIE HIPWELL

PASTINA

DIR: MYRNA

A story of a young man making a comfort dish for his mother’s first visit in seven years since separating from his father.

PRODUCER: KYLE BROOKER
PD: ABIGAIL PLANT DOP: MYLES ASHFORTH
EDITOR: JACK WILLIAMS

SUNDAY 18TH JUNE | STARTING @ 2:30PM

THE PARTY

DIR: LOUIS EDEN

A young man sets up a rehearsal for a difficult conversation with his ex-girlfriend, but when his anxiety and paranoia get the better of him, the rehearsal begins to crumble.

PRODUCER: KYLE BROOKER
PD: AMY BOUCHER DOP: BEAU BEAUMONT
EDITOR: AIDEN FREE

THE COBBLER

DIR: VICTORIA BROOKS

It all starts with a pair of shoes. An old cobbler struggles to move on and forgive himself as he battles with the grief that has damaged him for so long.

PRODUCER: HOLLY GORETSKA PD: NATALIA KONCZOVA
SOUND: INDIE NASH EDITOR: DYLAN WILSON
DOP: ELIZABETH CHARLESWORTH

LOVE IN TIME

DIR: ANDREW BUTCHER

In modern day Norwich, physics teacher Tom uses his homemade Time Machine try and fix his marriage before it’s too late, as his wife Sarah threatens divorce. However, when it goes terribly wrong, Tom and Sarah become trapped in their own history, discovering the true meaning of love.

PD: SAMUEL JAMES SOUND: JACK CHANNELL
DOP: DREW BURGESS EDITOR: CHARLIE SAVILL

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

DIR: TOM WILLBOURNE

Mark’s attempts to befriend his neighbour Liam have faltered. Defeated, he steals Liam’s dog for the opportunity to return it to Liam as a hero and be rewarded with friendship. This fails and Mark spirals, killing the dog. He returns it anyway with the belief that they will become friends.

PRODUCER: ALEX JONES
PD: HOLLY LIDDIARD SOUND: JACK SIZER
DOP: DREW BURGESS EDITOR: MATTHEW DEAN

CULTIVATION

DIR: FINLAY GREEN

Pete is sat in his room waiting for his estranged father to come home, after being in jail for the past 15 years for murder. While at home Pete thinks about everything about his father and imagines their first interaction.

PRODUCERS: KYLE BROOKER/ ALEX JONES
SOUND: INDIE NASH PD: JAY HIBBARD
DOP: GIDEON AMANKWAH

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