Norwich Film Festival

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  • Perched
  • Catherine
  • Eaten By Lions
  • Pin Cushion
  • The Present
  • Overview

    Norwich Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the very best of films from the UK and around the world, and in November they are bringing you three special screenings to The Garage which they think you’ll really enjoy. The festival runs from 6-18 November and there are events across the city. For the full listing take a look at Norwich Film Festival's website.


    Shorts For Kids (PG)
    (suitable for 7 – 12)
    3:30 – 4:45pm

    Norwich Film Festival will be screening a fantastic selection of animated short films from the UK and Europe including the uplifting, The Present; quirky comedy of If The Cuckoo Don’t Crow; and slapstick humour of Perched. Our line-up has been selected with ages 7 - 12 in mind, but they’re perfect for big kids too.

    Running Time: 74 Mins

    Please note that we advise that parents/guardians stay with their children during these screenings. This screening is proudly supported by Curveball Media.


    Pin Cushion (15) plus Q&A
    5:15 – 7:15pm

    A dark fairytale set in Derbyshire, Pin Cushion tells the story of Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and Iona (newcomer Lily Newmark), an equally oddball mother and daughter duo who arrive in a small town to start their lives afresh. The pair have an extraordinarily close relationship, living in a house that they decorate like a kingdom of their own, with cut-outs of kittens and cupcakes adorning their walls and a pet budgie that they treat like a family member. Although Lyn and Iona are excited to be in a new place, and determined to make the best of it, the harsh realities of high school and adolescence soon start tearing them apart. 

    We’re pleased to welcome Writer-Director, Deborah Haywood to discuss her debut feature in a Q&A after the screening.

    Cast: Lilly Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa.
    Running Time: 82 Mins


    Eaten By Lions (15)
    7:45 – 9:25pm

    Omar (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll) are half brothers. When their parents are eaten by lions they embark on a journey to find Omar's real father. What follows is a funny, heart-warming journey of self-discovery for both Blackpool.

    The Choudray family represents a truly contemporary example of modern multicultural Britain - but what will the brothers make of their eccentric newfound family? Will they be going to Mecca or Mecca bingo?

    In contrast to the old fashioned stereotypes about Blackpool, the comedy is sharp, current and non-stop.

    Also starring: Johnny Vegas, Asim Chaudhry, Kevin Eldon, and Vicki Peppardine

    Director: Jason Wingar
    Running Time: 94 Mins

  • Booking

    Shorts For Kids (PG)
    Tickets: £3 (plus booking fee)
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    Pin Cushion (15) plus Q&A
    Tickets: £6 General Admission (plus booking fee) // £5 Under 25’s (plus booking fee)
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    Eaten By Lions (15)
    Tickets: £6 General Admission (plus booking fee) // £5 Under 25's (plus booking fee)
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