Lowestoft prepares for independent film takeover

Independent film takes centre stage as a brand new box office opens ahead of a half term full of film screenings, art and low cost events.

In just over two weeks a plethora of independent films are set to take centre stage across community venues in the town once again.

From 20 – 27 October, Lowestoft Film Festival brings work by independent filmmakers from across the UK to the Suffolk coast. With an ambition to support emerging talent, and champion filmmaking in the east, the programme is packed with over 130 short films.

The festival has also announced this week that a physical box office will now open until the run up to this year’s festival at Sunrise Studio’s studio at 118 Bevan Street East.

It will be open daily Monday – Friday from 10am-5pm (excluding 1:30pm-2:00pm), it will then be closed from 18-20 October as the team prepares for this year’s festival.

For anyone struggling to access or use the festival’s digital box office platform, you can now also call the team on 07599 789407 to book any passes or tickets over the phone.

All of the films on show as part of the festival’s 2023 programme taking place during October Half Term have been carefully curated from nearly 400 submissions.

But if you are short on time or want to narrow down your options of what to watch, the festival ‘Top Picks Filter will take you to the film’s most highly regarded and reviewed during the judging and selection process this year.

Or, on the last day of the festival on Friday 27 October, you can attend the ‘Winners’ Closing Screening’ for back-to-back screenings of the eight main category winners announced earlier in the week during the festival, of which some of the films nominated this year already include BAFTA qualifying short films.

For more information visit lowestoftfilmfestival.co.uk/programme.