THE 2013 COAST  FILM FESTIVAL

October 2013 saw the launch of the first Coast Film Festival based in Cromer and Sheringham, two fishing communities perched on the eastern edge of Britain. This beautiful part of Norfolk has for centuries attracted artists and writers, and now photographers and film makers also make their way here to discover their own creative pathways

The Film Festival has been spearheaded by a small group of local professionals and enthusiasts, hosted under the banner of the highly successful annual COAST  Arts Festival. The short film competition attracted a wonderful array of films and culminated in a fabulous final awards night screening.

The community strand "Green Screen Stories" received a great round of local applause, and other invited screenings, guest appearances and masterclass events were hugely appreciated by all who attended.


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The Blue Balloon Trailer


Coast Arts & Film Festival  2013. 

Cromer & Sheringham, North Norfolk, 

our film homage trailer.






 Central to the festival was the short film competition.

With a hugely varied group of entries, the judges had their work cut out to choose the winners.

Five great little films were finally selected, and shown to a hugely enthusiastic audience during the glitzy awards night at Sheringham Little Theatre!


Director and Author Nick Gray

 at the Cromer screening of his documentary film 

Escape  From Tibet.

Copies of his book can be obtained at

Film & TV actress Liza Goddard 

presented a hilarious afternoon 

of film clips and anecdotes 

from 30 years in film and TV.




This eight day celebration of the arts, in all their richness and variety,  is held in late October.
North Norfolk is an area with very few dedicated exhibition spaces, so artists & performers really do "get creative", and their work can be seen in a wide range of unusual locations - pubs, libraries, churches, beach huts, shops, halls & street corners. Exhibitions and events happen all around Cromer and Sheringham, and at nearby coastal locations.
COAST is for people of all ages..... Come along and get involved - be surprised!



cromer, norfolk, england

Cromer and Sheringham are just 4 miles apart, yet very different in their outlook and fishing heritage... historic rivalries which still hold true today. Locals say you may need a passport to pass from one town to the other! 

But the truth is, both are great towns with a strong community spirit, full of history and character, beautiful views, clean beaches, wide-open skies, great seafood, pubs & restaurants...               birthplace  to the COAST Arts Festival, and now the COAST Film Festival.

Even in late October we can assure you of bags of interest and very a warm welcome!


This is our very special friendly independent cinema and theatre, renowned for it's "rep" season and weekly shows. 

A huge thanks to all their wonderful box office, technical crew and volunteers for helping us to create such a special series of screenings and events.