‘The Queen of the Midlands’ is ready to embrace the ethos of her most famous son and bring the riches of international film to the fair people of one of the U.K’s most historical cities.

The very first Nottingham International film Festival will take place throughout the city over a three day weekend from the 7th to the 9th of October 2016, which will be centred at the city’s fabled art deco cinema THE SAVOY. The festival hub will be at German cinema themed venue DAS KINO, where the opening night launch party will take place, showcasing all the trailers of the official selection on Friday 7th October from 7.30 pm.

Nottingham’s moto of ‘virtue outlives death’ is as bold as the many stories that have been told about this world famous city. Its rich history of story will be at the very core of a film festival that will seek out original narratives from around the world. A sister festival to both the Manchester and Oxford film festivals, NottIFF is steadfast and determined to make its own international film festival one that can stand up and be counted within the international film community.

The official selection was announced today and features exciting world and U.K premieres of feature length and short films from world cinema that portray everything from gripping indie thrillers to intriguing documentaries.

The line- up includes 70’s exploitation homage ’79 PARTS’ starring Eric Roberts, the European premiere of ‘INSATIABLE’, which tells the tragic story of revolutionary chef, Homaro Cantu, which premiered at SXSW, award winning UK narrative ‘ALBERT’ starring Jason Flemyng, U.S sensation ‘SWEE’ PEE’, documenting the rise and fall of a basketball star that had more natural talent than Michael Jordan, award winning UK feature ‘MADE IN TAIWAN’, from rising stars Jonny and Leo Moore and the Raindance selected THE RETURN . Adding to this the festival has programmed a brilliant German cinema selection to salute the events central hub at DAS KINO, with critically acclaimed films from TRIBECA that include ‘FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY’ and feature film HEAR THE SILENCE. The weekend of films will offer something for all cinema lovers and the variety of world and UK premieres within the neatly condensed programme will bolster NottIFF’s ambition of being an international festival that is looking to grow year on year.