This is the first year a film festival has been staged in this Welsh mountain town. Brecon Beacons Film Festival / Gŵyl Ffilm Bannau Brycheiniog 2024 takes place at The Muse on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 2024. The emphasis is on creative filmmaking – anyone can make a film these days and films made on smartphones are welcome. The chosen entries will be screened in front of a live audience at The Muse, home to Brecon Fringe and Jazz Festivals.

The Brecon Beacons or the newly christened Bannau Brycheiniog (that’s Welsh), is a stunning area of natural beauty, mountains (the Beacons) and home to the once endangered Red Kite.

There will be awards for best feature film, best narrative short, best documentary, best animated film, best smartphone film, best drone film, best student film, best local film, best film made in Wales and best screenplay.

Brecon Beacons Film Festival considers a short film to be anything up to 45 minutes and feature films of 46 minutes or longer. Works in progress are accepted.

One entry per submission fee.

There is no premiere requirement, though it will be taken into consideration.

Films cannot be publicly available prior to festival dates.

Entries must be in English or subtitled/dubbed in English.

It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to clear all rights before your film screens at the festival. I shall indemnify and hold harmless Cynon Valley Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to solicitor's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting you agree to grant the festival the right to use film images promotional purposes.

Fees: Submission fees are not refundable. The festival does not pay screening fees.