Cardiff Mini Film Festival has been taking over unusual venues to screen film since 2012. To ensure any newcomers to the industry aren't obliterated by any high budget production companies we separate our fiction programming into high budget and low budget, so please ensure you tell us what your budget was for the actual making of the film (marketing and distribution excluded).

You can expect to watch a film in a coffee shop vault, a shopping centre basement, an antiques market, themed bars and any other fantastic unusual venues we can get our hands on. This is a festival for those that like to mingle with a drink throughout the day whilst enjoying the best up and coming short films.

All kinds of people come to our festival, from actors to musicians, as well as special guests from within the industry which in the past have included Boyd Clack (Twin Town, Satellite City, High Hopes), Kirsten Jones (Satellite City, High Hopes), Philip John (Being Human, Downton Abbey), Kevin Allen (Twin Town), Ryan Eddleston (Prevenge), S4C, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Creative Skillset, Festival Formula, Cult Cymru and many more people to meet to discuss your career in the industry.

We also screen many special under distributed films for those film lovers out there, in underused spaces such as bars and empty shops.

Cardiff Mini Film Festival is brought to you by Bulldozer Films Ltd.

Best Low Budget Fiction

Best Big Spender Fiction

Best Documentary

Best Twisted Tale

Best Animation

Best One Minute Wonder

Best Welsh Film

Best British Student Film

Films must have been made after January 2021.

Our panel comprises of industry judges who are not connected with the festival. Their decision is the final decision.

We may use a short clip of your film in our festival trailer. By submitting you are allowing us to also screen your film at the festival.

There will be no refunds to those who have not read the rules for entry and find out they are not eligible to be considered.

Overall Rating
  • Lou Sumray

    Loved being part of this small independent Festival, it was very friendly and I enjoyed the settings for the screenings too

    October 2022
  • Susie Jones

    We were delighted to have our film Bird Lady nominated in the Twisted Tales section 2021.
    This is a super film festival - highly recommended. The team even went out of their way to help with something related to our nomination a long time after the festival was finished - this was very much appreciated! THANK YOU to all the team for being so attentive and helpful and thanks again for choosing our film Bird Lady.

    June 2022
  • Ana Songel

    Thanks so much for selecting "I miss hugs" in this great festival! Even though I wasn't able to attend in person, I'm over the moon our short screened at the festival.

    October 2021
  • Eddy Falconer

    ♥️ Great event and only wish I were not 10,000 miles away!

    October 2021
  • Big thank to the team!

    October 2020