The 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 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, Kevin Allen (Twin Town), Downton Abbey) Ryan Eddleston (Prevenge), Kevin Allen (Twin Town), 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.
We are supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales, Film Hub Wales and ForCardiff
Best Of Festival
THERE WILL BE A £500/$650 PRIZE FOR THE BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL, AS WELL AS A TROPHY
Best International Fiction Short Trophy (Low budget)
Best Welsh Fiction Short Trophy
Best International Fiction Big Spender Trophy (High Budget)
Best Welsh Fiction Big Spender Trophy
Best International Documentary Short Trophy
Best Welsh Documentary Short Trophy
Best International Music Video Trophy
Best Welsh Music Video Trophy
Best International Comedy Short Trophy
Best Welsh Comedy Short Trophy
Best International Animation Trophy
Best Welsh Animation Trophy
Best International Feature Trophy
Best International Twisted Tale Trophy
Best Welsh Twisted Tale Trophy
Best International Female Director Fiction Trophy
Best Welsh Female Director Fiction Trophy
Best International One Minute Wonder Trophy
Best Welsh One Minute Wonder Trophy
Best International Community Film Trophy
Best Welsh Community Film Trophy
Audience Choice Award Trophy
The winner of this category will receive software courtesy of Adobe
There is also a pitch competition with £6000/$6650 worth of prizes and mentor assistance available for the winner.
Films must have been made after January 2017.
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.