October 2022 will see the first international film festival in the Cynon Valley, South Wales.
It's a festival run by a filmmaker and a record company with the emphasis on great visuals, great soundtracks and great storytelling. St Elvans in Aberdare will be home of the Cynon Valley Film Festival from October 14-16. Submissions are now open for short & feature length films, documentaries and music videos. There will also be awards for best director, best soundtrack and an audience choice award.
Our goal is to promote the work of independent film makers and embrace cutting edge digital techniques. Traditional film making is most welcome, of course but so are films made on smartphones.

Judges
Keith Williams - Director, writer, conceptualist
Madoc Roberts - Director, producer, editor at Barkingmad TV
Richard Jones - Chairperson Cynon Valley Museum
Mike Kennedy - Welsh Connections, SWND Records
Nicola Bickerton - Wise Monkey Photography & Design
Candice Black - Candy Black Art
Colm Fitzpatrick - Fitzaudio

Best Narrative Feature
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Music Video
Best Drone Film
Young Animator Award
Best Local Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Music Soundtrack
Audience Award
Best Student Film

Cynon Valley Film Festival 2022 considers short films 45 minutes or less 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 can not be publicly available prior to the 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.