Now in its 16th year, Ffresh – the Student Media Awards – features the best student work from all over the world, along with masterclasses, panel sessions and workshops with some of the industry’s most renowned and respected figures.

Previous guests have included directors Stephen Frears, Mike Leigh, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Asif Kapadia, Jonathan Caouette, Matt Lipsey, Matt Lambert, and Gaston Kaboré; screenwriters Andrew Davies and Tim Firth; producers Stephen Garrett, Bethan Jones, and Sally Hibbin; highly acclaimed visual artists Lichtfaktor and Semiconductor; international FX companies The Mill and Double Negative; Oscar winning editor Jim Clark; and animators Johnny Kelly, Merlin Crossingham, Phil Mulloy, & Peter Dodd, amongst many others.

The purpose of the Awards is to celebrate the best work being created by the up-and-coming media talent from around the world, and to provide a vital link between higher education and the media industry sector.

Ffresh is a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival.

Ffresh also runs two BFI Film Academies in South Wales for 16-19 year olds in VFX and Animation.

PLEASE BE AWARE WE MAY ASK FOR STUDENT IDENTIFICATION TO CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE A STUDENT. THIS FESTIVAL IS JUST FOR STUDENTS.

Please check with your educational institute first to check if they are a member of Ffresh, as they may be able to give you a password that will enable you to submit to us for free. If your education institute would like to talk to us about being a member of Ffresh please get them to email us on info@ffresh.com.

We will be handing out our legendary large wooden awards to the winners of the following categories:

Fiction
Documentary
Experimental

Please check with your educational institute first to check if they are a member of Ffresh, as they may be able to give you a password that will enable you to submit to us for free. If your education institute would like to talk to us about being a member of Ffresh please get them to email us on info@ffresh.com.

1) Entries may be in English or Welsh.

2) Moving image entries must be no longer than 30 minutes in length, with the exception of entries into the Motion Graphics category, which are to be no longer than 60 seconds in length.

3) All entries must have been completed after 01/01/2016. If you have entered your film previously please do not re-enter it.

4) All entries must obtain the appropriate copyright clearances (i.e. music, images, etc). Failure to do so will result in the entry being disqualified from the competition.

5) The majority of those involved in the production must be/have been a registered student/s in further or higher education at the time of production. Proof may be necessary in some cases.

6) Shortlisted entries will be screened/demonstrated during the Festival programme.

7) Winners will be presented with their awards during the Ffresh Awards Ceremony, which will take place in June. There will be no prior notification of winners.

8) The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

9) The deadline for entries shall be 31st April 2018.

10) If you are shortlisted we may ask you for identification to confirm that you are a student.

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  • Guto Thomas

    Great event and over the moon to have won the 'Best Fiction' category and 'Best Of Festival' awards for our short film Fortress! Great way of seeing the talent of Welsh Filmmakers as well as international submissions. Fantastic judges as well!

    May 2017