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The sixth edition of the annual Wales International Film Festival (WalesIFF) will be held on 15-16 September 2022 online on SparqFest. We will be screening all of the 2022 selected projects virtually over the two days worldwide through our online partner platform SparqFest and in partnership with Gravells and Tanabi Group.

The 2022 Finalists (Nominees) will be announced on 07 September at 7pm (GMT) via our FaceBook page and the Wales International Film Festival Awards 2022 video presentation will be released on Thursday 15th September 2022 at 7pm (GMT) on our FaceBook page.

https://walesiff.sparqfest.live/en/index.html

The festival was founded by Euros Jones-Evans and Samira Mohamed Ali who also runs the festival. #WalesIFF is a non-profit organisation.

Bydd Gŵyl Ffilm Ryngwladol Cymru yn cael ei chynnal ar Medi 15-16, 2022 ar ein platfform newydd SparQFest. Sefydlwyd y digwyddiad gan Euros Jones-Evans ac Samira Mohamed Ali ac sydd yng ngofal y gweithgareddau.

https://walesiff.sparqfest.live/en/index.html

Bydd yr Ŵyl yn cael ei chynnal yn rhithiol ac yn dangos yr holl brosiectau sydd wedi eu dethol sydd yn cynnwys ffilmiau hir, byr ac animeiddiad.

Wales International Film Festival will award the main winners for each category and some categories will have an additional 'Jury's Award' for any projects that stand out.

Rules & Terms
1 Films made anywhere in the world are eligible to be submitted for consideration in one of the following categories:
2 If the Film’s final running time is more than 2 minutes and less than 30 minutes including credits if any, the Film may only be submitted as a Short film. Even if the Film has been submitted as a Feature film, it will be included for consideration only in the Short category.
3 If the Film’s final running time is more than 60 minutes and less than 90minutes including credits if any, the Film may only be submitted as a Feature film. Even if the Film has been submitted as a Short film, it will be included for consideration only in the Feature category.
4 The Festival does not require première status for submissions.
5 The Film may have been previously screened in its entirety at a theatrical exhibition anywhere in the world, in which tickets were available to the public.
6 The Film may have been previously released on DVD or broadcast on television or the internet anywhere in the world.
7 It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted Film. The Organizers will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted Film. The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials.
8 Applicants submitting Films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen English subtitles. The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue that does not include accompanying on screen English subtitles.
9 If your submission is accepted we may require an electronic copy for screening purposes which WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
10 The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from Applicant, any Film that is not submitted on one of the recommended standard formats.
11 Your submission must have been completed after January 2020

**IT IS OUR POLICY THAT ALL ELECTRONIC VIDEO FILES OF FILM MAKERS' PROJECTS WILL BE DELETED AND NO COPIES HELD ON FILE ONCE THE FESTIVAL FINISHES**

MUSIC VIDEO
A video that accompanies a complete piece of music or song.
Requirements: Your Submission must be a music video that has been purposely created as a visual representation of a chosen piece of music or song. Submissions must be an original interpretation created for a band or artist, either a narrative or abstract representation of the music or performance. We will accept unofficial, ’spec’ music videos. All rights to the music used in the video must be cleared with the applicable owners/licensors.
Judging considerations: We are looking for entries that visually represent the accompanying music in a complementary, fresh and highly creative way, in both concept and execution.

FEATURE/SHORT FILM
A live action narrative fiction told through the medium of video.
Requirements: Your Submission must be an original live action narrative video that exemplifies the art of fictional storytelling. Submissions may come from, but are not limited to, the following genres: comedy, action, drama, musical, horror, etc. Your submission should be a complete story that is presented in a clear, creative, and original way.
Judging considerations: We are looking for creative excellence in videos that push the boundaries of narrative filmmaking and storytelling

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE/SHORT
A video that presents a factual report on a chosen subject or idea.
Requirements: Your submission must be an original documentary that exemplifies the art of non-fiction storytelling. Submissions may include a variety of storytelling methods: presenter led or narrated, fly on the wall, point of view, ambient, or personal stories, etc. Your submission should be a complete idea that is presented in a clear, innovative and original way.
Judging considerations: We are looking for an engaging, creative video that provides insight into a real person, lifestyle, cause, belief, or situation through nonfiction filmmaking methods.
ANIMATION
A story told by giving life to inanimate objects or character designs using computer technology or frame by frame animation.
Requirements: Your submission must be an original animated short video that illustrates the art of animated storytelling. Submissions may include the following styles of animation: 3D, 2D, mixed media, or any form of stop motion.
Judging considerations: We are looking for animation that deploys a high level of technical, conceptual, and aesthetic innovation in order to enchant the viewer with a strong, engaging story.
EXPERIMENTAL
A video that experiments with new ideas and/or techniques, often characterized by the absence of a linear narrative.
Requirements: Submissions may include video art, abstract works, or any other non narrative-based work that breaks new ground in moving image.
Judging considerations: We are looking for videos that explore new ideas or techniques to further filmmaking as an art form, free from the constraints of the traditional narrative form.
We are looking for Submissions that:
• Are based upon an interesting concept;
• Are innovative;
• Are well crafted; and
• Create an emotional resonance

SUBMISSION FEEDBACK

Due to the volume of entries received we cannot offer individual feedback on all submissions.

Due to the unprecedented and ongoing problems presented by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 2+ years, we reserve the right to change the festival to a virtual online festival at SparqFest if it is not possible or unsafe to host the event in a physical venue.
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The WalesIFF Administrators' decision is final in all the above matters.

GENERAL AGREEMENT OF PARTICIPATION:

By submitting to the Wales International Film Festival I confirm that I have read and accept the terms and regulations. I will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these rules and regulations. I authorise the WalesIFF tea, to exhibit my film via SparqFest, and if selected, I confirm that an exhibition copy will be available in a required format for screening during the 2022 virtual festival. I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video and that all rights and clearances have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. I hold Wales International Film Festival harmless from damage to, or loss of any or all materials en route to, from or otherwise at the festival. I assume all legal responsibilities therein. By Agreeing to these terms, I transfer to Wales International Film Festival the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the 2022 festival, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the 2020 festival. I hereby agree to indemnify Wales International Film Festival, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.

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  • Jim Hall

    Muffy Drake Media was honored to have one of our FilmPoems selected once again! This Festival is our Cannes/Sundance/Tribeca rolled into one. Every filmmaker should embrace WIFF with the same love they demonstrate year after year for all who have a story to tell.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Jim,
    Thank you very much for supporting our festival and for your kind words, we would like to wish you the very best with your future projects and hope that you will be part of our event again soon and visit us in Neath, South Wales. All the best.

  • Going virtual is always a big challenge but the 2021 Wales International Film Festival sure tackled the challenge with grit and grace - appreciate the selection and award!

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Jan,
    Thank you so much for your kind words and support for WalesIFF, we very much appreciate all the film makers being part of the festival. Congratulations again on your award and we wish you continued success and hope that you will be part of our event again in the near future.

  • We are big fans of this festival.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Pamela,
    Thank you again for your support with our festival, we would like to wish you every success with your next projects in the near future and hope that you can be part of WalesIFF again very soon and visit us in Neath, South Wales.

  • Peter Darney

    Awesome festival. The organisers were super supportive and communication was outstanding. I really hope to be a part of it again next year.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Peter,
    A very big thank you for your support throughout the virtual Sparq event in 2021 after our decision to pivot online due to the circumstances. We are grateful for your kind words and we hope that you will be part of the physical and virtual festival again in the near future.

  • Teymour Tehrani

    We had the honor to receive "Best Poem" with "ANIETIÉ, and the Sky will be there". Wales International Film Festival is a serious celebration of film cultural expressed through their high quality programming. This event is on the right track to become a stable on the festival circuit. Thanks for making us part of this experience. Kind regards from Berlin.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Teymour,
    Congratulations again to you and your team on winning the "Best Poem" award for "ANIETIÉ, we are grateful for your support and kind words and really look forward to you being part of our festival again in the near future. Best of luck with your next project!