The second Wales International Film Festival (WIFF) will be held on September 07 + 08, 2018 at the iconic Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Wales. The festival was founded by Euros Jones-Evans and will be run by Festival Directors Samira Mohamed Ali and Kelvin Guy and is a non-profit organisation. WIFF will be open for submissions world wide from 18 September 2017 where competitors will be able to enter their projects into 18 different categories via FilmFreeway. The WIFF will be held over two days, and will screen over 40 feature, short films and animation projects with the Awards dinner held on 08 September at the Dylan Thomas Centre. There will be an opportunity for up-and coming filmmakers to network with industry experts and experienced Producers and Directors during the event.

**For a limited time only there is 50% off all submissions by using the code MY50WIFF2018 on FilmFreeway.**

Awards & Prizes

Wales International Film Festival will award the winner for each category. The Rising Star Award (under 21's only) is to encourage new and emerging film-makers and actors by publicising their talent and supporting their future work. Winners of the award get an award certificate and potential opportunities to work on film sets (*subject to production schedule).

Rules & Terms

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 a hard copy for screening purposes. All Films must be on a single DVD Disc (single or dual layer) or Blu-ray if required. We also accept file transfer via Wetransfer or similar service. DVD'S and Blu-rays 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 2015

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

7 Reviews

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    Callum Gronert

    The Wales International Film Festival was the first festival I have attended and I can whole-heartedly say it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. An event which captured the brilliance of Wales, whilst also promoting the diverse selection of films nominated from across the world. The awards night was an exceptional evening that welcomed all nominees and family and friends to come together and enjoy the brilliantly organised evening.
    Overall, the Wales International Film Festival was a fantastic weekend that showcased some brilliant films made by filmmakers from across the world. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved who helped make the festival a memorable experience.

    October 2017
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    Nathan Davies

    Such a fantastic event, especially the awards ceremony. It was a pleasure to be in a room full of people with such talent and to learn from their work. Congratulations to those that arranged the festival as it was very well put together and i will be very surprised if it doesn't gain an immense amount of popularity in its second year due to its success in its first year.

    October 2017
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    Tim Guthrie

    Everyone was amazing. The people that put the festival on were great. Sadly, few filmmakers actually showed up to support each others' films, but I would expect that to change with each year (and that's all on the filmmakers). One thing is certain, the people putting on the festival are serious and put on one hell of an awards ceremony. I bet this festival is going to be big, quick. Hopefully the public and filmmakers join the ride. Nice job, everyone.

    September 2017
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    John Yiu

    Thank you Wales International Film Festival for the great hospitality and responsiveness to our inquiries throughout the festival. Great selections of films being screened and the awards gala was amazing. Would like to have more interactions with other participants in the festival. Keep up the great work!

    September 2017
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    Simon Howlett

    Wales International Film Festival is wonderful festival with a great future.
    In partnership with the City of Swansea the WIFF provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best of Welsh based and International film making while providing film makers a relaxed and informal atmosphere to network and appreciate each others work. Looking forward to next year.

    September 2017