The FOCUS Wales Film Festival will offer an array of film screenings and events alongside our music showcase and conference programme.

As part of this day, the festival will be offering the first ever FOCUS Wales Short Film Award.
This will offer opportunities for filmmakers, both from Wales and internationally, to submit their work for screenings and awards in a high quality showcase environment.

The festival is proudly supported by Ffilm Cymru and 73 Degree Films.

FOCUS Wales Short Film Award:

• Best Welsh Short Film Award
• Best International Short Film Award

Any genre accepted!

All scripted and non-scripted films will be considered, including documentaries. However we are unable to accept music videos.

• Films must have been made after January 2016.
• Films must be under 15 minutes (including credits).

To be eligible for the Best Welsh Short Film Award, a key member of the creative team (writer, director or producer) must have either been born in Wales or be a current resident. Please let us know if this is the case when you submit.

Submissions not matching this criteria will automatically be considered for the Best International Short Film Award.

Our panel comprises industry judges who are not connected with the festival. Their decision is the final decision.

We are happy to accept films in any language, however if your film is not in the English language we will require you to provide English subtitles.

If your film is selected for screening, we may also request English subtitles to assist those attending the festival who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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 if your submission is not eligible to be considered.

Overall Rating
  • Roger Barker

    An interesting and enjoyable initiative. We are thankful for our film being selected for inclusion in a diverse programme held in a great venue, and for the efforts made to put the event together.

    May 2019
  • Roque Cameselle

    Super nice people running a lovely festival. Highly recommended, great networking, well organized, fantastic music events. It was a privilege to have our film's premiere there. FIVE STARS!!!

    May 2019