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    IFFW | 2014    

Cineworld, Newport | Saturday, November 1st

The International Film Festival of Wales is in its eighth year and what an incredible line up it has! With work from Newport's very own film stuents, mixed up with loads from around the globe, including America, Germany, and Holland it truly is an international celebration.

The Festival provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at a great red carpet-style venue, to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public. The Festival aims to promote and support independent filmmaking on every level.

We pride ourselves on showing work that might not otherwise get seen. IFFW has a fiercely independent and exciting atmosphere, so come along and experience something new!!

    The Official Selection    

    The Awards    

Category Judging

Best Feature

Helium (Dir. by Eche Janga)

Best Short

The Bullet Catch (Dir. by Catherine Attwood)

Best Cinematography

Helium (Dir. by Eche Janga)

Best Director

Weekend Retreat (Dir. by Brett Harvey)

Best Music

Double Occupancy (Dir. by Fabian Giessler)

Welsh Dragon Award

The Bullet Catch (Dir. by Catherine Attwood)

Best New Screenplay

The Yellow Dragon and the Red Fox (Written by Anthony Etherington)

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The Raven on the Jetty

(90m)

Director: Erik Knusden

Writer: Erik Knusden

Producers: Erik Knusden & Janet Knusden

Cast: Connor O'Hara, Helen Teasdale & Rob O'Hara

In the midst of parental separation, one boy's silent longing has the power to change everything.

Screening 4

Saturday, November 1st | 5:00pm

Penelope

(Dan Susman, 7m)

 

Two women arrange to meet for the first time. It won't be easy...

NobblyCarrot7

(Steven Owen, 13m)

 

NobblyCarrot7 follows Ruby, a fruit and veg vendor who's learnt the ways of the world through Youtube tutorials and spends her days hiding behind her computer screen. When she falls for online DJ Vinyl Lionel she has to shut her laptop and go meet him for real.

Happy Tears

(Martin Monk, 5m)

 

An unexpected encounter with an object from his past plunges a man into a dream-like state of reminiscence. He begins a journey into his mind which leads him into the light, and helps him to remember something vital he had once known but eventually forgotten: that true peace comes from within.

Double Occupancy

(Fabian Giessler, 8m)

 

Two elderly men share a hospital room, in which the window is the only connection to the outside world and thus becomes a highly dmanded resource. "Double Occupancy" is a parable about the greed of man- an animated, ohychological, intimate paly about the power of imaginationa and illusion.

Dog Judo

(Andrew Kelleher, 2m)

 

After accidentaly joining the navy and loosing a leg, Roy's annoying cousin Rolly shows up nneeing somewhere to stay and rap.

Screening 1

Saturday, November 1st | 11:00am

Weekend Retreat

(66m)

Director: Brett Harvey

Writer: Brett Harvey

Producers: Simon Harvey & Denzil Monk

Cast: Dominic Coleman, Ester Hall & Laura Frances-Martin

Weekend Retreat is a darkly comic thriller set in an isolated house in the picturesque Cornish countryside. Karen Campbell has brought her husband Duncan away for a "quiet weekend", a chance to communicate and rebuild their fractured marriage. Duncan plays along but seems distant. During their first night they're taken hostage by Kevin and Gary, estranged brothers desperate for money who thought the house was empty.

Screening 2

Saturday, November 1st | 1:00pm

Helium

(90m)

Director: Eche Janga

Writer: Sammy Reynaert

Producers: Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Geste

Cast: Hans Dagelet, Manou Kersting & Poal Cairo

Criminal Frans Weeling realizes, after he has a revelation on the island Texel, he is only another link in the chain of the whole universe. This idea enlightens him, but also conflicts with his position and perspectives in the underworld.

Screening 3

Saturday, November 1st | 3:00pm

The Bullet Catch

(Catherine Attwood , 15m)


Marvelous Martin and his assistant make the entirely logical decision to modernise their routine by performing the most dangerous trick of Victorian times.

The Ramona Flowers Tokyo

(Bouha Kazmi, 7m)

 

A mysterious masked stranger and a boy form the centrepiece of a gathering of elderly society women who yearn for their youth and the exquisite command of

their lure.

Tuesday

(Oscar Lalo, 6m)

 

Tuesday is a poignant, thought-provoking story of how life can take unexpected turns. Your neighbor, your grocer, maybe even your good friend could be in the midst of an unforeseen crisis. This is the story of a man struggling to keep all the pieces of his life together. Can he do it or will he lose heart?