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    IFFW | 2017    

Cineworld Cinema, Cardiff | Saturday, December 9th

Cineworld Cinema, Cardiff plays host to the Tenth Annual International Film Festival of Wales following its long tradition of investing in community for independent film in Wales since 2007. This rising showcase of independent films from around the world hosts a number of talented film-makers in attendance who will be holding Q&A’s after

their screenings. 

 

'Lies We Tell' debuted at Raindance London Film Festival and was a roaring success for first time director Mitu Misra. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne and rising stars Sibylla Deen and Jan Udin. Award winning British film-maker Coz Greenop will also be in attendance with his new feature film 'Dark Beacon.' Both films are making their

Welsh Premieres. 

 

We will also be showing Adrien Tanner’s thriller 'Redistributors' staring Alexandra Evans who took home Best Supporting Actress at The National Film Awards for her role in the film. There will be a total of eleven short films giving Cardiff audiences a rare chance to see some of the best local and international films on the festival circuit.

 

For local actors, film-makers, industry professionals and film fans The International Film Festival of Wales is a must. 

 

Closing the festival will be the Awards Show where films that have played throughout the festival will have their fates revealed as to which awards they may have won, including Best Feature, Best Short Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and many more. 

 

Tickets are limited and a sell out is expected, so book early to avoid disappointment!

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

Saturday, December 9th | 12:00pm

Fish Finger Sandwich

(Douglas Thomson, 17m)

 

Two down-at-heel Swansea boys choose to celebrate their successful ‘bank job’ by dining out on their favourite dish. But on discovering that fish fingers no longer contain cod due to over-fishing they assemble a crack team and set out to single-handedly save the Welsh National dish from extinction.

Lucy in My Eyes

(Megan Park, 11m)

 

On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

Real Artists

(Cameo Wood, 12m)

 

Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios -- who’d have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job?

The Sleeping Beauty

(Fabio D'Andrea, 6m)

 

A young father, still dealing with grief from the loss of his wife and coping with single parenthood, looks after his young daughter who dreams of becoming a dancer from the ballet The Sleeping Beauty.

Waterfall

(Tom Lock Griffiths, 19m)

 

‘Waterfall’ is an essay film about memory and grief and how they are embedded in landscape.

The Hex

(Nicholas Jessup, 12m)

 

Greg is convinced his wife has turned into a spider. Panicked, he calls his best friend Joe for help. Only Joe isn't that helpful.

A Break in the Clouds

(Tristan Heanue, 20m)

 

A young couple struggle to adjust to life following the birth of their first child.

Rounds

(Siôn Marshall-Waters, 17m)

 

Rounds is an ethnography of masculine identity in a boxing club in Newport South Wales.

State of Emergency, Motherfucker!

(Sébastien Petretti, 6m)

 

This is the surrealistic comedy of two young guys who just want to screw without being disturbed.

Screening 2

Saturday, December 9th | 3:00pm

Screening 2

Saturday, December 9th | 3:00pm

The Tea Break

(Sara Jordan, 5m)

 

A dark comedy about two men who's friendship is tested to the limits.

The Tea Break

(Sara Jordan, 5m)

 

A dark comedy about two men who's friendship is tested to the limits.

Redistributors

(82m)

Director & Writer: Adrian Tanner

Producer: Louise Clover

Cast: Jeff Rawle, Alistair Mackenzie, Tim Bentinck & Alexandra Evans

A city PR girl goes on the run, accused of leaking information from the military supply company where she works. Pursued by ex-soldiers, she hides with her brother, a protester living in a squat, who she had dismissed as a loser. When she realises he is a member of the Redistributors, a group famous for hacking tax evader’s accounts and passing money to the poor, she asks to meet with the group’s charismatic leader, Michael Manning, hoping he can bring down her former employer before they get to her. 

Redistributors

(82m)

Director & Writer: Adrian Tanner

Producer: Louise Clover

Cast: Jeff Rawle, Alistair Mackenzie, Tim Bentinck & Alexandra Evans

A city PR girl goes on the run, accused of leaking information from the military supply company where she works. Pursued by ex-soldiers, she hides with her brother, a protester living in a squat, who she had dismissed as a loser. When she realises he is a member of the Redistributors, a group famous for hacking tax evader’s accounts and passing money to the poor, she asks to meet with the group’s charismatic leader, Michael Manning, hoping he can bring down her former employer before they get to her. 

Screening 3

Saturday, December 9th | 5:00pm

Little Birds

(Anita Hawser, 12m)

 

A military drone testing site in West Wales is viewed through the eyes of two families who live nearby.

Lies We Tell

(109m)

Director: Mitu Misra

Writers: Ewen Glass & Andy McDermott

Producers: Andy McDermott, Malcolm Scott & Daniel Gulliver

Cast: Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne & Sibylla Deen

A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss's Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.

Screening 4

Saturday, December 9th | 7:30pm

Dark Beacon

(109m)

Director: Cos Greenop

Writers: Lee Apsey & Cos Greenop

Producers: Lee Apsey, Cos Greenop & Tansi Inayat

Cast: April Pearson, Lynne Anne Rodgers, Jon Campling, Kendra Mei & Toby Osmond

An abandoned paramour tracks her lover down to a distant lighthouse. When she finds her beyond hope she must find a way to save a child from the malignant spirit of her deceased father and the madness of her mother.

    The Awards    

Saturday, December 9th | 9:30pm

Best Feature Film

Dark Beacon

*Lies We Tell*

Redistributors

Best Short Film

Fish Finger Sandwich

Lucy in My Eyes

Real Artists

The Sleeping Beauty

Waterfall

The Hex

A Break in The Clouds

Rounds

State of Emergency, Motherfucker!

*The Tea Break*

Little Birds

Best Cinematography

Santosh Sivan (Lies We Tell)

*Haider Zafar (Dark Beacon)*

Rikki Chandler (The Sleeping Beauty)

Best Music

*Zbigniew Preisner (Lies We Tell)*

Max Sweiry (Dark Beacon)

James William Blades (Redistributors)

 

Best Director

*Coz Greenop (Dark Beacon)*

Adrien Tanner (Redistributors)

Mitu Misra (Lies We Tell)

Best Actor

*Gabreil Bryne (Lies We Tell)*

Robert Boulton (Redistributors)

Jack Parris (The Hex)

Best Actress

April Pearson (Dark Beacon)

Alexandra Evans (Redistributors)

*Sibylla Deen (Lies We Tell)*

Best Supporting Actor

*Jan Udin (Lies We Tell)*

Harvey Keitel (Lies We Tell)

Jon Campling (Dark Beacon)

Best Supporting Actress

Emilly Atack (Lies We Tell)

*Lynne Anne Rodgers (Dark Beacon)*

Marie Ruane (A Break in The Clouds)

Welsh Dragon Award

(best achievement on a low budget)

*Redistributors*

A Break in The Clouds

The Tea Break

Best Unproduced Screenplay

TBA

    The After-Party    

Buffalo Bar | Cardiff

Join us at one of Cardiff’s most favoured, hidden hotspots and laid-back retreats. Vintage lounge meets live music venue meets sun-drenched beer garden in the heart of the

city centre!

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