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    IFFW | 2019    

Cineworld Cinema, Cardiff | Saturday, November 30th

Cineworld Cinema, Cardiff plays host to the eleventh 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. 

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


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

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

Saturday, November 30th | 12:20pm



(Giorgos Kapsanakis, 10m)


Angie refuses to let her grandfather - an ex-Biker who suffers from dementia - be taken to a nursing home for his last days. Just as he is about to go, she locks herself in his room and proceeds to a final act of love.



of a Maiko

(Antonio Celotto, 8m)


INFRINGE documents the elusive dressing ritual of a Maiko (Geiko-in-training) in Japan, including the creation of a traditional 'Wareshinobu' hairstyle.



(Paul Hanks, 4m)


Angor is a the story of a woman who has lived all her life on the safety of dry land, protected by mountains. Now she is being beckoned by the sea and her watery depths, with promises of new inspiration and a surrendering to the unknown. The unknown is not pretty, but it is beautiful, and necessary for her to go there.


How Countries Fight Their Wars

(Thomas Loopstra &

Maurice Baltissena, 2m)


An animation which simply yet beautifully shows how countries around the world fight their wars. 



(Anthony Hett, 14m)


The tale of Salif, a middle aged launderette owner and his fear that any day now, his sole employee, 77 year old Mary, might just stop showing up.

The third film in a trilogy of shorts exploring the themes of loneliness, old age and dementia.

Can't Hide It

(Richard Miller &

Grant Archer, 17m)


Kim and Richard face up to the fact that she has cancer - in their own words the treatment is just a process to get through before getting on with their lives. They didn't consider the challenge of having to relay the message time after time to their friends and family reliving the moment they were first made aware.


Bottle Boy

(Tony Burke, 2m)


A lonely kid seeks friends by writing a message and putting it in a bottle, only to learn a valuable lesson in conservation from a council litter picker.

Screening 2

Saturday, November 30th | 5:00pm


About Steven

(Daniela Kampka &

Phil Janke, 2m)


Steven's reason to ride.



(Glen Gair, 15m)


Fearing her marriage is coming to an end, Lucy manipulates a much younger admirer, Iolyn, into kidnapping her in the hope that her husband, Carwyn, will be forced to finally confirm suspicions of an affair. Could this be Iolyn’s chance to capitalise on Lucy’s failing marriage?


I'm Scared

(Zhou Wang, 1m)


A young person has written a poem about their experiences having a parent with alcohol issues. There are 700,000 children and young people aged between 10 and 17 living with parental addiction. No child should feel alone.


End is Near

(Rachael Olga Lloyd, 3m)


The music video explores the idea of paths we choose to take in life, some are paved and more simple, others are rugged and we don't know where they will lead.



(Ross Donald, 10m)


Matthew just found out he has a few months to live. Most people would be devastated, but for Matthew, it’s the best news he has ever received.


Planning the Funeral

(Doug Rollins, 7m)


A wife is planning her husbands funeral but will it be the final nail in the coffin for her?


The Art of Reducing Noise

(Heidi Stokes, 4m)


In our turbulent times, silence seems like a necessary escape. This film evaluates this concept looking in-particular at one important figure in history who used this in an astonishing way to evaluate the world we live in.


This Time Away

(Magali Barbe, 14m)


Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had... until an
unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine.

Screening 3

Saturday, November 30th | 7:05pm




Director & Writer: Guy Davies

Producers: Guy Davies, Matthew Cook & Toby Cook

Cast: Joshua Glenister, Kim Spearman, Harry Lloyd & James Faulkner

Set in the rolling hills of the English countryside, Philophobia is a picture of small town adolescence. One week of school remains for Kai, an aspiring writer, and his friends while they sit their final exams. How they chose to spend this time will cost one of them their life and leave each of them changed forever.


    The Awards    

Nominations Are Here

Best Feature Film



Best Short Film


Metamorphosis of a Maiko


How Countries Fight Their Wars


Can't Hide It

Bottle Boy

About Stephen


I'm Scared

End is Near


Planning the Funeral

The Art of Reducing Noise

This Time Away

Best Cinematography

This Time Away


About Stephen

Best Director

*Guy Davies (Philophobia)*

Anthony Hett (Scrable)

Richard Miller & Grant Archer (Can't Hide It)

Best Actor

*Joshua Glenister (Philophobia)*

Gavin Fowler (Can't Hide It)

Timothy Spall (This Time Away)

Best Actress

Kim Spearman (Philophobia)

*Esther McAuley (Can't Hide It)*

Sara Jordan (Planning the Funeral)

Best Supporting Actor

Harry Lloyd (Philophobia)

*Patrick Knox (Planning the Funeral)*

Best Supporting Actress

Kate Isitt (Philophobia)

*Jessica Ellerby (This Time Away)*


Welsh Dragon Award

(best achievement on a low budget)


*Can't Hide It*

This Time Away

Best Unproduced Screenplay

Frames (written by Neil O'Neil)

The Distance of Mercy (written by Shelly Drancik)

The Water King (written by Persephone Vandegrift)

Brennhausen (written by Diana Cignoni)

El Punk (written by Tony Cammarata)

Succubus (written by David Keogh)

*A Most Dangerous Child (Written by Julian Shaw)*



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