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NEXT DEADLINE · MARCH 23RD, 2024

NEXT EVENT · NOVEMBER, 2024

WREXHAM

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EVENT ARCHIVE

2023

MOST RECENT LINEUP

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COME BACK NEXT YEAR!

This is the International Film Festival of Wales's seventeenth year and we've moved to a new city. Yes that's right, we're in Wrexham!

This festival aims to promote and support independent filmmaking, providing opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public. 

SHORT FILM SCREENING

The Odeon in Wrexham
Still from the short film "Benighted"
Still from the music video "Ghosts"
Still from the short film "One Night Only"
Still from the short film "Future Of..."
Still from the short documentary "Life With Emotions"

May 1940, Sergeant Albert Kent (41) and his beleaguered squad are retreating to Abbeville. Corporal Pony Moore (22) begins to question Kent's decisions instigating a schism of leadership. Whilst both are insisting they are right, the German forces draw closer.

BENIGHTED

16m | Dan McCadden

A short animated film about connection, loss and grief

GHOSTS

5m | James Morris & Maria Tilt

Pub touring karaoke singer, Bex, lets her celebrity delusions get in the way of her relationship with her 17y/o daughter, Rhian, who is left to pick up the pieces when faced with the cruel reality of her mother's lifestyle.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

18m | Josh Harris

The end is near as the animal world is in revolt.

FUTURE OF...

3m | Scott Coello

Life with Emotions is a short documentary film about a sculptor Nick Elphick who has been struggling with his mental health. Five years ago he sadly lost his father due to Parkinsons disease. In an attempt to deal with his emotions Nick began sculpting statues in his father's image.

LIFE WITH EMOTIONS

32m | Shafin Basheer

Still from the short film "Our Home the Sea"

OUR HOME THE SEA

10m | Mared Rees

Lara has built a life for her and her daughter, Magi, with the sea at its heart, lived and explored in their mother tongue. But as external forces push them ever closer to danger, their world begins to crumble around them.

Still from the short film "Skive"

SKIVE

13m | Corinna Brooke Elleschild

A coming-of-age social realism film based in the British South-West. A story of defiance, hope and the connection between two teenagers against the backdrop of a difficult world.

The International Film Festival of Wales Dragon List is for screenplays of outstanding quality. These projects are up for the title of Best Unproduced Screenplay.

THE DRAGON LIST

THE AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM

Ghosts

BEST MUSIC

***Ghosts***

THE DOUGLAS MILSOME AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE WELSH DRAGON AWARD

BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY WINNER

***The Die Is Cast  |  Andrew Goth***

BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY COMMENDATIONS

10,080 Moments  |  Bobby Moloney

Fang Girls  |  Kevin Ryan

Lancelot And Onion  |  Rhys Lloyd-Jones

On The Edge  |  Silva Chege

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