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16-Apr-2014 3:23am PDT  

 

International Film Festival of Wales

8 Annual November 01, 2014 to November 02, 2014

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The Film Festival Guild
25-29 Harper Road
London Bridge
London SE1 6AW
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Phone: +44 7955 010577
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
Any film over 50 minutes.
Short Film
Any film under 50 minutes.
Music Video
A music based video.
Student
Any film under 50 minutes made by students.
Screenplay
This category is for new unproduced screenplays.
Animation
Any form of animation.
Documentary
Any documentary under 120 minutes.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The International Film Festival of Wales (previously the Newport International Film Festival) aims to showcase great independent films and create opportunities for screenings and awards for these films.

We focus on films that slip through the net - the no-budget gems that no one should have to miss out on! We work with film-makers to ensure they get reviews, press coverage and good attendances.

Put simply, we're here promoting truly independent film and creating exciting networking opportunities for film-makers and film-lovers, plus plenty of awards!


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The International Film Festival of Wales is a proud supporter of Welsh film, British film, Student films, World films and Independent films. In previous years the festival has been based in Newport, South Wales. This year, the festival will be travelling Wales, taking place in five different locations.

We aim to give you a great platform to screen your film, and great venues for your audience to watch them in.

Previously known as the Newport International Film Festival, 2013 saw a bigger line up of films than ever before and a large turn out of film-makers from across the globe, plus more of those beautiful crystal awards!

We focus on films with a great story, great acting and that deserve to be seen.

We have excellent links with local press and will work with film-makers to ensure they get reviews of their work. At the 2013 festival we had bloggers, radio industry professionals and the Welsh press at the event, all doing interviews and reviewing the festival throughout the day. Ioan Dyer of GTFM Radio and BBC Wales called the event an "awe inspiring day".

Each film selected for a screening will be nominated for at least one award.

All film-makers receive two passes to the Festival and free entry to the after party.

ORGANIZERS
Stuart Brennan (Director)

GENERAL RULES
International Film Festival of Wales 2014 (previously the Newport International Film Festival)
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The International Film Festival of Wales will take place in November 2014. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on withoutabox.com. The category winners (see 8.) will be announced after the Festival. The venues for each category will be announced closer to the Festival.

2. Competition
The Festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your films is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing.

3. Formats
For the selection process acceptable formats: DVD & Blu-Ray.
For Screenplay submissions acceptable formats are: .PDF on DVD/ CD, hard copy bound scripts.
For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DVD, Blu-Ray or DCP.
Final date for submissions is as dictated on withoutabox.com
Please address your entry to:

International Film Festival of Wales 2014
25-29 Harper Road
London Bridge
London
SE1 6AW
UK

4. Selection
The Festival is organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 14 days of the festival screenings.

5. Entry Returns
We do not return entries.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 2 weeks before any scheduled screening.

7. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required for submission, but will be required if you are accepted to the festival.

8. Categories
Short Film, Feature Film, Student Film, Music Video, Documentary, Screenplay.

Awards
* Best Feature Film
* Best Actor
* Best Actress
* Best Cinematography
* Audience Award - Best Director
* Audience Award - Best Film
* Audience Award - Best Cinematography
* Audience Award - Best Director (Student)
* Audience Award - Best Film (Student)
* Audience Award - Best Cinematography (Student)
* Welsh Dragon Award
* Best Screenplay

Eligibility for Welsh Dragon Award - Evidence must be given that the production company, producers, director or majority of the crew are Welsh based or born. Or the majority of the film was shot in Wales.

Eligibilty for Student Awards - The producers of the film and/ or director must have been a student when the film was produced.

Awards may be subject to change at the discretion of the Film Festival Guild.

9. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and VOTING
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and awards. The administrators' decision is final.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International Film Festival of Wales 2014 (previously the Newport International Film Festival) Rules for Participation 1. Dates and Venue The International Film Festival of Wales will take place in November 2014. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on withoutabox.com. The category winners (see 8.) will be announced after the Festival. The venues for each category will be announced closer to the Festival. 2. Competition The Festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your films is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing. 3. Formats For the selection process acceptable formats: DVD & Blu-Ray. For Screenplay submissions acceptable formats are: .PDF on DVD/ CD, hard copy bound scripts. For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DVD, Blu-Ray or DCP. Final date for submissions is as dictated on withoutabox.com Please address your entry to: International Film Festival of Wales 2014 25-29 Harper Road London Bridge London SE1 6AW UK 4. Selection The Festival is organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 14 days of the festival screenings. 5. Entry Returns We do not return entries. 6. Screenings It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 2 weeks before any scheduled screening. 7. Publicity We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required for submission, but will be required if you are accepted to the festival. 8. Categories Short Film, Feature Film, Student Film, Music Video, Documentary, Screenplay. Awards * Best Feature Film * Best Actor * Best Actress * Best Cinematography * Audience Award - Best Director * Audience Award - Best Film * Audience Award - Best Cinematography * Audience Award - Best Director (Student) * Audience Award - Best Film (Student) * Audience Award - Best Cinematography (Student) * Welsh Dragon Award * Best Screenplay Eligibility for Welsh Dragon Award - Evidence must be given that the production company, producers, director or majority of the crew are Welsh based or born. Or the majority of the film was shot in Wales. Eligibilty for Student Awards - The producers of the film and/ or director must have been a student when the film was produced. Awards may be subject to change at the discretion of the Film Festival Guild. 9. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and VOTING There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and awards. The administrators' decision is final.