9th Annual

International Film Festival of Wales

November 12, 2016 to November 13, 2016

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The Film Festival Guild
Kindred Studios
69 St. Marks Road
London W10 6JG
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7955 010577
info@filmfestivalguild.com
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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, 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

We LOVE independent films! From the shoe-string budget, to the crowd funded, to the indie moguls. This is our 10 Year Anniversary Festival and we're planning something big and want you to be a part of it!

To date the International Film Festival of Wales has screened over 450 independent movies and awarded over 75 awards to more than 50 different film-makers, from a variety of countries around the world, in only the last 10 years!​​​

ORGANIZERS

Stuart Brennan (Director)

GENERAL RULES

International Film Festival of Wales 2016
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The International Film Festival of Wales will take place in November 2016. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on FilmFreeway. 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: Online Screeners, Vimeo Links, 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 FilmFreeway.
Please address your entry to:

International Film Festival of Wales 2016
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 organizers 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
Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Audience Award - Best Short Film
Audience Award - Best Director
Audience Award - Best Actor
Audience Award - Best Actress
Audience Award - Best Supporting Actor
Audience Award - Best Supporting Actress
Audience Award - Best Music
Audience Award - Best Cinematography
* 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.

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

Awards, including nominations 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 2016
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The International Film Festival of Wales will take place in November 2016. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on FilmFreeway. 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: Online Screeners, Vimeo Links, 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 FilmFreeway.
Please address your entry to:

International Film Festival of Wales 2016
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 organizers 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
Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Audience Award - Best Short Film
Audience Award - Best Director
Audience Award - Best Actor
Audience Award - Best Actress
Audience Award - Best Supporting Actor
Audience Award - Best Supporting Actress
Audience Award - Best Music
Audience Award - Best Cinematography
* 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.

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

Awards, including nominations 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.