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  • HEADLINE FEATURE FILM: ‘THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE’

    Starring director Celyn Jones, alongside Rebel Wilson and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The new feature film, partly shot in Wrexham, tells  “a poignant story of two couples exploring the impact of a traumatic brain injury on their lives.

    MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION

    Our music video competition features some of the best new work from musicians and filmmakers in Wales around the world.

    • GRIEF by Connor Allen, Sing Amewudah-Rivers, REDBRCK
    • More TBA.

    FILM COMPETITION: ANIMATION SHORT FILMS

    Part of our BAFTA-recognised Welsh and international short film competition.

    • Slowly Walking by Sara Schiavone
    • A brief word about KEYWORDS by Philip Seargeant
    • Woodbuds by Sam Griffiths
    • The Robin and the Wren by Léa Sautin

    FILM COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS

    Part of our BAFTA-recognised Welsh and international short film competition.

    • Rusted Earths by Moza Al Mazrouei
    • Y WERIN / HIRAETH by Ella Spottiswood & Adam Evans
    • A Cross to Bear by Joseff Morgan
    • PERTHYN / BELONGING by Gavin Porter

    MEET THE FILMMAKERS LUNCH

    Join us for some free food, drinks and networking. This is an opportunity for attendees across the festival to meet the filmmakers at this year’s festival.

    FILM COMPETITION: NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS 1

    Section 1 of our Welsh and international short film competition. For the first time this year, all selected films will be eligible for a BAFTA Cymru nomination.

    • Tomorrow by Thomas Elliott Griffiths
    • One Night Only Josh Harris
    • Cariad Brawdol by Rhys Pritchard
    • Collaboration by Martin Cannon

    FILM COMPETITION: NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS 2

    Part of our BAFTA-recognised Welsh and international short film competition.

    • Dim Ond Ti a Mi By Gruff Lynch
    • Control Room by JAG Hodges
    • Back to the Original Place by Joseph Bubb
    • Heartrender: Bane of the Elf Queen by Ben Schwartz & Zach Lo
    • 11:11 Gavin Pettifor & Jonathan Finlay

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