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    2024 Film Festival Submissions Open Now!

    2024 Film Festival Submissions Open Now!

    Film screenings, industry panels and networking events

    The FOCUS Wales Film Festival returns on Friday 5th May and Saturday 6th May 2023, inside Theatr Ial at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham City Centre. The festival is proudly supported by Ffilm Cymru & 73 Degree Films.

    Join us for a showcase of the best short films from Wales and around the world + a selection of feature films, industry events and networking opportunities.

    SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE

    Check out our first delegates for 2023 below:
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    BUY PASSES

    Film Festival Delegate Pass

    £60
    • Film festival accreditation and badge.
    • Access to all FOCUS Wales Film Festival screenings and events.
    • Access to opening networking event.
    • Access to ‘Meet the Funders’ panel.
    • Access to Llwyn Isaf Music Headline Concert on Friday/Saturday (subject to capacity).
    • Access to crossover Film and Music Sync panel on Friday at FW Music Conference (Ty Pawb).
    • Access to the online delegate database and a professional profile on the FOCUS Wales website and mobile app.


    BUY PASSES

    Film Festival Pass

    £20
    • Access all FOCUS Wales Film Festival screenings, including feature films and short films across Friday and Saturday.
    • Access to our ‘Meet the Programmers’ and ‘Meet the Digital Commissioners’ panel.

     


    PREVIOUS WINNERS

    2022 Winners +

    Narrative Film

    Wales: Bald by Luke Bather.
    International: Backseat Driver by Jake Balfour-Lynn.

    Documentary Film

    Wales: Rhyl From Bygone Era by Ffion Pritchard.
    International: Dajla by Arturo Dueñas Herrero.

    Animation Film

    Wales: Allowed by Zillah Bowes.
    International: The Author by Luiz Máximo.

    Music Video

    Wales: My Brothers & Me (FUTURE KULT) by Mac Nixon
    International: Judas on the Dancefloor (The Zangwills) by Lowri Roberts.

    Special Awards

    Best Original Score: Tymhorau by Dan Soley.
    Celtic Film Award: The House of Jollof Opera by Sita Thomas.


    2021 Winners +

    Narrative Film

    Wales: Hard as Nails by Tomos James.
    International: Segregatio by Jowy Santiago.

    Documentary Film

    Wales: The Beekeeper by William McGregor.
    International: New Ways by Jonas Hegi.

    Animation Film

    Wales: Creepy Pasta Salad by Lauren Orme.
    International: The Boy and the Mountain by Santiago Aguilera & Gabriel Monreal.

    Music Video

    Wales: Sorcerer by Tom Hughes.
    International: Focal (Parallax) by Peter Renzullo.

    Special Awards

    Best Original Score: Dig Ophelia Dig by Kyran Davies.
    Celtic Film Award: Cwch Deilen by Efa Blosse-mason.


    2019 Winners +

    Wales: Seven Sharp by Roque Cameselle Capón.
    International: Stari Grad by Jack Beck.