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FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2023

FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2023

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.

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Check out our first delegates for 2023 below:



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.



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