Established in 2012, we’re a grassroots short film festival dedicated to helping low budget and early career filmmakers break into the industry.
A very nice festival, inclusive, and with a rich variety of selections!Giacomi Dondi, submitting filmmaker
We’ve received over 4000 submissions from all over the world over the past 10 years, and we take over disused shop units, masonic halls, clubs and bars across Cardiff to screen shortlisted films, as well as special one-off screenings of cult classics.
We accept submissions from filmmakers anywhere in the world in the following categories:
Fiction Short – Low Budget
Any fiction film shorter than 30 minutes.
Fiction Short – Big Spender
For fiction films shorter than 30 minutes made with a little more money.
Give us some real life wonders, but keep it less than 30 minutes please!
Welsh Film Award
For anyone born, raised, living in or from Wales. Again, less than 30 minutes, diolch!
Our popular category for anything horror, off-beat or simply downright weird. 30 minutes maximum.
One Minute Wonder
Short and sweet category for 1 minute micro-shorts.
British Student Award
A category just for students!
For any and all animated short films under 30 minutes.
Meet the team:
Jody Tozer – Festival Director
As well as running Cardiff Mini Film Festival, Jody heads up Bulldozer Films, working with grassroots talent hosting 3 BFI Film Academies in Wales. She also works with new diverse voices as a production Manager with It’s My Shout.
Stephen Heinson – Festival Producer
Stephen started his career as a film programmer at Chapter and now freelances across exhibition, distribution and festivals, mostly in events, marketing and outreach.
Cardiff Mini Film Festival is produced by Bulldozer Films, a Cardiff-based grassroots production company committed to helping people break into the film industry.