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CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL 2020
This year’s festival was like no other in the history of Cardiff Mini. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic events were sadly unable to take place.
Still determined to support grassroots filmmaking we recruited an amazing set of judges from some of Wales’ finest filmmaking talent who got to work reviewing all 578 submissions!
To finish an unprecedented festival season we crowned 8 filmmakers with Awards for best short film in 7 categories.
When it is safe to do so we will be back with a networking party celebrating all of the talented filmmakers that took part in Cardiff Mini 2020.
Stay safe, we’ll be back bigger than ever!
CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL 2019
We kicked off Cardiff Mini film festival with a whole host of short film screenings taking place across 5 unique venues in the City Centre, including an arcade themed bar!
For the first tine ever we screened cult favourites The Wicker Man and Dark Crystal at Cardiff Masonic Hall, with plenty of Q+A’s to boot!
We celebrated some of the best Welsh talent with a screening of Last Summer with some of the cast and crew joining us for a feature film masterclass after the screening.
To finish a weekend of awesome shorts, features and Q+A’s we celebrated with the annual Cardiff Mini awards and networking party hosted by Boyd Clack (Satellite City, Twin Town) with plenty of Prosecco and award winners we waved good-bye to Cardiff Mini in style.
But don’t worry we’ll be back very soon!
CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL 2018
We had Q+A’s, networking and over 250 films screening in shopping arcades, empty shop units and themed bars. We saw the return of the Pitch Your Film Competition with more prizes than ever, worth over £6000!
There was a heck of a lot of FREE DRINKS happening in these fantastic spaces with Prosecco receptions and complimentary cocktails.
We hosted our Twisted Tales Night with hand-picked shorts from Abertoir International Horror Festival Of Wales, along with our own twisted programme and a special screening of Night Of The Living Dead, in a creepy shopping centre basement.
Cardiff Mini Film Festival kicked off 2017 with a networking party on 19th March at The Big Top. As with previous events, it was a superb chance to meet industry experts and discuss opportunities within the Film & Television industry.
CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL 2017
TWIN TOWN SCREENING / Q&A
Cardiff Mini Film Festival held a HUGE networking party at the DEPOT on 10th March 2016. Attending were Winding Snake, Spin The Yarn, Buzz Magazine, NAHEMI, Storm + Shelter, S4C, Producers Forum (IRIS Prize), Ebbw Media, Wales International Documentary Festival, NextGen Skills Academy, Mad Dog Casting, Noctambul Films, White Lightning Productions, Marigold Costumes, BBC Cymru Wales Head of Development Nick Andrews anDrama Series Producer Llyr Morus.
CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL 2016
The 2016 festival was held on 26th June at Chapel 1877, Gwdihw and The Little Man Coffee Co. It consisted of 50 short films, Q&As, a film pitching competition, awards and a large networking party.
Winners included ‘I Should Have Run’, ‘Womb Raider’, ‘Portrait of a Fighter’ and ‘Think Twice’.
RAINBOW NETWORKING PARTY
Cardiff Mini Film Festival teamed up with the Iris Prize and the Producers Forum to bring you a rainbow networking party!
Different coloured wristbands were given out depending on what your current or aspired role is in the film industry so that people could make a bee-line for you if you were what they needed on their next project.
By teaming up with the Iris Prize and Producers Forum we introduced you to LGBT filmmakers from all over the world as well as special industry guests from all over the UK, including Vue, BFI, Disney, Encounters, Pinewood and many more.
And if that wasn’t enough for you there was also the wine reception at the BAFTA Bar on the top floor of Cineworld Cinema.
MEET THE INDUSTRY
Cardiff Mini Film Festival hosted a ‘Meet The Industry’ event as part of the Ffresh Student Media Festival. Guests included Cloth Cat Animation, Thud Media, Fiction Factory, Bait Studio and Green Bay
FACT OR FICTION
The Facr or Fiction event was held on June 7th 2015 in Cardiff Masonic Hall, porters and Gwihw followed by a Darkened Rooms screening of David Fincher’s Se7en.
The winning documentary was ‘That’s That’, fiction was ‘Mr Madden’, the rising star award went to ‘Me Without I and the audience choice was ‘JAM’.
The 2015 Comedy Festival event was held at Chapter Arts Center. Guests included Boyd Clack, Kirsten Jones and My Family star Keiron Self.
The winning film was titled ‘Friend’, the runner-up was ‘UNiTITLED’ and the audience choice went to ‘The Chant’.
MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL
The Music Video Festival was held at The Three Rivers on November 22nd in 2015. Judged by Eggsy of Goldie Lookin Chain, the winner was ‘Stay Weird’, the runner up was ‘Matchday’ and the audience choice was ‘Narrowman’.
COLLABORATE & CREATE NETWORK EVENT
Images courtesy of MJ Films
FACT OR FICTION
A special Comedy Edition of the Cardiff Mini Film Festival took place at Chapter Arts Center on July 27th in association with the Cardiff Comedy Festival.
The winner of the event was ‘Tripod Shootout’ produced by Karl Rees. The runner up was ‘Not Another Student Drama’. The audience choice award went to ‘The Goat’.
CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL 2013
CARDIFF MINI MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL 2013
November of 2013 saw the very first Cardiff Mini Music Video Festival, held at Urban Tap House. Screenings of the music videos were accompanied by special guests including writer & actor Boyd Clack along with the announcement of the winning music video.