*Information sourced from official organisation websites


Established in 2006 and formerly known as the Film Agency for Wales, Ffilm Cymru Wales have a remit to help to develop a film sector in Wales and maximise the economic, educational and cultural benefits of a film.*

Ffilm Cymru Wales supports Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers with developement and production funding, industry assistance and mentoring opportunities. We aim to bring film makers and audiences together by encouraging more people to see more films in more venues. They also promote the use of film in education and community regeneration, producing educational resources in conjunction with teachers to aid literacy and general learning.*

The Cardiff Mini Film Festival has been supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales since 2013 and we are delighted to continue that relationship through 2018 and beyond.

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales.*

They are one of eight Film Hubs around the UK formed in 2013 as part of the ground-breaking initiative BFI Film Audience Network (FAN). You’ll find other hubs in London, the Midlands, NI, the South West, Scotland, the North and the South East, who we work with on UK wide film initiatives.*


They work with over 250 Welsh cinemas, arts centres, community venues, societies, festivals and wider film practitioners to develop inventive and inclusive ways for all people in Wales to access British independent and international cinema. Chapter (Cardiff) are the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) for Wales, with the mission to work in partnership with members across Wales, the UK and Europe, to bring new film experiences to audiences across the nation and beyond.*

We are very grateful to Film Hub Wales for all their support.

FOR Cardiff was previously called Cardiff’s Business Improvement District (BID). They are a business-led, not for profit organisation voted for by the city’s businesses with an ambitious plan to transform Cardiff city centre – making it more welcoming, vibrant and influential.*

The Cardiff Mini Film Festival is delighted to receive support from FOR Cardiff for the first time.


Iris is the home of LGBT filmmaking. Now a BAFTA qualifying festival, Iris has also been identified as one of the top 50 film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine for 3 years in a row. The festival prides itself on sharing the best content from around the globe to our annual audience in Cardiff each October, made possible through our 25 partner festivals in 19 countries.*

The Iris Prize is supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation and continues to be the largest LGBT short film prize in the world. With the winner receiving £30,000 to make their next short film in the UK, Iris is exactly what film makers need – funding, support, guidance and of course a warm welcome into the Iris Prize family.*

The Cardiff Mini Film Festival extends its most sincere appreciation for the ongoing support from the IRIS Prize team.

The University of South Wales has three campuses across the South Wales region including new campuses in Cardiff and Newport city centres, all with excellent road and rail links. The University of South Wales Group includes Wales’s national conservatoire – the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – and the College Merthyr Tydfil.*

We welcome the support of the University of South Wales.

Hoot is an audio post production studio working across Film, TV, and all forms of Digital Content.*

From a short voiceover to a surround sound cinema mix they’re dedicated to creating the best sound for your audience.

Based in Cardiff, Wales, they work with clients across the UK and beyond including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 including broadcasters BBC, ITV, Channel 4, S4C, History Channel and Discovery Channel.

We are grateful for Hoot Studios contribution to this years festival.

Gorilla is a Cardiff based full service post production house specialising in broadcast media and film.*

Based in bustling Cardiff Bay, their facilities and friendly team of staff combine creative excellence and technical innovation – all served up with a warm Welsh welcome.*

Their new HQ is equipped with 40 Avid suites, Baselight Grading suite and Pro Tools dubbing studios with ADR/VO – and they have recently installed Wales’ first Avid S6 audio consoles.*

We’re delighted to have the support of Gorilla for this years festival.

The Cardiff Mini Film Festival is once again receiving support from the worlds leading software developer for creative artists – Adobe.

Whether it’s a smartphone or tablet app, a game, a video, a digital magazine, a website, or an online experience, chances are that it was touched by Adobe technology. Their tools and services enable customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, and then continually measure and optimize it based on user data. By providing complete solutions that combine digital media creation with data-driven marketing, they help businesses improve their communications, strengthen their brands, and ultimately achieve greater business success.*

The Cardiff Mini Film Festival is delighted to be sponsored by FC Cymru – A brand new Welsh football magazine show featuring stories and features from all aspects of the game in Wales.*


Founded by Katie McCullough, Festival Formula is the culmination of over thirteen years experience strategising film festival submissions. We cater for a large slate of films, offering you consultancy at different points in your career. Festival Formula is all about enabling you and your team to realise your potential and your film’s impact within the global industry.*

We are thrilled to continue to receive support from Festival Formula.


Abertoir is an annual horror and horror film festival held in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Ceredigion, Wales. The festival began as a three-day event and has grown since to a six-day schedule. Abertoir is Wales’ only horror festival and is a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.*

As well as screening new big-budget horror films, classic and independent films form a large and important part of the festival line-up. Each year a short film competition is held, which showcases horror and fantasy short films from around the world. In addition to film screenings, the festival regularly features concerts, theatre shows and masterclasses in its line up.*


Digichemistry is a media production company based in South Wales pioneering creative content through visual, sound and story.*

Digichemistry run a TV studio in South Wales that has a 2000 square foot sound stage, recording studio, edit suite, changing room and editing offices.*

They create music videos, short films, app development, music productions, photography and have bundle pack studio offers for you to hire the studio space for your production.*


Meanwhile Creative unlock dormant commercial space for positive use, turning it into affordable, flexible work space for creatives, freelancers and small businesses.

Their latest project is Cardiff Containers. Launching in May 2018, this collection of re-purposed shipping containers will provide more much-needed affordable studio space in the city centre, next to sister project Meanwhile House Cardiff.

Meanwhile Creative’s Cardiff projects already house a bustling community of over 80 different small businesses, makers and entrepreneurs, from artists, designers and filmmakers to baristas, chocolatiers and web developers. Their ongoing mission is to build on this and give more local start-ups and creatives the space they need to grow.

Through further investment in the site, working with the local business community and the addition of more Containers later in the year, Meanwhile Creative’s long-term goal is to build a thriving creative quarter for central Cardiff.


This years screenings are once again supported by Darkened Rooms who have also been screening great films in unusual places since 2012.


This years screenings are also supported by Lost lands – a pop-up and rooftop cinema screening classic movies in South Wales.

FilmFreeway makes it easy to discover, submit, and get tickets to thousands of film festivals, screenplay contests, music contests and photography contests all over the world.* FilmFreeway is the world’s #1 submission site across all top metrics including: global web traffic, total festivals, Oscar accredited festivals and daily active users. More than 500,000 filmmaker, writers and artists use FilmFreeway to submit to over 6,000 of the world’s best film festivals and contests (including 40+ Oscar-qualifying festivals).* Best of all, FilmFreeway is always 100% free for submitters.* We are proud to use FilmFreeway as our chosen platform for this years festival.
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