Carmarthen Bay Film Festival



Deadlines

02 Jun 2017
Call for entries

17 Jan 2018
Festival closed

Address

Park,  sa16 0bw, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom


Festival description
Short Films >2' 30'<
Feature Films >60' 90'<


Qualifiers
  BAFTA
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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Any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue must include accompanying on screen English subtitles.

We are looking for Submissions that:

· Are based upon an interesting concept;

· Are innovative;

· Are well crafted; and

· Create an emotional resonance.

If the Film’s final running time is more than 60 minutes and less than 90 minutes including credits if any, the Film may only be submitted as a Feature film.

If the Film’s final running time is more than 2 minutes and less than 30 minutes including credits if any, the Film may only be submitted as a Short film.

Festival start: 14 May 2018      Festival end: 17 May 2018

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival has gone from strength to strength over the years.From our first festival in 2012 submissions have increased every years. Not only have the submissions increased over the years but the number of film makers and festival patrons attending has as well.

We have had film makers flying in from Miami, Holland ,Italy, France and many parts of the UK. The number of festival partners has also grown with Stradey Park Hotel, Curzon Home Cinema,BAFTA Cymru, RTS Wales,S4C,University of Wales Trinity St. David, Felin Foel Brewery and many more. Also the festival is now a BAFTA Cymru/Wales partner festival as well as being a qualifying festival, which means that any film screened during the festival and made here in UK is eligible to apply to be considered for a BAFTA Cymru award.

This year we screened 52 F-Rated films at the 6th Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
So for our 7th year we'd like to encourage even more female Writers,Directors,Producers and Actors to submit their work by offering a 70% discount.

We are also very proud to also have the name of John Hefin associated with the festival as well. With two awards dedicated to the memory of this wonderful man. The first being Gwobr John Hefin for Welsh language short film and the second being the John Hefin Award for life time achievement in film, television or theatre. And we are very pleased that Endaf Emlyn accepted this award during our 2017 awards gala.

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival is now on the approved festival list for BAFTA Cymru awards entry eligibly. This means that any short or feature produced in the UK and selected to screen at CBFF 2017 can apply to BAFTA Cymru to be considered for competition.

Rules & Terms

1 Films made anywhere in the world are eligible to be submitted for consideration

2 If the Film’s final running time is more than 2 minutes and less than 30 minutes including credits if any, the Film may only be submitted as a Short film. Even if the Film has been submitted as a Feature film, it will be included for consideration only in the Short category.

3 If the Film’s final running time is more than 60 minutes and less than 90minutes including credits if any, the Film may only be submitted as a Feature film. Even if the Film has been submitted as a Short film, it will be included for consideration only in the Feature category.

4 The Festival does not require première status for submissions.

5 The Film may have been previously screened in its entirety at a theatrical exhibition anywhere in the world, in which tickets were available to the public.

6 The Film may have been previously released on DVD or broadcast on television or the internet anywhere in the world.

7 It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted Film. The Organizers will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted Film. The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials.

8 Applicants submitting Films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen English subtitles. The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue that does not include accompanying on screen English subtitles.

9 If your submission is accepted we may require a hard copy for screening purposes. All Films must be on a single DVD Disc (single or dual layer) or Blu-ray if required. We also accept file transfer via wetransfer or similar service. DVD'S and Blu-rays WILL NOT BE
RETURNED

10 The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from Applicant, any Film that is not submitted on one of the recommended standard formats.

12. It’s the submitters responsibility to make sure they provide the correct screening file for consideration. CBFF will not be held responsible if the incorrect file is provided.


13. If your submission is excepted it is your responsibility to make sure the correct version of your entry is made available for screening purposes. CBFF will not be held responsible if the incorrect version is provided.

14. If your submission is nominated for an award you agree that the judge’s decision final

15. By submitting you agree to all CBFF rules and guidelines

16. Your submission must have been completed after January 2016

FEATURE/SHORT FILM

A live action narrative fiction told through the medium of video.

Requirements: Your Submission must be an original live action narrative video that exemplifies the art of fictional storytelling. Submissions may come from, but are not limited to, the following genres: comedy, action, drama, musical, horror, etc. Your submission should be a complete story that is presented in a clear, creative, and original way.

Judging considerations: We are looking for creative excellence in videos that push the boundaries of narrative filmmaking and storytelling


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE/SHORT

A video that presents a factual report on a chosen subject or idea.

Requirements: Your submission must be an original documentary that exemplifies the art of non-fiction storytelling. Submissions may include a variety of storytelling methods: presenter led or narrated, fly on the wall, point of view, ambient, or personal stories, etc. Your submission should be a complete idea that is presented in a clear, innovative and original way.

Judging considerations: We are looking for an engaging, creative video that provides insight into a real person, lifestyle, cause, belief, or situation through nonfiction filmmaking methods.


ANIMATION

A story told by giving life to inanimate objects or character designs using computer technology or frame by frame animation.

Requirements: Your submission must be an original animated short video that illustrates the art of animated storytelling. Submissions may include the following styles of animation: 3D, 2D, mixed media, or any form of stop motion.

Judging considerations: We are looking for animation that deploys a high level of technical, conceptual, and aesthetic innovation in order to enchant the viewer with a strong, engaging story.


EXPERIMENTAL

A video that experiments with new ideas and/or techniques, often characterized by the absence of a linear narrative.

Requirements: Submissions may include video art, abstract works, or any other non narrative-based work that breaks new ground in moving image.

Judging considerations: We are looking for videos that explore new ideas or techniques to further filmmaking as an art form, free from the constraints of the traditional narrative form.


We are looking for Submissions that:

• Are based upon an interesting concept;

• Are innovative;

• Are well crafted; and

• Create an emotional resonance

  

 
  

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