Carmarthen Bay Film Festival is a BAFTA Cymru qualifying held in Llanelli Wales.The festival was founded by Kelvin Guy it’s CEO back in 2011 and held it’s first event in April 2012,with only 35 submissions and borrowed equipment from a local church!
The festival has come along way since then with submissions rising every year to over 500 for 2016/17. By reinvesting back into the festival Kelvin has been able to purchase state of the art equipment to screen selected films to the best possible standard. Also the festival has been able to advertise more in local press/magazines and social media.
Carmarthen Bay is very keen to support up and coming new film makers, young film makers and women in film and to be able to give them the platform they deserve to screen their work to a larger audience. Also we would like to give the attending film makers the opportunity to network with industry professionals and like minded people.
For the last 2 years we have partnered with the F-Rated scheme set up by Bath Film Festival.The F-Rating is applied to films by cinemas and film festivals giving movie-goers an easily identifiable label so they can choose films that fairly represent women on screen and behind the camera. Highlighting these films sends a clear message to distributors, producers and funders that women can and should have more than just a supporting role within the industry.The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women and/or have significant women on screen. If a film has all three, it receives a TRIPLE F-Rating, our gold standard. The rating allows audiences to “vote with your seat” and proactively choose to go and see F-Rated films. For CBFF 2017 we are proud to say that we screened 52 F-Rated films over the festival week. So for this season in the hope of encouraging even more films submitted by women in film we’d like to offer a special discount.Please use this code FRATED70 for a 70% discount off all categories viaFILMFREEWAY
We here at CBFF also want to help student and young film makers by giving them platform to screen their work and be judge if nominated by professionals within the film industry. And we understand that sometimes cost can be an issue when submitting into a festival and there are no guarantees that their film will be selected. So to help we have reduced all student submissions fees by 75%.
So now all submission fees are only $6.25 for shorts and features . YOU MUST APPLY THIS CODE CBFFSTU75 and again submit via FILMFREEWAY to claim your student discount. You must be in full time education or just have graduated to apply this code thanks
Submissions are now open via FilmFreeway and will also be open via FestHome shortly. We will be posting special discount codes here and on our social media feeds over the next couple of weeks
We will try and keep things updated as much as possible but please check out our Twitter and FaceBook feeds
We will be adding and changing pages so some of the links to our pages wont work now and again