The Festival has gone from strength to strength with submissions growing every year, from 35 in our 1st. year to well over 500 submissions for what will be our 6th. festival this May.
For the last 3 years, the festival has been a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival, but this year it has also become one of only nine festivals here in Wales to be chosen to be an official festival partner of BAFTA Cymru.
Once again, the festival will be held at the world famous Stradey Park hotel in Llanelli over 4 days.
The festival will run from Monday the 8th to Friday the 12th of May and all screenings during the week will be free. This year’s program will have something for everyone with films being screened from all over the world including of course Wales. There will be comedy, thrillers, Sci Fi, Drama and Documentaries plus q&a sessions with many of the attending film makers. RTS Wales will once again be holding a special screening and q&a session and BAFTA Cymru will also be present during the week.
This is what the film makers are saying about our festival
It was the first time I ever attended a Film Festival, eager and happy to meet all the team organising the event as much as the filmmakers attending. I was not expecting to have my film 'Nain' selected, nominated and then finally awarded for the Gwobr John Hefin the Welsh Language Short Film Award! It came as a good surprise but also a bit of a 'shock'!
The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival is absolutely opened, transparent, friendly, featuring Top International Independent Films. Professionals from the Industry welcome you within the Top Class Venue, and it has really been good to meet filmmakers from around the world, it opens so many windows of inspiration...My motto...'Never give up on your dreams!'…
Superb communication from the festival at all stages of submission. Thrilled to have had our film 'Yours Accidentally' screened at Carmarthen Bay. Thank you so much. A highly recommended festival worthy of the submission fee.
.A great festival in lovely west Wales, U.K. I was delighted that my film 'Tooth Fairy' was nominated for best animation!
The Best Film Festival in Wales!
Films Judge by Industry Jury, Widely promoted Festival, Committed to Transparency, BAFTA Cymru Partner and Qualifying Festival
Our Festival Partners 2016/17
courtesy of Steven Clarey- Film and Media graduate.