The next Wicked Wales International Youth film Festival will take place from 18th-25th October 2019 at a number of venues in North Wales.

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"Supporting young filmmakers in their creative efforts AND creating a film culture in Wales where young people are encouraged and given support to express their ideas and explore their talents."

2019 and we are now planning our 4th International Youth Film Festival which will take place in October this year.

This year’s film competition is now open and filmmakers have until July to enter their films. We look forward to once again receiving short films made by the talented young people of Wales and from our partners in the Youth Cinema Network YCN sending wonderful films from all over the world.

Once again we will be exploring new and exciting activities for the Festival which may include taking the Festival to Snowdonia.

As well as planning the Festival, we continue with our year round training and activities programme for young people. This includes our Community Pop Up Cinema ‘Wicked Cinema’ which has now been joined by Hashtag Cinema ‘Sinema#Cinema’ a cinema run by young people for young people.

None of this could happen without our talented team of young volunteers and in return we are pleased to be able to support them and connect them to training opportunities all over the UK and other European Countries.

Thank you also to our main supporters including Children in Need, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Film Hub Wales, British Council, Gwynt Y Mor, Prestatyn Pop In Centre, BAFTA Cymru, Into Film and Rhyl Little Theatre who help us make all this happen.

Diolch yn fawr iawn

Rhiannon Wyn Hughes MBE, Jonathan White Festival Directors

  • Appreciating other cultures;recognising similarities and differences; understanding the challenges facing others; broadening horizons, creating confident global citizens who are prepared to help change the lives of others - as well as their own
    - Jenny Scott, Director British Council Wales/Cymru.
  • YCN is very important to us because we receive great films from other Festivals and we come into contact with local and regional film groups, media centres and film makers from other countries
    - Detlef Fluch Dokumentarfilmproduktion, REC for Kids Berlin'
  • Discussing and exchanging ideas, experiences and examples of good practice and cooperation with members of the Network provides a huge opportunity for exchanging programmes and projects
    - Boban Stefanovic. The Cultural Centre Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • Film is a truly international language that is able to cross borders and unite audiences from many different backgrounds
    - Carwyn Jones. First Minister of Wales, Welsh Government

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