Help and Information

SUBMISSIONS

How do I submit my film?


Once submissions are open you can submit your film via FilmFreeway via the following link https://filmfreeway.com/CardiffInternationalFilmFestival Please read our full rules and conditions before you make a submission. These are available in this section. A digital screener is required (Password protected Vimeo is preferred). The submitter is responsible for ensuring that their screener link and password are active through to November 30, 2020. In the event of a password or URL change after submitting, please email us immediately. If we discover an error with the screener, we will attempt to email the submitter for an update. Failure to respond by the final submission deadline will result in disqualification wthout refund of submission fees. Online screeners must be available to stream, we do not accept any films which have to be downloaded. If your film is submitted into an incorrect category we reserve the right to move it into a different category or disqualify entires without notification All films should have been made in 2017 or later and meet the appropriate selection criteria. Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.). We do not accept any films which are availble to purchase. If you are selected and invited to screen, we will not accept films which exceed 5GB in file size. If your film includes sexually explicit content, graphic material or expletives please highlight this in your submission notes. If your film is selected for public screening it may be that you will be required to make sure that it is suitably certified according to BBFC guidelines www.bbfc.co.uk PLEASE NOTE - your fee is non-refundable if your film does not match the criteria listed on this page so please make sure your read the details thoroughly.




Where do I send my hard copy?


We do not accept a physical copy without prior arrangement. If we do accept a physical copy, please be aware that it will not be returned and the content will be securely destroyed. If your film is selected for screening we may require a DCP version and we will contact you direct to request this.




What running lengths do you accept?


We accept feature films that are over 1 hour in running time and short films that are up to 45 minutes running time.




What is your criteria for Feature Films?


All Feature Films must be a minimum of 1 hour. All foreign language films MUST have English subtitles. If you wish to be eligible for multiple awards you have to submit to several categories. If your film contains explicit content or expletives, please notify us of this on your submissions notes.




What is your criteria for Short Films?


These films must be under 45 minutes in runtime. All non English Language films must have English Subtitles. If your film contains explicit content or expletives please notify us of this in your submission notes.




What are the submission fees and deadlines?


Please visit our FilmFreeway submissions page for information on fees and deadlines. www.filmfreeway.com/cardiffinternationalfilmfestival




Full Terms & Conditions


We accept submissions of all genres providing they match the appropriate criteria for the category in which they are submitted. All foreign language films must have English subtitles. A digital screener is required (Password protected Vimeo is preferred). The submitter is responsible for ensuring that their screener link and password is active through to November 14, 2019. In the event of a password or URL change after submitting, email us immediately. If we discover an error with the screener, we will attempt to email the submitter for an update. Failure to respond by the final submission deadline will result in disqualification without refund of submission fees. Online screeners must be available to stream, we do not accept any films that will have to be downloaded. Physical copies of films will not be accepted unless prior arrangement has been made with the submissions team. If we do accept a physical copy, please be aware that it will not be returned and the content will be securely destroyed. If you wish to be eligible for multiple awards you have to submit to several categories. All films made and produced during 2017 and later will be accepted. We are not responsible for any copyright infringement of your material and you give us the permission to publish your images, poster and trailer on our website and/or social media pages. Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.) If your film includes sexually explicit content, graphic material or expletives please highlight this in your submission notes. If your film is selected for public screening it may be that you will be required to make sure that it is suitably certified according to BBFC guidelines www.bbfc.co.uk or a recognised equivalent. We will not accept films which exceed 5GB in file size. PLEASE NOTE - your fee is non-refundable if your film does not match the criteria listed on this page so please make sure your read the details thoroughly. During unexpected circumstances, we can at our discretion change venues and date of event.




Do you provide travel or accommodation assistance for exhibitors?


We do not currently offer travel or accommodation assistance for exhibitors.




Can I get information or assistance with a travel visa?


We do not currently offer assistance with travel visas.





VISITORS

Is the Festival open to the public?


Yes, the festival is open to the public but selected venues may require an entry fee.




Where can I get an access pass?


Details about access passes and tickets will be published soon. More events will be added in the run up to the festival launch so keep checking back and watch our social media platforms for news and updates.




Is the award ceremony open to the public?


More information coming soon.




Can I buy merchandising at the festival?


Yes, merchandising will be available to purchase throughout the festival.




How do I volunteer?


You can register your interest here www.theciff.co.uk/volunteer




Getting to the Atrium Building, Cardiff - Transport Links and Parking


Visitors to the Atrium Building please see details opposite. A shuttle service will run between venues.




Getting to the Pierhead Building, Cardiff - Transport Links and Parking


Click on the image for details of how to get to the Pierhead Building. A shuttle service will run periodically between venues throughout the festival.




Where can I stay?


There are ample good hotels throughout Cardiff. If you book with our one of our Hospitality Partners you can quote a discoutn code as indicated below. Park Inn, Cardiff and quote code CIFF2019 you will get a 15% discount. Contact reservations.cardiff-city@parkinn.com or call 0044 - (0) 2920 272 017 & The Hilton Hotel, Cardiff- We offer a 20% discount at the Hilton Hotel and to claim this contact, this can easily be booked online at www.hilton.com/cardiff - click on add a special code and apply CIFF20 The exclusive code of CIFF20 which will give you 20% discount in Promotional code field.
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TEL: +44-2920-646-300 FAX: +44-2920-646-350





SPONSORS AND VENDORS

What sponsorship packages are available?


There are a wide variety of sponsorship packages available, including options to buy vendor space. For further details please contact sponsorship@theciff.co.uk





POLICIES

Equality & Diversity Policy


Our Equality & Diversity Policy can be found here




Sustainability Policy


Our Sustainability Policy can be found here




Privacy Policy


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Welsh Language Policy


Our Welsh Language Policy can be found here





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