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Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2013

      Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

 is all about encouraging and supporting independent film
 and cinema here in Wales the UK and Internationally.
 The festival is and will always be, a champion of independent  film!

Our is motto ‘This festival is honest’

In April 2012 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival was founded by Kelvin Guy.
The festival was held for the first time in Llanelli,Carmarthenshire,the home town of Wales' very first Hollywood film Gareth Hughes. The festival is very much the champion of the independent film maker and cinema in the UK! Carmarthen Bay Film Festival was one of the first festivals to sign up to UFFO code of conduct. Which basically means it's an open and ethical one! The festival also has a committee/board AND an independent panel of judges which is overseen by Kelvin as it's CEO

  Festival Board/Committee

  Kelvin Guy Festival Founder and CEO.
  Wynford Ellis Owen Festival President.
  Tyrone D Murphy Executive Director.
  Iwan Rees Festival Director.
  Robert Lloyd Press Officer.

 Judges confirmed for 2013

  Wynford Ellis Owen
  Tyrone D Murphy
  Iwan Rees
  Gary Slaymaker
  Jon Tregenna
  Catherine Tregenna
Submissions & Categories Cyflwyniadau & Categoriau

Entry Criteria
Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2010
Festival Categories

Feature (OVER 60 MINS)
Documentary Feature (OVER 60 MINS)
Sci-Fi / Horror Feature(OVER 60 MINS)
Foreign Language Feature(OVER 60 MINS)
Welsh language Feature (OVER 60 MINS)
Welsh Language Short Film
Foreign Language Short
Short Documentary
Short Film
Animated Short
Experimental Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Music Video

Formats accepted for film

DVD region 1 and 2 ntsc/pal
Three copies of your film are required

Submission Fees
Early Bird £10(until December 2012)
General Submission £20.00
Student £10.00

 This is what one of the many film makers that attend our first festival had to say!

"I was utterly thrilled to be involved with Carmarthen Bay's first ever film festival. It was obvious from the whole set-up that the organisers had worked hard to bring not only experienced and new filmmakers together, but also the whole community. I believe that this festival has been a breath of fresh air for We

st Wales and a great opportunity for Welsh filmmakers to stand on the same platform as the rest of the UK's talent in showcasing their work. I sincerely hope that this festival will grow and grow to highlight national as well as international talent right on our doorstep here in Wales. Thank you so much for your support with both my short films!"
Llinos Griffin


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Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

This is a brand new festival here in Wales and the first one to be held in Llanelli the home town of Wales' very first Hollywood film star.

One of the aims of the festival is to support and promote up and coming film makers here in Wales, UK and Internationally

Also there will be special categories for Welsh and Celtic language films.

We are especially looking for entries from Patagonia because of its Welsh connections


Entry Criteria

Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2009,



Welsh language,Celtic language/themed,short,documentary,feature film,international,animation,student film,music video, north American,south American,silent film,comedy

Format accepted

DVD region 1 and 2 ntsc/pal

Three copies of your film are required 


Submission fees

General submission £20:00

Wales based film maker £10:00

Student £5:00 per film/video



Cost of shipping to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant

International entries should be sent by mail or air courier

All entries should be clearly marked, on the outside of the package: NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY


Promotional Materials

Please include any stills/posters, press kit, detailed synopsis, etc.


Return of Preview/Promotional Materials

Preview discs/cassettes and promotional materials will not be returned.



While all due care and attention will be exercised, the festival cannot accept or assume responsibility

for damage or loss of materials submitted.

You must agree not to hold Pyramid Lake Productions/Carmarthen Bay Film Festival harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands,

losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims by third parties.

To find out more and enter the festival please go to

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