Cardiff Independent
Film Festival 

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4pm A TASTE OF CiFF

Hotel (short horror), Piove (short drama), Casimiro Effect (short documentary), and Magpie, the new Welsh feature film from the director of Colin.

EXCLUSIVE Q&A with the team behind Magpie, directly after the screening.

FREE ENTRY! …and no advance booking, just turn up






11am – 2pm THE MASTERCLASS

Learn how to become a filmmaker with Red and Black Films (THE MACHINE, LITTLE WHITE LIES).

£10 (£7 nus), advance booking required.


3pm COMPETITION FILMS: HORROR / CULT CINEMA

La Otra Cena (short horror), Leroy Diaz Is a Cretin (short comedy), and Alone On Board, the jet black comedy from Belgium’s hottest new director!


6pm COMPETITION FILMS: LOVE (AND OTHER ISSUES)

Stop (short drama), The Case of Mary Ford (short thriller), and The Incredible Story of the Times Table, a remarkable Spanish comedy set to take the indie world by storm!


…and from 8pm, mingle with the stars and meet the next generation of filmmaking talent at our Welcome Night drinks.







1:30pm COMPETITION FILMS: FULL SPECTRUM

02.43 (short drama), and Pied Piper, an hilarious feature film and the Indian Forrest Gump!


3.30pm THE HOOK-UP

Wanna be in the movies? Whether your interests lie in front of or behind the camera, this is the event for you! Meet the filmmakers looking for cast and crew, and speak with the people who finance the films and make things happen! 

£4 (£2 NUS), no advance booking required.


6pm WELSH PREMIERE: CONVENIENCE

Watch the star-studded Welsh comedy that took Raindance by storm!

Followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Keri Collins, screenwriter Simon Fantauzzo and producer and star Ray Panthaki.






1pm COMPETITION FILMS: HEROES AND HEROINES

Rood (short horror), Sunset Day (short sci-fi), Three’s a Crowd (short animation), and Bluu, an atmospheric Spanish thriller about one woman’s journey into a cult of the apocalypse.


3:30pm COMPETITION FILMS: HOPE AND INSPIRATION

But Milk Is Important (short animation), Little Block of Cement With Disheveled Hair Containing the Sea (short drama), and Unstoppables, an inspirational documentary that follows a Spanish cycling team to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


6pm AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Our sponsors and special guests will present our festival awards for Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Short and Best Feature. All are welcome!







6pm CHAPTER MOVIEMAKER: CiFF TAKEOVER

A festival special, where we screen some of the very best short films from around the world, including Naïve, A Great Man, To the Other Side, Red and Lothar.