Carmarthen Bay Film Festival has gone from strength to strength over the years.From our first festival in 2012 we have gone from 35 submissions to 208 in our 2015 festival. Not only have the submissions increased over the years but the number of film makers and festival patrons attending has as well.
We have had film makers flying in from LA,Miami,Germany,Italy,France and many parts of the UK.The number of festival partners has also grown with Stradey Park Hotel, RTS Wales,S4C,Sony,Pinnacle,Final Draft, University of Wales Valley Mill,Felin Foel Brewery and many more joining us this year some for the 2nd or 3rd time.
Also the festival is now a BAFTA Cymru/Wales qualifying festival,which means that any film screened during the festival and made here in Wales is eligible to apply to be considered for a BAFTA Cymru award.
Our 2016 festival which will be our 5th is already looking very promising with submissions flooding in again from all over the world!
We are also very proud to also have the name of John Hefin associated with the festival as well. With two awards dedicated to the memory of this wonderful man. The first being Gwobr John Hefin for Welsh language short film and the second being the John Hefin Award for life time achievement in film, television or theatre