There are lots of venues around South Wales which show an interesting variety of films. If you’re able to travel to Cardiff, Chapter has the widest range of independent and world cinema.
Here are the main cinema venues in the Valleys and Monmouth:
Film festivals show unusual and new films which you might not get the chance to see anywhere else.
Cardiff International Film Festival (October)
Cardiff Mini Film Festival (September)
Copper Coast International Animation and Film Festival, Swansea (June)
International Film Festival of Wales, Brynmawr (November)
Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Cardiff (October)
Watch Africa Cymru, venues around Wales (November)
WOW Festival, (Wales One World), venues around Wales and online (March-April).
Screening your film
You could arrange a screening at your school or a local community venue, and invite parents and friends.
Screening films online
You could upload your films to online platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. It’s important to make sure that you have permission from everyone who appears in the video, and that you don’t include any images or music that are subject to copyright. We recommend that you don’t include anyone’s full name in the credits if they are under 18.
If you don’t want your film to be available for everyone to see, you could make it
People will need a password to view it
Anyone with the link can find it, but it shouldn’t appear in search listings. Sometimes unlisted YouTube videos do appear more widely – use Private if you want to avoid this.
You could enter your own film into a youth film festival.
Wicked Wales is the main Welsh youth film festival.
The Youth Cinema Network has a list of young people’s film festivals around the world.
Into Film have a film of the month which is free to enter.