The Swansea Bay Film Festival was a film festival that took place in Swansea, Wales. This is a festival that promises to “honour the individual voice”. Its goal is to provide a worldwide public forum for independent and experimental film makers and to offer educational outreach. The Swansea Bay Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the British Independent Film Awards. The Academy of Media, Recording, Interactive, Television and Stage Arts (AMRITSA) are organising the event and the festival’s “Special Selection Committee” will comprise seasoned filmmakers, representatives from The City and County of Swansea, The Dylan Thomas Centre, and The Department of Adult and Continuing Education at Swansea University.
The Swansea Film Festival provided an important platform for Welsh talent and a stage for filmmakers, helping to make Swansea a regular stop on the international film circuit.
The main award categories at the festival included:
- Best International Documentary
- Best International Feature Film
- Best International Environment and Ecological Film
- Best in the Festival
Although the festival hasn’t ran for a number of years, it had a huge impact on the Welsh film industry and we’d love to see it return one day.