2018 Line Up

 Wales International Documentary Festival announces line up for

Cardiff, UK – 1 February 2018 –  Working for the first year in partnership with BAFTA Cymru and Curzon, International WIDF will be screening a preview of the eagerly awaited feature film My Grandfather The Spy at Maxime Cinema, Blackwood.

Audiences at the festival will get the first glimpse of this documentary thriller funded by Ffilm Cymru and BBC Wales. Executive produced by Oscar-nominated and Emmy awarded, André Singer the film follows the investigation into the disappearance of filmmaker Dave Evans' grandad in South Wales at the end of the seventies. The story takes us on a wild ride of weirdness from the Valleys, to Cold War Bulgaria and the heart of the international jet set opening a Pandora's box full of family secrets along the way.

"It's a privilege to be able to bring a this most personal films to the festival and give the audience a first chance to see a film before it launches on the international market," says director and producer Dave Evans. 

There are networking events and parties planned across the town during the festival and screenings at pop-ups along the High Street, Blackwood Miners Institute and Maxime Cinema. There'll be some special guests who will be announced in the next couple of weeks. Last year Jonny Owen and Vicky McClure joined the legendary awards ceremony.and after party at a secret location.

There's a one off screening of the groundbreaking documentary The Dragon Has Two Tongues and Q&A with the director, Colin Thomas with added contribution from blogger Nick Stradling who'll discuss the recent controversy over the film.

This year's line up of films includes controversial Argentinian film about sexual tourism in Buenos Aires, Mongers directed by Jeff Zorrilla, and will offer a look at race and politics in the UK elections with The Mayor's Race. 

Main partners of the 3rd Wales International Documentary Festival: BAFTA Cymru, Curzon, Ffilm Cymru, Creative Europe, Caerphilly Council, Blackwood Miners' Institute, Maxime Cinema, Atlantic College, Shoot From The Hip Films, On Par Productions.

Digital Learning Centre opens in Blackwood

28th, 29th and 30th of November
Wales International Documentary Festival-WIDF is launching WIDF Digital Learning Centre at Blackwood Miners Institute supported by Caerphilly Regeneration Trust, Film Cymru Wales, BFI Connector Fund,  Arts Development Team and Shoot from the Hip Films production. 
WIDF Digital Learning Centre is open all year round program in order to promote digital inclusion, active citizenship and increase access and participation in the arts. If you're in the area pop in and see us at Blackwood MIners' Institute, High Street, Blackwood.
Our Aims: 
● To contribute to the economic, cultural, and social regeneration of the region, and to help make Caerphilly Borough a better place to live, visit, and work. 
● To create employment and training opportunities in the creative industries for young people in Caerphilly County Borough. 
● To deliver an all-year-round programme of activities that will promote the acquisition of digital skills in the community. 
● To promote a cost-effective resource to the creative industries, community organisations and businesses across South Wales and beyond. 
● To create, produce and deliver an international documentary film festival in Caerphilly County Boroug

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