Wednesday, April 18, 
19.30-21.00 AT Maxime Cinema, Blackwood

It's My Shout: screening and panel with BBC

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A Hidden Portrait (by Paul Hunt)
Putting My Foot Down (by Jay Harley)
Wrestling a Dream (by Luke Walters)
Mo’s World (by Martin Read)

Followed by a Q&A with Luke Walters (Director of film Wrestling a Dream), Roger Burnell (Owner of It’s My Shout), Ellis Owen (Chairman of It’s My Shout), and Christina Macauley (Factual Commissioner BBC).


Thursday, April 19, 
14.00-16.45 AT Blackwood Little Theatre, Blackwood

Hansh/S4C International Filmmakers Forum

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Welsh Filmmakers will have the opportunity to meet international documentary filmmakers that are screening their films at WIDF, broadening their networks and giving an insight into the international documentary film market.  International film makers will make a presentation about their work and production landscape in their country as a starting point for a discussion about co-production, the market and how this impacts on content. This will be followed by a Q&A and breakout sessions with international film makers and local talent. Thursday April 19th, 14:00 to 17:00, Blackwood Little Theatre. Invitation only.


Friday, April 20,
12.30-14.00 at Blackwood Little Theatre, Blackwood

Hansh Short Doc Workshop

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Have you thought of a story you wanted to capture and share? Have you wanted to document something but not sure how to get started? Have you seen short doc films on social media and thought “I want to do that!”? This workshop will help you with practical advice to get you on that journey to making your short doc. Two producers who have been making short docs for Hansh will give you an idea of how they make their films, what are the simple steps you can take to get something out there, and what kind of tips you can use to get your film online, watched and hopefully discussed and shared.


Friday, April 20,
14.00-15.45 at Blackwood Little Theatre, Blackwood

Hansh Short Doc Showcase

A selection of the short docs made for the new S4C social media channel Hansh. Since launch in June 2017 Hansh has provided a platform for stories about and from young people across Wales. These have included subjects such as music, travel, MMA, mental health, disability, homelessness, as well as short slice of life vlogs made with the Hansh audience. This showcase highlights the variety of content made giving an insight into young people’s lives across Wales.


Thursday, April 19,
14.00-15.45 at Maxime Cinema, Blackwood

Diverse Cymru


The opportunity to meet organisations from within the creative industries, and provide advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its employment and training opportunities.This will include information on the new Diverse Cymru Film and TV Bursary, supported by Creative Skillset. This bursary will offer small amounts of funding, support and mentoring in Wales for people from diverse groups who already have some experience in the industry, and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.


Friday, April  20,
14.00-15.45 at Blackwood Miners' Institute, Blackwood

How to get your project financed, produced, delivered and released


Starline Entertainment’s Carey Fitzgerald and Schedule 2’s Rebecca Hawkes reveal the secrets, as well as the pitfalls, behind what really goes into turning your idea into an onscreen reality ripe for worldwide distribution.  From understanding the pivotal role of your international sales partners, including financing, market positioning and exploiting the festival circuit effectively, to the nuts and bolts of technical delivery, exploding a few potentially dangerous myths on the way, this session provides the essential toolkit for any budding producer and filmmaker setting out in the business to achieve commercial, worldwide success.

Supported by Creative Europe


Friday, April  20,
15.45-16.45 at Blackwood Miners' Institute, Blackwood

Case study: “My Grandfather The Spy” + Open Floor PaneL

Dave Evans lifts the lid on long-buried family secrets in My Grandfather The Spy, revealing a hidden world of Cold War espionage, international jewel heists, and murder. The panel and workshop will look at the development of the project from idea to distribution; how Ffilm Cymru and BBC Wales came to be partners and how Starline came to be involved. This session gives an exclusive, insider’s view of a groundbreaking, innovative project on the cusp of release.



Following on Session 2, Dave, Carey and Rebecca share a platform with Starline Managing Director, Ronald de Neef, and Chief Exec of Funding Invoice/Arc Ldn Aamar Aslam, to discuss and divulge their experiences of the film and TV business, from finance to delivery.

Hosted by BAFTA Cymru director, Hannah Raybould.

Supported by Bafta Cymru