Wednesday, May 8
11.00 AT Chapter Arts Centre


Visual storytelling

in documentary

Documentary? Isn’t that all just basically talking heads? Well, no - the documentary form goes back to the era of silent cinema, when there were no interviews whatsoever. Over a century later, we have technology in our pockets that can record sound and vision 24/7, but there are still many classic techniques that can help our films reach the audience. Using examples from student films, this session with writer, director, editor and lecturer John Burgan will explore why visual storytelling is a key building block of the very best documentary cinema & television.


wednesday, may 8, 
18.00-20.00 AT chapter arts centre

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An Audience with Molly Dineen

In partnership with our festival partner – BAFTA Cymru - the television documentary director, cinematographer and producer Molly Dineen joins us to share her insights into documentary film making. Molly was awarded The Grierson Memorial Trust 2003 Trustees' Award for outstanding contribution to the art of documentary and won a BAFTA and Grierson Award for her film The Lie of the Land. Her most recent film, Being Blacker tells the story of the renowned record shop owner and music producer, Blacker Dread, and the wider Brixton community.

Event in partnership with BAFTA Cymru.

wednesday, may 8, 
22.00-03:00 AT Ten Feet Tall


Party with
Lady Rave

A spectrum of musical styles and genres, from Cardiff's finest female DJs includung:
Drunk Yoga
Triz - Bump & Grind
Missy G - Ladies of Rage


thursday, may 9
13.00 at Chapter Arts Centre


Starline Marketing and Distribution Workshop

Raising the Curtain: Secrets of film sales, distribution and delivery revealed.

Industry experts, CAREY FITZGERALD and REBECCA HAWKES reveal the secrets behind getting your project ready for international distribution and delivery, without the off-screen drama! From understanding the pivotal role of your international sales partners and how to make the most of your relationship, to the ins, outs and common misconceptions of technical delivery, this session provides the essential tool kit for any budding filmmaker setting out to achieve commercial, success worldwide.

Friday, May 10
11.00 at chapter arts centre

S4C Celtic Media Fund Decision Makers

Co-production panel including guests from S4C, TV Alba, TG4 and Northern Ireland Screen who will be talking about the Celtic Media Fund and commissioning opportunities. Andy Bowers, Sky Vision will also be with us to talk about their production fund. In partnership with S4C.

Panel cyd-gynhyrchu yn cynnwys gwesteion o S4C, TV Alba, TG4 a Northern Ireland Screen a fydd yn siarad am y Gronfa Cyfryngau Celtaidd a chyfleoedd comisiynu. Bydd Andy Bowers, Sky Vision hefyd gyda ni i siarad am eu cronfa gynhyrchu. Mewn partneriaeth ag S4C.

Friday, may 10,
13:30 at chapter arts centre


1-2-1 Decision Makers and Film Makers

Limited number of 1-2-1 available for industry professionals with decision makers from today’s panels. Open to pass holders, BAFTA and TAC members only.


Friday, may 10,
20.00-22.00 at chapter arts centre


WIDF 2019 Awards Ceremony

All the nominees are present, with hosts Carys Eleri and Chris Jones, for our red carpet event where we'll be awarding trophies for outstanding talent from Wales and world wide.