…features the best student work from Wales, the UK, and abroad, along with masterclasses, panel sessions and workshops with some of the industry’s most renowned and respected figures.
Previous guests have included directors Stephen Frears, Mike Leigh, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Asif Kapadia, Jonathan Caouette, Matt Lipsey, Matt Lambert, and Gaston Kaboré; screenwriters Andrew Davies and Tim Firth; producers Stephen Garrett, Bethan Jones, and Sally Hibbin; highly acclaimed visual artists Lichtfaktor and Semiconductor; international FX companies The Mill and Double Negative; Oscar winning editor Jim Clark; and animators Johnny Kelly, Merlin Crossingham, Phil Mulloy, & Peter Dodd, amongst many others. The festival programme also includes all the shortlisted work for the prestigious Ffresh awards. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the best work being created by the up-and-coming media talent from around the world, and to provide a vital link between higher education and the media industry sector. Ffresh is a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival. Ffresh also runs two BFI Film Academies in South Wales for 16-19 year olds in VFX and Animation.
PLEASE BE AWARE WE MAY ASK FOR STUDENT IDENTIFICATION TO CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE A STUDENT. THIS FESTIVAL IS JUST FOR STUDENTS
Terms and Conditions
1 – Entries may be in English or Welsh.
2 – Moving image entries must be no longer than 30 minutes in length.
3 – All entries must have been completed after 01/01/2016. If you have entered your film previously please do not re-enter it.
4 – All entries must obtain the appropriate copyright clearances (i.e. music, images, etc). Failure to do so will result in the entry being disqualified from the competition.
5 – The majority of those involved in the production must be/have been a registered student/s in further or higher education at the time of production. Proof may be necessary in some cases.
6 – Shortlisted entries may be screened/demonstrated during the Festival programme.
7 – Winners will be presented with their awards during the Ffresh Awards Ceremony, which will take place in June. There will be no prior notification of winners.
8 – The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9 – The deadline for entries shall be 31st April 2019.
10 – We may ask you for student ID to prove that you are a student.