Sparks Film School Students selected for CIFFOW

We’re delighted to share that students from not one, not two, but three Sparks Film Schools have had their work selected for inclusion at the Children’s International Film Festival of Wales!

Huge congratulations to all the filmmakers involved in the chosen productions. CIFFOW receives a great many submissions, from all over the UK and beyond, so to be chosen is a real honour and a fantastic endorsement of your filmmaking!

About the Children’s International Film Festival of Wales (CIFFOW)

The Children’s International Film Festival of Wales celebrates the best and brightest in International film programmes for children, students, and professional filmmakers from across the world. This includes short films, feature films, animations, and films that inspires younger generations.

The festival showcases films made by youth and professionals in animation, live-action, and documentary, while local filmmakers will have a special category to aid in supporting local talent. The festival not only features amazing films, but a wonderful Red Carpet awards night to celebrate the films that have been selected and nominated for the 2023 Festival.

The festival promotes visual storytelling for children of all ages and welcomes individuals, schools, media academies, colleges, and professional film makers to submit their films.

The festival welcomes stories from all genres including: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, and the absolute best in age-appropriate films. They also look for creative uniqueness, and the best in fiction and non-fiction.

Congratulations to…

Young filmmakers from three different Sparks Film Schools have been chosen for inclusion in the festival’s 2023 programme.

Crew members at Sparks Film School Hove

Congratulations and well done to filmmakers from Sparks in Hove

Filmmakers from Sparks in Guildford

And filmmakers from Sparks in Yarm and Northallerton!

It’s an amazing achievement to have been selected. We’re incredibly proud of all of you and your work – we hope you’re also proud of yourselves!

Young Filmmakers at Sparks Film School Guildford

Good luck at the Festival!

The festival’s screening programme will take place from Thursday October 19th– Saturday October 21st 2023.

The festival is held at Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent (hometown of NHS architect Aneurin Bevan). Screenings will take place around the town, with the awards night held at the Grade II listed: Bedwellty  Manor House & Park within the town. 

The film selections will all be assessed by a panel of judges for a series of prizes to recognise achievements in different filmmaking categories.

We wish all the filmmakers the best of luck, including those from Sparks Hove, who are defenders of last year’s Best Film title!

For more information about CIFFOW, please see here >>

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