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ATIFF: the Newcastle Emlyn International Film Festival


The inaugural Attic Theatre International Film Festival is organised by the Attic Theatre, a group of actors, film-makers and technicians who are captivated by the medium of film. Our aim is to encourage excellence in film-making and to present the medium of movie to our audiences through a free weekend-long event. We invite submissions from around the world. Newcastle Emlyn serves a wide area across three counties in South West Wales – Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

Cawdor Hall Market Square Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire SA38 9AF United Kingdom




We have an eighty seat auditorium in a grade-2-listed historic building in the centre of town with a full size screen. The official selection for the festival will consist of approximately 40 short films in competition. Screenings will be divided into sessions of 4 to 6 short films. Although award categories have been established, there will be no separation of genre into specific screening sessions. Please email if you have any questions. [see address below]


ATIFF is genre-fluid; romance, horror, action, documentary, noir, art, technology. All welcome.


The Festival Categories: Drama Best Made in Wales Experimental Animation Cinematography Documentary Black & White Music Environmentalist ATiFF award If there is no film that reaches the quality required for the above categories no award will be made. All projects officially selected will receive the Festival’s official laurel and the custom certificate of achievement according to their final status in the competition. All category winners will receive an ATiFF statuette.


Submissions can be handled through FilmFreeway or sent directly to us. E-mail smokingbrush@btinternet.com for details

The event will take place 13th-15th October, 2023

The Festival Directors are:

Melanie Davies, Carole King, Pete Mount, Glenn Ibbitson

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