Film Festival Cardiff

Day 1 – 20 June

CARDIFF DAY 1.

Two days of some of the best inclusive films, shorts and discussions. There are free events as well as ticketed screenings across the two days. Explore below. ⬇ 


Where? Chapter, Cardiff
When? Monday 20 June 2022

View the schedule for Day 2: Tuesday 21st June.


WELCOME TO UNITY FILM FESTIVAL 

11am

Free

A relaxed welcome to the festival. Come and meet us, say hello and mingle with Hijinx actors and visiting filmmakers over a coffee.


🎥 SHORTS SESSION 1 🎥

 

1.30pm – 3.00pm 

Our first shorts session focuses on community filmmaking and first-time films by neurodivergent filmmakers, plus a candid, startling documentary and a fresh, offbeat tale from Australia.

Following the screenings there will be a Q & A Session with Steve Swindon from TAPE (Containing Safety, Approaching Shadows); Tom Stubbs & Stephen Clark from biggerhouse films: plus, some of the actors and filmmakers, in person and over Zoom.  

Age Rating: Recommended 12A
Language: English
Films Access: CC | AD
Q & A Access: BSL
Tickets: £6 | £4
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⭐ FEATURE FILM 1 ⭐

 

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Approaching Shadows (Wales) 

Directed & produced by Tape Community Music & Film. 

*SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING!* 

Continuing one of the themes from Shorts Session 1, we are proud to screen TAPE’s inclusive feature horror/thriller before its UK release. 

During their golden wedding weekend away, Edward and Violet Knights are brutally separated, triggering a wife’s desperate pursuit of her abducted husband through an increasingly frightening and unfamiliar world. 

Age Rating: Recommended 15
Language: English
Access: CC | AD
Tickets: £6 | £4 

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NETWORKING EVENT 

 

5.30pm – 6.30pm 

An informal chance for you to chat with actors, filmmakers, producers and other attendees at the Film Festival event. 

Free \ Am ddim 


🎥 SHORTS SESSION 2 🎥

 

6.30pm – 7.40pm 

Four short films showcasing witty and inventive animation, magical realism, a sparkling tale about identity and the World Premiere of Hijinx’s Stones and Dust. 

  • Filters (Australia) – dir. Lianne Mackessy, produced by Bus Stop Films. 
  • The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot (England/Wales) – dir. Ray Jacobs, produced by Arty Party.
  • Mattricide (England)– dir. Gemma Trigg, produced by Warpdog.
  • Stones and Dust (Wales) – dir. Daniel McGowan, produced by Hijinx in partnership with Bad Wolf. *World Premiere Screening* 

Following the screenings there will be a Q & A in person with Hijinx’s Head of Film Dan McGowan, actor Andrew Tadd and film producer, Ellen Groves. 

Age: Recommended 12A
Language: English
Films Access: CC | AD
Q & A Access: BSL
Tickets: £6 | £4 

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⭐ FEATURE FILM 2 ⭐

 

8pm – 10pm

Theo & The Metamorphosis (France/Switzerland) 

Directed by Damien Odoul, Produced by Kidam.

*Sneak Preview UK PREMIERE SCREENING!* 

Already scooping awards at some of the most well-known Film festivals in Europe, the film follows Théo, a 27-year-old with Down’s syndrome, who lives in a secluded forest with his father. Every day he trains his body to become a samurai. One day his father leaves and Théo decides to start a new life. 

This dazzling, daring film fuses beauty and boldness and demands to be seen. Unity Film Festival is thrilled to be screening this special sneak preview before the film’s official UK release. 

Starring: Théo Kermel, Pierre Meunier, Ayumi Roux 

Following the preview screening there will be a live Question & Answer session with the film’s director, Damien Odoul, and actor Théo Kermel. 

Age Rating: Recommended 18
Language: French (captioned)
Film Access: CC | AD
Q & A Access: BSL
Tickets: £6 | £4
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View the schedule for Day 2: Tuesday 21st June.


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