WOW has been celebrating the riches of world cinema since 2001, bringing an eclectic, intriguing, and moving selection of films from around the globe to cinemas across Wales. WOW presents a selection of the very best in world cinema – and sometimes a film from Wales too.
Open Call for short films from Wales
WOW "Wales One World" Film Festival is looking for short films from Wales to screen alongside festival features and at community and outreach events.
Have you made a film that you would like WOW to screen? We are keen to find films about life in Wales or beyond, including themes such as the environment, diversity, culture or global issues.
Galwad Agored am ffilmiau byr o Gymru
Mae Gŵyl Ffilm "Cymru a’r Byd yn Un" WOW yn chwilio am ffilmiau byr o Gymru i'w dangos ochr yn ochr â phrif ffilmiau’r ŵyl ac mewn digwyddiadau cymunedol ac allgymorth.
Ydych chi wedi gwneud ffilm yr hoffech i WOW ei dangos? Rydym yn awyddus i ddod o hyd i ffilmiau am fywyd yng Nghymru neu y tu hwnt, gan gynnwys themâu fel yr amgylchedd, amrywiaeth, diwylliant neu faterion byd-eang.
Here's our short film about a very enjoyable project working with Mencap Ceredigion to set up an animation club and create Abercon, Ceredigion's own inclusive anime convention.
Many thanks to Bethan Kench and family, Jake Whittaker, Hannah Rounding and all the particpants, businesses, volunteers and support!
Saturday 23 March 2019 brought Abercon, the first anime/comic convention to be held in Aberystwyth, and it definitely lived up to expectations. Bringing together approximately 300 people in a day filled with films, workshops and comic stalls, it was a partnership between MENCAP Ceredigion and WOW Film Festival.
Organised by Bethan Kench, Rhowan Alleyne and MENCAP Ceredigion, Abercon brought a day of anime themed activities and mischief for those attending.
Throughout the event, I was continuously struck by the the enthusiasm of visitors ranging from families with young children, to groups of students, to learning disabled people. Although a very diverse crowd, everyone was united by common interests and passions, with more than a few great costumes!