The second Wales International Film Festival (WIFF) will take place on September 07 + 08, 2018 at the iconic Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, South Wales.

Founded by Euros Jones-Evans, the event will be run by Festival Directors Samira Mohamed Ali and Kelvin Guy and will run over 2 days between 07-09 September 2018 with Swansea Council and the #Swansea2021 City of Culture Bid.

The festival will be open for submissions world wide from 18 September, 2017 where competitors will be able to enter their projects into 18 different categories via FilmFreeway platform.

WalesIFF will be held over two days, and will screen over 40 diverse feature, short and animation film projects in the run up to the WIFF Awards dinner at the main function room at the Dylan Thomas Centre on 08 September, 2018. The festival will also include special seminars and training for up-and coming filmmakers from industry experts as well as experienced Producers and Directors


WIFF was founded by Festival Directors’ Euros Jones-Evans, Samira Mohamed Ali and Kelvin Guy.

Euros Jones-Evans



Euros is the co-founder of WIFF and has been involved in production for the last 10 years. Euros recently directed and produced his first feature film ‘By Any Name’ which was based on the No.1 selling novel by Katherine John. He is very passionate about film in Wales and and has over 15 years experience which includes film finance, film production, creative direction and production marketing.
Samira Mohamed Ali


Festival Director

Samira is an award winning actress, producer and brands model and has experience of working with many global companies over the years. Samira looks after the operational side of WIFF with her experience in business and banking and being an Ambassador for the Welsh Government and UKTI and has worked across the globe and over the last 5 years in Asia and the Middle East on feature films and digital projects.


Festival Director

Kelvin is the founder and CEO of Carmarthen Bay Film Festival and is a BAFTA Cymru Judge and the Chair of UFFO code of conduct Committee for Wales. Kelvin has been very passionate about film since an early age since he first filmed the history of Gareth Hughes in the US and developed a number projects within Wales. Kelvin teamed up with Samira and Euros to form the leadership team for WIFF with a focus on growing the festival nationally over the next 5 years.

Judges and Patrons

Gary Slaymaker

Gary Slaymaker

Film Judge, Writer and Critic

Vincent De Paul

Vincent De Paul

PGA & Double Emmy Award Winner
2015 & 2016


Katherine John

Multi-award winning author


Bobby Khan

Writer, Actor & Director

WIFF Events Team


Nadia Evans

Events Manager

Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Events Manager