The fifth annual Wales International Film Festival (WalesIFF) will be held between 15-17 September 2021 at the iconic Gwyn Hall, Neath, South Wales. The festival was founded by Euros Jones-Evans and Samira Mohamed Ali who also runs the festival. #WalesIFF is a non-profit organisation and is now open for submissions world wide where competitors are be able to enter their projects into 20 different categories via FilmFreeway. WalesIFF will be held over three days in partnership with NPTC, Neath College Group, Gravells, Neath Inspired, Confucius Institute (UWTSD), Tanabi Group and will screen over 80 feature, short films and animation projects with the Awards Gala held in September at the Gwyn Hall. There will be an opportunity for up-and coming filmmakers to network with industry experts and experienced Producers and Directors during the event as well as join organised film location discovery tours around the local area including Margam Country Park. There will also be a welcome networking session on Wednesday 15 September 2021 as well as a festival wrap party on Friday 17 September, 2021.


Bydd Gŵyl Ffilm Ryngwladol Cymru’n cael ei chynnal rhwng Medi 15-17, 2021 yng nghanolfan Neuadd Gwyn, Castell Nedd, De Cymru. Sefydlwyd y digwyddiad gan Euros Jones-Evans ac Samira Mohamed Ali a fydd yn ogystal yng ngofal y gweithgareddau.

Bydd yr ŵyl yn agored i gyflwyniadau ar draws y byd o Medi 19, 2020, lle bydd cystadleuwyr yn medru cyflwyno eu prosiectau i 24 gwahanol gategori drwy blatfform FilmFreeway.

Bydd yr Ŵyl yn parhau am 3 diwrnod, ac yn dangos dros 80 o ffilmiau gwahanol – yn ffilmiau hir, byr ac animeiddiad. Yn ystod yr ŵyl cynhelir seminarau a hyfforddiant arbennig gan arbenigwyr yn y diwydiant ar gyfer gwneuthurwyr ffilmiau’r dyfodol, yn ogystal â Chyfarwyddwyr a Chynhyrchwyr profiadol.


WalesIFF was founded by Festival Directors’ Euros Jones-Evans and Samira Mohamed Ali and is run by Samira.

Euros Jones-Evans



Euros is the co-founder and CEO of WalesIFF and has been involved in production for the last 15 years which includes film finance, film production, creative direction and production marketing and successful track record of distributing projects worldwide. Euros is very passionate about film and is also the CEO/Founder of Tanabi Group and a member of the (PGA) Producers Guild of America.
Samira Mohamed Ali



Samira is the Co-Founder and COO of WalesIFF and is responsible for the running of the festival every year. Born and raised in Dubai, Samira has worked in some of the biggest financial institutions and has been an Official Ambassador to the Welsh Government, UKTI and Britweek. Samira's passion for film from an early stage has driven her to build the WalesIFF brand as a global festival and with over 12 years experience in Media she is focused on growing the festival globally over the next 5 years.


Financial Director

Ralph is a goal orientated and focused financial professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ralph has played the role of CFO to many international corporations and organisations and more recently ventured into Film Finance as part of the Executive team at Tanabi and he very much looks forward to being involved in the expansion of WIFF over the next 5 years.


Programme Director

Ralph Watkins is a management consultant and producer. First attracted to the industry by a small acting role in 'By Any Name' (2017), Ralph is now applying his business experience to the film world with Tanabi Films through Producing Executive Producing their latest projects and he is very proud to be part of the WIFF team.

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

Nathan Davies

Events Manager