The fourth Wales International Film Festival (WalesIFF) will take place once again at the Gwyn Hall, Neath, South Wales on 16-18 September, 2020 as part of a three year commitment to the area and with the valued support of Neath Port Talbot Council.

Founded by Euros Jones-Evans and Samira Mohamed Ali, who also runs the event.

The festival is now open worldwide for submissions where competitors will be able to enter their projects into 24 different categories via FilmFreeway platform.

WalesIFF will be held over three days, and will screen over 70 diverse feature, short and animation film projects in the run up to the #WalesIFF Awards Gala at the main theatre at the Gwyn Hall on 17 September, 2020. The festival will also include special seminars and training for up-and coming filmmakers from industry experts as well as experienced Producers and Directors.


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