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The fifth annual Wales International Film Festival (WalesIFF) will be held online between 15-17 September 2021 due to the current pandemic and factors outside our control. We will be screening a selection of the nominated projects virtually through our new partner platform SparQFest.

The virtual screening for #WalesIFF2021 will be held over three days in partnership with Gravells and Tanabi Group and will screen over 100 feature, short films and animation projects in the Nomination categories with the virtual Awards presentation will be streamed via a video presentation on Vimeo on Thursday 16th September at 7pm on our FaceBook page.

The festival was founded by Euros Jones-Evans and Samira Mohamed Ali who also runs the festival. #WalesIFF is a non-profit organisation.

Oherwydd amgylchiadau cyfnewidiol y pandemic 2021, rydym wedi gorfod symud Gŵyl Ffilm Ryngwladol Cymru’n, a fydd yn Cael ei chynnal ar Medi 15-17, 2021 i blatfform ein partner newydd SparQFest. Sefydlwyd y digwyddiad gan Euros Jones-Evans ac Samira Mohamed Ali ac sydd yng ngofal y gweithgareddau.

Bydd yr Ŵyl yn parhau am 3 diwrnod yn rhithiol, ac yn dangos dros 100 o ffilmiau gwahanol – yn ffilmiau hir, byr ac animeiddiad.

WIFF Team

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

Euros Jones-Evans

EUROS JONES-EVANS

Founder/CEO

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 MOHAMED ALI

Co-Founder/COO

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.

RALPH BETTANY

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.

RALPH WATKINS

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

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Katherine John

Multi-award winning author

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Bobby Khan

Writer, Actor & Director

WIFF Events Team

Nadia Evans 

Events Manager

Nathan Davies

Events Manager