Run by a non-profit community group, the award winning* Cardiff Independent Film Festival (CiFF) exists to provide a showcase for independent filmmakers to exhibit both features and shorts.
Cardiff’s reputation as a major creative hub and attractive location for filmmakers makes it a natural home for our self-sustainable independent film festival.
*Best Local Film Event, The Quench Awards 2015
Management & Live Action Selection Panel
Alistair Parkhurst – Festival Director and Chairman, Selection Panel
Ally is a film editor and an award-winning comedy writer who set up CiFF in August 2012. Ally is in overall charge of the festival.
Anthony James – Festival Director of Operations
A writer/director with awards for his short films, screenplays and virals. Has also directed music videos, commercials, sketches and live events.
Sonia James – Festival Treasurer
An experienced producer with Panik Attak Productions and in charge of overseeing the festival’s finances.
Stephen Fox – Festival Secretary, Selection Panel
A seasoned film and music video director.
Dave Beynon – Public Engagement Officer, Selection Panel
A documentary maker and prolific film blogger.
Paul Jay – Business Development Officer, Selection Panel
An award-winning filmmaker and an experienced actor.
Ellie Anne Staniland – Selection Panel
Alexandrina Mircheva – Selection Panel
Patrik Krivanek – Selection Panel
Alex Stewart – Selection Panel
President of the Cardiff University Film Society and keen cinephile.
Munzir Quraishy – Selection Panel
Avid film fan and member of Cardiff University FilmSoc Committee
David Williams – Selection Panel
Former Cardiff University Film Society committee member and movie enthusiast.
Heather Lawson – Selection Panel
President of the Cardiff University Film Society and film lover.
Caitlin Davies – Selection Panel
Culture vulture and cinephile.
Tom Dexter – Selection Panel
BFI Film Academy Alumni and filmmaker at Diff Films.
Dr Jacquie Lee – Selection Panel
Passionate about film and film making, particularly foreign, arthouse and indie low budget film.
Becky Ellis – Selection Panel
Film Critic at Little White Lies Magazine. Founder at Girls on Films
Andy Wain – Selection Panel
USW Film student, filmmaker and occasional actor.