WOW Wales One World Festival


WOW has been celebrating the riches of world cinema since 2001, bringing an eclectic, intriguing, and moving selection of films from around the globe to cinemas across Wales. WOW presents a selection of the very best in world cinema – and sometimes a film from Wales too.

The films tell powerful stories that illuminate our world and the way we live now. Stories of the dilemmas people face, the choices they make, and the consequences of those choices. WOW hope that some of these stories will linger long in the memory giving you something to reflect on till the next year’s crop comes along for your enjoyment.

From time to time WOW also organise screenings and events outside the festival period that they hope reach out to new audiences bringing together different groups of people in various ways.





Film Hub Wales supported projects:

Year 1 Projects:

  • Year Round Screening Project: Developing a year round audience for World cinema at four venues. More info here
  • BME Women's Film Club: The Film Club returned to Chapter (Cardiff) with the support of FHW for a season of women-only screenings. Click here for more info.

Year 2 Projects:

  • BME Women's Film Club Year Two: Click here for more info.

  • Bastards screening + Q&A: Chapter hosted a WOW Women's Film Club screening of Bastards. Click here for more info. 

  • Best of Bollywood Live: WOW Women’s Film Club hosted a unique pop-up cinema event at The Samaj, Cardiff. Find out more info here

Year 4 Projects:

  • WOW Film Club: WOW Women’s Film Club runs daytime screenings for under-served, hard-to-reach female BME audiences in Cardiff and Swansea. Click here for more info.

Year 5 Projects:

  • Tour of 'Tomorrow/Demain': We supported WOW Film Festival is taking the film on tour to rural venues. Click here for more info. 

  • Death Of Distance: Death of Distance: Partition, Palestine and Parallels Across the Colonial Terrain is a symposium event bringing together archival films (BFI India on Film), invited speakers (Miko Peled, Amrit Wilson, Samayya Afzal, Haim Bresheeth) and panel discussion around two key footnotes in British colonial history. Click here for more info.



Film Hub Wales members enjoy many benefits.  You can find out more and sign-up here.