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rhys marc jones

writer / director


Rhys Marc Jones is a Welsh-Irish filmmaker who received his MFA in writing and directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a three-time BAFTA Scholarship recipient. He is currently developing his debut feature Black Church Bay with BBC Film, following support from the iFeatures scheme and the Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation Résidence. During the lockdown, he began work on his follow-up feature film Dead Sheep's Wool, in development with BFI Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Torino Film Lab. 


His three NYU student shorts played festivals worldwide and received various awards and recognitions including a BAFTA Cymru nomination and a BIFA longlist. His latest short Father of the Bride was selected in competition for SXSW and Moscow International Film Festival and will be broadcast on BBC in July 2021, having streamed on AmazonPrime in the US. In addition, Rhys received BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew Mentorship from Wash Westmoreland in 2019, a scheme that rewards and supports filmmakers advancing LGBTQ+ representation with challenging work - and in 2021, he was selected for Berlinale Talents.

Festival de Cannes - Cinefondation Residence 2020

Berlinale Talents 2021

Torino Film Lab - ScriptLab 2021

BAFTA Cymru Nominee 

Best Short Film 2020

BFI Flare / BAFTA LGBT Mentorship Scheme 2019

BFI Film Fund /BBC Films / Creative England iFeatures Scheme 2019 

Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Film in Music 2019

NYU Tisch Graduate Filmmaking MFA

writing and directing 2018

BIFA Best Short Film 2018 - Longlisted

BAFTA Los Angeles Mark Piggott Scholarship 2018 - 2019

BAFTA New York Scholar: BBC America

Diversity Scholar 2016 -2017

BAFTA Los Angeles Scholar 2017 - 2018

NISI MASA European Short Pitch Program, 2018

Tisch School of the Arts Department Scholarship 2016 - 2017


Maurice-Kanbar Scholarship 2014 - 2015