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rhys marc jones

writer / director


Rhys Marc Jones is an award-winning 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. His three student shorts have each played film festivals worldwide and his latest short Father of the Bride will premiere in competition at SXSW Film Festival and stream on Amazon Prime Video Direct (US) before being broadcast on BBC in summer 2020. He is developing his first feature film Black Church Bay through the iFeatures scheme, supported by BFI, BBC Films and Creative England, alongside the Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation Residence.

Festival de Cannes - Cinefondation Residence 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

NISI MASA European Short Pitch Program, 2018

BAFTA New York Scholar: BBC America

Diversity Scholar 2016 -2017

BAFTA Los Angeles Scholar 2017 - 2018

Tisch School of the Arts Department Scholarship 2016 - 2017


Maurice-Kanbar Scholarship 2014 - 2015

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