Audience Development Projects: Year 2

Image: Patagonia + Q&A at Chapter (Cardiff) with BAFTA Cymru, British Council & Into Film
Image: Patagonia + Q&A at Chapter (Cardiff) with BAFTA Cymru, British Council & Into Film

Find details of our Audience Development supported projects in year two (2014/15) here :


Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Ceredigion)
Abertoir Horror Express  
In what was probably the most ambitious event ever organised by the festival, Abertoir collaborated with the Vale of Rheidol railway to truly bring to life the experience of watching the Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee classic Horror Express - a monster movie which takes place on the Trans-Siberia railway. First, the steam train took the audience to the small station of Capel Bangor where local storyteller Peter Stevenson entertained with local ghost stories (and mulled wine on hand to keep everyone warm!), then, upon return to Aberystwyth, the film screened on the platform itself with a BIG suprise for audiences on the return journey....
 


BAFTA Cymru (in association with FHW members) (Bala, Ceredigion, Cardiff, Caernarfon, South Wales Valleys)
Patagonia 150 events series
BAFTA Cymru's series of Patagonian-related feature films, to be followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers that will take place throughout 2015 to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the Welsh setting up "Y Wladfa" in Patagonia.



BME Women's Film Club Event supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales 
(Cardiff)
Bastards screening + Q&A
Chapter hosted a WOW Women's Film Club screening of Bastards. The women-only screening also offered the club an opportunity to discuss the film as well as ask questions during a Q&A with the filmmaker Deborah Perkin. 
 


Chapter Cultural Leadership with Contact A Family (20 local authorities Wales wide)
Wales wide Supportive Environment Screenings
Chapter are working with Contact a Family to produce Supportive Environment Screenings for Wales wide venues. These screenings are aimed at children and adults on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities, and their families, friends and carers. During these screenings low level lights are left on in the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. There are no adverts or trailers before the film and visitors are free to get up and move around the cinema.

 


Flicks in the Sticks
(Powys)
Mid Wales Initiative

Flicks in the Sticks is the touring cinema branch of Arts Alive, taking big screen films to rural communities whose access to the cinema is severely limited. Through Flicks, communities in Powys have access to great films on their doorstep, at affordable prices and in a friendly and familiar atmosphere. 
 


Gwyn Hall
(Neath)
Cinema Classics Season
A season of cinema classics brought back to the big screen in Neath at Gwyn Hall. The classics come from a range of genres including epic blockbusters, documentaries and independent cinema, and have been chosen by Gwyn Hall Film Club. 
 


Gwyn Hall (Neath)
Terribly Good Films
A Season of bad films and misunderstood masterpieces, Gwyn Hall invited to join them in heckling some of the films so bad they needed to have one final showing on a big screen.
 


St. Mary's Parish Church (Hay-on-Wye)
Nosferatu
The late Georgian-Gothic setting of St Mary’s Church was the site for a special screening of FW Muranu’s great 1922 classic silent movie, Nosferatu, with live organ accompaniment by Richard Williams.

Pontardawe Arts Centre 
Feral
Feral is an innovative piece of visual theatre which combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of it's audience's eyes, we have supported Pontardawe Arts Centre in plans to bring Tortoise in a Nutshell's production to the centre. 

 


Pontardawe Film Club 
(Pontardawe)
Silent Horror Shorts
Supporting bringing a selection of silent short horror films from the dawn of the 20th century, featuring brand new scores specially commissioned by the Abertoir Horror Festival to Pontardawe Film Club. The music was composed and performed by Paul Shallcross.
 


Pontardawe Film Club 
(Pontardawe)
Screening of Indian Films
Pontardawe Film Club presented a sumptuous feast of  of Indian film followed by a spread of delicious themed delicacies from the Tamarind, Pontardawe.

 


Theatr Harlech (Gwynedd)
Crossing the Bridge 
A range of year-long specialist screenings (including British, Welsh, foreign language and low budget), workshop and live streaming targeted at isolated areas of North West Wales that are suffering from geographical isolation and poor transport links (rural and Communities First).



Tinted Lens (Cardiff)
Dementia Friendly Venues Pilot
A collaboration between Chapter Arts Centre, Film Hub Wales and Cardiff University. This programme of events curated by Dr Katie Featherstone will explore contemporary social and cultural developments and the ideas found within new-release, cult and classic film, with a focus on understandings of the mind, human behaviour, memory, the life-course, and ageing.  

 


Torch Theatre (Milford Haven)
Sunset Cinema
The Torch Theatre (in association with Picton Castle, Stackpole National Trust, Film Hub Wales and Room with a View) presented a season of classic films screened outdoors at sunset in three beautiful Pembrokeshire locations.


University of South Wales (Bangor, Cardiff & beyond)
Documentary Wales/ Dogfen Cymru
Documentary Wales // Dogfen Cymru is a documentary network which acts as a catalyst to support, stimulate, inspire and nurture documentary making in Wales. Film Hub Wales helps to support their programme of events including screenings, masterclasses and Q&As Wales-wide.


Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival (Cardiff)
Best of Bollywood Live
WOW Women’s Film Club hosted a unique pop-up cinema event at The Samaj, Cardiff. A joyful celebration of the best of Indian film included four drummers and 6 horn players bringing to life a selection of the most iconic Bollywood scenes. The event also included a delicious Gujarati meal, culminating in an excellent celebration of Bollywood.
 


Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival
 (Cardiff)
BME Women's Film Club
The Film Club draws women from diverse communities across Cardiff to watch and debate film. It has also become a popular social hub, providing a space for women to meet and get to know each other.