Welsh Film Projects: Year 3

The following exhibitors received project support from FHW in 2015/16 for their 'Welsh Film' screenings/events:

Welsh & Archive project support

Credit: Agi K and family

Wyeside Arts Centre

In April 2016, Wyeside Arts Centre held a community arts festival called Wyeside Inside Out. The festival celebrated creativity, participation, cultural heritage and diversity in the rural area, which is underserved by commercial opportunities. 

As part of the festival, Wyeside received Welsh Film support to screen a selection of Welsh-made feature and short films. These were Sleep Furiously; My Little Sister (Who Happens to Have Down's Syndrome); We the Mountain, We the Sea; Gwesyn; Bryn; Polishing the Welsh Stone; Celf; Rural Media Co: Shorts; Ffilmic shorts.

Many of the films included Q&As with the filmmakers, allowing audiences to engage with the films that are relevant to their area. Film Hub Wales support also allowed Wyeside to supply programme notes for the films and a dedicated festival brochure.
 

Caught by the River Teifi

The festival showed selection of Welsh films including welsh archive titles and held a film focus on director, Keiron Evans, screening a selection of his films including Kelly + Victor and Vashti Bunyan: From Here to Before.
 

Borderlines Festival of British Cinema

The festival this year included a programme of Welsh films including new release titles Black Mountain Poets and Welsh language film The Passing. 
 

Welsh & Archive single screening:

On 25th January a number of our members joined us in celebrating Santes Dwynwen 2016 with screenings of Welsh Love films and shorts. 

  • Chapter and Neuadd Dwyfor  hosted screenings of the Academy Award nominated Welsh film Solomon a Gaenor starring Ioan Gruffudd and Nia Roberts.
  • Penarth Pier Pavilion held a romantic meal and screening of Resistance 
  • Pontardawe Arts Centre  screened Rhosyn a Rhith with cawl, a twmpath and a Q&A from actor Dafydd Hywel

 

Film screenings and special events (e.g. Q&A's) included the following film titles:

Yr Ymadwiad / The Passing

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

Black Mountain Poets

Sleep Furiously

Resistance

Kelly + Victor

Solomon a Gaenor

Rhosyn a Rhith

Wyeside Arts Centre

Screening films as part of a celebration of the Welsh language and culture, titles include Sleep Furiously, Resistance, We the Mountain We the Sea, and My Little Sister (Who Happens to have Downs Syndrome)