7th August 2015
Film Hub Wales announces exciting season of film at independent Welsh venues
Film Hub Wales aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Its independent partner venues have been coming up with inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema.
“Film Hub Wales, with Chapter as its lead organisation, is proud to develop this new, innovative season of events, created by Hub members across Wales. This year we’re reaching rural and diverse audiences in Mid, North, South and West Wales, with everything from cinema at sunset, to archive films by the river, with cinemas at the heart of each project.” Hana Lewis, Film Hub Wales’ Strategic Manager
The Torch Theatr, Milford Haven
Audiences will experience the great outdoors this August as the Torch Theatre take their spectacular Sunset Cinema programme to heritage sites across Pembrokeshire. Watch Sci-Fi classic, Back to the Future surrounded by a back drop of boats in Milford Haven Marina, or as the sky goes dark, see Christopher Lee play Dracula at Pembroke Castle. More here.
Caught by the River Teifi Festival, Carmarthen
Introducing a festival of film, music, outdoor living and adventure. Find yourself at family friendly Fforest, Coal Warehouse or River’s Edge from the 10th to 17th August; three beautiful locations which showcase Wales at its best. With Welsh filmmaker Kieran Evans’ confirmed to attend a celebration of his work, features such as Vashti Bunyan, Finister and Kelly & Victor will be screened alongside local rare archive footage of the River Teifi, with everything from coracle demonstrations and DJ sets to get the audiences involved! More here.
Cymryd Rhan and Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
If you like the idea of watching Paddington with your own marmalade sandwiches spread out on a picnic blanket, then you’re in luck! From July 2015 to March 2016, special film events are popping up across the county of Flintshire. Don’t miss Pride at Mold Clubhouse on the 28th August! The project is inspired by the Mold Do-It network who specialise in working with old age groups and people with mental ill health, learning or physical disabilities. More here.
Flicks in The Sticks, Powys
In rural Mid-Wales where filmgoers have to travel long distances to find their nearest cinema, public transport is poor and ticket prices are prohibitive, Flicks in the Sticks are making a difference. For ten community venues in Mid-Powys, volunteer groups are supported to run their own ambitious independent film programmes. From September 2015 to May 2016 expect to see an exciting programme of film filling village halls across the county! More here.
Gwyn Hall and Darkened Rooms, Margam Park, Neath
This September, pop-up provider Darkened Rooms and Neath’s Gwyn Hall will come together for the first time to bring two classic horror films to life in the eerie setting of Margam Park Castle. British film, The Haunting (1963) and the Wolfman (1941), which was based on the Talbot family and their country estate in Wales, will screen as night falls. Local school children will take part in the power of sound workshops with national charity, Into Film Cymru during the day. More here.
Film Hub Wales
Film Hub Wales (FHW) is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. We aim to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, we’ve supported sixty nine exciting cinema projects, reaching over 51,600 audience members.
In partnership with our member cinemas, arts centres, community venues, societies, festivals and wider film practitioners, FHW
aims to celebrate and support the vibrant cultural film sector here in Wales, working together to expand and increase choice for audiences, regardless of where they live.
A multi-platform venue that presents and produces international art, live performance and film from around the world alongside a social space that welcomes over 800,000 visitors each year. Chapter is a dynamic cultural and community venue with 2 cinemas, theatres, exhibition spaces, a cafe/bar, 60 resident companies in cultural workspaces and rooms for hire for 200 community and cultural groups. In relation to film, Chapter remains the only cultural centre in Wales with a full-time commitments to cultural film programming, two screens, educations programme, Europa Cinema support and access to high-definition digital projection.
British Film Institute (BFI)
The BFI was founded in 1933. It is a charity organisation governed by a Royal Charter. It combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. The BFI awards Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
Hub Partner details
The Torch Theatr: www.torchtheatre.co.uk
Caught by the River: www.teififestival.co.uk
Cymryd Rhan: www.cymryd-rhan.org.uk
Clywd Theatr Cymru: www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk/en
Flicks in the Sticks: www.artsalive.co.uk/Flicks.aspx
Gwyn Hall: www.gwynhall.celticleisure.org
Darkened Rooms: www.darkenedrooms.com
Into Film Cymru www.intofilm.org