The following exhibitors received support from Film Hub Wales in 2018/19 for their Welsh Film projects:
WELSH FILM PROJECT SUPPORT
The Phoenix, Ton-Pentre
The Phoenix screened a series of Welsh films as part of an audience development project which included ‘Canaries’, with a Q&A with actor/producer Craig Russell, heritage documentary from the NSSAW, ‘Research in the Rhondda’, as part of the 70th anniversary of the NHS and documentary ‘The King and Dai’, about the Porthcawl Elvis Festival.
WELSH FILM SINGLE SCREENINGS
Cardiff Mini Film Festival
Cardiff Mini Film Festival screened Welsh films Canaries and British Winters as part of their 2018 festival, with a Q&A with actor/producer Craig Russell from Canaries and Steve Swindon, Director of Tape Community for British Winters.
Dinas Powys Community Cinema
Dinas Powys Community Cinema screened Welsh film Hedd Wyn, alongside a two course meal. The screening formed part of the Welsh language events taking place as part of the Dinas Powys commemorations of WW1 alongside a month of other Remembrance events.
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Pontardawe Arts Centre screened Canaries, which was filmed locally, with a Q&A with one of the cast/crew, in an attempt to attract a younger audience.
Sinema Sadwrn screened three documentaries about rural Wales; Sleep Furiously, Dial-a-Ride and A Good Bitch. They hoped to screen films that reflected the issues that faced their rural audience, in particular older people. All the films were bilingual.
The Welfare screened Canaries, with a Q&A with cast and crew. This film screening enabled community members to celebrate welsh film talent, which includes cast and crew from the area of Ystradgynlais and Wales wide, where the venue is located.
Tape Community Music & Film
TAPE are inspiring creativity in 2018, through content and stories. The festival opens with Welsh writer and producer Nathan Penlington and his interactive ‘Choose Your Own Documentary’. There will also be animation activities with NFTS, Welsh Premieres of A Northern Soul, with a Q&A with director Sean McAllister and About a Badly Drawn Boy. The festival closes with The Man from Mo Wax and Super November, a fantastic indie feature written by and starring Josie Long, directed by Doug King and delivered in partnership with Arts Emergency, To coincide with the new christmas market in Old Colwyn, TAPE are also setting up a second screen in the neighbouring church to screen some old favourites.
See also, Jerry the Tyke Tour , Living Memory (Reminiscence) and Wales on Film.