Dugout – An Amazon Adventure

Presented by Adventure Travel Film Night

November 17 Tachwedd
7pm
£5


A multi award winning documentary film following Benjamin Sadd (a filmmaker) and James Trundle (an artist) as they travel alone through the Ecuadorian Amazon to build a canoe from scratch. The journey builds on their 10-year friendship in this isolated and often challenging environment. Their relationship is tested as they struggle to deal with the conditions and the complexity of the issues that surround this part of the Amazon Rainforest.
 
Mae’r ffilm yn dilyn Benjamin Sadd (gwneuthurwr ffilm) a James Trundle (artist) wrth iddyn nhw deithio i Amazon yr Ecwador i adeiladu canŵ o ddim, yna fynd ar eu pen eu hunain drwy’r goedwig law. Mae’r daith yn adeiladu ar eu degawd o gyfeillgarwch mewn amgylchedd unig a heriol yn aml, gan roi prawf ar eu perthynas wrth iddyn nhw ymdrechu i ddelio gydag amodau a chymhlethdodau y materion sydd ynghlwm â’r rhan yma o Goedwig Law yr Amazon.

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Women of the World


The WOW Women of the World festival, founded in 2010 by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE, is the biggest gathering of women and girls across the globe, reaching over 2 million people in 20 cities across five continents.

Each festival, made up of talks, debates, music, activism, comedy, workshops, mentoring, pop ups and performance, celebrates women and girls, takes a frank look at what prevents them from achieving their potential and raises awareness globally among women, men, girls and boys, of the issues they face as well as creating possible solutions.

The WOW – Women of the World Cardiff festival will include a range of workshops, talks, debates, performances and art open to the public on 24 & 25 November 2018.

Some highlights from the WOW – Women of the World Cardiff programme include: Gwenno Saunders, Charlotte Church, Michael Sheen, Sian Evans, Lula Mehbratu (The Digital Migrant),Sahar Al-Faifi, Sian James former MP, Gemma Price (Boxing Pretty), Anna Hursey, Shahien Taj OBE, Lucy Owen (BBC Wales) and Layfullstop among others.

WOW Passes

Buy a WOW pass to gain access to all the events as you pick and mix your own timetable of talks, debates and performances, be it for one day or the whole weekend. Day pass holders have a choice of activities throughout the festival. If your 1st choice is full due to limited capacity do not worry. We encourage you to try other sessions – sometimes an unexpected second choice will be the best thing you’ll see! 

Day Passes £10 | concession £5

Saturday Day Pass

Sunday Day Pass

Check out the full programme here

WOW Women’s Film Club

Remaking Home
Thursday 8th November
Volcano Theatre, Swansea

WOW Women’s Film Club is taking part in a one day festival called “Remaking Home”.

Join us for a day of films, discussions, talks, children’s workshops, poetry and book readings, music, food and drink.

Short films to be screened on the day include the Wales premiere of Claire Fowler’s Salam, which recently debuted at London Film Festival.

Grow Your Own (PG)

Thursday 8th November
Doors: 11.30am
Start time: 12pm

Creche available for “Grow Your Own” screening.

A warm-hearted feel-good comedy. When a refugee and his family are given an allotment garden, some of the longstanding residents are upset. But eventually they bond over the joys of gardening and then team up to fight an invading mobile phone company.

Book your free tickets here: https://grow-your-own-wow.eventbrite.co.uk

I Am Nasrine (15)

Thursday 8th November
Start time: 6.15pm

I Am Nasrine follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle-class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for: their father orders them both to relocate to the UK. Arriving in Britain, their fate and their future are far from certain. As Nasrine finds the courage to accept her fate, she discovers that the end of her journey is really just the beginning.

Book your free tickets here: https://nasrine-wow.eventbrite.co.uk

Film and TV diversity – careers day 

An amazing opportunity to get into the Film and TV world

We are working with Diverse Cymru and other partners to look at improving diversity in film and TV in Wales. 

We are holding an event in November on how to get in to the industry if you feel you are underrepresented.

Are you female, BAME, disabled, LGBT+ or from a low socio economic group, aged 18 and over?

We are looking for people in these groups or communities who:

  • have experience working in the industry but would like to up skill or retrain for a different role
  • have  a transferable skill or craft but have not worked in film and TV before; roles include hairdressers, makeup artists, dressmakers or tailors, carpenters or joiners, electricians, accountants etc,
  • are interested to know more about the industry.
  • No previous experience in film or TV is necessary however you need to be over 18 to attend.

About the event

There will be:

  • a panel made up of representatives from the BBC, S4C, Channel 4 and independent production companies talking about how to get into the industry
  • workshops and demonstrations on skills needed
  • interactive displays showcasing training and skills
  • exhibition stands and interactive displays on training and opportunities available in the industry
  • training providers, trade organisations and colleges.  

Details and registration

Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
Date: Tuesday 20 November 
Time: 15:30 to 19:00
Registration: Eventbrite (external link).

Further information

Tel:  02920 444205. 
EmailCreativeIndustries@gov.wales.

Joanna Quinn Retrospective

Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter working with the BFI Film Audience Network in partnership and project partners, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Joanna Quinn Retrospective

September 8 Medi
7:30pm
£6

Small World Theatre presents a rare opportunity and an insight into the work of Joanna Quinn as part of Anim18. Quinn has won over 90 international awards, including an Oscar nomination, 2 Emmy awards, 4 Bafta awards and Jury prizes at all the major animation festivals. Her first film ‘Girls Night Out’ was completed in 1987 and won three awards at the Annecy Film Festival. This film introduced the anti-heroine character of Beryl and follows her antics when she goes to see a male stripper. Beryl appeared in Quinn’s next film ‘Body Beautiful’ (1990) in this film she is the factory union rep and she had to deal with a macho workmate Vince, voiced by Rob Brydon. In Quinn’s multi award-winning film ‘Dreams and Desires- Family Ties’ (2006), Beryl becomes obsessed with film making and is asked to video a friend’s wedding – with disastrous consequences. Joanna is presently working on a 4th Beryl film which will be finished early 2019.

Joanna will introduce these works and more produced over the last 25 years; from founding Beryl Productions International in 1987 with producer/ writer Les Mills, through to the present.

Mae Theatr Byd Bychan yn cyflwyno cyfle prin i gael golwg fanwl ar waith Joanna Quinn fel rhan o Anim18. Mae Quinn wedi ennill dros 90 o wobrau rhyngwladol, gan gynnwys enwebiad Oscar, 2 wobr Emmy, 4 gwobr Bafta a gwobrau’r Beirniaid yn yr holl wyliau animeiddio. Cwblhawyd ei ffilm gyntaf ‘Girls Night Out’ yn 1987 ac fe enillodd dair gwobr yng Ngŵyl Ffilm Annecy. Cyflwynodd y ffilm hon yr wrth-arwres Beryl ac mae’n dilyn ei giamocs pan mae’n mynd i weld stripper gwryw. Fe ymddangosodd Beryl yn ffilm nesaf Quinn ‘Body Beautiful’ (1990). Yn y ffilm hon hi yw cynrychiolydd undeb llawr y ffatri ac mae’n gorfod delio â Vince, cydweithiwr macho, a leisiwyd gan Rob Brydon. Yn ei ffilm aml wobrwyol ‘Dreams and Desires – Family Ties’ (2006), mae Beryl bellach yn obsesiynol am wneud ffilmiau ac mae’n cael ei gwahodd i ffilmio priodas ffrind – ac mae’r canlyniadau’n drychinebus. Ar hyn o bryd, mae Joanna yn gweithio ar 4ydd ffilm Beryl a fydd yn barod yn gynnar yn 2019.

Bydd Joanna yn cyflwyno’r gweithiau rhain a mwy a gynhyrchwyd dros gyfnod o 25 mlynedd; o sefydlu Beryl Productions International yn 1987 gyda’r cynhyrchydd/awdur Les Mills, hyd heddiw.

berylproductions.co.uk

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Women’s Film Club

WOMEN ONLY screening of Belle (12A)

We have just made 10 more tickets available for this Thursday’s WOMEN ONLY screening of Belle (12A) at Volcano, Swansea. Please book via wow-belle.eventbrite.co.uk or contact caroline@wowfilmfestival.com if you would like to bring a larger group.

Belle (12A)

From British director Amma Asante comes this moving period drama based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed race member of the British aristocracy who campaigned against the slave trade.

Thursday 6 September

Doors open: 11.30am, Film Starts 12pm

Volcano Theatre, The Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG

Free, women only film screening 

Coffee & cake

Bus tickets reimbursed for asylum seekers

Free crèche – please book in advance

Contact:  caroline@wowfilmfestival.com

Tickets: https://wow-belle.eventbrite.co.uk

www.wowwomensfilmclub.org

Aberration on the Red Carpet

17 May 2018 at 7pm – Aberystwyth Arts Centre Studio

 FREE ADVANCE TICKETS FROM ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE BOX OFFICE BY PHONE OR IN PERSON ONLY. QUOTE THE BOOKING CODE ‘AVOCADO’

A showcase of short films from the Iris Prize and creative writing from the Write It Out community project.

Featuring the premiere of our own Aberration film, “Avocados Are Not the Only Fruit” with Maj Ikle one of DAC’s West Wales members making her directorial debut.

This is a free event to mark IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia). Come and celebrate our LGBTQ+ fabulousness through community stories, poems and films.

Made possible by: Iris Prize, Literature Wales, SpringOut, Enfys Aber, Aberystwyth University and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Read about it on Aberration’s Blog

See Maj Ikle’s own blog 

Walk with Me – Screening

Walk With Me (PG)

April 7 Ebrill

Presented by Quiet Earth 

Food served from 7pm

Film screening begins 8pm

£10 film only
£17 with food

Directed by Marc J. Francis and Max Pugh
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Running time | 94 minutes

With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.
Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Quiet Earth’s events always sell out. Booking is advisable and it would also help if you could do so in person or online before Friday 30 Marchso Rachel knows how many to cater for. Thank you.
 
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Wales One World Film Festival

As WOW Film Festival enters its final 3 days in Aberystwyth, we look forward to the next stop on our journey around Wales: Cardiff’s Tramshed Cinema.

Have a Nice Day (15)

Thursday 22 March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
Politically and artistically fresh, this Tarantino-esque animated tale is like no Chinese film you have ever seen.

Sweet Country (15)

Thursday 22 March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
“Indigenous filmmakers, not only in Australia, now have a voice and the world is listening, because people want to hear a different opinion on the past, the present, and maybe even the future.”
– Warwick Thornton, director of Sweet Country and Samson and Delilah

Heavenly Nomadic (PG)

Friday 23rd March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A beautiful tale about a disappearing way of life set high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

The Gulls (15)

Friday 23 March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
Set among a fascinating mix of people and cultural traditions in the Buddhist European country of Kalmykia.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Saturday 24th March, 11am, Tramshed Cinema
A chance to see the magical debut from Japan’s Studio Ponoc.

Magical Animation Workshop

Saturday 24th March, 1pm, Tramshed Cinema
Run by Cardiff Animation Festival, this workshop is for everyone aged 8+

Big Fish & Begonia (PG)

Saturday 24th March, 3pm, Tramshed Cinema
A mind-blowingly beautiful Chinese anime that will sweep you up on a tidal wave of magic, mystery and wonder.

Beauty and the Dogs (15)

Saturday 24th March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A film both specific to its Tunisian setting and yet altogether global in experience and reach, this powerful debut from a female voice takes a razorblade to misogyny.

Wajib (15)

Saturday 24th March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A charismatic portrait of a father-son relationship and what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home. Directed by Annemarie Jacir.

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug