Wales One World Film Festival

Women’s Film Club

Free, women only screening…

 

We would love all women to join us in Swansea at the Women’s Film Club’s screening of

The Artist (PG)

A charming romantic comedy set in the 1920s, this delightful film is a love letter to Hollywood’s golden age that everyone can enjoy.

Venue: Volcano Theatre | 27-29 High Street | Swansea | SA1 1LG

Date: Thursday 28th June | Doors open: 11.30 am

Film Starts: 12:00 pm

Duration: 1 Hour and 40 minutes

Followed by free pastries and coffee.

Free Crèche available but pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited. E-mail: [email protected]

Bus tickets reimbursed for asylum seeker and refugee women. Please provide receipts.

Cinema is powerful… women are amazing… put them together and wonderful things can happen!

 

Grow Wild

Wildflowers and fungi are amazing! That’s why we’re inviting young people aged 14-25 to take part in a summer of activities and flex their creative skills.
This year Grow Wild are offering not one, but two opportunities for young people to receive £500 by making a short video application telling Grow Wild their idea and how they will spend the money.

Option 1 – Creative projects in your community (14-25).

Young people can use their interest in photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCadko1HS4U

Option 2 – Co-created projects for emerging artists (18-25 only)

Apply to join with others across the UK to plan an autumn exhibition at renowned arts venue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This will include an artist masterclass at the venue in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE-qlQJwINc

Want to know more?  Visit – https://www.growwilduk.com/creative

Ffilm Cymru Wales

CHILDREN’S STORIES COME TO LIFE WITH HATCH

Ffilm Cymru, the development agency for film in and of Wales, has launched a new programme to support the development of live-action family films.
                                                                                                                                       Ffilm Cymru’s ‘Hatch’ programme will develop up to four live-action family films based on existing IP and will support filmmaker and venue understanding of how to cater for that audience. Targeted training events and activities that bring kids into the development process will provide filmmakers with a unique opportunity to gain feedback from their target audience and to benefit from the advice of experts in the field.

Hatch is a response to the relative scarcity of independent live-action family films currently in the market, which corresponds with a lack of culturally and socially diverse film stories for families and children to enjoy. A partnership with respected children’s publisher Chicken House Books, Ffilm Cymru’s programme is launched on the heels of their new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, which identifies age as an area of focus, along with gender, sexuality, disability, race & ethnicity, socio-economic status and the Welsh language.

As with all of Ffilm Cymru’s film funding, feature length projects involving a wales born or based writer, director or producer will be prioritised. Projects with Welsh cultural value will also be considered. Hatch projects will also need to be based on existing IP, whether that be a book, game, stage play or other form of IP.

Writers or writer/producer teams interested in applying to take part in the programme can register to attend a free training event in Cardiff on the 29th May here.

This first Hatch training event will include panel sessions with industry experts covering subjects such as Genre in the Market, Book to Film Adaptations, Engaging Audiences, and Commercialising IP, and includes a free networking lunch. Speakers include Matthew Baker from Hanway, Tim Collins, The Brand Director, The Observer’s Simran Hans, and Sam Missingham, founder of Lounge Books and previously Head of Audience Development at Harper Collins.

The deadline for Hatch applications is the 27th June at 17:30. Full guidelines and the application form for Ffilm Cymru’s Hatch programme can be found on their website.

Individuals interested in having their say about the current film provision for family audiences, can take part in Ffilm Cymru’s survey here.

Ffilm Cymru’s Hatch programme will be followed by Fledgling: a programme orientated around films for the distinct young adult demographic, which they welcome partnership on.

Sinimon

Anglesey Mobile Cinema

What is Mobile Cinema?

Would your community like to host SiniMon?

Would you like to know more about how SiniMon can benefit your community?

To find out, just attend our session at Llangefni Town Hall on Thursday 26th April 9:30 am – 11.30am

For further information please contact Peter Davies at [email protected]  07920 094078

or Jackie Lewis at [email protected] 01248 725716

Edinburgh TV Festival

The Network

The Edinburgh TV Festival runs a free talent scheme called The Network. It’s a free intensive introduction to working in TV, for anyone looking to start a career behind the camera in the TV industry. The 60 delegates chosen for the Network spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical skills, getting CV advice and networking training, and attending festival sessions. Delegates are also matched up with a mentor from our mid-level talent scheme, Ones To Watch. After the scheme, we help them get paid entry-level jobs through our scheme The Network at Work.  

We’re looking for people with little-to-no paid experience in the industry, who are passionate about TV. We are also looking to attract more applicants from Wales.

Applications close on April 27th. More information and promotional material can be found in our marketing pack: http://bit.ly/NetworkMarketing2018.

The Edinburgh International Television Festival brought to you by YouTube and BT

117 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BX

DL: + 44 (0)207 843 0146

@TheNetwork_TV / @OnestoWatch_TV

Into Film: call-out for creative practitioners

Into Film is interested in hearing from creative practitioners who would like to deliver workshops and interactive activities to support two of their key campaigns in the new year.

If you’d be interested in delivering sessions for any of the below initiatives then please contact [email protected] and provide the below information

Name, contact details, type of workshop – outline of activity  – content and key objectives (ideally linking to curriculum objectives or the LNF/DCF), timings and cost.

They require fluent Welsh speakers to deliver the Urdd workshops and are looking for Welsh and English-medium sessions for the Coastal Archive project.

UrddAs part of the Urdd homework competitions they run two review writing competitions – one aimed at KS2 students and one aimed at pupils years 7-9.Students are encouraged to write reviews on films they have watched either at their film club or at a local cinema.

They support this by providing review writing help students to deliver comprehensive reviews and in addition to this Into Film will be delivering workshops at schools and venues all over Wales to promote the competitions further. 
Coastal Archive Tour – Celebrating ‘Year of the Sea’The National Screen & Sound Archive have a wonderful collection of archive films about the sea and coast of Wales. There’s an eclectic mix of films – scenes of Barry Island in their hay day, Rhyl life boat day an a busy and colourful carnival in Amlwch.Into Film aim to organise a tour of coastal cinemas/venues to host screening of these films and are looking for a diverse range of practitioners to support the delivery of creative and inspirational sea/coastal themed workshops. They welcome ideas and suggestions from creative practitioners based in the key areas they aim to target (Rhyl/Llandudno, Pwllheli, Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Barry and Porthcawl).

The sessions will need to be aimed at KS2 pupils or Year 7/8 pupils and focus on the themes within the short archive films (they can package a few to show together or only show 1 o 2 depending on relevance to workshop content).

A short summary of each film is provided on the attached and they can potentially share copies of the films if you would like to receive further information (copies are quite limited!).

They’re superficially looking for practitioners who can use film as a stimulus to discuss the themes within the films and then encourage the students to focus on these themes further via other art forms. They’re also interested to hear from those who can run film archive sessions to inspire and educate young people of the importance of archive footage and celebrate their place in local history and cultural identity.

Sessions need to be around 60-90 minutes and delivered on site as and when planned by Into Film. Into Film will coordinate everything with the schools and venues involved.

Practitioners need to be DBS checked.