Our 1st Film Festival took place in September 2016 and at the same time we hosted the Youth Cinema Network International conference when we welcomed young film makers, Festival directors and teachers from 14 Countries to Wales. It was a new adventure for all of us, with lots of film competitions, workshops, film screenings, discussions and special feature screenings with Q and A’s.
We celebrated Dahl as part of Roald Dahl on Film project and we also opened our new part time pop up community cinema at Rhyl Little Theatre Cidwm Sinema, Wicked Cinema. We are delighted to be working with Film Hub Wales and Gwynt Y Mor Community Fund to develop this cinema and train young people to help programme and run it!
We are also pleased to have the support of Children in Need which will help to develop a two year programme of film activities working with young people in Rhyl. This will include setting up Wicked Film Clubs.
Appreciating other cultures;recognising similarities and differences; understanding the challenges facing others; broadening horizons, creating confident global citizens who are prepared to help change the lives of others - as well as their own
YCN is very important to us because we receive great films from other Festivals and we come into contact with local and regional film groups, media centres and film makers from other countries
Discussing and exchanging ideas, experiences and examples of good practice and cooperation with members of the Network provides a huge opportunity for exchanging programmes and projects
Film is a truly international language that is able to cross borders and unite audiences from many different backgrounds