We are now counting the days before our 3rd Film Festival, with plenty still left to do.There will be some new activities this year, we will be visiting new places and returning to others.
Our draft programme is taking shape and our thanks go to all the young film makers who have submitted their films and our international festival partners who have also sent in films.
Since last year we have grown the Wicked family which now not only includes our Wicked Festival and Wicked Community Cinema but a Wicked film Club, Wicked office and Wicked Film production company. all run by our wonderful volunteers.
This year's Festival will take place in an empty shop,a castle, a theatre and a school. We will help celebrate British animation as part of the BFI and Film Hub Wales Anim18. We will have short films, feature films, workshops, discussions, ceremonies, receptions and plan new collaborative projects with our international friends.
Thanks to Ffilm Cymru Wales,Film Hub Wales, Gwynt Y Mor, Innogy, Children in Need, Wales Broadcasting Trust, British Council, Prestatyn Pop In Centre,Rhyl Little Theatre, Wales Arts International and our many other friends and sponsors for supporting our work over the months since our last festival and for making many things possible.
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