Wales International Youth film Festival

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Our achievements in 2017

  • 103 - Short Films Screened 16 % from Wales (up 30% from 2016) New – Partner in Wales/India Cultural celebrations with British Council and Wales Arts International
  • New – Partner in Wales/India Cultural celebrations with British Council and Wales Arts International
  • 26 – Countries films screened from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Wales (Up 30% from 2016)
  • 8 - Feature films including the first Wicked Fringe celebrating the best of British talent (same 2016)
  • 1,300 - Audiences/participants during the Festival for screenings and workshops and discussions. (Down 8% from 2016)
  • New - International documentary film making exchange programme with Germany and Rhyl 6th College producing 6 short documentaries. (32 participants including 24 young film makers)
  • New - Inclusive film making project with Hijinx, Tir Morfa Special School and Wicked producing 5 films in two days (25 participants)
  • New - Animation project with the Lego Centre G2G Communities in Rhyl (10 participants)
  • New - 3 Film making projects in Prestatyn High School led by teacher from Serbia (70 participants)
  • New – Industry Day ‘Tomorrows Legends’ Speakers BAFTA Cymru, Film Hub Wales (80 Participants)
  • New – Anti bullying workshop and screening of international films dealing with bullying issues (20 participants working with Canned Media)
  • 32 International Guests attended including Festival Directors, teachers and young filmmakers
  • 6 - Venues used including Theatre, a Castle, schools, college and a Lego Centre
  • 26 Creative practitioners employed and
  • 15 local businesses, £33, 00.00 spent plus 5 days spend from 32 international guests.
  • 3,000 Volunteer hours
  • 11 - Schools, Colleges and Youth groups engaged
  • New - 25 Feature film screenings with new community cinema. The Cinema was short listed and commended as part of the Cinema for All UK awards as the best new community film society New 4- Future Projects agreed with partners attending Festival.1. SERBIA Script writing and story telling film and photography project. 2. IRELAND Development of Welsh language and Irish language short films. 3. BRAZIL animation Welsh fables and Brazilian legends. HUNGARY storytelling
  • 1 – International project delivered - International Roald Dahl 4 Countries 1,800 participants
  • 2 - International Festival visits to Germany and Greece with 3 young film makers and college lecturer