NEW INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL CIDWM CYMRU/WICKED WALES APPOINTS ITS CHAIR
Cidwm Cymru/ Wicked Wales is delighted to announce that the chair of their Festival will be Catrin Cooper. Catrin Cooper is a producer and activist from Anglesey. Passionate about representation, she also helped to launch the viral hashtag FilmHerStory campaign as covered in Buzzfeed, The Mary Sue and the Daily Dot. Catrin says’ I am thrilled to take the position of Chair as this exciting Festival makes it debut. It is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to bring together new talent, and to celebrate new voices, both locally and globally, and I look forward to drawing on my production roots to welcome and encourage all of those who we will meet there.’
The new Festival which will showcase short films made by young people in Wales and Internationally, will be held between 20th-24th September. The Festival will take place in the coastal towns of Prestatyn, Rhyl and Colwyn Bay and Bodelwyddan Castle.
Festival directors Rhiannon Hughes and Jonathan White says’ We are delighted that Catrin has agreed to become Chair of this new and exciting Festival which is a truly International event, whilst at the same time celebrating what is best about Wales. Dan Thomas former Head of Exhibition and Education at Ffilm Cymru Wales has also joined the team as Artistic Director.
The Festival is an opportunity to showcase films made by the many talented young filmmakers we have in Wales. There will also be an opportunity during the Festival to work with many Festival organisers and young filmmakers from a network of Festivals from all over Europe. The International guests will be attending to take part in an International conference which will be taking place during the Festival.
Film competitions for the Festival are open to filmmakers from the ages of 6-25yrs and application forms in English and Welsh can be downloaded from the website www. wicked .wales. Films made in the last 2 years can be entered, closing date 4th July.
Contact Rhiannon Hughes 07950033429 E firstname.lastname@example.org