Ffresh 2013: Glyndwr University & the Co-operative

30 March 2012

The Festivals Company is delighted to announce that Ffresh – the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales - 2013 will take place at Glyndŵr University from February 20th – 23rd.

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival since it was first established in Aberystwyth in 2002 - the festival took a year off in 2005 - and the first time the festival has ever been staged in North Wales.

“Having worked with Glyndŵr University on Kaleidoscopic we’ve already established a great working relationship with the institution and we’re very much looking forward to working with them again on one of our flagship events” said Berwyn Rowlands.

“With guests like Mike Leigh, Asif Kapadia, and Jonathan Caouette, Ffresh 2012 at the Newport Film School will be a tough act to follow, but we’re confident that with the support of such a fantastic institution like Glyndŵr we can put together a programme that will equal, if not, surpass this year’s festival. We’re also really excited to be back in Wrexham to stage an event that we bring together fans of film, TV, and new media from around Wales and the UK and showcase the universities fantastic facilities such as the Catrin Finch centre” added Festival Director James Nee.

The announcement about Ffresh 2013 was made during the closing night Awards Show of Ffresh 2012 in Newport where it was also announced that the Festivals Company will be working with the Co-operative to deliver a film scheme involving working with young people in the Wrexham area to create 2 short films that will premiere at Ffresh 2013.

“We’re very excited to be working with such a fantastic organisation like the Co-operative. The scheme will be launched in Wrexham in May and we’ll be shooting the films with local cast and crew this summer” said James Nee.

Main Pic: Staurt Cunningham (Glyndŵr University), Caro Wild (Co-operative) and Steven Davies (Glyndŵr University)