S4C Community Short Films

03 May 2012

The Festivals Company has produced a competition for S4C to find 5 young filmmakers to create short films that reflect contemporary Wales including its people, communities, areas, or events.

Following an open submissions process 5 entrants were selected to create 3 minute films in the Welsh Language. The films premiered at Ffresh 2012 at the Newport Film School from February 8th – 10th and will subsequently screen on S4C at 7.55pm on Thursday night for the next four weeks as part of S4C’s Calon Cenedl campaign.

Garffild Lloyd Lewis, S4C Director of Communications, said, “I’m delighted that S4C can foster new film talent by working with Ffresh on this innovative scheme. This competition fits perfectly into our Calon Cenedl campaign which emphasises the role S4C, as a broadcaster, plays, not only on screen, but also at the heart of all that’s happening in our communities throughout Wales.”    

“We were delighted to be asked by S4C to deliver this exciting new short film scheme that gave young filmmakers the opportunity to have their work shown by a national broadcaster. We think all the filmmakers did a fantastic job, and we’re very proud to be associated with such an excellent and diverse body of work” added James Nee from The Festivals Company.  

The five selected entrants were given guidance from The Festivals Company throughout the production process and were given a £400 cash prize. All the films were shot on HD and were produced to industry broadcast standards. Here are the details for the 5 films:

Tawel For from Ffresh on Vimeo.

Tawel Fôr

Director: Rhiannon Tate
Producers: Rhiannon Tate & Eleri Griffiths (pictured at Ffresh 2012)
Director of Photography: Rhiannon Tate

Y Bobol yw’r Eglwys from Ffresh on Vimeo.

Y Bobol yw’r Eglwys
Director: Catrin Doyle
Music: Pendyrus male voice choir
Director of Photography: Anne Siegel and Stephen Hanks

Creithiau from Ffresh on Vimeo.

Director: Chris McGaughey
Narrator: Nicholas McGaughey & Nicholas McGaughey
Producer: Chris McGaughey & Robert Godwin
Director of Photography: Chris McGaughey & Robert Godwin
Sound Recordist: Bryn Duffy

4c from Ffresh on Vimeo.

Actors: Emyr Wyn Jones, Cari Barley, Tom Mumford
Written, Directed and Produced by Richard Starkey & Christian Britten
Director of Photography: Josh Bennett

Llwybr Ffilm Eryri

Llwybr Ffilm Eryri from Ffresh on Vimeo.

Writer and Director: Victoria Louise Fellows
Writer: Victoria Louise Fellows
Producer: Stuart Matthew Murray
Director of Photography: Tim Walton