S4C to play a key role in opening day of Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival and S4C will host an event focusing on Welsh films as part of a celebration of the world of film in Wales and beyond.
On Tuesday, 6 May a Welsh language day will be held at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival – with a schedule packed with presentations, discussions and screenings of some of S4C's films and programmes. All of the day's events will take place in the Alexander Suite at the Stradey Park Hotel in the town of Llanelli.
There will be a special screening of S4C's film, Y Syrcas, a unique film for all the family, set in 1848 telling the story of a young girl who is bewitched by the excitement of the travelling circus when it visits her small town in west Wales.
There will be a chance to see more of the films nominated for the John Hefin Award, followed by a discussion session on commissioning and directing factual documentaries in the company of BAFTA Cymru award winning documentary film maker, Osian Williams.
Next up is a screening of the first episode of S4C's incredibly popular detective series, Y Gwyll, with on-screen English subtitles. Following the screening there will be a chance for further discussions on Y Gwyll in the company of Gwawr Martha Lloyd, S4C's Drama Commissioner, and film director Marc Evans, who directed the first episode of Y Gwyll.
Another session will be hosted by Huw Marshall, S4C's Digital Manager, with a presentation on Developing Welsh Language Digital Media.
Catrin Hughes Roberts, Head of Partnerships at S4C said:
“We’re pleased to be part of this grass-root film festival as it offers opportunities for the Welsh-language film-makers of the future for the first time.”
Kelvin Guy, the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival Director said:
“I’m delighted that S4C are supporting us in our efforts to promote Welsh Language film making here at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. Especially as this year we have launched the John Hefin award for Welsh language short film. “
The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival will run from Monday 5 May until Sunday 11 May. The Festival's aim is to encourage and award independent film makers in Britain and beyond.
For more information and the full timetable of events visit www.carmarthenbayfilmfestival.co.uk

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