Just four weeks to go to the annual Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in Llanelli





There's four weeks to go to the start of the prestigious Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in Llanelli.
The festival is now in its fourth year and more than 200 entries have already been received for the event, which is being held at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel, from May 12-15.
“It is astonishing how the festival has grown in popularity from very small beginnings,” said Festival CEO and organiser Kelvin Guy.
“They say great things grow from little acorns and that is very true of the film festival.”
There is added glitz and status to this year’s festival as the event is now on the approved list for BAFTA Cymru Wales.
Mr Guy added: “The BAFTA abbreviation is pretty special in the world of film. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is recognised as a hugely prestigious organisation worldwide. To get this recognition from BAFTA Cymru Wales is a huge honour and is a great achievement when you consider what the festival has achieved since it launched in 2011.
“Being on the list of approved BAFTA Cymru Wales festivals helps give added prestige and stardust to the festival, with entrants now being eligible for BAFTA awards as well as the ones on offer at the festival.”
In association with S4C and RTS Wales, the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2015 will be screening Kevin Allen's film "Dan y Wenallt" and the documentary "My Grandfather Dylan" at this year's festival.
Also there will be a Q&A session with the programme maker Phil George.
Both will be screened on the afternoon of Tuesday May 12 at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli. Screening times will be published by the end of next week on the festival website.
All screenings during the festival are free.
The festival runs from Tuesday the 12th to Friday the 15th of May.
Entries for this year’s festival have come from all corners of the globe, including Taiwan, Iran, Iraq, Israel and North and South America
Mr Guy said: “The global response has been fantastic and I’d like to think that the festival is doing its best to put Llanelli and Carmarthenshire on the world map for film-makers.” 

Photo: Kelvin Guy with USA actress and director Jamie Lee Smith and Los Angeles film producer Randall Wilson at last year’s festival.

Weblinks -
http://www.carmarthenbayfilmfestival.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/CarmarthenBayFilmFestival


CBFF is one of the fastest growing film festival in Wales and possibly in the UK!
Over the last three years submissions have grown from 35 to well over 200 for this year’s festival which will only be our fourth.
Film makers have entered and attended from all corners of the world including, of course, the UK. Not only has the number of film makers attending gone up but audience figures have risen as well.
The festival not only promotes independent film here in Wales but the region as well.
So if your company or organisation would like to help us do this by placing an advert in this year’s programme, please get in touch.
Adverts start from £25.
Also as an advertiser in our programme you'll will get two free tickets to our gala awards night which will be held at the Stradey Park Hotel Llanelli.
For more information please email admin@carmarthenbayfilmfestival.co.uk
In association with S4C and RTS Wales Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2015 will be screening Kevin Allen's film "Dan y Wenallt" and the documentary "My Grandfather Dylan".
Also there will be a Q&A session with the programme maker Phil George.
Both will be screened on the afternoon of Tuesday May 12 at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli. Screening times will be published by the end of next week on the festival website.
All screenings during the festival are free.
The festival runs from Tuesday the 12th to Friday the 15th of May 

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