Carmarthen Bay Film Festival coming to Llanelli

THE prestigious Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in Llanelli will take place in just four weeks.

The festival is now in its seventh year and continues to go from strength to strength.

A total of 699 entries were received for this year’s festival award categories, from film-makers worldwide.

The festival is being staged at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel, from May 14-17.

All of the film-based events are free to the public.

“It is astonishing how the festival has grown in...

Llanelli Online interviews Celtic Media Festival Director, Catriona Logan

THE 2018 Celtic Media Festival will take place in Llanelli this May (2018).

The three-day festival, which started in 1980, will be held at Theatre Ffwrnes with the aim of promoting and celebrating languages and cultures of the Celtic nations in media.

The festival includes film, television and radio with the Torc Award given to the winning nominations of 22 different categories.

The festival has been held in other areas of Wales including; Harlech, Cardiff, Caernarfon, Carmarthen,...

Young filmmakers recognised at UK-wide prestigious film ceremony in London

YOUNG Welsh filmmakers have today beaten off stiff competition from across the UK to win two coveted awards at the 4th annual Into Film Awards in the BFI in London.

Students from Coleg Sir Gâr in Llanelli, Camarthenshire, won CLUB OF THE YEAR  (13 AND OVER), while Dyffryn Nantlle Film Club, in Gwynedd, won BEST LIVE ACTION (12 AND UNDER), with their frightening Welsh language horror short 'Swyn'. The third nomination from Wales...

Ysgol Gynradd Pontiets entertain the miners

Check out the video we made of the 80th birthday celebrations at the Pontyates Miner's Welfare Hall.

The hall opened on 5/2/1938 and there was apparently a chair shortage. Documents on view included one, which said:

Messrs. Davies, Chairs Ltd were not able to deliver 450 chairs by the opening Ceremony. The Committee was very dissatisfied at this. And chairs had to be hired from Llanelli Market Hall.

The rules for the hall were very specific to the time and...

Coleg Sir Gar Students meet actor Rhys Ifans at ‘Into Film Cymru’ event

WELSH actor Rhys Ifans met with 200 pupils in Cardiff today (26 September) to discuss the role of film in education, where he spoke of his passion to become a champion for film as an educational tool in schools across Wales.

The event was organised by Into Film Cymru, a UK-wide film education charity supported by the BFI through National Lottery Funding, as part of an on-going programme to put film at the heart of young people’s learning and personal development, including...