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...

Lloyd’s head of news @BayTV

Freelance journalist and media consultant Robert Lloyd has been appointed as station manager and head of news and sport at Bay TV Swansea.

Lloyd, 58, has more than 40 years of experience in the media world. He is a former editor of the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star and a former deputy editor of the South Wales Evening Post.

Peter Townsend, chairman of Bay TV (Swansea) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to welcome Robert Lloyd to the team at Bay TV Swansea. “He is a well-known...

Without Trust, the Media Loses Legitimacy

Social commentators are claiming that there has been a shift in the trust people place in news outlets, specifically the media and Parliament. The last decade has seen a steady decline in newspaper sales, once the go to centre for daily news. The industry was caught napping when social media began accessing and publishing the news before any mainstream outlets had caught sight of it.

New ways of delivering the news with...