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Ex-student’s Film Featured in International Film Festival

One of Parc Menai’s past students will soon premiere their first ever professional film at Cardiff’s International Film Festival.

Osian Roberts’ film ‘Tryweryn’ has been selected to form part of the ‘Welsh Film’ category of the festival.

Osian, from Llannerch-y-Medd, studied Art Foundation at Coleg Menai during 2017-2018. He then went on to study BA Animation at Manchester Metropolitan University, before heading to Cardiff University to complete his Master’s Degree in Animation.

‘Tryweryn’ looks at the history of Capel Celyn, the small village in North Wales that was flooded to create a reservoir to supply water to the city of Liverpool.

Cardiff International Film Festival was established in 2016, which is an international event supported by both the Welsh Assembly and Cardiff Council. The Festival attracts filmmakers and invites submissions from across the Globe.

The Festival patrons include Hollywood Actors Michael Sheen and Matthew Rhys, Marc Zicree who is a Writer and Producer, and Bollywood actors Emraan Hashmi and Jaqueline Fernandez.

Osian said,

“I’m really proud and excited to have my film selected for the film festival. The film is really important to me and I hope it shines a light on the events at Capel Celyn all those years ago”

“Most people have heard the slogan ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn' but are not quite sure what happened. So, in making the film, I was hoping to raise awareness of Capel Celyn and its history.”

Due to COVID-19, the Film Festival will be held online at the end of October.

You can find out more about Cardiff International Film Festival here.