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Past Student Featured in Young Filmmakers Festival

An aspiring filmmakers’ work has been featured in the ‘Ffilm Ifanc’ Festival this year.

Gwenno Llwyd Till, from Criccieth, studied Art Foundation at Coleg Menai during 2019 - 2020, and due to COVID-19 completed her final project from home due.

Now in her second year of university, Gwenno is studying Film and Television at the London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle (part of University of the Arts London).

Gwenno’s film ‘Who Are You?’, was selected to form part of the ‘Ffilm Ifanc’ group earlier this year. The film is based on herself and explores the person that she is.

The film was created in Welsh, with English subtitles, in an attempt to promote the language, and uses music composed by Gwenno’s friend, Sion Garton-Jones, a former pupil of Coleg Menai's Music Technology department.

‘Ffilm Ifanc’, supported by Wicked Wales International Film Festival and Film Hub Wales, celebrates Welsh and Wales based filmmakers under the age of 26. The festival aims to raise the profile of films made in Wales by young directors/producers/writers whilst also offering training, upskilling and work experience to the Ffilm Ifanc group members.

Gwenno said,

“I am extremely grateful to the tutors at Parc Menai - Owein, Iwan, Miranda, Tim, and Darren - I had so much fun on the course and it gave me the opportunity to appreciate the different approaches to working as an artist and to experimenting with different styles. It was an opportunity for me to work on my own initiative and with freedom, but also specific guidance. I don't think I would be where I am now without attending the course!”

“I hope to work in the film industry following my studies. I’d like to focus on documenting the world around us and the environmental world. I would love to establish my own production company one day, with the intention of hiring talented women in the industry”.

To find out more about ‘Ffilm Ifanc’, click here.