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A Look Back at 2018

3 December 2018
Event: An Audience with Rhys IfansDate: Friday 21 September 2018Venue: Galeri Caernarfon, CaernarfonHost: Lisa Gwilym-BAFTA/Iolo Penri

Another busy year for BAFTA Cymru, which saw a 12% growth in membership, new events including our first Guru Live, Cinemor cinema tipi and London Gala Dinner and so much more...we reached 7,000+ people via 119 events and welcomed 830 people and thousands more online to our Awards.

January

Event: Requiem Screening + Q&AVenue: Cineworld, CardiffDate: Monday 29th Janaury 2018Host: Lucy OwenBAFTA / Lorna CabblePreview screenings for members and the public held of new projects filmed in Wales:

Britannia (Cardiff)
Craith/Hidden (Bangor)
Requiem (Cardiff) - see photos from the event here


February

Event: British Academy Cymru AwardsDate: 8 October 2017Venue: St David's Hall, Cardiff, WalesHost: Huw StephensBAFTA/Polly ThomasBAFTA Kids Behind the Scenes visited Caernarfon

Jack Parry Jones, winner of our 2017 Actor Award offers two masterclasses to students in Cardiff and Swansea


March

Event: Gala Dinner, Apostle Screening + Q&A Venue: 195 Piccadilly Date: Friday 2nd March 2018 Host: Jason Solomons-BAFTA/James GourleyWe host our first Gala Dinner at BAFTA in London, offering guests a sneak preview of new film Apostle with cast and crew and an auction of items to raise funds for our events programme.
Listen to the Apostle Q&A with Michael Sheen and other here.

Kimberley Nixon, winner of our 2017 Actress Award offers a masterclass to students in Cardiff


April

Event: Guru Live Cardiff – Telling Stories with Abi MorganDate: Saturday 28 April 2018Venue: Cardiff + Vale College, CardiffHost: Angharad MairBAFTA / Mission PhotographicWe host the first Guru Live Cardiff one-day festival with 11 events, 40 speakers and 500 attendees.
Listen again to the sessions here.

We worked with Cardiff Animation Festival and Wales International Documentary Festival on events for the public and industry, adding value and extending our reach.


May

Event: Show Dogs Screening Venue: Cineworld, CardiffDate: Thursday 24th May 2018BAFTA/Lorna CabbleCymru Award winner Henry Hoffman offers a sold out Games Masterclass in South Wales, nominee Celyn Jones offers a masterclass and preview screening of new Wim Wenders film Submergence in North Wales.

We welcome members and their families to a preview of Show Dogs.


June

Event: To Provide All People Preview Screening + Q&A Venue: Cineworld, Cardiff Date: Tuesday 26 June 2018 Host: Jennifer JonesBAFTA/Mission PhotographicComedy Commissioners panel event hosted at Craft of Comedy, Llandudno and Paul Higginson from Fox discusses sales and distribution in Cardiff as part of our programme to support established industry practitioners.

We host a preview of To Provide all People, celebrating the anniversary of the establishment of the NHS, with the cast and crew.
Listen again here


July

Event: An Audience with Lynwen BrennanDate: Tuesday 17 July 2018Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, Cardiff, WalesHost: Celyn Jones-BAFTA/Polly ThomasWe host An Audience with Lynwen Brennan, CEO of Lucasfilm.
Listen again here.

The first Cinemor Cinema Tepee lands at Barry Island seafront, offering 14 free events over 3 days.
See photos here.


August

Event: Sinemaes at National Eisteddfod of Wales Venue: Cardiff BayDate: Saturday 4th August 2018 – Saturday 11th August 2018BAFTA/Hannah RaybouldThe Sinemaes Cinema tepee welcomes a record 3,300 members of the public to 8 days of screenings and Q&A discussions celebrating Welsh talent.

Watch the highlights film of the week here.


September

Event: An Audience with Rhys IfansDate: Friday 21 September 2018Venue: Galeri Caernarfon, CaernarfonHost: Lisa Gwilym-BAFTA/Iolo PenriPreview with cast and crew of new Welsh based Sky series A Discovery of Witches.
Take a look at the photos here.

An Audience with Rhys Ifans is held to a packed audience at the opening of new cinemaes in Galeri, Caernarfon. 
Take a look at the photos here.


October

British Academy Cymru Awards, Press Room, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK - 14 Oct 2018Polly Thomas/BAFTA/REX/ShutterstockThe 27th British Academy Cymru Awards welcomed 830 people to the ceremony celebrating Welsh film, games and television, with costume designer Lindy Hemming receiving the Sian Phillips Award and broadcaster Mavis Micholson receiving the Outstanding Contribution Award.

Watch the highlights from the Awards here
(and save the date now for the 2019 Awards - 13 October)

Preview of new S4C film Morfydd hosted with Q&A


November

Event: An Audience with Luke EvansDate: Thursday 29 November 2018Venue: National Museum of Wales, CardiffHost: Celyn Jones-Area: Q&ABAFTA/Polly ThomasWe hosted An Audience with Luke Evans and announce the actor's new role as Ambassador for our learning and new talent work.

See photos from the event here.


December

Short Sighted event hosted with British Council in Cardiff offering advice to short filmmakers on festivals and audiences.

Final public event of the year hosted to celebrate Cymru Award Game winners Wales Interactive while members enjoy a special festive preview of Mary Poppins.