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What is Sinemaes?

Launched in  2016, Sinemaes is a very special tipi at the National Eisteddfod of Wales offering an exciting programme of screenings of new and archive films, workshops for children, discussions panels, networking events and more - to promote Welsh screen content. You can now search the daily programme on the Eisteddfod website here and decide which amazing events you will be attending!

New for 2017 - Live Stream of some of our Q&A sessions on Sinemaes Facebook page here

Saturday 5 August
Q&A with actor Julian Lewis Jones, hosted by Mari Emlyn
4:15pm – 5:00pm
Sunday 6 August
Q&A with actor Aneirin Hughes and producer Llyr Morus, hosted by Catrin Beard
8:30pm – 9:00pm
Monday 7 August
Celebrating 20 Years of the programme Ffermio
Q&A chaired by Heledd Wyn Hardy
Tuesday 8 August
Miri Mawr reunion (in memory of Peter Elias Jones)
Q&A with John Ogwen, Robin Griffith, Dafydd Hywel, Dewi Pws, John Pierce Jones, hosted by Iestyn Garlick
11:30am – 12:30pm
Rownd a Rownd event (Royal Television Society Wales)
Celebration of popular series with Bedwyr Rees, Tony Llewellyn and hosted by Iestyn Garlick
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Thursday 10 August
Screening of Earth & R Seiliog live set
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Friday 11 August
On Directing: Lee Haven Jones (Galesa/35 Diwrnod/Shetland/Vera), hosted by Nia Dryhurst

  • Times are approximate
  • Q&As are in Welsh without subtitles

Sinemaes 2017

Sinemaes schedule with white

Sinemaes+ Fringe events

In 2017 we will be working with local partners Menter Mon, Ucheldre Arts Centre, Pontio and Coleg Menai to offer events for those not attending the Eisteddfod.

These fringe events include:

Friday 21 July 1pm - Premiere of new Archive package of silent films - with Merched y Wawr Anglesey branches at Oriel Mon, Llangefni 
In partnership with the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales, BFI, Film Hub Wales and Gorilla

Monday 24 July / 2pm - Screening of Y Syrcas (2013, Kevin Allen) at Pontio, Bangor - tickets

Thursday 3 August / 5pm - Career Clever with BAFTA and Oscar-winning producer Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game, Carol, The End of the Affair)

Sunday 6 August / 2pm - Acting for the Screen Workshop with Aneirin Hughes (Hinterland, Eastenders Cameleon) for Theatr Ieuenctid Mon

Sinemaes 2016

You can watch a film about the 2016 event here, which 2,020 people engaged with:

2016: A Programme of 50 events over 8 days
Click here to browse the events we offered in 2016.

Sinemaes is co-ordinated by BAFTA Cymru in partnership with: