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BAFTA Cymru announces free online events featuring this year’s award nominees

7 October 2021
  • The event-series set to begin on Monday 18 Oct includes sessions such as Actors in Conversation, Creating a Successful Short, Making a Documentary and The Craft of Editing
  • Callum Scott Howells (It's A Sin), Alexandria Riley (The Pembrokeshire Murders), and Mark Lewis Jones (Gangs of London) will all be speaking, with more to be announced
  • Register for your place today at events.bafta.org

Cardiff, 6 October 2021: The British Academy of Film & Television Arts in Wales has today announced the line-up for BAFTA Cymru Awards 2021: The Sessions, an event-series celebrating some of the nominees and nominated programmes from the British Academy Cymru Awards.

The series will be held online from 18-22 October, in the run up to the 2021 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony on the 24 October at 7pm on BAFTA Cymru’s Twitter, YouTube and Facebook channels.

For a second year, BAFTA Cymru will hold these sessions online, allowing them to reach a global audience of BAFTA members, career starters, the next generation of talent, and Film/TV fans. Panels of nominees and industry experts will offer an insight into their craft and the nominated programmes and films they have worked on including The Pembrokeshire Murders, Gangs of London, It’s A Sin, His Dark Materials, The Welshman and more.

The Sessions offer audiences an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of some of Wales' best films and TV this year. Highlights from across the different sessions include actors Callum Scott Howells and Andria Doherty from the cast of It’s A Sin, actor Mark Lewis Jones and editor Sara Jones who will discuss Gangs of London as well as director Luke Pavey and editor Al Edwards who offer insight into the making of Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care.

The event schedule is listed below. All sessions are open to industry and public guests, to register interest visit events.bafta.org.

CYMRU AWARDS: THE SESSIONS 2021 Event Schedule (with more speakers to be announced in due course):

Actors in Conversation

Monday 18 October

18:00 – 19:00 BST

A unique opportunity to hear from this year’s Actor and Actress nominees as they discuss their nominated work.

Speakers:

ANDRIA DOHERTY (It’s A Sin)

ALEXANDRIA RILEY (The Pembrokeshire Murders)

CALLUM SCOTT HOWELLS (It’s A Sin)

MARK LEWIS JONES (Gangs of London)

MORFYDD CLARK (Saint Maud)

Creating a Successful Short

Tuesday 19 October

18:00 – 19:00 BST

A look into how these nominees created this year’s nominated Short Films. Learn how they captivate an audience in 40 minutes or less.

Speakers:

ALICE MCKEE (The Nest)

LINDSAY WALKER (The Welshman)

TINA PASOTRA & ALICE LUSHER (I Choose)

Making a Documentary

Wednesday 20 October

18:00-19:00 BST

Hear from the makers of this year’s nominated Single Documentaries. Insights into their craft and how they re-tell compelling real life stories on screen.

Speakers:

LAURA MARTIN ROBINSON (Strictly Amy: Crohn's and Me)

LIANA STEWART (Black and Welsh)

LUKE PAVEY (Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care)

The Craft of Editing

Thursday 21 October

18:00 – 19:00 BST

Join us for an in-depth discussion with the Editors behind this year’s nominated programmes from scripted to factual. They’ll be discussing the creative process, challenges involved and how they help piece together that final product. 

Speakers:

AL EDWARDS (Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care)

ELEN PIERCE LEWIS (White Lines)

SARA JONES (Gangs of London and His Dark Materials)

ENDS

 

Notes to editors 

For the full list of nominations visit www.bafta.org/media-centre. Nominations are correct at the time of going to print. BAFTA reserves the right to make changes to the names listed at any time up until 24 October 2021.

Photography

A selection of photographs related to this release can be found on Thirdlight. Photography from each session will be available the following morning from bafta.thirdlight.com/link/BAFTAPressImages/@/ 

For further information, please contact:

BAFTA Press Office 

E: [email protected]

T: 020 7292 5863

About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.

BAFTA Cymru extends the charity’s charitable mission across the UK in support of Wales’ creative communities. The highlight of BAFTA’s events calendar in Wales is the annual British Academy Cymru Awards, an independent platform showcasing the work that truly reflects the best of the country across film, television and games, making a difference to those producing creative work as well as those watching it www.bafta.org/wales