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What is Sinemaes?

Launched in 2016, Sinemaes is a very special space at the National Eisteddfod of Wales offering an exciting programme of screenings of new and archive films, workshops for children, discussion panels, networking events and more - to promote Welsh screen content. 

Sinemaes Llanrwst 2019

We welcomed 2,500 people to events in 2019, with 47 events and 50 guest speakers (see below).
You can check the full programme on the Eisteddfod website here




Sinemaes Cardiff Bay 2018

We welcomed a record 3,200 people to events in our tipi, Norwegian Church, World of Boats and Millennium Centre this year - find out more here.

2018 Programme 

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Sinemaes at Anglesey Eisteddfod 2017

The second Sinemaes engaged with 2,500 people on the Maes and via fringe events, with highlights including a celebration of classic Miri Mawr; a masterclass on directing with Lee Haven Jones (35 Diwrnod, Shetland, Vera); premieres of Deuawdau Rhys Meirion, Deian a Loli and Pobol y Cwm with the event wrap party with a live local band playing to the Fideo Hud archive. You can see the full programme here

Sinemaes+ Fringe events
In 2017 we worked with local partners Menter Mon, Ucheldre Arts Centre, Pontio and Coleg Menai to offer events for those not attending the Eisteddfod.
These fringe events included a Premiere of new Archive package of silent films - with Merched y Wawr Anglesey branches at Oriel Mon, Llangefni, a Screening of Y Syrcas (2013, Kevin Allen) at Pontio, Bangor, a Career Clever session with BAFTA and Oscar-winning producer Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game, Carol, The End of the Affair) and an Acting for the Screen Workshop with Aneirin Hughes (Hinterland, Eastenders Cameleon) for Theatr Ieuenctid Mon

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

Sinemaes 2017 - watch a short film of the week here:

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 in 2019 by BAFTA Cymru in partnership with:

Sinemaes partners 2019