This year's Wales One World Film Festival has been and gone so I wanted to jot down a few words about it! The festival takes place every year across Wales, including a week with us at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Most exciting for me was hosting the Q&A session after the screening of Yr Ymadawiad, a brand new Welsh-language film by Gareth Bryn and Ed Talfan. The screening was packed out, and the Q&A went really well, thanks to Gareth and Ed being very entertaining and eloquent speakers!
Overall the festival was really well-attended and people always seemed to leave the cinema happy with what they'd seen. The WOW programming team did a really great job. What's really nice about events like this is seeing the same faces appear day after day. There's a real sense of community about it!
I only saw some of the films the screened, and they were all excellent - the aforementioned Yr Ymadawiad, but also Tharlo, from Tibet, Our Little Sister, from Japan, and Arsenal, Aleksandr Dovzhenko's 1929 anti-war film which featured excellent live musical accompaniment by Bronnt.
Looking forward, as always, to next year's event....!