The University celebrates success at Ffresh film awards
Owain Dafydd, a graduate from Ysgol Theatr, Cerdd a’r Cyfryngau (the Welsh-medium School of Theatre, Music and Media) has won the award for best Welsh language production with his short film, Orange, Martini, Vienna at Ffresh - the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales held in Cardiff.
Described as “the most ambitious of all the films received” by the judges, the film tells the tale of three schools friends, meeting up in December 1980 after their first term at separate universities, only to find that the dynamic of their group has changed. A secret is revealed that dictates the course of the night’s events. The film is an examination of friendship, peer pressure, and male insecurities.
The film also received commendation in the Best of Festival category sponsored by NAHEMI, the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image.
“It was a great feeling to be nominated, let alone winning the award!
“Festivals such as Ffresh are important to students- they offer a place to share opinions and showcase work and get feedback from judges. This is vital, as are the connections from the media world that follow, which allow us to share our talent and names in the real world.
Iestyn Llwyd, Head of Ysgol Theatr, Cerdd a’r Cyfryngau says:
“We take great interest in the successes of our students and follow their unfolding careers with immense pride. Working within limited resources, Owain has clearly demonstrated his creative abilities as a budding film maker with this production, completed during his final year.
“What was also pleasing was to see the way in which he received support and assistance from his fellow students within the School during the filming process. He now has a solid springboard for achieving his potential, joining the growing ranks of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David graduates carving out successful careers within the creative industries.”
You can watch Orange, Martini, Vienna on youTube
In addition to Ysgol Theatr Cerdd a’r Cyfryngau’s 3 nominations in the Welsh Language Production category, the University’s Art, Film and Media School also had finalists in 3 other categories: Fiction postgraduate; Fiction undergraduate & Interactive Media and Games.
In terms of the number of overall nominees that were short listed, the University was third throughout Wales, and was placed well ahead of much larger universities.
Note to Editor
- The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is working with Swansea Metropolitan University, Coleg Sir Gâr, Pembrokeshire College and Coleg Ceredigion to create a dual sector university. This means that the institutions will work as a group to provide progression routes and choices for students as well as programmes of study that respond to the needs of employers in the region.
- Ysgol Theatr, Cerdd a’r Cyfryngau (the Welsh-medium School of Theatre, Music and Media) offers a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses through the medium of Welsh. More information can be found on the website. www.tsd.ac.uk
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