The festival is the result of a partnership project between LOCWS International, the WEA YMCA CC CYMRU, and all five cluster areas of Communities First in Swansea, initiated via the local authorities’ Swansea Creative Learning Partnership. Local residents have been attending courses led by artist David Marchant to gain accredited qualifications in film & media and learn skills in using still cameras, video cameras, green screening, animation and editing.
The film makers also completed a course on planning the festival. Both courses have been a great achievement for the participants.
The completed films will be shown at a day-long event at Cinema & Co. on Castle Street, the ideal community focused venue in the heart of Swansea. This inaugural event features 13 films premiered by aspiring local film makers of all ages.