The festival ran in October in Llanfyllin and aims to bring non-mainstream and independent films to a rural audience. Films screened focused on different cultures and how the arts can be used to create social cohesion. A highlight was ‘Nosferatu’ with live accompaniment from ‘Minima’ which was highly praised by the audience. Q&A’s and animation workshops were also on offer. Greg Hall, writer and director, also ran a music and film literacy workshop. The Take 3 Film Challenge allowed participants to further their appreciation and understanding of film and learn skills in film production by challenging them to make a five minute film in ten days. Prizes were awarded by Greg Hall.

Film literacy workshops were run throughout the year. Llanfyllin High School, GABA youth club and Bettws Lifehouse watched ‘Homegrown: HipLife in Ghana’ which was provided directly by the director Eli Jacobs Fantuzzi. Llanfyllin, Llangedwyn and Bryn Hafren primary schools watched ‘The Princes Quest’ (Azur et Asmar). Afterwards participants made some very insightful comments through discussions about what film techniques were used to create emotion, issues and topics raised by the content of the film, and how though film you can learn about culture, geography, art forms and more.

Ffilmic 2009

Food available all day Saturday at the venue. Please note that the Programme is subject to change.

FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER – FESTIVAL LAUNCH NIGHT

7.30pm – feature film

Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror with live soundtrack performance by Minima

Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror with live soundtrack performance by Minima
7.30pm Dir. F.W Murnau – 1922 – Cert.PG – 92 mins Nosferatu is the original Dracula movie – and still, after eighty years, the scariest. F W Murnau’s visionary direction and the chilling performance of Max Schreck in the title role make this an undeniable masterpiece. From The Big Chill and Latitude Festivals, London’s Barbican Centre and Bristol’s Arnolfini gallery, to being regulars at the Shunt Vaults in London, Minima are a must-see outfit, fast becoming a staple on the live music and film scene. Proof of Minima’s wide and growing appeal comes in the variety of venues where they perform: not just cinemas, but clubs, theatres, churches and public spaces. “The atmosphere was absolutely magical – hundreds of people seemed utterly spellbound.” (The East End Film Festival on Nosferatu, 2009)

SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER

12.00 – 4.00pm –  Film Related Workshops

12.00pm – feature documentary – Knowledge Is The Beginning – (Daniel Barenboim And The West Eastern Divan Orchestra)

2.00pm – feature documentary – HomeGrown HipLife in Ghana

3.30pm – Panel Discussion – Short Films – What’s the Point?

5.00pm – Take 3 Film Challenge Screenings & Awards

7.00pm – feature film – Kapital

9.00pm – other event – Wrap Party @ the Old New Inn

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