At Ffilmic 2015 short films made by all ages and abilities were screened as part of the Take 9 film challenge which launched on Sat 24th Oct with a film making workshop with Lewis Hancock. Entrants then had just 10 days to make a 5 minute film which had to include a prop and follow our festival themes of Calm, Wild or Decay. These were screened to a captivated audience and Martin Cavalot, our chair, handed out prizes ranging from Best script to Best Film.

The film challenge awards were kindly sponsored by Lake Vyrnwy Hotel.Save




The Festival

2015 is our ninth year of Ffilmic – a Film and Photography Festival based in Llanfyllin.

We have teamed up with the Llanfyllin Society – together we capture Llanfyllin and surrounding area through the lens and share images and stories.

Ffilmic aims to encourage engagement in film-making for all ages, and increase access to independent and non-mainstream films, as well as informal film literacy education.


Take 9: Film Challenge

Our challenge to create a film within 10 days will be launched on Saturday 24th October 2015, with a day of exciting workshops! Participants will then have until Tuesday 3rd November to complete their films, which will be screened at a premiere beginning at 5pm Saturday 14th November.

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Llanfyllin Photography Competition

This year’s categories are: Calm, Wild and Decay. Images must be taken within Llanfyllin or its broad surrounding area and photographers are urged to interpret the three themes creatively. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday the 3rd of November.

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Ffilmic has been imagined by Arts Connection and is sponsored by Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and the Llanfyllin Civic Society.

Ffilmic 2015 Programme

Saturday 24th Oct @ Llanfyllin Youth & Community Centre, 1 – 4pm

Launch of Take 9: Film Challenge

Can you make a five minute film in ten days? Come along at 1pm to get the secret elements which need to
be in your film. You can also stay for a film making workshop for beginners to intermediate which will equip you with all the skills you need to succeed. Bring your camera, smart phone, tablet or any other device you are looking to use. If you cannot attend, we can give you your secret elements by phone or email too.


Friday 13th Nov, 7pm@ The Cain Valley Hotel

Awards for Llanfyllin Photography Competition

Official awards ceremony with cash prizes for winning entries. The CWPAN COFFA ALUN EVANS MEMORIAL CUP will be awarded for what is, in the judges’ opinion, the best photograph in the competition. There will also be a “DO YOU AGREE WITH THE JUDGES PEOPLE’S VOTE”.


Friday 13th Nov, 8-10pm @ The Old New Inn Pub

Ffilmic Special Screening – “SAMSARA”

In partnership with Ffilm Llanfyllin
Tickets for film: £5 (adult) / £3 (child)
Filmed over five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life”. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience.  SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

The filmmakers approach nonverbal filmmaking with an understanding that it must live up to the standard of great still photography, revealing the essence of a subject, not just its physical presence.  SAMSARA was photographed entirely in 70mm film utilizing both standard frame rates and with a motion control time-lapse camera designed specifically for this project.  This camera system allows perspective shifts to reveal extraordinary views of ordinary scenes.  The images were then transferred through the highest resolution scanning process available to the new 4K digital projection format that allows for mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity.


Saturday 14th Nov, 5pm @ Theatr Llwyn, Llanfyllin High School

Premiere & Awards for Take 9: Film Challenge

Tickets £4 adult / £2 child

Screening of all short films submitted and some gems from the last years. Winning entries will receive cash prizes. Followed by eclectic music and bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks – we invite you to stay for a social.

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