Winners announced for Swansea Film 2017


University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Swansea College of Art are pleased to announce the winners of Swansea Film 2017. This exciting new festival, which was organised by students from the BA Film & Television Production course, took place on Thursday and Friday last week at venues around Swansea. The festival included workshops and practical sessions, which aimed to give prospective students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with industry standard equipment.

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The highlight of the festival was an international film competition, the winners of which were announced on Friday night at a celebration evening held at UWTSD’s ALEX Building in Swansea. The 20 finalists were chosen from a total of over 2,000 entries received by the judging panel from all over the world. Entries were submitted in four different competition categories, National, International, Foreign Language and Animation. The winners were presented with their awards in the atmospheric setting of the Round Reading Room at ALEX by Swansea-based film maker Mal Pope. The Reading Room, which has played host to award winning BBC shows Sherlock and Doctor Who in the past, was a fitting backdrop to an excellent screening of award winning films.

The winners were:

National:                          Campfire Story by Kristian Kane and Lewis Carter (Wales, UK)

International:                   Dreams on Sale by Vlad Buzaianu (Turkey)

Foreign Language:           Lithuania by Iker Arce (Spain)

Animation:                        Scraps by Arnus Nagel (France)


The organisers tweeted their congratulations saying: “Congratulations to the above, your films were truly inspirational.” They added: “Thank you to EVERYONE who submitted, it was a complete honour. Can’t wait to see what you submit next year!”  National winners Kris Kane and Lewis Carter commented: "You've been our favourite festival, and the fact that it's your first year is incredible. Keep going!!!!" Professor Ian Walsh, Dean of Swansea College of Art commented: "This has been a truly outstanding effort by the students. To pull together a film festival is challenging enough, but to put together an international festival with over 2000 entries from literally every continent is truly remarkable." 

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