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International Youth Film Festival 20 – 24 September 2016

Wales’ new, international youth film festival Cidwm Cymru:16/WickedWales:16 will take place 20-23  September in Prestatyn, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Bodelwyddan Castle.

British Council Wales is one of the Festival’s sponsors and will be awarding the first Youth Cinema Network International Award at the Network’s conference, which will take place alongside the Festival.

The Festival will screen short films made by young people from 19 countries, including Russia and Brazil and welcome guests from 14 countries. 

Two feature films will also be screened including Moondogs, an anarchic, coming of age drama directed by Philip John from Newport, South Wales. 

After the screening, on Friday 23 September, the audience will have an opportunity to discuss the film with producer Kathy Spiers and actors Tara Lee and Christy O Donnell. The film will be screened at Rhyl Little Theatre’s new pop up cinema, Wicked Cinema, starting at 6.45pm

The second film, the documentary ‘Ambulance’ is a powerful first person account of the 2014 war in Gaza  by young  director Mohammed Jabaly from Gaza, Palestine. This special screening will be at Theatre Colwyn on Wednesday 21 September at 7pm. The film will be followed by a Q and A session hosted by David Gillam from WOW Festival with Hermann Greuel from Norway one of the film’s producers.


Contact Rhyl Tourism Information Centre on 01745 355068 to book Moondogs £3.95, Theatre Colwyn  on 01492 577888 to book Ambulance £5.