Friday, 6 November 2009

Galeri, Caernarfon's third film festival for children, 'PICS 3' opens this weekend

Galeri, Caernarfon will be holding its third film festival for children and young people in November.

The PICS 3 festival, which is being officially opened by Alun Ffred Jones - the Minister for Heritage and Assembly Member for Arfon today, offers a wide range of activities, workshops and film screenings for children and young people.

The festival, which runs between 6 and 8 November, opens with the premiere of 'Cylchoedd Rownd y Byd', a brand new animated film produced by children and staff of Ysgol Pendalar, Caernarfon. The film is a result of a 2 week project organised by Galeri and led by animator Meical Roberts, chaired poet Mei Mac and musician Gronw Roberts.

Other activities and workshops will include:

Film Challenge (for ages 15+)
Eilir Pierce will assist seven youngsters to script, film and edit a horror film in less than 24 hours - with the film premiere on the Sunday evening.

Stop-motion animation Workshops (for ages 8+)
Carolina Vasquez will lead youngsters through the important steps of creating a short stop-motion animation film.

Welsh language Short films (for ages 7-12)
A collection of Welsh language shorts for children - with a variety of dramas, animation, horror and comedy shorts.

Acting for film (for ages 10 -16)
Professional actress and writer Bethan Marlow (from Bethel, Caernarfon) will explain the techniques, skills and cheats that the big movie stars use - how to laugh/cry on camera, how to learn lines quickly and even what to do with your hands!

Make up for Film Workshop (for ages 12 +)
Learn more about the art of make up for the screen with local make up artist Annie Maycox.

Red Carpet Night
The first chance to se two new films created by SBARC! Members plus the Horror Film premiere (film challenge).

The film showings will include Drømmen (We Shall Overcome), Persepolis, Sounds Like Teen Spirit, Ice Age 3 and Twilight.

For further information contact Galeri's Box Office on 01286 685 222 or visit the festival website Galeri is supported by Arts Council of Wales.


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