Hen Blant Bach, the S4C programme that takes a unique look at the interaction between pre-school children and the elderly, has reached the final of the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards.

Dedicated to both the Television and Film industries, the competition honours content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries worldwide, Hen Blant Bach has been nominated in the Community Portraits category.

The programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, was a new factual format for S4C, and followed the social experiment which brought older people and nursery children together to share their day care. The programmes documented the transformative positive effects that can be brought about by bringing these two groups together.

Sharing their insights in the programmes were Bangor University psychologist, Dr Catrin Hedd Jones of the School of Healthcare Sciences and Dr Nia Williams of the School of Education.

Under the watchful eye of the two psychologists, the viewers received an expert commentary what happens when this age gap is bridged and the resulting positive effects.

Dr Nia Williams of the School of Education commented: “The nomination is an incredible acknowledgement of the research work and a fantastic opportunity to put Wales and Bangor University on the map.”

The 2018 New York International Film and Television awards will be held in Las Vegas on 10 April, 2018.