Coleg Menai students have once again made their presence felt at an illustrious red carpet awards ceremony held at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff at the weekend.
A number of the college’s Creative Media and Performing Arts students spent the summer filming alongside professionals from It’s My Shout Productions Ltd., a company who specialise in producing short films for television and screen for organisations such as BBC Wales, the UK Film Council and the Arts Council of Wales. Worldwide screening of the company’s films has won them several BAFTA Cymru Awards.
Met with rapturous applause, this year’s film premieres took place at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, followed by a glamorous awards ceremony, attended by a host of media professionals including Welsh stars Carol Vorderman and Melanie Walters.
Coleg Menai students took home four awards on the night. Sam Cordwell-Roberts from Brynsiencyn was crowned ‘Best Actor’ for his performance in the film ‘Sit Bangor’ whilst Emma Sedgwick from Criccieth picked up the ‘Highly Commended Actress’ award for her part in Welsh film ‘Clwb Plu Eira.’ After working behind the cameras on both films, Daniel Bezkorowajnyj from Bangor won ‘Best Script Supervisor’ and Michael Evans, who is also from Bangor, was hailed ‘Best Lighting Assistant.’
English-medium film ‘Sit Bangor’ is the story of a group of free-sitters and their journey to achieve the ultimate sit, and is scheduled to be shown on BBC2 Wales on Wednesday, 18 September. S4C will screen ‘Clwb Plu Eira’ at a future date. Both films will be available to view on iPlayer, and will be shared via the Coleg Menai Facebook and Twitter feeds and, as soon as they become available, on YouTube.
Creative Media Programme Area Manager Paul Edwards said: “Over the years, the partnership between Coleg Menai, It’s My Shout and BBC Cymru Wales has been an unqualified success, and remains a wonderful example of how the support and direction of industry can motivate and inspire students, and help them to generate excitement and creativity in their local area. Students from the shoots this year have already been recognised as future talent, which is testament to their hard work and professionalism. We’re extremely proud of all of them.”
For more information on our courses in Media, TV & Film and Games Development, please visit www.gllm.ac.uk/media or, for information on our courses in Performing Arts, Music and Music Technology, please visit www.gllm.ac.uk/performing
Photos: Sam Cordwell-Roberts, Daniel Bezkorowajnyj and Emma Sedgwick