Caerphilly's talented pupils scoop film awards

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Cauldrons and Furnaces

Cauldrons and Furnaces

At the First Films awards ceremony, the film ‘My Dead Love’, made by youngsters from Caerphilly gained success in taking away the award for best Arts Direction and also took joint first place audience award for best film.

The film involved pupils from Blackwood, Pontllanfraith, Risca and Oakdale Comprehensive Schools and forms part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad – Awen Project.

Awen Project Coordinator Louise Ralph said ‘The pupils can be really proud of this award which recognises all the long hours and effort that they put in to create a high quality piece of work.’

First Films Awards and screenings recognise the creativity and hard work of young film makers in Newport and the surrounding areas and was judged by some of the top film makers in Wales against stiff competition.

The project was managed by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Arts Development Service and delivered by Zoom Cymru. Arts Development hope to start an ongoing project for Caerphilly county borough youngsters. Awen Film will hold regular film education workshops, and the chance to attend film workshops, and technical and creative sessions.

To get involved, whether through offering advice, becoming a partner or to take part, please contact Caerphilly Arts Development on