Sinemaes

The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bodedern, Anglesey, LL65 3SS

In Wales, the eclectic Sinemaes tent makes its anticipated return to the National Eisteddfod of Wales for its second year, bringing a full programme of Welsh language films, special events and Coastal Wales on Film archive screenings to Anglesey from the 4th -12th  August.

Sinemaes is led by a collective of partners in Wales, including Film Hub Wales, Chapter, BAFTA Cymru, Into Film, Ffilm Cymru Wales, The Royal Television Society, Wales Screen, BFI NET.WORK, ITV Cymru Wales, S4C and TAC.

In partnership with Film Hub Wales, members including Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Pontio, CELLB, the exciting new Off Y Grid project in North Wales and Film Hub Lead Organisation, Chapter are bringing a variety of innovative events to audiences throughout the week.

The Dragon Theatre in Barmouth and venues across Wales will also offer a colourful programme of coastal themed events, including plans for a weekend of vintage themed activities to mark a new season of film at the Penarth Pier PavilionRhyl Little Theatre and Wicked Wales: Wales International Youth Film Festival working with Rhyl lifeboat station and coastal screenings at Canolfan Ucheldre Centre and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Dan Y Wenallt
17.30 Saturday 5th August
In partnership with Canolfan Ucheldre Centre: A lavish, star-studded update of Dylan Thomas’ play for voices, Under Milk Wood. The inner lives of the residents of Llareggub are revealed as they pine for old loves and relive past triumphs +Live Q&A (to be confirmed).
Earth
 19.30 Thursday 10th August
+ Live performance of a specially composed soundtrack by R.Seiliog. Dir: Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s silent poetic masterpiece depicting an idealistic vision of the possibilities of Communism, made just before Stalinism changed the focus of the Revolution. Depicting the Ukrainian peasant’s journey into the age of collectivization, examining natural cycles through his epic montage, this highly innovative new electronic musical commission brings a modern edge to this timeless humanist masterpiece. Originally commissioned by Pontio.
Coastal Wales on Film
Daily from Saturday 5th – Saturday 12th August 
This selection of films from the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales collection has a sharp tang of sea salt as we drop in on beaches and promenades, harbours and islands for a glimpse of Wales’s coastal life through the 20th century. From Prestatyn to Penclawdd, from Bardsey to Barmouth, we will see how Welsh waters have sustained fishing, global trading and whole summers of unforgettable holidays – so shake the sand from your sandwiches and join us for a fascinating coastal cruise!
Macbeth (1964)
16.00 Sunday 6th August
+ Q&A with Llion Williams. A theatre performance beamed ‘live’ from the past. Originally commissioned as somewhat of a cultural experiment, T. Gwynn Jones’ adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth was broadcast live on national television in 1964, an elaborately-filmed studio-bound theatrical performance well before the ‘professional’ Welsh language theatre as we know it was in existence. The film survives and transcends its strange birth because it has been blessed by T. Gwynn Jones’ magnificent Welsh language script and has been shot with a keen director’s eye and the undoubted quality of performance within it carries the message of the play down the decades. We would like to express thanks to the BBC and Mrs Nonn Davies and family and to our partners at Pontio for their support on this event.
Fideo Hud
13:30 Saturday 12th August

In partnership with CELLB and Off Y Grid. With a huge rise in home-made videos due to iPhones and editing app’s, we’ve seen a return to the 80’s/90’s homemade video revolution. Think MTV and Fideo 9. For this event, young skate filmmakers and musicians from Blaenau Ffestiniog have come together to screen Welsh music videos from the Video 9, I-dot and Garij archives, and to offer a special live score to a video of their choice. Fideo Hud will travel as part of a Welsh music video film festival across Wales.