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Celebrating three years of Film In Afan with Dark Horse


On Wednesday 1st July, Ffilm Cymru Wales will join members of the Afan community to toast the third year of their pioneering mobile cinema scheme Film in Afan. Held in the grounds of Pen Afan Primary School, the event will feature a marquee screening of Sundance award-winning Welsh docu..

Young animators bring modern history to life!


Film in Afan recently had the opportunity to work with two very different groups in the locality to bring modern history to life, for future generations. Year 6 from Pen Afan Primary School were delighted to team up with volunteers from the South Wales Miners Museum, to capture their experi..

Local Film Maker wins again.


Film in Afan recently learned that local amateur film maker, Martin Bell has recently won yet another award in conjunction with students from Pontrhydyfen Primary School. Following four previous successes in coming top of the class, Mr Bell a HGV driver and School Governor from Pontrhydyfen..

Remembering those that are gone but never forgotten


November 11th marked the Centenary of the end of the First World War and Film in Afan were proud to play a role in remembering those from the Afan Valley and beyond, who made the ultimate sacrifice during 1914 -18, and those Men and Women involved in conflict all over the world since. Comm..

Chef movie makes the mouth water


A helping of chef was the special of the day, at Cymmer Community Library this week. For those in need of a double helping of culinary satisfaction, forget Master chef, forget Bake off and tune in to 116 minutes of mouth tantalising movie Chef. With an all star cast including Jon Favr..

Cinema returns to Cymmer


Cinema has returned to the village of Cymmer for the first time in over 40 years! Since being taken over by the community in 2014, Cymmer Community Library has rapidly become a hub providing a one stop shop for Cymmer and the surrounding area. Library and Community Development Officer,..

Film training workshop helps get local message across


It is always exiting and a great pleasure to work with new members of the community, who sign up to one of the many Film in Afan accredited workshops that are held up and down the Afan Valley. Recently we met Malcolm Bell from Pontrhydyfen, who heard through word of mouth about a fil..

Remembering those that are gone but Never Forgotten


Yesterday marked the Centenary of the end of the First World War and Film in Afan were proud to play a role in remembering those from the Afan Valley and beyond, who made the ultimate sacrifice during 1914 -18, and those Men and Women involved in conflict all over the world since. Community..

Project Manager Post


Maternity Cover Contract: Maternity Leave Cover initially 9 months fixed term contract (extension upon review) Remuneration: £25,000 pro rata Deadline: Friday 30th May 2014 Application by CV and covering letter to angharad@ffilmcymruw..

Hollywood arrives at Glyncorrwg


Red carpets and Limousines are not the usual way to spend a Tuesday evening in the Afan Valley, not unless you are on your way to your very own Hollywood Inspired film Premiere. This was the recent experience for eleven talented young individuals, who joined Opera legend Paul Potts in a..

Sunshine on Leith hits the High Note.


Gwynfi film fans braved the January chill last night, to enjoy the heart-warming hit musical Sunshine on Leith. The hall, which is fast becoming well known throughout the Afan Valley for putting on a good show, as well as housing a busy Gym and a library, was packed out with a number of reg..

Local Boxing film packs a punch


Film in Afan were recently proud to help with the premiere of ‘The Fight Game’ a fly on the wall documentary made by up and coming sports journalist, Ciaran Gibbons, a passionate sports fan and self taught film maker from Blaengwynfi in the Upper Afan Valley. The Fight Game foll..

Celebrating a local acting legend


Film in Afan were recently involved with a very special evening at the Colliers Arms pub in Pontrhydyfen, to mark what would have been the 88th birthday of locally born, acting legend, Richard Burton. Film in Afan have been working in close collaboration with Neath Port Talbot council&rsquo..

Cinema comes to Croeserw


Last Month, Film in Afan were proud to run it’s first ever screening at the brand new community enterprise centre in Croeserw. Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University was the order of the day, to keep the audience of all ages entertained from start to finish. Monsters University is..

Spirit of 45


Residents of Glyncorrwg and neighbouring villages in the Afan Valley, were treated to the screening one of this years most evocative and informative film documentaries, ‘The Spirit of 45’, directed by renowned filmmaker Ken Loach. The evening got off to a flying start thanks to ..

Pictures on the move


Film in Afan has had a fantastic nine months of screening films in the Afan Valley. Since our first showing in October, we have held 14 screenings across the valley with 528 audience members attending. We have screened a variety of genres, including children’s animations, musicals and bloc..

Blaengwynfi Hall reopens to film audiences


The former social welfare hall will re-open its doors to film audiences, after more than 50 years, as Film in Afan brings cinema back to Blaengwynfi. Recently renamed the Gwynfi Miners Community Hall after being taken over by the villagers of Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi, the venue will host the..

Your cinema needs you!


Film in Afan is now recruiting for two freelance/casual posts to support the Project Manager with essential duties including, transportation of kit and film projection. The van is a Citroen 660 enterprise Hdi. The cinema projection kit includes a full HD projector, blue ray player, speaker ..

Coming to a screen near you!


Happy New Year from Film in Afan! Pictures are now most definitely on the move in the Upper Afan Valley. Over the past few months your mobile cinema has been set up across the valley and we have screened films in Cymmer, Blaengwynfi and Glyncorrwg. In Cymer Comprehensive we opened the p..

Watch the Film in Afan trailer


Check out the Film in Afan trailer video below. ..

Film in Afan Launch Event


The people of the Upper Afan Valley united with Heritage Minister Huw Lewis and Children’s Commissioner for Wales Keith Towler to celebrate the launch of Film Agency Wales’ pioneering new Film in Afan scheme. On the morning of November 12th Cymer Afan Comprehensive School h..

Launch Event Gallery


Check out some of the pictures from the Film in Afan launch event. Film in Afan Project Manager Caroline Berney-Lane and Children’s Commissioner for Wales Keith Towler with kids from Cymer Comprehensive School. Huw Lewis AM, Keith Towler (Children’s Commiss..

The Film in Afan Project is gearing up and ready to go!


With a grant of £250,000 from the Big Lottery People and Places Programme, the Film Agency Wales will develop mobile cinema provision and an exciting 3 year programme of film education for all community members in the Upper Afan Valley. The website has gone live, the social networks ar..

Film in Afan Logo and Website Revealed!


The new Film in Afan logo and website is here! The website will be extremely important to the project, as it will tell you what’s happening and where. So what have we been up to since we started the project? The Film in Afan team has been busy promoting the project, visiting voluntary..


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