138 posts about Film on this blog
Sunday 16 March 2014, 15:00
Last May marked 100 years since the first silent black and white feature film, Raja Harischandra, was released in India and all across the world throughout 2013-14 celebrations have been taking place to herald the milestone.
Now a multi-million pound industry, the genre produces up to 1,500 films a year...
Friday 28 February 2014, 11:12
New Welsh sci-fi action thriller The Machine has been creating a buzz at film festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and now Cardiff audiences will have their chance to see it at an exclusive screening this weekend to mark St David’s Day.
Wednesday 26 February 2014, 11:57
On the evening of 26 February 1942 the cream of Hollywood society – all the actors and directors, the technicians and movie moguls of the film industry, as well as many members of the press and general public - turned up at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to witness and take part in that year's Academy...
Thursday 30 January 2014, 14:05
Over the next two weekends two of the most picturesque spots in south Wales will be transformed into cinemas as part of a series of public film screening events.
Monday 28 October 2013, 14:23
It's the time of year that horror fans relish, where there are plenty of late night screenings of thrillers to peer at through your fingers and make your spine tingle both at the cinema and on TV.
Wednesday 16 October 2013, 11:43
The winners of this year's prestigious Iris Prize Festival have been announced and they include an accolade for a first-time filmmaker from Cardiff.
Thursday 10 October 2013, 09:01
Born in Tenby on 12 October 1921 as Kenneth Griffiths, he was brought up by his paternal grandparents after his mother and father separated.
Friday 13 September 2013, 14:28
From this week, the BBC is embarking on a celebration of cinema music.
Tuesday 27 August 2013, 14:11
It has been described as an "anti-love story" and makes for raw, compelling and at times brutal viewing, but for director Kieran Evans, his first film Kelly + Victor has been a labour of love that took almost a decade to realise.
Thursday 22 August 2013, 13:41
Pal o' Me Heart, a short film adaptation of Welsh dance company Earthfall's award-winning stage production At Swim Two Boys, is currently premiering at the Edinburgh Festival in a portable 360° cinema.
Friday 16 August 2013, 12:43
The shortlist for the 2013 Iris Prize, the world's largest gay and lesbian short film award, has just been announced. The line-up is dominated by US film-makers but includes a nine-minute film created by Jay Bedwani from Cardiff.
Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:00
Built at the turn of the last century, the Blaengwynfi Hall was once the cultural epicentre of the upper Afan valley. Now, more than 50 years since the last showing, film is to delight local audiences once more via a mobile cinema programme which aims to put it at the heart of community regeneration...
Monday 11 March 2013, 16:51
The son of a miner, Ivor Emmanuel was orphaned during World War Two when a stray German bomb killed his father, mother, grandfather and sister.
Monday 25 February 2013, 12:47
It's not often you can say that an 83-year-old has given you a new lease of life. But after chatting to lifelong social activist and anti-war campaigner Ray Davies about his passion for politics, I feel strangely inspired.
Monday 18 February 2013, 14:49
Theatre company Cytser is not shy when it comes to unusual settings for screening cinema. They've previously invited audiences to don hard hats and venture into deep slate caverns and now they are planning an evening of cinema about bikes powered entirely by bikes.
Thursday 3 January 2013, 08:32
Phil Carradice writes about Welsh Oscar-winning actor Ray Milland who starred in film greats such as The Lost Weekend and Dial M for Murder.
Wednesday 14 November 2012, 12:23
The relationship between music and the moving image is celebrated this weekend at the Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival.
Monday 12 November 2012, 15:54
The Richard Burton Diaries, a one-off documentary which examines the wonderfully candid and frequently indiscreet diary entries of Richard Burton, is broadcast tonight at 10.35pm on BBC One Wales.
Friday 26 October 2012, 14:47
It's that time of year when ghouls and vampires are haunting our shop windows and for fans of horror films, it's the time of year when attentions turn to Aberystwyth and the Abertoir festival which, quite by accident according to organisers, has become an annual fixture.
Tuesday 9 October 2012, 12:50
Cardiff will become a mecca for international film-makers and actors this week as the sixth annual Iris Prize Festival gets underway, with a total of 31 short films in the running for the prestigious £25,000 prize.
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