There’s a good fist of representatives from Cornwall in the Celtic Media Festival, which takes place between March 25-27. Four films have been shortlisted in three categories, covering short dramas, features and factual films.
Drawing on a range of ages, experience the films have a feeling of resilience -a resilience that is being tested -to them, whether it’s Wesley in the Lobster Trap, the home Niamh’s has created in The Lark, the socio economy of St Ives in Porthmeor: Tradition on the Edge or the Cornish language itself in Nebes Geryow A-dro Dhe’n SWF.
The Lobster Trap, from awen productions.
Wesley’s difficult home life finds release and a possible future in the difficult work of fisherman
Feature Length Drama:
The Lark, from Cornish film collective War-rag.
Niamh’s home for her children is sent spinning out of control when two strangers intrude.
Porthmeor: Tradition on the Edge, from Rare Bird Productions
Artist Naomi Frears, fisherman Chris Care and the architect MJ Long discuss the future of Porthmeor Studios in St Ives and reflect on the plight of the town’s industries: fishing and art.
Nebes Geryow A-dro Dhe’n SWF, from Laura Hardman
A year in the life of a language which refuses to die, this film charts the time when a standard written form of the Cornish language was selected to be taught in schools.
The Celtic Media Festival will take place over three days in Caernarfon from March 25-27.
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(top image: from Nebes Geryow A-dro Dhe’n SWF)
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