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12 June 2024

Wales Secures Record Number of Nominations at Film Awards

Welsh talent has secured a record number of nominations at an awards for young film-makers.

This year’s Into Film Awards are set to be held at a star-studded red-carpet event at the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square in London on Tuesday 25 June.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Into Film Awards enables young people aged 5-19 years to be creative and find a voice through practical filmmaking, and to make films about what matters to them.

Of the nine categories, which include both animation and live action films, budding Welsh filmmakers and filmmaking champions from Aberystwyth, Merthyr Tydfil, Llandudno, Ysgol Bro Dinefwr and Cardiff have secured five nominations across five categories.

They are:

Best Animation – 11 and Under (Sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, UK)

  • Ein Dyfodol – Made by Gwennan, aged 11 – Aberystwyth, Wales

Best Animation – 12 and Over (Sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, UK)

  • Branwen, Daughter of Llyr – Made by Year 8 from Pen y Dre High School, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Best Film – 12-15 (Sponsored by Paramount Pictures)

  • The Language of Cymraeg – Made by 16 young people aged 11-14 from Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Best Film – 16-19 (Sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery)

  • Battery – Made by 15 young people aged 16-19 from TAPE Community Music and Film and Ysgol Y Gogarth Llandudno, Wales

Filmmaking Champion (Sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd.)

  • Cardiff Youth Service – Cardiff, Wales – Part of Cardiff Council's Education department, and work with young people aged 11-25 to develop personal, social and educational development through a variety of opportunities, including filmmaking projects.

Other categories include Best Documentary (Sponsored by IMDb); Best Film – 11 and Under (Sponsored by Amazon MGM Studios); Time for Action (Sponsored by Swatch); and Ones to Watch – (Sponsored by EON Productions).

This year's awards received hundreds of entries from every corner of the UK, with stories ranging from light-hearted comedies, to thought-provoking documentaries, and with topics such as climate change, mental health, and our ever-increasing reliance on technology.

Each year the Into Film Awards are made possible through sponsorship from the UK Screen Industry. Into Film is supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding.

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