Film school’s summer success

15th September 2023

Budding film makers in Tredegar were working hard throughout the summer at the Blaenau Gwent Film Academy.

The award winning film school ran extra sessions in the evenings and weekends during the school holidays.

Young people were responsible for writing their own scripts, as well as acting, filming, directing and editing their films.

Head tutor Kevin Phillips said: "What's great about the film academy is that we don't only teach film making. The young people are learning lots of other skills at the same time. They are building their confidence and it is great for their well being.

"They absolutely love it here and some of our young people have been with us for five or six years. Most of the films they produce also have a really important message behind them too."

The film school is supported by funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner's office.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, said: "It is fantastic to see so many passionate young people engaging with the project and channelling their energy into something creative.

"We have been keen supporters of the Blaenau Gwent Film Academy for many years and the skills young people learn here will help them throughout the rest of their lives."