20 March 2012>
Zoom Wales' International Young People's Film Festival - Wales' largest film festival for young people, takes place from Monday 26th – Friday 30th March 2012.
On Thursday 29th March at Blackwood Miners' Institute, following an action packed day of film screenings and workshops for local schools, a FREE film screening of Johnny English Reborn will be showcased for all the family.
Visitors will also get to see the premiere public screening of a short film made by young people from four schools in Caerphilly county borough made for the Awen project – celebrating the Cultural Olympiad In Wales for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
The Zoom Young People's Film Festival aims to inspire audiences and young filmmakers from across Wales. Now in its sixth year, Zoom Film Festival has reached over 10,000 young people across Wales.
A key focus of the festival is the cultivation and nurturing of young filmmakers. In particular the festival's filmmaking workshops and the 'This Way In Programme' which explores pathways into the creative industries through guidance and support from Wales' leading media industry professionals.
The Festival Chair is John Geraint, one of Wales' leading independent television producers. He said, "Once again, the Zoom Festival combines the thrills of the big screen with the delights of films made by young people themselves. All over Wales, there are young people with stories to tell and the skills to put them on screen. Zoom is all about celebrating that and building on it"
This year's Festival is supported by the Film Agency for Wales, who have pledged support for a further two years. Zoom also acknowledges the support of a recent successful bid to the Big Lottery that will support the development and growth of Zoom over the next three years.
Zoom Film Festival takes place from Monday 26th – Friday 30th March. To book your FREE tickets for Johnny English – Reborn at Blackwood Miners' Institute on 29th March 7.00pm, please call the box office on 01495 227 206.
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