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Celtic Film and TV Festival Programme announced

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Date: 6-9 April 2005
Location: wales


A host of Celtic stars of film and TV are to head up this year’s Celtic Film and Television Festival, held in Cardiff from 6-9 April.

Rhys Ifans, Sara Sugarman, Bill Paterson and Russell T Davies are among just some of the names who will be attending this year’s event to debate issues relating to film, TV, radio and interactive media in the Celtic nations.

Now in its 26th year, the Celtic Film and Television Festival (CFTF) is expected to attract more than 500 delegates from Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, Scotland and Wales, who will visit Cardiff as it celebrates 50 years as a capital city.

Hannah Raybould, CFTF festival co-ordinator, said: ´The Celtic Film and Television Festival always offers an exciting programme ´ and this year is no exception.

´We’ve got three days of workshops with award winning programme makers and debates and masterclasses led by some of the industry’s most respected figures.
In addition, we’ll also be announcing 20 awards to celebrate the work of Celtic talent in the fields of TV, film, radio and interactive media.”

Highlights from The Celtic Film and Television Festival include:

 Actor Rhys Ifans will take art in candid discussions about his work to date, explaining their career decisions and delving into the highlights of being a Celtic actor.

 Russell T Davies, the Welsh writer whose credits include Doctor Who, Casanova, Mine all Mine and Queer as Folk, will talk about the craft of writing for the screen and explain more about the process of bringing Doctor Who back to the screen, two weeks after the first episode has aired.

 Welsh writer/director Sara Sugarman, over from LA, will take a frank look at her career to date and will also participate in the Great Debate, looking at the impact of the lucrative games industry on film world.

 The latest news on the Dragon International Studios will be discussed, looking at the local economic impact of the development and comparing it with similar studios in Ireland.

 Five time Sony Award winner Stephen Nolan of Radio Ulster will deliver a masterclass on his very unique and acclaimed radio style, and renowned editor Chris Lawrence will offer an insight into the craft of being a film editor.

 Minority Report will look at the role of broadcasters and language boards in promoting and preserving minority languages.

 Youth Forum events, especially geared towards those studying media or interested in following a career in the media, will feature the likes of Assistant Editor of Cold Mountain, Geraint Huw Reynolds and Radio 1 DJ Bethan Elfyn, who will explain how they have made it in the media industry.

The organisers added ´With guests from Canada, Belgium and Sweden and a healthy delegation from the Celtic nations, this year’s Celtic Film and TV Festival promises to be one of the most exciting and vibrant events in Cardiff’s 2005 calendar.”

The Celtic Film and TV Festival takes place from 6-9 April in the MacDonald Holland House Hotel. For further information and full programme details log on to or contact 02920 333316.

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Pindices: Making Individual Political Activity Visible

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Date: 20 March
Location: international


A project by sociologist Andrew Barry and artist Lucy Kimbell

–Website, gallery project and live research

Part of `Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy`, an exhibition

curated by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel at the Center for Art and Media

(ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany, March 20-August 7, 2005

How political have you been this week, based on acts you have performed? How

much of a citizen? Pindices seeks to make individual political activity

visible, but not in the ways typically measured by polling agencies or using

the normal methods of social science. Rather than looking at political

ideologies, institutions, groups or identities, in our project we start with

the individual and their acts, and invite participants to make public a

reckoning of their everyday political or citizenship activity by creating

their own personal political indices during `Making Things Public`.

Somewhere between a public art project and bad social science, Pindices

offers ways of thinking about what matters to individuals and how this is

made visible.

Set up your own pindex at from 20 March