A FILM-making festival is in full swing after a “fantastic” start.
Ffresh film festival at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, which ends with an awards show at 9.30pm tonight, has drawn hundreds of creative people from across Wales.
Stuart Cunningham, academic leader for Creative Industries at Glyndwr, said: “Wednesday and Thursday have been really good.
“There’s been a great buzz in the building, and it’s still bubbling away.
“We’ve still got lots of activities going on, and we’ve had some sell-out showcases, which is excellent.”
This year’s festival has included masterclasses from the Oscar-winning visual effects company The Mill, and talks by Bertel Schmidt, a member of the Danish broadcasting company that produced hit TV show The Killing.
Closer to home, about 80 students from Yale College, Wrexham, attended the event on Thursday, while Glyndwr students have been showcasing their film-making and photography talents at stalls set up in the university building.
Mr Cunningham said: “It’s an incredible honour for us at Glyndwr University to be hosting the 10th ffresh Festival.
“We look forward to seeing everyone there to share in the excitement and electric atmosphere that only ffresh delivers.”
Wrexham itself will take centre stage at 7pm tonight with the screening of two short documentaries about the town commissioned by the Co-operative Cymru Wales.
Event organiser James Nee said: “It started well with our showing of Vinyl, Sara Sugarman’s latest film. It was presented with a talk by (musician) Mike Peters, who inspired the movie.
“He’s a local lad and brought a real sense of history to it.
“Today we’ll be showing the Terror in 20 Seconds submissions, where film-makers have been challenged to create the scariest short film they can.
“It will be judged X Factor-style and one of our judges is a producer, film-maker and a white witch herself.”
Ffresh is open to the public. Tickets are available on 01978 293293.