BAFTA Cymru Nominations Announced

Ffilm Cymru funded films have earned six nominations at the 2019 BAFTA Cymru Awards.

On 5th September BAFTA Cymru announced the nominations for the British Academy Cymru Awards, which honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film, games and television in Wales.

William McGregor’s gothic folk tale Gwen, starring Eleanor Worthington-Cox and Maxine Peake, garnered nominations in Costume Design for Dinah Collins and Photography & Lighting for Adam Etherington. Following its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film festival, Gwen was released in cinemas across the UK in July 2019.

Jon Jones’ Ffilm Cymru funded coming-of-age drama Last Summer, released in May, has been nominated for Best Feature / TV Feature alongside Huw Stephens’ Welsh music documentary Anorac and Tom Cullen’s Pink Wall, while Steve Sullivan’s inventive and intimate documentary Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story has been nominated for Best Single Documentary.

Two films supported through our BFI NETWORK Wales emerging talent fund have also earned nominations; Jamie Jones’ feature film Obey (Best Breakthrough) and Carys Lewis’ Stuffed (Best Short Film), which was produced through our Beacons fund.

The 28th  BAFTA Cymru ceremony will take place on 13th October at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and will be presented by Huw Stephens for a fifth year. The ceremony will feature a special guest performance and celebrity award presenters representing the best of the UK’s creative and media industries.

This year Awards will be presented across 24 production, performance, craft and game categories as well as two special awards for outstanding contributions to the international industry by Welsh individuals.

Read the full list of nominations here.