a still from animted film cwch deilen featuring two woman watching a sunset on a dock

Meet the Beacons Makers

Ffilm Cymru, BFI NETWORK Wales & BBC Wales celebrated the broadcast of a selection of our Beacons short films with a filmmaker Q&A.

In September 2020 we were joined by some of the writer-directors that made short films through our Beacons scheme to delve into how their films were successfully pitched, the commissioning process and the experience of making a funded short. The event was aimed at aspiring and early career filmmakers as well as those with an interest in short film.

Joining the Q&A were

  • Clare Sturges, writer-director of The Arborist
  • Efa Blosse-Mason, writer-director of Cwch Deilen (Leaf Boat)
  • Sion Thomas, writer-director of Dirt Ash Meat
  • Hannah Daniel and Georgia Lee, writer-directors of Burial
  • Christina Macaulay, Commissioning Editor for BBC Cymru Wales

You can watch the whole session below