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Congratulations to Dyffryn Nantlle Film Club in Gwynedd, Wales, whose frightening horror short Swyn has won Best Live Action: 12 and Under (sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment) at the Into Film Awards 2018. The Award was presented by actor Gemma Arterton (Their Finest).
Swyn sees two young girls struggling for money turning to desperate measures when they hear of an old doll that's worth thousands of pounds sitting in an old house. Embarking on a mission to retrieve the doll, the girls might come to wish that they'd left well enough alone...
Dyffryn Nantlle Film Club's winning entry is an all-Welsh production, and was made by an all-female production crew made up of eleven young filmmakers: congratulations to Elsi (aged 9); Manon (10); Danielle (10); Becca (11); Llinos (11); Betsan (12); Begw (12); Elan (12); Betsan (12); Megan (12); and Gwenno (13).
"I am proud to be win an Into Film Award after all the hard work we have put into it.", said Begw. "Also it was amazing to work with great people, which really built up my confidence. Great experience." Megan found working on the film equally valuable: "It is the first time I've been involved in a project like this. I enjoyed learning all of the different skills. How to get the perfect shot, angle etc and watch it develop from the first day to the finished film."
I've been working very hard for many years towards my career of working in Film, Stage and Television, so to win a film award makes me very excited. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.Danielle, aged 10, Into Film Award winning filmmaker
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