Students from Bangor University share their films at Pontio Cinema
On Friday, 10 May 7pm Pontio Cinema and Bangor University’s Film Society will be hosting a public showcase screening of films produced by students, including work by students studying in Bangor University’s School of Music and Media and across the university as a whole.
It forms part of an end of year showcase of creative work by Bangor students across all years held annually at Pontio Cinema.
Earlier this academic year, an open call for films was launched, and the evening will be an opportunity to enjoy work selected by the university’s Film Society for both university staff and students, and the general public, to enjoy.
Hannah Grimston, president of Bangor University Film Society said, “In an age of YouTube, and with the power to make a film in the palm of your hand with a phone, the showcase is all about showing different perspectives on filmmaking and the world in general.
“People who get involved in our Film Society aren’t always studying film, so the showcase enables us to use the professional cinema facilities offered at Pontio to present work of all of kinds, from documentaries to short fiction, thrillers, political commentaries and art films, in the very best way using a state of the art cinema.”
Jessica Simms, also a student and Vice-President of the film society added, “There are no set themes, and not many limits. We’re so lucky to have great locations in Bangor – so for example, someone used Parys Mountain as a sci-fi landscape, people have used beaches and places like the Council chamber and the stone circle outside Hen Goleg. The evening will really showcase the range of creative imagination here.”
Emyr Glyn Williams adds “This is definitely one of the highlights of our year, it is a real celebration of the film talent we have here in Bangor.”
Bangor Students' Media Showcase
Friday 10 May, 7pm, Pontio Cinema
Tickets are £3 and available from the Pontio website www.pontio.co.uk or 01248 38 28 28 or by calling into the centre in person.
Publication date: 9 May 2019