Theatr Brychieniog launches the Wales Extreme Film Prize


wales extremeTheatr Brycheiniog are delighted to be launching the Wales Extreme Film Prize, a new international prize for young film
makers. Funded by Film hub Wales and organised by Theatr Brycheiniog, the Wales Extreme Film Prize (WEFP) will take place in Brecon on Saturday 18 th March 2017.

The prize invites filmmakers aged 21 and under from across the world to submit their films that have an extreme sport at the heart of the subject. The films can be fiction, documentary, animations or music video but must be ten minutes or less in length.

“At the heart of the Brecon Beacons, Theatr Brycheiniog are perfectly placed to launch an Extreme Festival. We are so excited about showcasing the best from around the world in terms of extreme sports film, adventurers, and interactive workshop.” – Martyn Green, CEO,  Theatr Brycheiniog.

There are six awards up for grabs and a panel of industry professionals will gather to decide on the winners from the shortlisted films. All the shortlisted films will be screened on Saturday 18 th March 2017. The Closing date for entries is the 31 st January 2017, for more details and information on how to enter please visit

The new film prize will form part of the inaugural Brecon Beacons Extreme Festival running from the 15 th – 18 th March 2017 at the theatre. The festival will host the BANFF film festival, a screening of The Black Hen, a delightful Nepali film set in the awesome Himalayas during the Maoist insurgency about two young boys belonging to different castes and social creeds who devise a plan to make some money by raising a hen and selling its eggs.

On Friday Ash Dyles is on the stage talking about his trek through Madagascar. On his latest adventure, he contracted the deadliest strain of malaria, was held up by the military, dodged bandits and much more. Tickets for all of the above are on sale now.

The Saturday sees the culmination of the festival with a full programme to be announced early in 2017, but it will include masterclasses in the film, an extreme sports demonstration, and workshop plus the presentation of the Wales Extreme Film Prize awards.

For information on the Brecon Beacons Extreme Festival visit: To download the application form and guides for the Wales Extreme Film Prize visit:

Where to Stay for your visit 

The Brecon Beacons offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all your requirements to make the most of your visit to the National Park! Whether you want to bring your dog along so need pet-friendly accommodation, are bringing your family along or fancied coming with a group of friends there will be somewhere for you!  Plan where you’ll stay here.

Notes to Editor:

1. For more information on the Brecon Beacons Extreme Festival and Wales Extreme Film Prize contact Lisa Davies on or 01874 611622

2. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon’s Centre for the Arts opened in April 1997, as the first wholly funded Lottery new build arts organisation in the UK. The venue currently provides a varied programme of theatre, dance, music and entert
ainment in its purpose built 477 seat auditorium and 120-seat studio/rehearsal space. It also hosts an exhibition programme in the Gallery.

3. BANFF – The 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival UK and Ireland Tour will feature two unique and entirely different film programmes, Theatre Brycheiniog will be presenting the RED film programme –

4. Download Logos here –

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