National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional.
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Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 1965 - Y Drenewydd
The world and his wife have come to Newtown to celebrate the culture of Welsh-speaking Wales and Brynsiencyn GP, Dr John Glyn Jones, is on hand to capture the buzz on camera.
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Dr John Glyn Jones, Brynsiencyn GP, captures shots of the great and the good - and a few wives - on the Eisteddfod field, including a clutch of poets (T H Parry-Williams, William Crwys Williams, Tom Parri Jones, Islwyn Ffowc Elis, Alun Jones and W D Williams, winner of the Chair), a couple of academics (Bedwyr Lewis Jones, J R Jones), three TV presenters (Gwyn Erfyl, Brian Hoey, Jenni Ogwen), and a Patagonian who relocated to Wales and worked for the Urdd (Elvey MacDonald).
This film also includes shots of two Dewis: Dewi Bebb of Bangor, the first Welsh-speaker to play rugby for Wales (he is seen wearing a red tie, holding a microphone, surrounded by youngish people) and the actor Dewi Rhys Humphreys Jones, who is seen, as a young boy, buying an ice-cream.
Non-Fiction 1950 10 mins Silent Location: Newtown/Y Drenewydd
It's a wet day but the town still turns out for the carnival queen, the floats, the fancy-dress, the majorettes - and there's a chance to win a brand new television set in the raffle.
Amateur film 1958 11 mins Silent Location: Newtown/Y Drenewydd
Harpists take up position in The Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown, where a reception will take place in honour of the Duke who is visiting local participants in his award scheme.
Home movie 1963 4 mins Silent Location: Newtown/Y Drenewydd
Take a trip to Newtown and view this market town as it was in 1963. See the statue of Robert Owen, the market, the bridges crossing the River Severn and the steam train.
Home movie 1960 2 mins Silent Location: Newtown/Y Drenewydd
In 1960, Newtown found itself under attack by the elements as the River Severn bursts its banks and flooded the town, submerging houses, vehicles and trees.
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Amateur film 1949 17 mins Silent Location: Llandrindod Wells/Llandrindod
Combine paper and ink, science and skill, craft and understanding and you produce, according to Geoff Charles, the film-maker, “one of to-day's miracles” - a weekly newspaper.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.