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WE have all heard of Hollywood and Bollywood, but tonight could see the creation of Pont Tyweliwood.
The nickname may not catch on but organisers hope a Llandysul scheme can inspire more of the area's residents to get creative and maintain an interest in film-making.
Over the summer four groups took part in an intensive course at Powerhouse in Pont Tyweli.
They were taught all aspects of filming and editing and tonight their end products will be shown to the public for the first time.
Tonight sees the premiere of the four films at Powerhouse, and the organiser of the project says it is a chance for them to showcase the fruits of their labour.
Lleucu Meinir said: The aim of the project was to give participants film-making skills, including filming, directing and editing.
They now have these skills and can use them in all sorts of jobs. A lot of the young people involved said they would like to use their skills in future careers. The course attracted people from as far afield as Crymych but maintained a local focus.
Much of the emphasis was on getting participants to present local issues which were important to their age groups.
One of the films tells the bloody history of a cannon ball found in the village while building a bridge.
One film looks behind the scenes at two local shops while another looks at the Llandysul Paddlers. The final film asks questions about where teenagers fit into modern society. As well as improving their film-making skills the project also gave people a chance to use Welsh in a creative environment. The project has given participants many great experiences and Mrs Meinir says she hopes she conduct a similar course next year.
This course relied on us getting a grant, and without the grant it would not have been possible.
It certainly gave me a great benefit and I would love to do it again, but it would depend on us getting another grant.
The premiere starts tonight at 7pm at the Powerhouse in Pont Tyweli.
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