The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) successfully secured a place in the inaugural Charity Film Awards for their ‘Wildlife Adventures Nature Reserves’ promotional video (see below).
The one minute video was filmed at several of WTSWW’s key reserves throughout South and West Wales and was launched as part of the Visit Wales 2016 thematic ‘Year of Adventure’.
Gina Gavigan Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales said, “Over 400 videos were submitted to Charity Film Awards from all over the UK, so we are absolutely delighted to be nominated as a finalist. We hope our ‘Nature Reserves’ video inspires people of all ages to explore our wonderful Welsh wild places, connect with nature and have a memorable wildlife adventure.”
Over 40,000 members of the public voted for their favourite charity video in round one. 78 charities successfully made it through the public vote and secured their place in the second round. The 78 were then scrutinised by a panel of high-profile judges who have selected just 5 finalists in each category. The category winners was announced at The Charity Film Awards gala ceremony at BAFTA on the 15th March 2017.
Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure said: “I’m delighted that we were able to support the Wildlife Trust of South and West with this project and that so many people liked the video – that they’ve made it through the UK finals. This film is an excellent way of capturing the variety of adventures which can be enjoyed in Wales and encouraging others to get outdoors. The Year of Adventure was very well received by both the tourism industry and by visitors to Wales, it provided a focus for product development and the promotion of Wales and we’re now looking forward to working with partners on the Year of Legends 2017. “
WTSWW’s ‘Wild Wales Adventures’ promotional videos were funded via the Welsh Government’s Partnership for Growth Fund (P4G).
Unfortunately our Wild Wales Adventure video didn't win its category but we are honoured to have been a part of such an amazing event and to be championing local wildlife.
Fingers crossed for next year!