Immortalising the Magic of the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony with the V360 Video Booth

Immortalising the Magic of the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony

In the heart of Newport, Wales, where the winds of creativity blow strong and the realm of screen arts takes center stage, the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony unfolded in grandeur. Amidst the glitz and glamour, the V360 Video Booth team had the distinct honor of being part of this extraordinary event, capturing the essence and enchantment of the evening. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how we helped transform the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards into a night to remember.

A Legacy of Excellence: BAFTA Cymru and its Rich History

BAFTA Cymru, also known as BAFTA in Wales or WAFTA, holds a special place in the hearts of those who celebrate the art of film and television in Wales. It was established in 1987 and has been the guiding light for recognizing and honoring outstanding contributions to the Welsh film and television industry.

The British Academy Cymru Awards, inaugurated in 1991, are an annual spectacle that celebrates the best of the best in production, performance, and craft within Welsh-made films and television programs. It also acknowledges the achievements of individuals with Welsh ties, whether through birth or residence. These awards are separate from the UK-wide British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Film Awards but often overlap in terms of recognized films and programs.

The Majestic Setting: International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales)

The 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony was hosted at the prestigious International Convention Centre Wales, or ICC Wales, a magnificent venue known for its grandeur and capacity. With seating for up to 5,000 delegates, the ICC Wales boasts a main auditorium and six expansive rooms for exhibitions, all encompassed within a colossal 43,000 square feet of pillar-free space. Situated on the Celtic Manor Resort site, this venue has a history of hosting grand events, having previously accommodated the 2010 Ryder Cup and the 2014 NATO summit.

The ICC Wales served as the perfect backdrop for an evening that would honor excellence in the screen arts, and it was here that the magic of the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards began to unfold.

A Night of Luxury and Celebration: The Celtic Manor

The BAFTA Cymru Awards were not confined to the ceremony alone; the celebration extended to the luxurious surroundings of the Celtic Manor, Wales' only 5-star hotel. The V360 Video Booth team found its place in the Celtic Manor's splendid Caernarfon Suite, a venue with a seating capacity for up to 1,200 guests. The Caernarfon Suite, known as the largest offering at the hotel, regularly plays host to a wide range of events, from large conferences to banquets, product launches, award ceremonies, and even weddings.

Capturing the Essence: The V360 Experience

V360 Video Booth operated under the Gold Booking Package, a comprehensive service that included a custom branded overlay for each video. This overlay showcased the BAFTA Cymru Awards logo and featured a handpicked musical track chosen by the BAFTA Cymru team, making each video a unique and memorable experience. Beyond the night itself, these customized videos served as a powerful marketing tool for the BAFTA Cymru Awards. They spread like wildfire on social media platforms and among friends and family, carrying the essence of the event to a broader audience.

The V360 Video Booth team had the privilege of capturing several BAFTA winners and nominees during the evening. The guest list read like a who's who of the entertainment industry, with famous actors, actresses, producers, writers, and other luminaries from the TV and film world. The event was a congregation of icons and rising stars, a true celebration of the Welsh screen industry's best and brightest.

A Night to Remember: Star-Studded Guest List

The guest list was an illustrious assembly, featuring prominent names such as Dame Siân Phillips, Luke Evans, Sir Jonathan Pryce, Rakie Ayola, Russell T Davies, Katy Wix, Sean Fletcher, and many more. The event was an opportunity for these industry giants to come together and celebrate excellence in the screen industries in Wales, reflecting the rich tapestry of talent that the region has to offer.

Live on that magical evening, producer Branwen Munn's new arrangement of 'Anfonaf Angel,' a song composed by Robat Arwyn with lyrics by this year's Outstanding Contribution recipient, Hywel Gwynfryn, filled the air. The Outstanding Contribution Award was to be presented by BBC Cymru Wales Director Rhuanedd Richards, and Ffion Emyr's live performance added an enchanting dimension to the evening's festivities.

Angharad Mair, Chair of BAFTA Cymru, expressed her excitement about the event, saying, "We are thrilled to see some of the biggest names in the industry joining us for the awards this year and to celebrate all the talent we have here in Wales." She emphasized the significance of industry giants sharing the stage with emerging talent, making the event an incredible opportunity to celebrate the world of screen arts in Wales.

The 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony was more than just a glamorous event; it was an embodiment of the excellence that defines the Welsh screen industry. The V360 Video Booth played a significant role in preserving the night's memories, ensuring that they will be cherished for years to come. As we look back on this remarkable evening, we can't help but feel privileged to have been a part of it, and we eagerly await the opportunity to contribute to future celebrations of the magic of screen arts in Wales.

Creating Your Own BAFTA Experience

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About BAFTA Cymru: Celebrating Excellence in Welsh Film and Television

Since its establishment in 1987, BAFTA Cymru, also known as BAFTA in Wales or WAFTA, has stood as the esteemed Welsh branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). This vital organisation has played a pivotal role in championing and recognising excellence in the dynamic and diverse realm of Welsh film and television.

In 1991, the prestigious British Academy Cymru Awards were introduced, marking a significant milestone in the acknowledgment of outstanding achievements within the Welsh creative industry. The inaugural awards ceremony took place on 30 November 1991, becoming an annual tradition that resonates with the rich cultural tapestry of Wales.

Situated in the vibrant city of Cardiff, the British Academy Cymru Awards serve as a distinguished platform to honour excellence in production, performance, and craft categories specific to Welsh-made films and television programs. Furthermore, these accolades extend their recognition to individuals of Welsh birth or residence who have made remarkable contributions to the industry.

The unique distinction of the British Academy Cymru Awards lies in its commitment to spotlighting and celebrating Welsh talent, offering a dedicated space for the vibrant creative community to shine. While separate from the UK-wide British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Film Awards, the films and programs recognised by BAFTA Cymru often grace the national stage at BAFTA's broader awards ceremonies.

As a beacon of cultural appreciation and creative acknowledgment, BAFTA Cymru stands as an integral force in shaping and nurturing the Welsh film and television landscape. The organisation's enduring dedication to excellence has not only elevated the profiles of Welsh artists but has also contributed significantly to the broader tapestry of British cinematic and television achievements. In every ceremony, BAFTA Cymru continues to illuminate the brilliance of Welsh creativity, reinforcing its status as a vital pillar in the world of film and television arts.