I decided to apply for the One Minute Artists Moving Image Festival.

One Minute Artists Moving Image Festival North Wales will take place in February 2018. The festival focuses on artists moving image within

the duration of 60 seconds. One minute videos by  national and international artists will be screening throughout the weekend. Please check our website, facebook and twitter for updates.

The films I had submitted to the One Minute Artists Moving Image Festival were accepted for inclusion in the festival. Below is the email response from Kerry on behalf of the One Minute Team.

Dear Michelle,
We are pleased to notify you that your films Evacuee Parts 1, 2 and 3 have been selected to screen at
The One Minute Artists Moving Image Festival, North Wales
The festival will take place: Friday evening 23rd through to Sunday 25th and I will email you with more information soon regarding times and venues. I hope you will be able to come along.
best wishes, Kerry,
For and behalf of The One Minute Team

The films I submitted were a collection of Evacuee films based around the events of the evacuation of children during WWII from Liverpool to Caernarfon.

My Film details included in the application are:

A collection of three videos that explores the historical events associated with the evacuation of children from British inner cities during the Second World War.

Many children were evacuated from Liverpool to towns and villages across the North Wales coast, including Caernarfon. This video collection reflects on their journey from Liverpool to North Wales, from the city to the countryside.

After reading many personal accounts of these events, a collection of bi-lingual statements was devised. These portray the general sentiment felt by the evacuees, their parents and the prospective foster communities.

Archive footage has been mixed with current recordings and textual statements. This video collection conveys the experiences of those evacuated to North Wales during the Second World War.

This work is inspired by the film making of Emily Jacir and John Akomfrah. The videos tell a story about a group of displaced British children evacuated from their homes that is not often heard.

Also included in the application was a brief biography.

Michelle Wright is currently in her final year of study towards a BA(Hons) Fine Art at Coleg Menai in Bangor North Wales. Photography and Video are core aspects of the artwork she produces. She considers all of her work to be of a humanitarian nature and a reflection of the way she sees the world. However, her work subconsciously considers social and political issues that arise as part of the practice she has developed.

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