“Welsh Affairs” is a research-led documentary film series exploring the socio-economic impact of challenging issues in Wales. The documentaries examine the impact of current affairs on Welsh communities, businesses, and organisations and look at future scenarios. The documentary films are written, directed, and produced by academic and award-winning documentary filmmaker Georgios Dimitropoulos in collaboration with senior academics, industry experts, professionals, business leaders, and policymakers that live, contribute, operate & work in Wales. Senior editor Nadia Evans Cook leads post-production. The project is supported by the Department of Media and Communication at Swansea University. The production team is supported by academic advisor Professor Hamish Laing, academic lead Associate Professor Dr Sian Rees, and presenter Helen Bowden. The project’s mission is to communicate research findings, empirical studies, statistical data, expert opinions, and people’s views in the most efficient and balanced manner through high-quality documentary films. We aim to develop a collaborative communication and distribution platform for sharing academic research & business innovation in Wales to a multitude of media outlets and channels. Each episode is a stand-alone documentary film that focuses on a specific theme. The content of each episode is based on research findings, case studies, statistical data, and interviews."
The pilot episode of “Welsh Affairs” has received several awards and official selections from various international film festivals. We are delighted that our documentary film has been selected by film experts and jury panels around the world and was awarded 5 times for "Best Documentary Film" amongst hundreds of entries. The excellent feedback and positive reviews received are encouraging our production team to continue with our efforts to develop a collaborative communication and distribution platform for sharing academic research, scientific, technological & social innovation in Wales to a multitude of media outlets and channels within our academic community and beyond.