THE Vale of Glamorgan’s first ever film festival is soon to play host an award-winning hair and make-up artist, as well as a Guinness World Record attempt at the world’s biggest quiz.

Peter Swords King, who won the Oscar and a BAFTA for his work in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, will run a talk and masterclass for enthusiasts as part of the festival’s finale. His portfolio also includes Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean and Mary Poppins Returns.

The masterclass offers fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the artist’s work and to learn about different make-up genres and elements of screen production. The class will conclude with a question and answer session.

Lynn McFarlane from Dresd Studios said: “He is at the core of film making and under his guidance, the audience will be privy to an in-depth knowledge of production unique to his experience.”

Families, friends and film buffs alike are invited to partake in a Guinness World Record attempt at the world’s biggest quiz, which will include around 500 competitors. Players will be immersed in props, sets and costumes from popular TV shows and films.

The festival runs from September 26 to October 6 and will see a variety of events taking place across unique Vale locations.

Both events take place on October 6 at Dresd Studios in St Athan.

This project has received funding through the Vale council and the Wales Rural Development Programme, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

The creative rural communities team, part of the Vale council, has been working closely with communities and businesses in the rural Vale to help bring this event to life.

The aim of the pilot is to assess interest in provision of a film festival that celebrates film and unique venues in rural communities across the county.

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