THREE budding filmmakers from the University of Wales, Newport, have produced a promotional film promoting today's (October 6) Newport Food Festival.

Andrew Gough, who studied Documentary Film and Television, and Scott Waller and Samo Chandler, who are studying Film and Video, made the short film to show off the best of the region’s cuisine - from Indian to Jamaican food, Italian to French and traditional British dishes.

They interviewed restaurateurs from across Newport and the surrounding areas who featured in last year’s festival, as well as new eateries and local producers of meat, fish and beer, to get a taste of the wealth of food and drink on offer.

The students were commissioned the filming brief by The Agency, a project run by the University designed to provide undergraduates and postgraduates with entrepreneurial skills, in conjunction with the organisers of Newport Food Festival.

Andrew, who worked on the sound for the film, said: "We asked the restaurateurs and market stallholders about their experience of the food festival and what they got out of it. We definitely found a lot of hidden gems."

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