Audience Development Projects: Year 1

Image: WOW (Wales One World Film Festival) BME Women's Film Club screening of 'Bastards' at Chapter (Cardiff)
Image: WOW (Wales One World Film Festival) BME Women's Film Club screening of 'Bastards' at Chapter (Cardiff)


Find details of the Audience Development projects we supported in year one (2013/14) of Film Hub Wales here:


PROJECT: Neil Brand, Music at the Movies

ORGANISATION: Aberystywth University (Ceredigion)

A special weekend dedicated to music from the movies with film composer and silent film expert Neil Brand. 

The highlight of the weekend was a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic Blackmail accompanied by Brand’s critically acclaimed new orchestral score, performed live by a full symphony orchestra.

PROJECT: Laugharne Poetry and Film Festival

ORGANISATION: Chapter and CADW (Carmarthenshire)

As part of the Dylan Thomas 100 celebrations, Chapter partnered with Cadw on this unique weekend of film screenings, poetry readings and stop-motion animation workshops set in the beautiful castle grounds that celebrated the legacy of Dylan Thomas.

PROJECT: Stanley Baker, Zulu Retrospective 

ORGANISATION:Chapter (Cardiff)

Celebrating 50 years since the release of Zulu. Born in the mining community of Ferndale, Stanley Baker, alongside lifelong friend Richard Burton, went on to Hollywood stardom as a character actor rather than romantic lead. Proving an enduring and powerful presence as an actor and later as a producer, he made some of the great films of the era. Over the summer Chapter celebrated the 50th anniversary of Zulu and paid homage to this Welsh great.

PROJECT: Supportive Environment Pilot Screening

ORGANISATION: Contact a Family (Cardiff)

Family film day (showing The Boxtrolls) with creative workshop to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Contact a Family Wales. This free event was open to children with disabilities and/or additional needs and their families.

PROJECT: The Wales Youth Film Festival Network R&D

ORGANISATION: Scala Cinema and Arts Centre (Prestatyn)

Development of a core network of Welsh festivals working together to increase access for young audiences to british independent and world cinema, with screenings for families and young people.

PROJECT: BME Women's Film Club Year One 

ORGANISATION: Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival (Cardiff)

The Film Club returned to Chapter (Cardiff) with the support of FHW for a season of women-only screenings. Over its eight year history, the Film Club has organised numerous film events and screenings, and drawn thousands of women from diverse communities across Cardiff, to watch, discuss and debate film. The Film Club has also become a popular social hub, providing a space for women from a variety of backgrounds to meet and get to know each other.

PROJECT: Year Round Screening Project 

ORGANISATION:  Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival  (Mold, Builth, Cardiff and Ceredigion)

Developing a year round audience for World cinema at four venues (Aberystwyth Arts CentreChapter, Wyeside Arts Centre and Theatr Clywd), outside of the core festival dates.


To find out more about how our Audience Development Support works, or to make an application, visit our Support page.