Audience Development Projects: Year 5

Following the launch of the new BFI 2022 strategy, during a transitional year to December 2017, we are proud to support a number of strategic projects across Wales. The average award across projects was is £5500:

BME Young Women's Film Club - Gentle/Radical

The BME Young Women's Club is a companion project to the WOW Women's Film Club. The project aims to allow young women and girls from diverse backgrounds to come together and explore issues that are affecting their lives, through watching film, engaging in conversation and learning how to run their own cinema.

Off Y Grid - CELLB, Dragon Theatre, Galeri, Neuadd Dwyfor/Buddug, Pontio, TAPE, The Magic Lantern, Theatr Ardudwy

Following a successful pilot year, Off Y Grid is expanding to eight venues in 2017. Across North Wales cinemas have formed a strategic partnership to increase the number of independent and Welsh film titles available to rural and isolated audiences. Screenings across the region will complement each other, including touring Q&As and a loyalty card scheme.

Watch Off Y Grid's promotional trailer

Wicked Cinema Rhyl - Rhyl Little Theatre/Wicked 17

Rhyl Little Theatre team with Wicked 17 to provide four seasons of films programmed by local young people. The project brings films back to Rhyl Little Theatre for the first time in over 50 years. The programme connects to Young FAN, a UK wide training prorgamme for young curators learning industry skills such as programming, marketing and how to run their own cinemas.

Flicks in Mid Wales - Arts Alive

Flicks in the Sticks is a touring cinema provider, bringing films to underserved rural audiences. They are working with five community venues across isolated areas of mid-Wales to hold 10 screenings. Support will be offered to promoters throughout the scheme to help nurture these events.

Watch audiences talk about how important Flicks in Mid Wales is to them

Cultural Leadership - Chapter

As part of their role as Film Hub Lead Organisation for Wales, Chapter works with Film Hub Wales and the BFI Film Audience Network to develop as a cultural leader in Wales. Chapter delivers a year-round programme of cultural film and events which meet the wider strategic objectives of Film Hub Wales. They also offer support to members of the network through curated seasons, offer best practice and partnerships, host industry events with regular offers to members and share national messages on behalf of the sector, generating new funding and policy discussions.


Other Projects in 2017

We continue to lead the Queer Film Network, the FAN Access Strategy and a Cinema For All Community Kit hire scheme here in Wales.

You can also read about the bursaries we've offered, New Release Strategy support and Made in Wales awards in 2017.

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