FHW Bursary Support Recipients


Since 2013, FHW has supported the Welsh exhibition sector with 66 bursaries and we have had over 1200 individual engagements with different workshops, surgeries and events.

We aim to build skills and confidence across the exhibition sector in Wales year-round through various national and regional opportunities. 

You can also engage with UK wide networks that FAN have established to offer additional skills support. 



Through our bursary scheme for training and networking opportunities, we have in the past supported attendance at the following events, conferences and courses… 



ICO Screenings Days 

Angie Dickinson (Pontardawe Arts Centre), Rhowan Alleyne (WOW), Emyr Williams (Pontio), Annie Grundy (Magic Lantern), Matt Beere (Chapter), Jamie Grew (New Dot Cinema), Dave Phillips (Abergavenny Film Society), Jill Edge (Theatr Gwaun), Stephen Phillips (Chapter), Rhys Roberts (CELLB)

2018 - Ben Rive (Snowcat Cinema), Angie Dickinson (Pontardawe Arts Centre), Emyr Williams (Pontio)

Cinema For All Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards

2014 - Gloria Vasquez (Films and Wine)

2015 - Simon Profitt (New Dot Cinema), Norman Gettings (Llandaff North Festival)

2018 - Lisa Denison (Sinema Sadwrn) 

BFI London Film Festival

2015 - David Gillam (Torch Theatre), Joy Green (Haverfordwest Film Society) 

2017 - David Gillam (WOW: Wales on World Film Festival)

Berlin Film Festival

2015 - Berwyn Rowlands (Iris Prize). Find out more about his trip to Berlin here.

2018 - Dave Evans (WIDF) 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2014 - Jody Tozer (Ffresh)


AMA Conference

2014 - Alice Turner (Penarth Pier Pavilion)


Durban International Film Festival

2014 - Fadhili Maghiya (Watch Africa)

Edinburgh Film Festival (and FAN Meetings)

Claire Vaughan (Chapter) 

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Paul O'Connor (Sol Cinema) 

Flatpack Festival ABCinema, Birmingham

2015 - Paul Holder (Chapter). Find out more about Paul’s ABCinema Sprint on our blog

San Sebastian Film Festival 

David Gillam (WOW: Wales on World Film Festival) 

Children’s Film First Conference, Brussels

2015 - Claire Vaughan (Chapter). Find out more about Claire’s time at the conference here.

Zagreb Film Festival

Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales)


WNO Oz with Orchestra 

Young Programmer from WICKED Cinema in Rhyl spent the day at the Welsh National Opera's screening of 'The Wizard of Oz' interviewing audience members, to create this short film that can be seen here


ICO Young Programmers Event at Spring Screening Day

Natasha Swann and Lacey Small from Wicked Wales atteneded the ICO Young Programmers Event at the ICO Spring Screening Day. 


Welsh Film Preview Day

2014 - Bryoni Sadler (Flicks in the Sticks)


Rural Community Cinema Event

2018 - Allison Williams (Dragon Theatre), Eiko Meredith (Kotasu Animation Festival)


The Kids Are Alright Conference 

2013 - Claire Vaughan (Chapter) 


Youth Film Festivals

Dan Thomas (Wicked Wales). Find out more about Dan's research trip to Hanover here


2018 - BFI FAN New Release Marketing Day

Sara (Magic Lantern) 




Film London Cultivate Training 

Rhiannon Hughes attended Film London Cultivate Training, which is a UK-wide training programme for exhibitors looking to inspire the next generation of cinema-goers. Cultivate offers presentations and discussions around a broad range of topics including navigating the primary and secondary curriculum, Inspiring young people, programming suitable films, developing study guides, being safe and compliant and engaging a range of audiences, stakeholders and partners. It also offers attendees from across the country the rare opportunity to share best practice, ask each other questions and generate ideas.


ICO Developing our Film Festival Course

Jody Tozer from Ffresh attended the ICO Developing Your Film Festival Course, which is an intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world's experts on taking your festival to the next level.


ICO Business Advice Training

Theatre Gwaun and Watch Africa


ICO Creative Digital Marketing Training

Lisa Nesbitt from Film Hub Wales attended the ICO Creative Digital Marketing Training.


ICO Creative Programming Course 

Joann Rae, Theatr Colwyn.


ICO Technical Ambassadors Training   
Supported visits at EVI, Ebbw Vale, Torch Theatre, Radyr & Morganstown Community Cinema and Rhyl Little Theatre.

2017 - ICO Reach: Strategic Audience Development

Mike Roberts from Clwyd Theatr Cymru attended the ICO's REACH: Strategic Audience Development workshop, which is a project-based training programme for independent film exhibitors who want to learn from experts about how to strategically grow audiences. 


2017 - ICO Elevate: Introduction to Leadership

Rabab Ghazoul from Gentle/Radical attended the ICO's ELEVATE Introduction To Leadershio workshop, which gives those in film exhibition the chance to learn practical management skills. The bespoke training experience will accelerates development through a holistic approach, with expert support, coaching and peer-to-peer learning.

2017 - BME Technical Ambassador Training

WOW Women's Film Club and Gentle/Radical teamed up with the Independent Cinema Office and Chapter to host a free workshop on the technical aspects of pop-up film projection and presentation. The half day course offered women the opportunity to learn and become confident in how to technically set up and use projection and screening equipment to run pop-up film events. 

2017 - Moviola Sustainability Seminars

In July 2017 Moviola ran six Sustainability Seminars across the UK, with the aim to collect experiences and ideas to inform a Sustainability Action Plan and a 'Good Practice in the Moviola Family Guide' to distribute across their network. Film Hub Wales supported a seminar in Wales at Llanfair Kilgeddin Village Hall. 



  • Applications for training/skills bursaries will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year with no set deadlines.
  • Bursaries between £50 and £500 are available, up to a maximum of 100% fees and 50% travel/accommodation.
  • FHW will require a minimum of four weeks’ notice to consider and process applications.
  • Applications should not be submitted post-event or with a deadline sooner than four weeks.
  • Training must take place within the relevant financial year of application and must be completed by December 2017.
  • For each course, only one application per organisation will be accepted.