Advisory Group

Iris on the Move 2020 © Harrison Williams

Our hub advisory group represents a diverse range of Film Hub Wales members within the cultural and exhibition sector.

The group is made up of various organisations, representing venues, education, heritage, fundraising, inclusion, programming (in both rural and urban settings), festival management, audience research and development.

​What the group does:

  • Act as ambassadors for the Hub and represent the interests of Film Hub Wales members,
  • Endorse a broad and inclusive criteria for membership to Film Hub Wales,
  • Approve annual priorities and monitor strategy around all areas of Film Hub Wales development objectives,
  • Attend meetings/Film Hub Wales conferences and provide support and industry expertise (where appropriate relevant to Film Hub Wales members,
  • Consider strategic development opportunities to enable Film Hub Wales to broaden its activities,
  • Decide the Film Hub Wales Sub-committee members,
  • Attend sub-meetings of the advisory group where required/reasonable by the Hub management team.

Meet the Film Hub Wales (FHW) advisory group:

Memo Arts Centre full bio coming soon

Rhiannon has spent 19 years creating new opportunities for young people through Arts and Film Festivals. In 2016 she was a founding member of Wicked Wales, an international youth film festival screening short films from Wales and from all over the World. In 2017 she has joined a team of volunteers from Rhyl Little Theatre and FHW Young Programmers to launch Wicked Cinema an affordable, community run mobile cinema.

Rhiannon has consistently looked at ways to broaden participation and access in the arts and the creative industries for young people in Wales. A former vice chair of Arts Council Wales, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Trustee of National Museums Wales and Chair of the Scala Cinema Trust, she always tries to involve young people in discussions and as a former Leader of Denbighshire County Council and Councillor for over 20 years, she consistently championed this work. She has recently joined the Hijinx Board.

As an Internationalist she believes in the importance of creating international opportunities for young people and is pleased to be a member of the British Council Advisory Board in Wales.

Sana SoniSana Soni is an independent film sales and distribution executive based in Washington, DC, originally from Budapest and New Delhi.

She has an extensive background in film and TV sales from multiple studios and independents in both Los Angeles and London, including Discovery, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Signature Entertainment, National Geographic, and Walden Media. A UCLA and New York Film Academy graduate, she brings real-world market expertise to features and series in development or those looking for distribution.

Sana has spoken at the DC International Film Festival, served as a jury member for the Brooklyn Film Festival, and also executive produced an entire short-form TV series from conception to delivery during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Sara Hulls B&W

Sara Hulls is the Co Director and Venue Manager of The Magic Lantern Cinema in Tywyn, mid Wales. Sara has been managing the Magic Lantern since 2017 and is responsible for the general running, programming and event management of the venue.

While the Magic Lantern is primarily a cinema, showing screenings daily, it is evolving into a mixed arts venue with live music, live comedy, theatre shows, arts workshops and the legendary Magic Lantern Party Nights!

Sara is passionate about creating strong links with the community and organises a variety of events to bring the community together and ensures a diverse programme which appeals to everyone within the community.

Head of Digital, Aardman… full bio coming soon.







Nia Edwards-Behi B&W

Nia has been immersed in Welsh film culture for over 15 years, and has experience in, and passion for, the arts and media more broadly. Nia has a doctorate from Aberystwyth University, and worked at Aberystwyth Arts Centre for a decade, and worked for a period at S4C before joining the Screen and Sound Archive of the National Library of Wales in 2023.

Nia is co-director of the Abertoir Horror Festival, programmer for the Wales One World Film Festival and contributes regularly to events and publications on film. Throughout her career Nia has specialized in issues of representation, inclusion and access.