Screen Organisations in Wales

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We focus on exhibition but perhaps you’re interested in production, distribution or other areas of film in Wales. Find out about other Welsh screen organisations and how they can support you:

Our funders:

BFI (British Film Institute)

The BFI exists to promote greater understanding and appreciation of, and access to, film and moving image culture in the UK.

Why go to them?
BFI offer a number of national funds from production and development to organisational awards and support for distribution. Festivals of national significance can also apply.

Our Partners and Wider Screen Organisations in Wales:

Aria Film Studios

Aria Film Studios offer first-rate studio facilities perfectly complementing the stunning surroundings of Snowdonia, and allowing film companies to be based entirely in the area.

Why go to them?
To access two fully soundproofed, acoustic Film and Television stages set amidst the remote mountains, quarries, and vast beaches of North Wales.

Arts Alive / Flicks in the Sticks

Arts Alive / Flicks in the Sticks work with over 130 different venues (any suitable local space that can show film, from churches to village halls) across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Mid-Wales.

Why go to them?
To choose from their catalogue of films, to seek advice on programming and booking and to borrow screening kit if in the right area.

Arts Council of Wales (ACW)

Arts Council of Wales is the country’s funding and development organisation for the arts.

Why go to them?
ACW offer a range of funding options for individuals and organisations. They also host many useful toolkits and jobs listings.


BAFTA Cymru support talent and celebrating the very best of the film, games and television industries in Wales through the annual BAFTA Cymru awards and regular events across Wales.

Why go to them?
Join their network of practitioners by becoming a member, connect to Welsh talent through exciting industry events and build your career.

BBC Cymru Wales

BBC Cymru Wales is the nation’s broadcaster, providing a wide range of English and Welsh language content for audiences across Wales, as well as flagship programmes for network.

Why go to them?
If you’re interested in commissioning content. They also hold the rights to a number of Welsh films (see our catalogue).


BECTU is the UK’s media and entertainment trade union, representing more than 40,000 staff, contract and freelance workers in creative industries.

Why go to them?
BECTU’s wide-ranging work on behalf of members includes support with conditions and contracts, training courses such as Cult Cymru, networking and advice.

BFI Film Academy

BFI Film Academy offers courses, events and wider learning opportunities for young creatives aged16 to 25 all across the UK.

Why go to them?
If you’re aged 16-25 and looking for your next steps into the screen industry.


BFI Film Academy Plus

BFI Film Academy Plus offers activities for aspiring filmmakers, audiences and young talent. It provides a link between BFI Network, BFI Academy Plus and BFI FAN.

Why go to them? If you’re aged 16-25 and want to learn more about your local film industry, venues and develop your skills as a curator, filmmaker or new entrant.


BFI Network Wales discover, develop and fund new and emerging writers, directors and producers across the UK. Delivered by Ffilm Cymru Wales with investment from the National Lottery.

Why go to them?
If you’re Welsh born or based and looking for support at the beginning of your film-making career.

Bigger Picture Research

Bigger Picture Research are a UK-based consultancy providing services to the creative industries, arts and culture sectors

Why go to them?
If you are undertaking audience research or evaluation or if you need report writing, proofreading or editorial support.

British Council

British Council Wales brings the best of international education and arts to Wales and helps Welsh students, teachers, artists and others connect professionally with people around the world.

Why go to them?
If you’re looking for programmes, exchanges and partnerships that could help you meet new people, develop language skills, work or teach in countries across the world. They also run a really useful festivals database.


Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.

Why go to them?
If you have a shared interest and want to form a partnership. Cadw run a number of projects and events year-round.

Cinema For All

Cinema For All are the national support and development organisation for community-led cinema: community cinemas, film clubs and societies.

Why go to them?
If you’re a new community venue or society looking for set up advice,  would like to join their film booking scheme or hire kit to screen films.


Clwstwr Creadigol aimed to put innovation at the core of media production in South Wales – moving Cardiff’s thriving screen sector from strength to leadership.

Why go to them?
The project has now closed but you can still view case studies and learning on their website.

Creative Cardiff

Creative Cardiff is a network which connects people working in any creative organisation, business or job in the Cardiff region.

Why go to them?
To discover new ideas, build your audience, promote your work, find new opportunities and work with new people.

Creative Europe Desk UK

Creative Europe Desk UK help the UK’s cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors to access funding from Creative Europe.

Why go to them?
Creative Europe Desk are based in the Welsh Government Creative industries team. They can offer advice and support on funding proposals. They also host events across the UK.

Creative Wales

Creative Wales is a Welsh Government internal agency that supports the development of the fast-growing creative industry in Wales. They focus on developing and promoting growth across the Screen, Digital, Music and Publishing sectors, positioning Wales as one of the best places in the world for creative businesses to thrive.

Why go to them?
They offer a range of support schemes including business support, funding, access to Creative Europe, Wales Screen, the commercial music industry and digital sector.

Film and TV Charity

Film and TV Charity are a UK wide organisation that exist to offer support services to people working in film, TV or cinema.

Why go to them?
If you need a friendly ear, they have a 24/7 Support Line, as well as access to financial advice and help with everything from mental wellbeing, discrimination and harassment, plus a whole host of practical tools and resources.

Ffilm Cymru Wales

Established in 2006 and formerly known as the Film Agency Wales, Ffilm Cymru Wales have a remit to help to develop the film sector in Wales and maximise the economic, educational and cultural benefits of film.

Why go to them?
If you’re a filmmaker and want to explore support for a Welsh film project, if you’re a festival or venue looking for audience development funding, or if you’re a film education practitioner looking to make films with young people, or create educational resources/educational film projects.

Great Point Seren Studios

Great Point Seren Studios offers cutting edge studio facilities for high quality content.

Why go to them? Seren has four large stages totalling 74,000 square feet in addition to copious production office and ancillary space.

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

The ICOare the national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK.

Why go to them?
If you need help with programming, want to book their films or want to take part in one of the many courses and events they run annually. Their website is also a handy resource for licensing and how to set up a cinema.

Into Film

Into Film is a film education charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19 across the UK.

Why go to them?
If you want to get in contact with your local schools film club, or if you don’t have one and are interested to see if they can build links nearby. If you would like to host something for teachers or schools at your venue, or participate in the Into Film Festival by offering a free school screening.

It’s My Shout

It’s My Shout is a training scheme, based in Wales, providing training for all ages interested in gaining experience in Film.

Why go to them?
If you’re interested in getting hands on experience in film-making.

Media Cymru

Media Cymru are a consortium with a shared aim to turn Cardiff Capital Region into a global hub for media innovation with a focus on green and fair economic growth.

Why go to them?
Their ‘Innovation Pipeline’ offers targeted funding rounds and training opportunities designed to develop research, development and innovation (R&D)  across the media sector in the Cardiff Capital Region and across Wales.


Moviola provide a programming advice and film booking service for some 250 venues right across the UK.

Why go to them?
To choose from their catalogue of films, to seek advice on programming and booking and to borrow kit if in the right area.

Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC)

TAC is the voice of the independent TV production sector in Wales.

Why go to them?
TAC offers range of services including standard contracts and other business affairs support, policy representation and a training and skills programme.


S4C is a Welsh language digital platform and television channel, transmitting live between 6 in the morning and late at night, working primarily with independent production companies.

Why go to them?
S4C have a host of content in their archive, some of which is available for theatrical screenings (see our catalogue).

Screen Alliance Wales

Based at Bad Wolf StudiosScreen Alliance Wales provide useful information for people working in the film and TV industry in Wales, promoting talent, educating young people and working with production companies to sources services.

Why go to them?
If you’re a young person looking to find work in the creative industries or a production company looking to recruit crew, locations and services.

Screen and Sound Archive

Based at the National Library of Wales, the Screen and Sound Archive is home to a comprehensive collection of films, television programmes, videos, sound recordings and music relating to Wales and the Welsh.

Why go to them?
If you would like to access and/or screen content from the audio visual collections.

Screen Skills

Screen Skills is a UK wide organisation that exists to help people with their careers in UK film, TV, VFX, animation and games.

Why go to them? If you’re looking for training placements on UK productions, you might be interested in their trainee finder scheme. They also offer a host of courses and resources to help you get into the industry.

Sgil Cymru

Sgil Cymru offer three different types of creative and digital media apprenticeships as well as bespoke courses for industry professionals looking to upskill or step up to a new role.

Why go to them?
If you work in the UK film and TV industry, or aspire to and want to up-skill.

University of South Wales (USW)

With more than 31,000 students from 122 countries, the University of South Wales  is the 6th largest university in the UK and the largest in Wales.

Why go to them?
USW offer BA courses in film, cinema, set design, performance and more.

Wales Screen

Wales Screen encourages film and television productions to use locations, crew and facilities throughout Wales. Part of Creative Wales (within Welsh Government) Wales Screen assists productions on a practical basis, ensuring that their spend within the Welsh economy is maximised.

Why go to them?
If you’re looking for locations, studio or build space, freelance crew and production facilities or key contacts within local authorities for permission to film throughout Wales.

Welsh Broadcasting Trust

Welsh Broadcasting Trust is a registered charity established to promote and support educational and practical activities in relation to television, film, radio and digital media.

Why go to them?
Financial support is available to individuals wishing to improve their skills in television, film, radio and new media.

WNO (Welsh National Opera)

WNO (Welsh National Opera) transform lives through the power of opera. They do this with award winning performances of fully staged opera and concerts which combine a sense of adventure with the highest possible quality. Beyond the theatre, WNO connects with people through community and education work and digital projects.

Why go to them?
Perhaps you’re interested in running cross arts events in your venue.

Wolf Studios Wales

Wolf Studios Wales is a new studio facility in South Wales within close proximity to Cardiff centre and Cardiff Bay.  

Facilities include 125,000 square feet of stage space with 5 stages ranging from 14,200 to 50,000 square feet and stage heights from 31 to 57.5 feet.  There is flexible office space, auxiliary rooms, costume and props storage. 

Why go to them?
If you need facilities, locations and services.