Previous Bursary Recipients

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Find inspiration for your next course and see who we’ve supported in the past.

Since 2013, FHW has supported the Welsh exhibition sector with over 190 bursaries and thousands of individual engagements with different workshops, surgeries and events:

  • 2014 – Alice Turner (Penarth Pier Pavilion)

Berlin International Film Festival:

BFI London Film Festival:

  • 2015/16 – David Gillam (Torch Theatre), Joy Green (Haverfordwest Film Society)
  • 2017/18 – David Gillam (WOW: Wales on World Film Festival). Read David’s blog.
  • 2015/16 – Simon Profitt (New Dot Cinema), Norman Gettings (Llandaff North Festival)
  • 2016/17 – Allison Williams (Dragon Theatre), Gloria Vasquez (Films and Wine)
  • 2018/19 – Lisa Denison (Sinema Sadwrn). Read Lisa’s blog.

Camera Zizanio Festival and Olympia Festival:

  • 2017/18 – Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales), Lacey Small (Wicked Wales).

Children’s Film First Conference, Brussels:

Durban International Film Festival:

  • 2014/15 – Fadhili Maghiya (Watch Africa)

Edinburgh International Film Festival:

  • 2014/15 – Claire Vaughan (Chapter)

Edinburgh Short Film Festival:

  • 2016/17 – Paul O’Connor (Sol Cinema)

Flatpack Festival Birmingham:

ICO Screenings Days:

  • 2014/15 – Angie Dickinson (Pontardawe Arts Centre), Emyr Williams (Pontio), Jill Edge (Theatr Gwaun), Rhowan Alleyne (WOW), Stephen Phillips (Chapter)
  • 2015/16 – Emyr Williams (Pontio), Annie Grundy (Magic Lantern), Angie Dickinson (Pontardawe Arts Centre), Jamie Grew (New Dot Cinema), Dave Phillips (Abergavenny Film Society), Natasha Wilson (Penarth Pier Pavilion)
  • 2016/17 – Matt Beere (Chapter),  Emyr Williams (Pontio), Annie Grundy (Magic Lantern), Mark Bond (Magic Lantern)
  • 2017/18 – Emyr Williams (Pontio), Sara Hulls (Magic Lantern).
  • 2018/19 – Ben Rive (Snowcat Cinema), Angie Dickinson (Pontardawe Arts Centre), Emyr Williams (Pontio), Sara Waddington (Magic Lantern), Simon Proffit (New Dot Cinema)

Read about the benefits of attending from members.

ICO Archive Screenings Days:

ICO I.D. Screening Days (Inclusion & Diversity

  • 2018/19 – Yvonne Connikie & Yasmin Begum: Cinema Golau (ICO ID Day Birmingham). Read their blog.

ICO Young Programmers Forum at Spring Screening Day:

  • 2018/19 – Natasha Swann (Wicked Wales), Lacey Small (Wicked Wales). Read their blog.

International Youth Media Summit:

NexT International Film Festival:

  • 2018/19 – Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales)

NUFF Youth Film Festival (Norway):

Queer Film Network:

  • 2017/18 – QFN were supported to host their quarterly network meeting in Cardiff.

San Sebastian Film Festival:

  • 2014/15 – David Gillam (WOW: Wales on World Film Festival)

Sheffield International Documentary Festival:

The Kids Are Alright Conference:

  • 2013/14 – Claire Vaughan (Chapter)

Welsh Film Preview Days:

  • 2014/15 – Bryoni Sadler (Flicks in the Sticks)
  • 2016/17 – James Cass (Magic Lantern), Allison Williams (Dragon Theatre)

UKCA Annual Conference:

Venice Film Festival:

  • 2018/19 – Jody Tozer (Cardiff Mini Film Festival)

WNO Oz with Orchestra:

  • 2017/18 – Young Programmers from WICKED Cinema in Rhyl spent the day at the Welsh National Opera’s screening of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ interviewing audience members. View their short film or read the blog.

Youth Cinema Network:

Zagreb Film Festival:

  • 2014/15 – Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales)

BFI FAN New Release Marketing Day:

  • 2018/19 – Sara Hulls (Magic Lantern)

Demographics are Dead (Arts Council of Wales):

  • 2015/16 – Lisa Nesbitt (Film Hub Wales)

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.

  • 2014/15 – Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales)
Innovation Lab: Young Audiences:
  • 2018/19 – Rhys Roberts (Cell B), Pauline Williams (Off Y Grid) and Rhiannon Wyn Hughes (Wicked Wales). Read Rhiannon’s blog.
  • 2014/15 – Theatr Gwaun and Watch Africa
  • 2015/16 – Lisa Nesbitt (Film Hub Wales)
  • 2015/16 – Joann Rae, (Theatr Colwyn)

An intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world’s experts on taking your festival to the next level.

  • 2014/15 – Jody Tozer (Ffresh)

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 – Rabab Ghazoul (Gentle/Radical)

A project-based training programme for independent film exhibitors who want to learn from experts about how to strategically grow audiences.

  • 2016/17 – Gwen Sion (Pontio), Rhys Roberts (Cell B) and Mike Roberts (Clwyd Theatr Cymru). Read their blogs.
  • 2018 – Kate (Memo Arts Centre), Aleksandra Nikolajev Jones (WIDF)

Supported visits at EVI (Ebbw Vale), Torch Theatre, Radyr & Morganstown Community Cinema, Valleys Kids and Rhyl Little Theatre.

  • 2016/17 – 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. Read the blog here.
Moviola Sustainability Seminars:
  • 2017 – 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.

Read all about the outcomes.

Back in 2016 Film Hub Wales organised two new training days called Opening Doors. They were packed full of innovation projects, interactive games, film ideas and resources designed to help venues reach diverse audience groups. FAN Access Officer Toki Allison then toured these development sessions across the UK.

  • 2015/16 – Dave Phillips (Abergavenny Film Society), Phillip Walkley (Moviola), Stephen Nottingham (Murchfield Community Cinema).
  • 2016/17 – James Cass (Magic Lantern)
  • 2018/19 – Allison Williams (Dragon Theatre), Eiko Meredith (Kotasu Animation Festival), Natasha Swann (Wicked Wales), Lacey Small (Wicked Wales), Yvonne Connikie (Cinema Golau), Yasmin Begum (Cinema Golau)

Read Allison and Eiko’s blogs.

This Way Up is the UK film exhibition innovation conference that promises to inspire and enlighten, provoke and challenge. It is an annual event to connect and share.

  • 2016/17 – Neil Dunshire – TAPE. Read Neil’s blog.
  • 2017/18 – Claire Vaughan and Sally Griffith