2014/15 Film Exhibition Fund

© Torch Sunset Cinema

Film Exhibition Fund Awards

The Bigger Picture Archive

Organisation: Flicks in the Sticks

This project uncovered and digitised archive footage of local events in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Mid Wales, with travelling events across Wales.

They created an online ‘memory map‘ of digitised archive footage, where audiences could  share memories about their communities. Over 50,000 people engaged with the 74 films uncovered.

(Video: CELF, Llandridnod Wells – Young women taking the waters outside the pavilion in Rock Park, dressed in traditional Welsh costume. date unknown)

BME Women's Film Club

Organisation: Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival

The Film Club draws women from diverse communities across Cardiff to watch and debate film. It has also become a popular social hub, providing a space for women to meet and get to know each other.

Bastards screening + Q&A

Organisation: BME Women’s Film Club, Cardiff

Event supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales. Chapter hosted a WOW Women’s Film Club screening of Bastards. The women-only screening also offered the club an opportunity to discuss the film as well as ask questions during a Q&A with the filmmaker Deborah Perkin.

Wales wide Supportive Environment Screenings

Organisation: Chapter Cultural Leadership

Working with Contact A Family Cymru and 20 local authorities Wales wide

Chapter worked with Contact a Family to produce Supportive Environment Screenings for Wales wide venues. These screenings were aimed at children and adults on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities, and their families, friends and carers. During these screenings low level lights are left on in the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. There are no adverts or trailers before the film and visitors are free to get up and move around the cinema.

Mid Wales Initiative

Organisation: Flicks in the Sticks

Flicks in the Sticks is the touring cinema branch of Arts Alive, taking big screen films to rural communities whose access to the cinema is severely limited. Through Flicks, communities in Powys have access to great films on their doorstep, at affordable prices and in a friendly and familiar atmosphere.

Dementia Friendly Venues Pilot

Organisation: Tinted Lens

A collaboration between Chapter, Film Hub Wales and Cardiff University. This programme of events curated by Dr Katie Featherstone will explore contemporary social and cultural developments and the ideas found within new-release, cult and classic film, with a focus on understandings of the mind, human behaviour, memory, the life-course, and ageing.

Sunset Cinema

Organisation: Torch Theatre

The Torch Theatre (in association with Picton Castle, Stackpole National Trust, Film Hub Wales and Room with a View) presented a season of classic films screened outdoors at sunset in three beautiful Pembrokeshire locations.

Terribly Good Films 

Organisation: Gwyn Hall, Neath

A season of bad films and misunderstood masterpieces, Gwyn Hall invited to join them in heckling some of the films so bad they needed to have one final showing on a big screen.


Organisation: St. Mary’s Parish Church, Hay-on-Wye

The late Georgian-Gothic setting of St Mary’s Church was the site for a special screening of FW Muranu’s great 1922 classic silent movie, Nosferatu, with live organ accompaniment by Richard Williams.


Organisation: Pontardawe Arts Centre

Feral is an innovative piece of visual theatre which combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of it’s audience’s eyes, we have supported Pontardawe Arts Centre in plans to bring Tortoise in a Nutshell’s production to the centre.

Silent Horror Shorts

Organisation: Pontardawe Film Club

Supporting bringing a selection of silent short horror films from the dawn of the 20th century, featuring brand new scores specially commissioned by the Abertoir Horror Festival to Pontardawe Film Club. The music was composed and performed by Paul Shallcross.

Screening of Indian Films

Organisation: Pontardawe Film Club

Pontardawe Film Club presented a sumptuous feast of Indian film followed by a spread of delicious themed delicacies from the Tamarind, Pontardawe.

Crossing the Bridge 

Organisation: Theatr Harlech

A range of year-long specialist screenings (including British, Welsh, foreign language and low budget), workshop and live streaming targeted at isolated areas of North West Wales that are suffering from geographical isolation and poor transport links (rural and Communities First).

Patagonia 150 events series

Organisation: BAFTA Cymru 

In association with FHW members in Bala, Ceredigion, Cardiff, Caernarfon and the South Wales Valleys.

BAFTA Cymru’s series of Patagonian-related feature films, to be followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers that will take place throughout 2015 to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the Welsh setting up “Y Wladfa” in Patagonia.

Cinema Classics Season

Organisation: Gwyn Hall

A season of cinema classics brought back to the big screen in Neath at Gwyn Hall. The classics come from a range of genres including epic blockbusters, documentaries and independent cinema, and have been chosen by Gwyn Hall Film Club.

Documentary Wales / Dogfen Cymru

Organisation: University of South Wales

Documentary Wales // Dogfen Cymru is a documentary network which acts as a catalyst to support, stimulate, inspire and nurture documentary making in Wales. Film Hub Wales helps to support their programme of events including screenings, masterclasses and Q&As Wales-wide.

Project: Documentary Wales/ Dogfen Cymru

Best of Bollywood Live

Organisation: Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival

WOW Women’s Film Club hosted a unique pop-up cinema event at The Samaj, Cardiff. A joyful celebration of the best of Indian film included four drummers and 6 horn players bringing to life a selection of the most iconic Bollywood scenes. The event also included a delicious Gujarati meal, culminating in an excellent celebration of Bollywood.

Abertoir Horror Express

Organisation: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 In what was probably the most ambitious event ever organised by the festival, Abertoir collaborated with the Vale of Rheidol railway to truly bring to life the experience of watching the Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee classic Horror Express – a monster movie which takes place on the Trans-Siberia railway.

First, the steam train took the audience to the small station of Capel Bangor where local storyteller Peter Stevenson entertained with local ghost stories (and mulled wine on hand to keep everyone warm!), then, upon return to Aberystwyth, the film screened on the platform itself with a BIG suprise for audiences on the return journey….

Made in Wales Projects: 2014/15