2016/17 Film Exhibition Fund

Find details of our Audience Development supported projects in 2016/17 here. The average award across projects was around £5500:


ORGANISATION: WOW Women’s Film Club, Cardiff & Swansea

WOW Women’s Film Club runs daytime screenings for under-served, hard-to-reach female BME audiences in Cardiff and Swansea.

These events are designed to meet the needs of BME women, with childcare, transport and refreshments provided, along with discussion of the films screened. Many of those attending face isolation and would not otherwise visit the cinema.

20 monthly screenings were projected in locations such as refugee and asylum seeker centres, temples and community centres.

PROJECT: Contact a Family Cymru Kite Mark

ORGANISATION: Contact a Family Cymru

Leading on from Wales-wide screenings in 2015/16, which saw one event in each LA, Contact A Family Cymru will work with 5 cinemas in Wales to launch the roll out of an accessibility kite mark, enabling venues to deliver relaxed film screenings for families with children with disabilities and multi-sensory needs. Venues will receive mentoring from CAF to make the screenings sustainable, with potential to roll out in future.

PROJECT: Flicks in Mid Wales

ORGANISATION: Flicks in the Sticks

Flicks in the Sticks worked with five community venues across isolated areas of mid-Wales, where audiences are traditionally under-served.

Up to 70 events were held, increasing access to British independent films, world cinema and particularly Welsh titles. Support was offered to promoters throughout the scheme to help nurture these events.

Watch audiences talk about how important Flicks in Mid Wales is to them

PROJECT: Off Y Grid - North Wales Strategic Screenings Project

ORGANISATION: CellbGaleriPontioTheatr Ardudwy

FHW contacted clusters of venues in North Wales with a brief for a new initiative. Four venues (Galeri, Cell B, Ardudwy and Pontio) in Gwynedd responded and are developing a strategic partnership initiative designed to increase the number of diverse film titles on offer to rural and isolated audiences in the region across the year.

Coordinating centrally, they will explore innovative shared marketing techniques that will grow the audiences for independent film in the area and potentially across the breadth of North Wales in future. Partners met with FHW at the Welsh film preview days in Pontio and are busy in the planning stages. ‘Get involved, get off the grid’.

PROJECT: Cine-venture

ORGANISATION: Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Memo Arts Centre will be working in partnership with the Innovate Trust to offer Cine-venture – relaxed screenings with pre and post film activity that brings together a diverse local audience with a range of sensory and health needs. Exciting activities such as critics’ corner, vox pops and blogging will be used to engage with audiences and create discussion.

PROJECT: Brecon Beacons Extreme Film Day Event and Breakfast Film Club

ORGANISATION: Theatr Brycheiniog, Powys

From October 2016, Theatr Brycheiniog will launch a cinema programme for the first time. The programme will deliver a wider range of films to a large rural catchment area across Powys. As well as regular evening screenings, there will be a ‘Breakfast Film Club’ on Wednesdays aimed at older audiences and ‘Brecon Beacon Extreme Film Day’ that will target young audiences.

PROJECT: Strictly Cinema October 2016-September 2017

ORGANISATION: Strictly Cinema, Maesteg

Strictly Cinema offers monthly screenings at Maesteg Town Hall, with the aim of combating loneliness and improving health amongst seniors and audiences with disabilities.

Screenings will include activities around the films to appeal to audiences. This year will see the introduction of four new satellite venues; Caerau Primary School; Caerau Development Turst; Valleys and Vale; and Noddfa, to serve wider audiences.

PROJECT: Clwb Ffilm Teulu – Family Film Clubhouse

ORGANISATION: Pontio, Bangor

The ‘Teulu (Family) Film Clubhouse’ at Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre will be a decorated family friendly space designed to complement the cinema screenings during a specific week-long period in the summer.

The Film Club will be open alongside cinema screenings, hosting events which will allow young audiences to react to the specific choice of daily films and overall experience.

The event will also be used to research options for a long-term and permanent Club House presence, with family friendly weekend screenings throughout the year.

PROJECT: Iris in North Wales


“Iris on the move!” – Two days, 15th and 16th February 2017, and fourteen events, at Cineworld Llandudno Junction in North Wales, will include screenings of LGBTQIA British and Welsh features and shorts. Special events include a masterclass with Iris Prize winners, a multimedia exhibition by Jon Pountney called Iris and Me and the first Iris Prize Community and Education Short Film Awards. The Best of Iris 2016 shorts will be available to venues following the event.

PROJECT: Sol Cinema – Art Car Boutique 2016


The world’s smallest solar movie theatre! We worked with Sol to bring a unique mobile cinema experience (in a vintage caravan) to audiences at Chapter’s Art Car Bootique on Sunday 29th May, 2016. There was something for everyone in this day-long programme of Welsh-made short films – including work from Oscar-nominated and BAFTA award-winning filmmakers. Find the full programme in our film section.

Made in Wales Projects: 2016/17

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To find out more about how our Film Exhibition Fund works, or to make an application, visit our Funding page.