Support for Festivals

Find out how to submit your proposal.

More People, More Places, More Films

The audience development support programme is open to film festivals running British and international film programmes. The strand is designed to enable innovative, adventurous and accessible cultural film programming Wales wide, helping exhibitors to invest regularly in bold British and international film choices, generating in-depth audience participation.

Our priorities include young audiences aged 16-30, screen heritage, equality and inclusion. Read our guidelines below to find out if your idea is eligible for support.

New funding guidelines and application deadlines for 2020/2021 to be announced soon. Festival Strategy 2019.

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Thanks to National Lottery Funding for the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN), we place two open calls annually for projects that aim to bring more British and international films, to more people, in more places across Wales. Please see the guidelines for more information.

New funding guidelines and application deadlines for 2020/2021 to be announced soon.

  • CLOSED. Open call deadlines on Friday 10th May 2019 (12pm) and Friday 5th July 2019 (12pm).
  • Read our Festival Strategy – download here.
  • Send us your Submission Form – download here.
  • Send us a Project Budget (applies to all applications) – download here. If you need help completing your budget, take a look at our budget tips sheet (here).
  • If you have any questions, please contact:

We also offer the following opportunities year round:

  • Audience Development –  Aimed at developing film audiences across Wales.
  • Made in Wales – Strategic Projects and Pitch Pots for films with Welsh connections.
  • New Film Releases – marketing support for some of the best independent and foreign films.
  • Bursaries – Training and skills.

Members can apply to all of the above offers. We also offer networking events, training courses, marketing support, film news and the opportunity to participate in national film seasons via Major Programmes.

For examples of our work to-date, please see our FHW highlights.

2019 is the Year of Indigenous Languages

Read our IYIL 2019 pack to find out about available support.