Support for Festivals

Find out how to submit your proposal.

More People, More Places, More Films

The Film Exhibition Fund 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.

Read our festival strategy, along with our FEF guidelines, to find out if your idea is eligible for support.

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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.

You can view the Festival strategy here (or download as a PDF or Word document).

FHW offers opportunities year round for independent exhibition activity in Wales. We offer two broad areas of funding across ‘Training and Skills’ and ‘Audiences’. Members can apply to the following:


Training & Skills:

We also offer networking events, training courses, marketing support, film news and the opportunity to participate in national film seasons like Film Feels.

2019 is the Year of Indigenous Languages

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