WYFN is an informal network of Wales based film Festivals and film organisations that screen films for and/or made by young people aged approximately 15-25. The Network aims to meet three or four times a year with the intention of building partnerships between its members, developing shared projects and events for young audiences. Supported by Film Hub Wales, Wicked Wales Film and other regional partners. WYFN hopes to help build a robust appetite for British and International films amongst people in Wales.
Wicked Wales Film
Wicked Wales was set up 5 years ago by the Prestatyn Youth Pop In Centre to run an international youth film festival, screening short films made by young people from all over the world. This Festival has been organised and run by young volunteers with support and is now a BAFTA Cymru supported Festival. The young Wicked volunteers have an office at Rhyl Little Theatre where 3 years ago they set up an affordable Pop Up community cinema, Wicked Cinema. As Wicked volunteers the young people have access to year round training in film and media both in the UK and including attendance at other international youth film festivals.
About Film Hub Wales:
Film Hub Wales aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Part of the BFI Film Audience Network and supported by National Lottery funding, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema with its independent member venues.
Film Hub Wales (FHW) is one of eight UK wide ‘hubs’ part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) and supported with National Lottery funding, with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. We aim to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, we’ve supported over 225 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 465,000 audience members.
We are also proud to lead on the UK inclusive cinema strategy on behalf of BFI FAN.