Shining a light on Welsh talent.

Through short film scheme Beacons, we

  • Develop bold and unique voices
  • Explore diverse forms of cinematic storytelling
  • Establish burgeoning careers

Beacons is currently closed for applications.

In each round between five and seven short films are funded, with awards ranging between £5,000 and £15,000. Films can be up to 15 minutes in length, made in any genre or technique, including animation, documentary, Virtual Reality and 360° filmmaking, and may be in English, Welsh or a mix of languages reflecting the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Wales.

Full details on eligibility and the application process can be found in the Beacons guidelines and you can download application forms below.



BFI NETWORK brings together national film agencies and leading cultural venues to discover, develop and fund new and emerging writers, directors and producers across the UK, with investment from the National Lottery.

Delivered by Ffilm Cymru Wales, BFI NETWORK Wales exists to support Welsh born or based filmmaking talent at the beginning of their careers.

Read more: BFI NETWORK Wales

Company Support

Ffilm Cymru is committed to supporting Welsh talent and to contributing to a thriving and diverse indigenous film infrastructure in Wales. As part of this, we offer our Company Support programme for companies based in Wales with a focus on feature film.

Ffilm Cymru will make awards of up to £75,000 to established companies toward their growth, as well as awards of up to £6,000 to new film entrepreneurs to go toward mentorship and/or specialist consultancy. 

We’re looking to support forward-thinking companies who are developing exciting talent relationships, focused on understanding and growing the audiences and the routes to market for their work, and are ready to take their company to the next level.

For full details on eligibility and the application process please refer to our guidelines below.

The deadline for Company Support funding is 5:30pm on the 28th February 2019.


Connecting people, building skills.

As part of Ffilm Cymru’s skills strategy, BFI NETWORK Wales supports individuals or organisations to deliver targeted training and networking activity for new and emerging writers, directors and producers in Wales.
We support 3-6 Connector projects a year with awards of up to £5,000. We prioritise applications that focus on under-represented groups and that offer practical as well as inspiring support to the career progression of participants.
In order to ensure that your application meets the objectives of the Connector fund, please read the guidelines carefully before completing the application form.
The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspect of your application, please contact:
Alice Whittemore
BFI NETWORK Wales Manager
02921 679369 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ffilm Cymru Wales supports feature film project development, from treatment stage through to pre-production.

We prioritise feature film projects involving a Wales born or based writer, director or producer but we will consider feature films with significant Welsh cultural value.

Read more: Development


Developing films for families; supporting a film industry which is engaging and accessible to all.

Ffilm Cymru’s ‘Hatch’ programme will develop up to four live-action family films based on existing IP and will support filmmaker and venue understanding of how to cater for that audience. Targeted training events and activities that bring kids into the development process will provide filmmakers with a unique opportunity to gain feedback from their target audience and to benefit from the advice of experts in the field.

Read more: Hatch


A fast and flexible fund that adapts to your needs.

Through Horizons Support, we

  • Nurture emerging film talent
  • Tailor support for individual projects
  • Advance your career development

The Horizons Fund offers tailored support to circa 6-10 individuals and feature film projects per year of up to £6,000 per award. Whether you are seeking a mentor to help further your professional career, or project specific aid, the Horizons Fund can help. Horizons is a rolling fund, and open for applications.

For more information, please read our Horizons Support Guidelines and Application Forms below.

The Horizons fund is currently closed for applications, but will reopen in April 2019.


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Launchpad Events

Kick-start your career with intensive training.

Launchpad training events offer masterclasses, practical workshops, expert advice and hands-on experience.

Explore previous Launchpad events below.


Magnifier - Making the most of your ideas

Our Magnifier approach is designed to help participants identify and build their audiences and revenue streams from the earliest stages of a project’s development.

Read more: Magnifier


Ffilm Cymru Wales supports feature film projects with production and completion funding. We prioritise feature film projects involving a Wales born or based writer, director or producer but we will consider feature films with significant Welsh cultural value or opportunities for Welsh talent.

Read more: Production