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

Applications are currently closed. The next round of Beacons funding will be announced soon.



The BFI NET.WORK is a UK-wide talent development programme for new and emerging film writers, directors and producers.

Devised by the BFI and delivered by its national partners - Ffilm Cymru Wales, Creative England, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen – the BFI NET.WORK is committed to discovering the next generation of British filmmaking talent.


Read more: BFI NET WORK

Company Support

Ffilm Cymru Wales is committed to supporting Welsh talent and to contributing to a thriving and diverse indigenous film infrastructure across Wales. We are therefore offering a second round of our Company Support programme for innovative and promising Wales-based production and/or distribution companies to facilitate their further innovation, improve audience reach and enable company growth.

Ffilm Cymru Wales will make up to a total of £275,000 of lottery funding available for the Company Support programme, awarded on a de minimis basis. The funding will be disbursed through two routes:

  • An open-call for applicants that meet the criteria set in the guidelines.
  • By invitation. Eligible companies may be invited to apply by Ffilm Cymru Wales on a rolling-basis throughout the year, as and when a specific opportunity to develop innovation, audience reach and company growth potential arises, enabling a quick, flexible and iterative approach to company development.

Our Company Support fund is currently closed. Please check back regularly for updates on future calls for applications.

Full details are available in our Company Support Guidelines.


Developing and expanding filmmaker networks.

Through the Connector Fund, we

  • Build communities of mutual support
  • Encourage shared learning
  • Promote an innovative and inclusive filmmaking culture

2016 awards have been made to:

  • BAFTA Cymru Career Starters
  • Chapter Moviemaker
  • Female Filmmakers' Lab
  • Swansea Scriptwriters' Forum
  • Wales International Documentary Festival

Connector is an annual fund, and is currently closed for applications. For more information, please read our Connector Fund Guidelines and Application Forms.


Ffilm Cymru Wales aims to identify and nurture Welsh filmmakers – particularly producers, writers and directors - by supporting and encouraging the development of their work and ambitions. We are also keen to encourage films with Welsh cultural content, reflecting Wales and Welsh life, as part of our portfolio.

Read more: Development


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.

Launchpad Events

Kick-start your career with intensive training.

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

We currently welcome applications for bursary support for Welsh talent selected for EIFF Talent Lab and EIFF Distribution Rewired 2016, and Film London's Micromarket and NET.WORK@LFF.

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 aims to provide new opportunities for Welsh (born and/or resident) filmmakers to get their films produced, increasing the range scale and number of films made. Particular emphasis will be placed on supporting Welsh producers, writers, writer-directors and directors but where Welsh talent is not leading the project, additional benefit might be provided through co-production or from mentoring opportunities offered to aspiring writers, directors, producers and Head of Department.

Read more: Production