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

The deadline for Beacons applications is 28th September 2018. Applications will not be considered until this point.

BFI NETWORK and Ffilm Cymru Wales are delighted to welcome BBC Wales on board as partner on the programme. Their support will allow even more emerging writers, directors and producers from Wales to develop bold and unique voices, explore diverse forms of cinematic storytelling and establish flourishing careers as feature filmmakers.

This year, between six and ten short films will be funded, with awards ranging between £5,000 and £15,000. Films can be up 30 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.


Download this file (Beacons Application Form 2017 FINAL.doc)Beacons Application Form[ ]258 kB
Download this file (Beacons Guidelines 2017.pdf)Beacons Guidelines 2017[ ]1549 kB