A new platform for creative talent in Wales

Ffolio is an exciting new partnership between Ffilm Cymru, BBC Wales, BBC Arts and the Arts Council of Wales. It will offer training, mentoring and BBC commissioning opportunities to creatives, with a demonstrable track record in another discipline, based in Wales and without a professional director's credit within film or TV.

If you’re a dancer, blogger, musician, writer, photographer, graffiti artist, games designer, puppeteer, circus performer, animator or are professionally creative in any form, we want to hear from you.

If shortlisted, you’ll receive training, bespoke support to develop your short film ideas and bursaries for costs such as travel, childcare or an interpreter.

In Brief

Film duration: 90 seconds to 5 minutes.
Number of ideas that will be commissioned:
up to 16 short films in total.
Your idea for round 1 of Ffolio should push the boundaries of film, whether that be through story or experimentation with sound, image or structure. It might include animation, documentary, scripted drama or performance. However it should be achievable within a production budget of £5,000.

Ffolio round 3 will be open for application from 29th June 2020.

Deadline for applications: 7th August 2020.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a Ffolio training bootcamp on 1st, 2nd and 3rd October.


Please read our full Guidelines for more information. You can download the application form below. If you’re unsure about anything, try having a look at our FAQs.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for there or you just want to talk something through, please contact Caroline and Amy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Online Talent Surgeries

Ffilm Cymru are also hosting Ffolio talent surgeries every Wednesday for you to find out more. These 30-minute, one-to-one sessions are an opportunity to discuss your ideas with guidance from the Ffolio team, as well as information about Ffilm Cymru's other training and funding support. Sessions can be held by phone or Zoom video call; book your appointment here.

We look forward to hearing from you!