Ffilm Cymru, BBC Wales and Arts Council for Wales launch new partnership for emerging creatives in Wales.

The new partnership offers training, mentoring and commissioning opportunities, with works to be shown on a variety of BBC platforms on air and online.


A new commissioning partnership in Wales has been launched with the aim of developing new talent in the nation.

Ffolio is a partnership between Ffilm Cymru, BBC Wales, BBC Arts and the Arts Council for Wales. It will offer emerging creatives in Wales without professional experience in film or TV the opportunity to be commissioned to make a short film for the BBC, whether they be musicians, dancers, bloggers or beyond. There will be three commissioning deadlines during the 12 month program, with the first having a theme of ‘Modern Wales’.

Through the scheme, emerging creatives in Wales will receive training and support to develop their ideas for screen and up to 16 will be commissioned to turn these ideas into short films. The films will be shown on a variety of BBC platforms on air and online, including television, BBC iPlayer and BBC Wales’ social media channels.

Martin Smith, Executive Producer for BBC Wales explained that the initiative aims to provide an opportunity for an unprecedented range of welsh talent to step into the amazing world of storytelling on screen.

Kimberley Warner, Head of Production at Ffilm Cymru said: “This is an amazing opportunity for emerging creatives in Wales, the BBC and Ffilm Cymru. There is such a breadth of creativity in Wales and we can’t wait to hear their ideas for screen”.
Antwn Owen-Hicks of Arts Council Wales commented:

The first deadline for submissions is the 3rd February at 17:30, with further deadlines to be announced.

Find out more and apply here.