Audience Access Fund

Ffilm Cymru Wales is committed to promoting a vibrant and dynamic film culture, through increasing access to and broadening the range of films available to all audiences across Wales, including those films of particular Welsh relevance. 

The following guidelines are informed by the strategic review that Ffilm Cymru Wales undertook in 2015/2016 and take into account data collected from funded clients, wider UK research and survey responses.  

In 2016/2017 the Audience Access Fund will be open to festivals and other organisations seeking to provide a collective viewing film offer in Wales, not otherwise receiving exhibition venue funding from Ffilm Cymru Wales. From April 2017, the fund will be open to all exhibition venues, festivals and any other organisation wishing to provide a film offer in Wales that offers collective viewing experience.

Our aims are to offer funding to a balanced portfolio that supports longer term funding agreements for clients that intend to provide a year-on-year independent film offer that fits with our founding principles, in addition to funding that can test ideas and respond to opportunities as and when they emerge, encouraging new models of business and diversification of income streams. 

In particular, we are keen to support improved provision for those areas of Wales that remain under-served, in terms of access to screens showing independent film content; and to improving reach to members of the public who are currently under-represented amongst audiences for independent film in social settings – including for example, reaching BAME communities, those with disabilities, young adults and children.

The next Audience Access funding deadline will be announced shortly. Please check back for updates.