Audience Development Projects: Year 6


Find details of our Audience Development supported projects in Year Six (2018/19) here:

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ORGANISATION: CELLBDragon TheatreGaleriNeuadd Dwyfor/BuddugPontioTAPEThe Magic LanternTheatr Ardudwy

Now in it's third year, this is a multi-cultural and inclusive project, where a network of 8 venues in the North work together to engage a rural audience in a diverse selection of independent films. 2018 activity includes a new outreach programme off-site, an inclusion film festival (working primarily with TAPE), and Welsh language and Year of Coast and Sea seasons.

Cinema Golau Event

PROJECT: Cinema Golau

ORGANISATION: The New Black Film Collective

This is a new project, which plans to screen six monthly BAME film screenings at various locations, aimed to inspire audiences and support emerging and aspiring young filmmakers, with aims to improve opportunity for training and networking, whilst also reaching BAME audiences.

Gentle Radical Event

PROJECT: Generation Hope

ORGANISATION: Gentle/Radical, Cardiff

A series of 10 inclusive screenings catering to diverse communities, drawing on the power of film to bring the issues of our times into democratised, grassroots viewing spaces. Linking film to accessible formats – from a people’s symposium to an intergenerational film and cooking event – these film events will be accompanied by post-screening discussion, workshops or speaker panels, helping us explore, confront and use the power of film and storytelling to decolonise the realities that lie before us.

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PROJECT: Watch Africa Film Club


A pilot project, the Wales Africa Film Club is an informal community of people interested in watching, exploring and getting involved in African film. The plan is for 6 events in South and North Wales. Following the pilot, the festival will launch and act as a basis for further activity.

Pontio Pride Screening

PROJECT: Alternative Film Season

ORGANISATION: Pontio, Bangor

The venue have planned four film events between February and May 2018 that improve access for priority groups such as, LGBTQIA+, BAME, old age groups, low socio-economic, rural and underserved, isolated groups and minority languages. Their will be added value content/materials provided for each screening, such as Q&As, introductions, discussions, workshops and programme notes, and a dedicated team of individuals to gather audience feedback/responses at each event.

Sinemaes Tent

PROJECT: Sinemaes & Cinemor


Now in our fourth year of supporting the National Eisteddfod film programme, we plan on presenting all three historical packages created during Britian On Film (Urban, Coastal and Rural), edited and curated with music. As well as two interactive screenings of Jerry the Troublesome Tyke (1925-27), presented by Arad Gogh Theatre with a sound workshop. 

Also for the first time the Sinemaes tent goes to Barry for a weekend event, Cinemor, where we consulted on the screenings and supported promotion for the pilot of a new project Vale Venues. 

Psylence Festival Screening with live performance


ORGANISATION: Pontio, Bangor

A three day event that is a celebration of cinema's unique ability to fuse music and image and sound to create magic. They achieve this by organising events that use image and sound in innovative ways and also turn the cinema into an active performance space for our specially invited artists. Performance is complemented by discussion, engagement and wide participating with outside outside local and national groups.

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PROJECT: Abertoir International Horror Film Festival

ORGANISATION: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Abertoir is the only international genre film festival in Wales and is committed to providing an educational, diverse and exciting event that has now become known worldwide. As the only UK representatives in the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, the festival regularly attracts attendees from all parts of the UK for six days of talks, guests, film with live commentary, educational presentations, Q&As with filmmakers, specially written articles, discussions, classic screenings and a selection of the newest films from major film festivals worldwide - all screening in Wales for the very first time.

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PROJECT: WOW 2018/2019

ORGANISATION: WOW Wales One World Film Festival

WOW’s central mission is to offer films and events that represent diverse cultures and identities on and off screen and has been bringing new, diverse and younger audiences into our partner cinemas to see a wide range of films that would not otherwise be seen by audiences in Wales. 


ORANISATION: Pontardawe Arts Centre 

Pontardawe Arts Centre and the children’s cancer charity LATCH have teamed up to provide free screenings for families, to support children living with cancer. Events are taking place throughout the summer, offering an exclusive opportunity for families to catch-up and take a break with a day out to the cinema.

PROJECT: Cultural Film Events

ORGANISATION: Dragon Theatre/Theatr Y Ddraig

Dragon Theatre/Theatr Y Ddraig are running seven special screenings and events from August 2018 – March 2019, bringing the best of British and international new independent releases, cult films and live screenings, to Barmouth. The venue will collaborate with new partners, using the arts as a platform to respond to the needs of the community. Screenings will be promoted by newly trained staff, as part of a wider year-round cross arts initiative with Gwynedd Council. A new YouTube channel and online reviews will support with promotion of events to the mainstream audience. 

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PROJECT: WOW Festival Outreach

ORGANISATION: WOW Wales One World Film Festival

Wales One World Film Festival (WOW) are extending their work across Wales through a series of international film events for local audiences in West Wales, designed to bring rural audiences together and grow new audiences for the WOW Film Festival. Special discussions and workshops aim to tackle isolation, foster common understanding, social cohesion, debate and to inspire sustainable communities.

PROJECT: Reminiscence

ORGANISATION: The National Library of Wales and the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (NSSAW) 

The National Library of Wales and the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (NSSAW) are set to work with Welsh care homes, hospitals, community spaces and independent film venues to open up Wales’ screen heritage to intergenerational audiences.  This includes older audiences and those living with dementia utilising the potential of the graphic and audio-visual collections to unlock memories and facilitate reminiscence therapy. 

Wicked Wales Summer School

PROJECT: Young Audience Outreach


Working with young people across Rhyl, Wicked Wales is run by and for young people in the community. They are developing a range of activities from film clubs, to a summer film camp to build the skills of upcoming programmers. They will also work with Tir Morfa, a local school for children with additional needs, where the enterprise group ReACTions will programme and market the film. The annual Wicked Wales Festival is set to take place on September 14-21. In the run up to the festival the organisation will screen short films at participating schools, to enable youth led film reviews.

PROJECT: Year Of The Sea

Working alongside Visit Wales’ Find Your Epic programme, which celebrates Welsh Government’s Year of the Sea, venues will be using the big screen to promote Wales as a 21st century coastal destination, from lakesides to riverbanks, bays to beaches. Film Hub Wales trawled through an Ocean-sized list of films to curate some of our favourite sea-themed films, from contemporary to cult, and the best of Welsh cinema.

  • Theatr Gwaun screened ‘The Island and the Whales’ on Aug 17 as part of the Land Of The Sea event in Fishguard and Goodwick. 
  • Porthcawl Pavillion are screening a variety of films from Sept 6-27 such as Jaws, Submarine and Twin Town. 
  • Wicked Wales International Youth Festival offered pop-up screenings at White Rose Shopping Centre, Rhyl of Moana and Song Of The Sea on Sept 8. 
  • Galeri, Caernarfon opens their new second screening with parent and baby and relaxed screenings of Moana and Twin Town with STAMP sea themed films made by local artists in Sept 21-27.  
  • Phoenix, Ton Pentre will screen BFI Britain On Film: Coast and Sea archive package with a special beach themed quiz on Sept 21-27. 
  • Pontio Arts Centre will screen Lars Von Trier’s Breaking the Waves followed by Michelangelo Antonioni  L’avventura, in partnership with Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, as well as BFI Britain On Film: Coast and Sea archive package on Oct 6 &16.
  • Working in partnership Tywyn Beach Guardians, The Magic Lantern will screen Deep Blue alongside a local beach clean-up. As a matinee for families, Song of the Sea will be accompanied by some special coastal craft activities. Red Turtle will be followed by a sea-themed quiz on Friday night, Jaws on Saturday by a 70s night and on Sunday evening there will be a screening coastal archives from BFI Britain On Film: Coast and Sea archive package on Oct 19-21.
  • See Mor Festival screenings are set to announced for Oct 20 & 21. 
Jerry The Tyke With Live Performance

PROJECT: Jerry The Tyke Tour

Screenings of Jerry the Tyke animated shorts are introduced to a modern audience in a zany production with an electrifying musical score, composed and played live by Simon Lovatt. Wales’ oldest animated cartoon character gets up to mischief as Lovatt’s musical trickery combine to make an exciting, fast moving and hilarious show. Produced by Arad Goch Theatre Company who present theatre for families and young audiences all over Wales and abroad and screened with the cooperation of the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales, British Pathé and the support of Film Hub Wales.

  • The tour began at the National Eisteddfod and Chapter in August. 
  • A show for Wicked Wales on Oct 26 TBC.
  • Jerry The Tyke will head to Cell Be on Oct 27. More info here
  • There is a final screening with live performance on Oct 28 at Magic Lantern. 

To find out more about how our Audience Development Support works, or to make an application, visit our Support page.