Funding for 2023 to 2026 will support BFI Film Audience Network, BFI NETWORK activity and BFI Film Academy Plus
BFI awards over £15.2m to 11 UK-wide Strategic Partners

1st February, 2023

BFI awards £15.2M National Lottery funding over three years to 11 UK-wide strategic partners as it begins to implement its recently published 10-Year National Lottery Funding Strategy from April 2023. The partnerships will enable the BFI to grow the activity it supports UK-wide, building on frameworks and networks established since 2012. This ‘good cause’ National Lottery funding aims to grow cinema audiences for UK independent and international film, support development of new filmmaking talent and ignite a passion for screen culture in young people.

Pivotal in delivering one of the BFI’s core principles of being UK-wide, the BFI will work with key partners across the four nations to ensure its National Lottery funding effectively responds to the varying needs of the public and industry in different parts of the country. It will see many funding decisions devolved or taken collaboratively, and activity tailored by those on the ground who understand their local landscape, have valuable community networks, and can best reach people in their local area.

Partners selected and funded to lead on activity across the UK are:


Harriet Finney
, Deputy CEO of the BFI, said:

“Our partners are fundamental to the successful delivery of our ambitious National Lottery Strategy across the UK. We are very much looking forward to working with the venues and organisations announced today to ensure the BFI Film Audience Network, BFI NETWORK and BFI Film Academy Plus programmes evolve and grow to meet the changing needs of our sector. Driven by our belief everyone should have access to screen culture – from experiencing a diverse range of films in cinemas through to creating original screen works and a chance to forge careers – we are supporting these fantastic partners so they can bring those opportunities to local communities and people of all backgrounds, across the whole of the UK.“

Access to a rich variety of screen culture inspires and informs our future filmmakers and creatives. The funding decisions announced today enable our partners to deliver three distinct but interconnected areas of work. These organisations will provide highly visible cultural hubs that are largely based out of independent cinemas and film venues across the UK. Crucially, the funded partners will make audience and talent development opportunities accessible to audiences, young people and aspiring filmmakers across their respective regions or nations.

Continuing to support this UK-wide structure also responds to a consistent message heard throughout the extensive consultation with public and industry undertaken to develop the strategy: that every part of the country has a different set of needs, opportunities and challenges around screen culture, and local organisations are best placed to respond to these. Further UK-wide partners will be announced in the coming weeks, as recipients of National Lottery funding to support skills and education activity which will complement this work. Alongside BFI FAN, support of the exhibition and distribution sector is available via the BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund which is currently open for applications.

The £15.2m announced today aims to address a number of primary objectives of the BFI’s National Lottery Strategy. These include seeking to:

  • empower children and young people to develop their own relationship with a wider range of screen culture – as viewers, creators or as part of the future workforce
  • ensure people across the UK can access a wider choice of film and the moving image, including stories that authentically reflect their lives
  • tackle a range of social, economic and geographical barriers for UK audiences
  • support the skilling up of the exhibition workforce so venues are better equipped to thrive in an increasingly challenging marketplace
  • open up opportunities to those who want to express their creativity through stories on screen and support and nurture their careers
  • encourage innovation and back a wide range of stories that wouldn’t otherwise be told
  • open up equitable and more visible routes into the sector

A collaboration of eight leading venues or film organisations representing the UK nations and regions, the Rhwydwaith Cynulleidfa Ffilm BFI supports a stronger and more connected approach to growing audiences for UK and international film on the big screen. FAN has over 1,700 members comprising cinemas, festivals, mixed-arts venues, community cinema and film archives, which can access training, funding, programming support and network opportunities.

BFI NETWORK exists to support, develop and champion new and emerging filmmakers across the UK. Working with partners, NETWORK has an on-the-ground presence in every UK nation and region, led by BFI NETWORK Talent Execs, to connect with and deliver support to new and emerging filmmakers. BFI NETWORK offers funding for short films and first feature development, as well as a range of professional development support to writers, directors and producers.

BFI Film Academy Plus, the newly named UK-wide in-venue education offer, helps connect 16-25 year olds with opportunities to pursue their love of screen culture and learn how to set about a career in the industry. Funding will enable venues across the UK to provide locally tailored support packages such as masterclasses, screenings and bursaries, helping them to learn more about the film industry, watch cultural cinema, become familiar with their local venues and develop skills as independent filmmakers, film curators or film industry new entrants.

The BFI National Lottery Funding Strategy aims to build a diverse and accessible screen culture that benefits all of society and contributes to a prosperous UK economy. At its heart are three core principles: equity, diversity and inclusion, so everyone can develop a meaningful relationship with screen culture, regardless of their background or circumstances; UK-wide, so that everyone across the four nations of the UK should be able to experience and create the widest range of moving image storytelling; and environmental sustainability, from reducing the BFI’s own carbon emissions to supporting wider industry efforts to get to net zero and address biodiversity loss.

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Film Hub Wales - Vacancies
Swydd Wag: Swyddog Marchnata ac Allgymorth
  • Swyddog Marchnata ac Allgymorth, Canolfan Ffilm Cymru (CFfC)
  • Cyflog: £26,353
  • Cytundeb: Ebrill 2023 - Ebrill 2026, yn ddarostyngedig i gadarnhad o gyllideb flynyddol
  • Oriau: 40 awr yr wythnos (TOIL). Mae peth gwaith gyda’r nos ac ar benwythnosau yn angenrheidiol i’r swydd
  • Lleoliad: Yn swyddfa Chapter, Caerdydd. Rydyn ni’n cynnig model hybrid o weithio, sy’n golygu y gallwch hefyd weithio o adref pan yn bosib

Diben y Swydd
Cefnogi’r Ganolfan a’i haelodau i ddatblygu cynulleidfaoedd ar gyfer sinema annibynnol Brydeinig a rhyngwladol, a hynny ledled Cymru, drwy waith marchnata ac allgymorth. Mae hyn yn cynnwys prosiect ‘sbotolau’ arbennig mewn ardal benodol o Gymru (ardal i’w chadarnhau).

  • Mae ffurflenni cais a disgrifiad swydd ar gael i’w lawrlwytho isod. Ni allwn dderbyn CVs.
  • Ni fyddwn yn gallu cyfarfod gydag ymgeiswyr unigol cyn y cyfweliad.
  • Os oes gennych unrhyw ymholiadau am y broses o wneud cais cysylltwch os gwelwch yn dda gyda apply@chapter.org
  • Dyddiad Cau ar gyfer ceisiadau: Dydd Mercher 1af Mawrth, 9am
  • Cynhelir cyfweliadau: Dydd Iau 9fed Mawrth

 

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Ffilmiau Cymreig i gadw golwg amdanynt mewn sinemâu yn 2023
Dydd Mawrth, 31 Ionawr 2023

Croeso i 2023 a llu o ffilmiau Cymreig i roi yn eich dyddiadur ar gyfer y sinema. Mae Canolfan Ffilm Cymru wedi rhoi detholiad o’r ffilmiau mwyaf disgwyliedig â chysylltiadau Cymreig at ei gilydd, a fydd i’w gweld mewn sinema yn eich ardal chi eleni.

Yn gyntaf, mae Timestalker. Mae’r ffilm, a gynhyrchwyd gan Vaughan Sivell a aned yn Sir Benfro, yn adrodd hanes rhamantydd diymwared sy’n teithio drwy amser (Alice Lowe) wrth iddi ddelio â chariad, marwolaeth ac ailymgnawdoliad.

Os ydych chi’n hoff o ffilmiau bywgraffiadol, cadwch olwg am Y Sŵn gan y bobl greadigol o Gymru y tu ôl i’r ffilm lwyddiannus o 2022 Gwledd (Roger Williams a Lee Haven Jones), sy’n adrodd hanes y gwleidydd eiconig, Gwynfor Evans, ac esgyniad S4C yn ystod oes Thatcher.

Ffilm arall y mae disgwyl mawr amdani yw Yr Almond and the Seahorse. Fe’i hysgrifennwyd gan Kaite O'Reilly o Lanarth, a dyma’r ffilm gyntaf i gael ei chyfarwyddo gan Celyn Jones o Ynys Môn, sydd â thrac sain gan Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals). Mae Rebel Wilson yn chwarae’r brif ran yn y ffilm fel Sarah, archaeolegydd uchelgeisiol, sy’n dygymod ag anaf trawmatig ei phartner i’r ymennydd.

Gall cynulleidfaoedd edrych ymlaen at storïau rhyngwladol gan storïwyr o Gymru hefyd, o apartheid yn Ne Affrica (London Recruits) i’r asiantaeth fodelau drawsryweddol gyntaf (Being Hijra). Mae’r ffilmiau hyn yn cynnig cynrychiolaeth hollbwysig i gymunedau lleiafrifol, mewn cyd-destun Cymreig, gan roi llwyfan i ni siapio sut rydym ni’n gweld ein hunain fel cenedl a sut mae eraill yn ein gweld ledled y byd.

Mae Radha Patel, Swyddog Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru Canolfan Ffilm Cymru, yn esbonio: 

“Mae ar ein sinemâu lleol ein hangen ni gymaint ag yr ydym ni eu hangen nhw. Mae pob un o’r ffilmiau hyn yn dweud rhywbeth am Gymru, p’un a ydyn nhw’n ymwneud yn uniongyrchol â’n gwlad neu beidio. Y peth pwysicaf yw ein bod ni – fel cynulleidfaoedd – yn eu gwylio, yn siarad amdanyn nhw, yn siarad am beth maen nhw’n ei ddweud wrthym gyda’n ffrindiau ac ar-lein ac yn parhau i gefnogi sinemâu annibynnol, lleol er mwyn iddyn nhw allu parhau i ddangos ffilmiau sy’n archwilio hunaniaeth ddiwylliannol Cymru wrth i’r oes newid.”

Dywedodd Kaite O’Reilly, awdur ‘The Almond and the Seahorse’: 

“Mae gan y ffilm hanes a chysylltiad maith â Chymru. Ysgrifennais y sgript theatr yn gyntaf yn 2008, ac roedd yr ymateb rhyfeddol i’r ddrama yn golygu bod Celyn Jones a minnau’n benderfynol o ddod â’r stori gudd hon i’r sgrin, i godi ymwybyddiaeth, rhoi gobaith a’r ymateb arbennig o galonogol a ddaw yn sgil profiad cyfunol. Mae’r sinema yn arbennig – mae’n rhyfeddol eistedd gyda ffrindiau a dieithriaid ledled Cymru, rhannu ennyd dirgrynol a gwneud sŵn am yr ‘epidemig mud’ – i roi gwybod i bobl nad ydyn nhw ar eu pennau eu hunain.”

Gall cynulleidfaoedd weld newyddion am ffilmiau sydd i ddod ar  yr adran gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru ar wefan Canolfan Ffilm Cymru, neu drwy ddilyn @Filmhubwales ar y cyfryngau cymdeithasol. 

Mae MIW yn bosibl diolch i gyllid gan Cymru Creadigol a Rhwydwaith Cynulleidfa Ffilmiau (FAN) BFI, yn dyfarnu cyllid gan y Loteri Genedlaethol. Mae FAN BFI yn cynnig cymorth i arddangoswyr ledled y DU i roi hwb i raglennu diwylliannol ac ymgysylltu â chynulleidfaoedd amrywiol. Yng Nghymru, caiff y gweithgarwch hwn ei arwain gan Ganolfan Ffilm Cymru, sy’n cael ei rheoli gan Chapter.

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-DIWEDD-

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THE SILENT TWINS (2022)
The Whole Story: The Silent Twins + Black-Welsh Films

The Silent Twins brings the phenomenal story of the June and Jennifer Gibbons to cinemas across Wales and the UK on December 9th 2022.

Hailed at the Cannes Films Festival, the film tells the story of the sisters from Barbados, raised in Haverfordwest with a deep passion for literature and creative writing.

June was interviewed by The New Yorker in 2000 stating that, as the only Black family, they faced horrific abuse and consequently the sisters became each other’s greatest support system. They were inseparable, speaking a special language to each other that only they understood while becoming selectively mute to everyone around them. Later on in life, sectioned by a deeply unjust and racist mental health system, they continued to keep diaries, wrote stories, poems and novels and eventually pooled together to get one of their novels published.

This incredible true story brings their friendship, creative aspirations and traumatic experiences of navigating a white world, to life on the big screen.

In celebration of their writing and creativity, we’ve put together a list of films by and featuring Black-Welsh talent to highlight the importance of championing Black creatives from development to production and of course exhibition!

To book The Silent Twins for your venue please contact: Albina.Terentjeva@nbcuni.com

Universal Pictures also have a number of exciting assets to support your screening including posters, quads, stills, trailers and more.

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International Youth Media Summit 2022

Dion Wyn Hughes is the Projects and Marketing Manager for Wicked Wales. He recently attended the International Youth Media Summit (IYMS) in Falkenberg, Sweden.

 

IYMS is an annual two-week event that brings together young people from different cultures to create media projects aimed at inspiring their own generation to take action and responsibility for the future. By confronting and examining global problems and exploring solutions together, they are bound in a shared purpose. Working toward a common goal and being accountable for a concrete creative product within a limited time period provides the perfect “stew” for collaboration. Here’s what Dion told us about the trip:


Attending IYMS was an eye-opening experience that broadened my mind about what we can do in Wales. While the primary basis of the summit is to empower change through filmmaking, it also gives you opportunities to meet like-minded programmers, activists and filmmakers from all across the globe.

 

Throughout a fortnight, the challenge was to create a PSA (Public Service Announcement) over seven topics the IYMS wanted to eradicate in the world through diplomacy and film. They are youth empowerment, environment, violence, women’s rights, poverty, health and discrimination. Each group were split into young filmmakers, young diplomats and advisors who all worked together to create a short film about their subject matter with the help of their mentor who worked within the assigned fields. By the end of the summit, they would have a completed film that will be shared with international audiences at film festivals, on YouTube and through their partners, including UNESCO.

There are various ways to encourage and embrace heritage, language and culture, from Afghanistan to Nepal to Norway. Each day there were numerous opportunities to hear about different nations, how they promote their countries’ work, and the best models to exhibit the films. While many have expressed their frustrations about funding and sharing their voices globally, the summit allows you to develop and work on further collaborations beyond the two-week summit.

One of the main reasons Wicked Wales wanted to attend the summit was to engage with more young people. As they were the ones making the films and making positive changes in their communities, it was an enlightening experience. Hearing about the various programs they work on and their viewing habits benefited us as an organisation and for Wales as a whole. The diversity of delegates gave a fresh perspective on what works well for us and where we can improve and further diversity and inclusion in our sector.

The main takeaway from IYMS is the importance of international collaboration and working with organisations to improve our methods and share our own practices from Wales. We can learn so much from one another, and Wicked Wales has already begun a dialogue with partners in Sweden and Nepal on how we can collaborate further. Fortunately, through social media, we can now stay in touch with some of the great film societies we connected with and keep an eye on the ideas and programming that they’re doing. We hadn’t looked further afield until now, so I think this will benefit us when determining our own programme and events.

Attending IYMS was an eye-opening experience that broadened my mind about what we can do in Wales. While the primary basis of the summit is to empower change through filmmaking, it also gives you opportunities to meet like-minded programmers, activists and filmmakers from all across the globe. – Dion Wyn Hughes

Dion attended the International Youth Media Summit with the support of Film Hub Wales via our Bursary scheme. If you want to attend a meeting, course or event that would benefit your organisation and develop audiences but the costs are prohibitive, you can submit an application for support here.

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Sinemau yn mynd i hudo cynulleidfaoedd y gaeaf hwn gydag Adfywiad Dewiniaeth ar y Sgrin
Dydd Mawrth 24ain Hydref, 2022

Gyda chefnogaeth Canolfan Ffilm Cymru fe fydd sinemau ar draws Cymru yn archwilio hud oesol Cymru ar sgrin y gaeaf yma gan gyflwyno hud, ysbrydion a chwedlau i gynulleidfaoedd Cymru, drwy dymor o ffilmiau a digwyddiadau am ddewiniaeth Cymru.

Fel rhan o'u 'Galwch Heibio Cymunedol' fe fydd Canolfan Gelfyddydau Wyeside yn cynnal dangosiad o Annwn ac yna trafodaeth Gwrachod Heddiw ar y Wrach Gymreig fodern. Gall cynulleidfaoedd alw heibio unwaith eto ar y 23ain ar gyfer recordiad o'r ail drafodaeth, dan arweiniad Off Y Grid, y cyfan am hanes ehangach menywod fel gwrachod yn y sinema.

Fe fydd Off Y Grid, rhwydwaith o saith o leoliadau ar draws gogledd Cymru (yn cynnwys Pontio) sydd yn cydweithio i gyflwyno‘r gorau o sinema annibynnol Prydeinig a rhyngwladol i gynulleidfaoedd Cymru, yn cynnal ail bodlediad byw am sinema arswyd a Gwrachod gyda dangosiad o ffilm arswyd arbrofol Gaspar Noe, Lux Aeterna.

Mae Radha Patel, Swyddog Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru Canolfan Ffilm Cymru yn esbonio pam bod y Ganolfan yn annog cynulleidfaoedd i ddysgu am hanes dewiniaeth:  

“Heddiw, mae cenhedlaeth newydd o wrachod Cymreig ifanc yn ymddangos ac yn edrych eto ar eu harferion a’u treftadaeth diwylliannol. Fe wnaeth cysylltiad ysbrydol unigryw Cymru gyda’r tir, cymdeithas gymunedol a synnwyr cyffredin achub miloedd o fenywod rhag cael eu lladd oherwydd ofergoeliaeth. Yn y dyfodol pa adegau newid bywyd allai gael eu hysbrydoli gan yr adferiad newydd yma mewn ysbrydolrwydd Celtaidd? Credwn y gall ffilm ein helpu i archwilio ac ateb y cwestiynau hyn.”

Mae Emyr Williams, Cydlynydd Sinema yng Nghanolfan Gelfyddydau Pontio yn ychwanegu: 

''Dydy sinema arswyd ddim wedi ei fwriadu i chi ei wylio ar eich pen eich hun – mae profiad cymunedol o arswyd yn rhywbeth rydym yn ceisio ei gynnig i’n cynulleidfaoedd. Mae ein penwythnos ar thema Gwrachod yn Pontio yn rho[‘r cyfle inni ddangos ffilmiau arswyd gwych ac ymgysylltu yn uniongyrchol gyda diddordebau ein cynulleidfa, drwy recordio dau bodlediad dwyieithog gerbron cynulleidfa fyw. Rydym wedi gwahodd arbenigwyr i drafod Dewiniaeth yn ei holl ffurfiau, o gwestiynu cynrychiolaeth sinematig a stereoteipio rhyw i ailedrych ar fytholeg a hanes cymdeithasol Cymru yn ogystal â dychmygu sut mae Gwrachod yn addasu i’r oes ddigidol.''

Caiff y ddau ddigwyddiad eu recordio yn fyw ac ar gael i sinemau ar draws Cymru gyda chefnogaeth cyllid gan linyn Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru Canolfan Ffilm Cymru, sydd yn dathlu ffilmiau gyda chysylltiadau Cymreig. Gall cynulleidfaoedd fwynhau cyfres o ffilmiau ar thema gwrachod yn eu sinema leol, fel Gwledd, St Maud ac I am not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni sydd yn 5 oed ym mis Hydref.

Mae Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru yn cynnig llu o weithgareddau drwy gydol y flwyddyn mewn partneriaeth gydag arddangoswyr Cymreig, yn cynnwys catalog ffilmiau gyda 600 o ffilmiau byr a hir gyda chysylltiadau Cymreig.

Mae Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru yn derbyn cyllid gan Creative Wales a chyllid y Loteri Cenedlaethol drwy Rwydwaith Cynulleidfa Ffilm (FAN) BFI DU gyfan. Fel rhan o FAN, mae Canolfan Ffilm Cymru yn datblygu cynulleidfaoedd ar gyfer ffilmiau annibynnol Prydeinig a rhyngwladol drwy gydol y flwyddyn. Gweninyddir cyllid yng Nghymru gan Ganolfan Ffilm Cymru drwy Chapter fel y Corff Arweiniol Canolfannau Ffilm.  

Caiff dros £30M ei godi bob wythnos i achosion da ar draws y DU gan y Loteri Cenedlaethol. 

-DIWEDD-

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Sidecard: New Website to Support Accessible Film Screenings for Deaf and Blind Audiences
August 2022


New Website to Support Accessible Film Screenings for Deaf and Blind Audiences UK Wide

A new website designed to make cinema more accessible to Deaf and Blind audiences has launched in the UK.

Sidecard is a searchable database, which records details relating to film access materials, such as subtitle and audio description files.

The site, which is the first of its kind (in the UK), is intended to improve and promote accessibility, encourage learning and resource sharing across cinemas, film festivals and the wider film exhibition sector. The project is supported by BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Charlotte Little, Access Consultant and member of Sidecard’s working group, explains:

‘Descriptive subtitles completely transform my viewing experience and having a database like Sidecard, to refer audiences and practitioners to, will be of huge significance in the ongoing journey to standardise accessibility within film exhibition.’

The site, a joint project of Matchbox Cine, Inclusive Cinema, Film Hub Wales, Film Hub Scotland and Independent Cinema Office, will invite users to upload details of subtitle and audio description files made to support accessible screenings and disc releases. Sidecard will also host glossaries and tailored guides to support distributors, exhibitors and film-makers to learn practically about making films more accessible.

Sidecard is named for the separate “sidecar” files that are created to make screenings and home viewing accessible to Deaf and Blind audiences. No such files will be hosted on the site, but their details will be logged – who made them, who commissioned them, against what version of what particular film – and contact details provided, so that whoever might want to make further use of them can request the materials and permission to use them.

Megan Mitchell, Inclusive Cinema Project Manager for BFI FAN explains:

‘Sidecard will support exhibitors, and those across the sector keen to support diverse audiences, to more easily find and share accessible versions of films. With exhibitors, especially mid-sized festivals and smaller exhibitors within Scotland, having made a considered effort to increase accessible screenings for Deaf and disabled audiences over the past few years, Sidecard aims to facilitate a collaborative sector wide effort to allow exhibitors to ensure all audiences have access to great films.’

The project was supported by BFI FAN – a UK-wide network made up of national and regional Hubs which seek to ensure the greatest choice of cinema is available to everyone across the UK. Inclusive Cinema is part of BFI FAN and coordinated by Film Hub Wales. 

Caiff dros £30M ei godi bob wythnos i achosion da ar draws y DU gan y Loteri Cenedlaethol.

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Dyddiau Rhangddangos Ffilmiau Cymreig 2022

Film Hub Wales’ Welsh Film Preview Days are back in 2022. We are delighted to announce that this year will be an in-person event at Canolfan Gelfyddydau Aberystwyth.

Since 2013, we have hosted fifteen Dyddiau Rhangddangos Ffilmiau Cymreig, with screenings of upcoming Welsh-made or Welsh-language film releases.

Pryd?

  • Day one: Wednesday 31st August – 10:30am – 6pm (followed by evening drinks)
  • Day two: Thursday 1st September – 9:00am – 5:00pm

What can I expect?

  • Features and shorts screenings (LOLA (Directed by Andrew Legge / Produced by IEIE productions)The Almond and the Seahorse (Screenplay by Kaite O’Reilly and Celyn Jones), Burial (Directed by Ben Parker), London Recruits (Directed by Gordon Main), Off the Rails (Produced by Rob Alexander), The Bronze Men of Cameroon (Directed by Florence Ayisi),
  • Preview clips,
  • Marketing and outreach workshop*,
  • Time to talk with other Welsh exhibitors,
  • Advice about Made in Wales support and other BFI FAN projects,
  • A film pack with details of upcoming Welsh film releases, which includes booking terms, contacts, release dates and Welsh connections to help you market the film,
  • Lunch and refreshments provided.

*This year, we’ll also be hosting an exclusive marketing and outreach workshop led by Isra al Kassi. Isra is Head of Programmes and Audience Development at Birds’ Eye View, and has previously worked for BIFA, Inclusive Cinema, Independent Film Trust, London Film Festival, Habibi Collective a Shasha. She is also the co-founder of  T A P E Collective and has curated for a number of prominent UK film festivals. The workshop will look at out of the box marketing strategies and fresh approaches to engaging wider audiences. 

Please bear in mind this event is exclusively for members of Film Hub Wales and members of Film Hubs around the UK. 

Bursary support and Membership
  • Mae'r digwyddiad yma yn gymwys ar gyfer cefnogaeth bwrseriaeth. Gall Canolfan Ffilm Cymru dalu am gostau llety i aelodau fynychu. Llanwch ffurflen yma..
  • Os nad ydych yn aelod o Ganolfan Ffilm Cymru eto, gallwch ymuno am ddim yma.
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Gwledd yn dod â’r iaith Gymraeg yn ôl i Sgriniau Sinema am y tro cyntaf mewn tair blynedd
Dydd Mawrth, 16ef Awst, 2022

Gwledd (The Feast), ffilm arswyd iasol Gymraeg ei rhyddhau mewn sinemâu yn unig ar Awst 19eg,eddrwy Picturehouse Entertainment. Dyma’r ffilm Gymraeg gyntaf i’w dangos i gynulleidfaoedd sinema ers rhyddhau’r ffilm ddogfen gerddorolumentary, Anorac yn 2019.  

Wedi’i gosod yng nghanolbarth Cymru, cafodd y ffilm ei gyrru gan dalent Cymreig. Wedi ei hysgrifennu gan Roger Williams a’i chyfarwyddo gan Lee Haven-Jones, mae’n cynnwys actorion amlwg Cymraeg Nia Roberts a Julian Lewis Jones, yn ogystal â thalentau newydd Steffan Cennydd ac Annes Elwy.  

Mae Annes Elwy yn chwarae Cadi – menyw ifanc sydd yn derbyn swydd fel gweinydd i deulu cyfoethog yng nghefn gwlad Cymru, ar drothwy parti pwysig. Wrth i’r noson fynd rhagddi mae’n dechrau herio credoau’r teulu gan ddatgelu’r twyll y maen nhw wedi ei greu gyda chanlyniadau brawychus.  

Mae’r ffilm yn arwyddocaol i Gymru, gan gyflwyno’r Gymraeg i gynulleidfaoedd newydd yn fyd-eang, tra hefyd yn ateb galw lleol gan Gymry i wylio straeon yn eu mamiaith. Yn draddodiadol mae cais wedi bod am fersiynau deuol o ffilmiau. Mae Gwledd, sydd yn Gymraeg yn unig yn creu llwybr ar gyfer ffyrdd newydd o weithio. Mae’n anrhydeddu’r Gymraeg a hefyd yn agor y drws ar gyfer gwneud rhagor o ffilmiau.

Dywedodd Roger Williams, awdur Gwledd:

“Pe byddem yn ddigon eofn ynghylch adrodd ein straeon ar y sgrin fawr, fawr yma, gallem adeiladu’r math o ddiwylliant lle nad ydy hi’n anarferol gweld ffilmiau Cymraeg yn ein sinemau.” 

Cefnogir rhyddhau’r ffilm gan linyn Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru, Ganolfan Ffilm Cymru sydd yn dathlu ffilmiau gyda chysylltiadau Cymreig gan greu mwy o ymwybyddiaeth o straeon o gymunedau Cymreig a helpu i ffurfio ein hunaniaeth diwylliannol.

Dywedodd Radha Patel, Swyddog Gwnaethwyd yng Nghymru yng Nghanolfan Ffilm Cymru:  

“Mae ffilmiau Cymreig yn helpu i ffurfio diwylliant Cymru. Mae gan y straeon rydym yn eu hadrodd ar y sgrin gyrhaeddiad byd-eang – yn newid y ffordd y mae’r byd yn gweld ein gwlad. Mae’n gyffrous cael ffilm Gymraeg yn dod i sinemâu lleol a chyunedau unwaith eto ond ni ddylai hyn fod yn eithriad. Mae Cymru yn gartref i genedl amrywiol o adroddwyr straeon ac mae cynulleidfoaed Cymru y n haeddu gweld rhagor o ffilmiau sydd yn cynrychioli eu iaith, gwlad a diwylliant. Gwyddom y gall Gwledd ysbrydoli talent newydd i wneud y ffilmiau maen nhw eisiau eu gweld.” 

Drwy Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru gall sinemâu ddangos cyfweliad arbennig gyda Roger Williams ac Annes Elwy, a hefyd traethawd creadigol gan yr awdur llawrydd ac ymchwlydd Rosie Couch, sydd yn edrych ar gyd-destun gwleidyddol ac amgylcheddol y ffilm. Mae Canolfan Ffilm Cymru a Picturehouse hefyd wedi cydweithio i sicrhau y bydd gan sinemâu Cymru fynediad i bosteri Cymraeg, rhagddangosiadau, disgrifiadau sain a phenawdau trwm eu clyw i wylwyr b/Byddar Cymraeg.

Mae Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru yn cynnig llu o weithgareddau drwy gydol y flwyddyn mewn partneriaeth gydag arddangoswyr Cymreig, yn cynnwys catalog ffilmiaugyda 600 o ffilmiau byr a hir gyda chysylltiadau Cymreig. Mae Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru yn derbyn cyllid gan Creative Wales a chyllid y Loteri Cenedlaethol drwy Rwydwaith Cynulleidfa Ffilm (FAN) BFI DU gyfan. Fel rhan o FAN, mae Canolfan Ffilm Cymru yn datblygu cynulleidfaoedd ar gyfer ffilmiau annibynnol Prydeinig a rhyngwladol drwy gydol y flwyddyn. Gweninyddir cyllid yng Nghymru gan Ganolfan Ffilm Cymru drwy Chapter fel y Corff Arweiniol Canolfannau Ffilm.  

Caiff dros £30M ei godi bob wythnos i achosion da ar draws y DU gan y Loteri Cenedlaethol. 

-DIWEDD-

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Alchemy Film Festival The Making Of Pinocchio
UK Cinemas build T.L.C for Trans-Led Stories on Screen
August 2022


A new series of events and podcasts from Inclusive Cinema called ‘T.L.C’ (Tender Loving Care for Trans-Led/Trans-Loved Cinema) are coming to UK screens.

From Orkney to London, cinemas, festivals and independent exhibitors will present film screenings, Q&As and panels on diverse topics related to trans visibility in cinema, thanks to support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding National Lottery funding. These events will also be recorded live and made into podcasts.

T.L.C, supported by delivery partner, writer and activist So Mayer, aims to help address the historic imbalance of trans representation on screen. The events will be run by Milo Clenshaw, Alchemy Film & Arts (Hawick, Scotland), Lillian Crawford, Freelance Writer & Researcher (Manchester, England), Beatrice Copland, The Phoenix Cinema (Orkney, Scotland), Rebecca del Tufo, The Lexi Cinema (London, England) with additional podcast elements from Trans+ On Screen. Full events listings can be found on Inclusivecinema.org yma.

Megan Mitchell, Inclusive Cinema Project Manager for BFI FAN explains:

‘There is ongoing underrepresentation of trans voices on-screen and by supporting trans led and trans focused projects like T.L.C, Inclusive Cinema hopes to help address this and inspire other film exhibitors to undertake similar events. Those who will be running events under the T.L.C banner have all come to the project with their own unique insights into what is lacking when it comes to trans voices within cinema, reflecting the diversity of lived experiences of trans people. T.L.C is also for audiences, we want trans audiences to feel safe within cinema settings and be able to recognise their own experiences in what is being programmed and what ends up on screen.’

The BFI FAN in a UK-wide network made up of national and regional Hubs which seek to ensure the greatest choice of cinema is available to everyone across the UK. Inclusive Cinema is part of BFI FAN and coordinated by Film Hub Wales.

Caiff dros £30M ei godi bob wythnos i achosion da ar draws y DU gan y Loteri Cenedlaethol.

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Straeon Traws Newydd gyda Chysylltiadau Cymreig yn dod i Sinemâu yn 2022
Mercher, 13 Gorffennaf, 2022

Gyda chefnogaeth prosiect Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru Canolfan Ffilm Cymru mae dwy ffilm newydd o dalent Cymreig, sydd yn dilyn bywydau menywod Traws yn India ac UDA yn dod i sinemâu eleni.

Gyda chefnogaeth prosiect Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru Canolfan Ffilm Cymru mae dwy ffilm newydd o dalent Cymreig, sydd yn dilyn bywydau menywod Traws yn India ac UDA yn dod i sinemâu eleni.

‘Donna’ which is distributed by Bohemia Media, is the debut feature of Welsh director Jay Bedwani. The film, which releases on July 15ed 2022, tells the story of Donna Personna who first hit the stage with the legendary Cockettes. Now in her seventies, she is offered a chance to co-write a play about an overlooked episode in queer history – the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, in which transgender women Donna knew, stood up against police harassment.  

Treuliodd Jay Bedwani, Cyfarwyddwr ‘Donna’ bum mlynedd yn teithio o Gaerdydd i Galiffornia i ddogfennu stori Donna a ffurfio cyfeillgarwch oes yn y cyfamser. Mae’n esbonio: 

 “Rwy’n teimlo’n freintiedig i gael cyflwyno stori menyw drawsrywiol hŷn i sgriniau Cymru. Rwy’n gobeithio y bydd meges ac ysbryd Donna yn cyffwrdd cynulleidfaoedd cymaint ag a wnaeth imi.” 

Mae ‘Being Hijra’, gan y Cyfarwyddwr o Orllewin Cymru Ila Mehrotra (Spring Films) a fydd yn cael ei rhyddhau yn nes ymlaen eleni yn daith hynod o bersonol ac emosiynol a ffilmiwyd dros 8 mlynedd sydd yn nodi poen a balchder Rudrani Chettri a’r gymuned trawsrywiol yn New Delhi wrth iddyn nhw greu asiantaeth fodelu trawsrywiol cyntaf India.

 Dywed Ila Mehrotra: 

‘‘Bu datblygu stori’r gymuned Hijra yny dull mwyaf dynol a pherthnasol yn bleser pur. Mae’r gefnogaeth a’r diddordeb gan Ganolfan Ffilm Cymru yn fy llenwi gyda brwdfrydedd i gyflwyno’r ffilm i sgriniau Cymru gan obeithio y bydd yn atseinio yn ddynol yn gyffredinol’’ 

Cefnogir y ddwy ffilm gan ‘Gwnaethowyd yng Nghymru’ prosiect Canolfan Ffilm Cymru sydd yn dathlu ffilmiau gyda chysylltiadau Cymreig gan roi llwyfan i straeon llai adnabyddus o Gymru sydd yn cynrychioli cymunedau Cymreig go iawn. Mae Canolfan Ffilm Cymru yn gweithio gyda Bohemia a Spring Films i sicrhau bod gan gynulleidfaoedd y cyfle i glywed cyfweliadau gan y Cyfarwyddwyr a chreu undod gyda’r cynulleidfaoedd Traws a gynrychiolir ar y sgrin yn eu sinemâu annibynnol lleol.

Yn nes ymlaen eleni gall cynulleidfaoedd hefyd edrych ymlaen at ‘T.L.C’ sef Gofal Cariad Tyner i Sinema Traws-Arawin/Traws-Gariad. Cyfres o ddigwyddiadau brennig yn archwilio ffilmiau sinema traws-arwain o brosiect Sinema Cynhwysol Canolfan Ffilm Cymru. Sinema Cynhwysol project.

Dywedodd Radha Patel, Swyddog Gwnaethwyd yng Nghymru yng Nghanolfan Ffilm Cymru:  

“Mae’r ffilmiau dogfen yma yn nodi carreg filltir diwylliannol pwysig. Yn aml dywedir wrth wneuthurwyr ffilm mai dim ond ar gyfer un stori ar y cyrion y mae lle iddi ar y tro. Drwy dorri’r tueddiad yma mae sinemâu Cymru yn anfon neges bwysig i bobl Traws, yn enwedig i bobl Traws ifanc, gan gadarnhau eu hunaniaeth a’u hawl i hunan benderfynu.”

Mae Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru yn cynnig llu o weithgareddau drwy gydol y flwyddyn mewn partneriaeth gydag arddangoswyr Cymreig, yn cynnwys catalog ffilmiau gyda 600 o ffilmiau byr a hir gyda chysylltiadau Cymreig

Mae Gwnaethpwyd yng Nghymru yn derbyn cyllid gan Creative Wales a chyllid y Loteri Cenedlaethol drwy Rwydwaith Cynulleidfa Ffilm (FAN) BFI DU gyfan. Fel rhan o FAN, mae Canolfan Ffilm Cymru yn datblygu cynulleidfaoedd ar gyfer ffilmiau annibynnol Prydeinig a rhyngwladol drwy gydol y flwyddyn. Gweninyddir cyllid yng Nghymru gan Ganolfan Ffilm Cymru drwy Chapter fel y Corff Arweiniol Canolfannau Ffilm.  

Caiff dros £30M ei godi bob wythnos i achosion da ar draws y DU gan y Loteri Cenedlaethol. 

-DIWEDD-

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Brian And Charles
The Whole Story: Brian and Charles

To mark the release of ‘Brian and Charles’, Made in Wales teamed up with Universal Studios for an exclusive interview with the cast and crew. Led by Zoila Garman, BFI FAN members can share these charming and insightful conversations with audiences, featuring the film’s Director ‘Jim Archer’ and Writers / Lead Actors ‘Chris Hayward’ and David Earl.

To watch the full interviews, please log into the Film Hub Wales preview room.

To access the clips for your cinema’s screening or social media, please contact radha@filmhubwales.org

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