FHW Bursary Support Recipients


Since 2013, FHW has supported the Welsh exhibition sector with 66 bursaries and we have had over 1200 individual engagements with different workshops, surgeries and events.

We aim to build skills and confidence across the exhibition sector in Wales year-round through various national and regional opportunities. 

You can also engage with UK wide networks that FAN have established to offer additional skills support. 



Through our bursary scheme for training and networking opportunities, we have in the past supported attendance at the following events, conferences and courses… 



Rural Community Cinema

2017 - Annie Grundy (Magic Lantern)

2018 - Allison Williams (Dragon Theatre), Eiko Meredith (Kotasu Animation Festival), Natasha Swann (Wicked Wales), Lacey Small (Wicked Wales), Yvonne Connikie (Cinema Golau), Yasmin Bergum (Cinema Golau)

You can find out more about Film Hub Wales' event over at the Rural Community Cinema page

Welsh Film Preview Days

2014 - Bryoni Sadler (Flicks in the Sticks)

You can find out more about Film Hub Wales' event over at the Welsh Film Preview Days page

ICO Screenings Days 

Angie Dickinson (Pontardawe Arts Centre), Rhowan Alleyne (WOW),  Annie Grundy (Magic Lantern), Matt Beere (Chapter), Jamie Grew (New Dot Cinema), Dave Phillips (Abergavenny Film Society), Jill Edge (Theatr Gwaun), Stephen Phillips (Chapter), Rhys Roberts (CELLB)

2017 - Emyr Williams (Pontio), Sara Waddington (Magic Lantern), Annie Grundy (Magic Lantern)

2018 - Ben Rive (Snowcat Cinema), Angie Dickinson (Pontardawe Arts Centre), Emyr Williams (Pontio), Dave Evans (WIDF), Sara Waddington (Magic Lantern), Simon Proffitt (New Dot Cinema)

You can find out more about the Screening Days over at the ICO website

ICO Young Programmers Forum at Spring Screening Day

2018 - Natasha Swann (Wicked Wales), Lacey Small (Wicked Wales) 

Cinema For All Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards

2014 - Gloria Vasquez (Films and Wine)

2015 - Simon Profitt (New Dot Cinema), Norman Gettings (Llandaff North Festival)

2017 - Allison Williams (Dragon Theatre)

2018 - Lisa Denison (Sinema Sadwrn), Dave Philips (Abergavenny Film Society)

You can find out more about this event at the Cinema For All website

UKCA Annual Conference

2018 - Jamie Hughes (Gwyn Hall)

AMA Conference

2014 - Alice Turner (Penarth Pier Pavilion)

Children’s Film First Conference, Brussels

2015 - Claire Vaughan (Chapter). Find out more about Claire’s time at the conference here.

The Kids Are Alright Conference 

2013 - Claire Vaughan (Chapter) 

BFI London Film Festival

2015 - David Gillam (Torch Theatre), Joy Green (Haverfordwest Film Society) 

2017 - David Gillam (WOW: Wales on World Film Festival)

Berlin Film Festival

2015 - Berwyn Rowlands (Iris Prize). Find out more about his trip to Berlin here.

2018 - Dave Evans (WIDF),

2019 - Luisa Pèrcopo (IFFC)

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2014 - Jody Tozer (Ffresh)

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

2017 - Radha Patel (Gentle/Radical)

You can find more about this festival at the Sheffield Doc Fest website.

Durban International Film Festival

2014 - Fadhili Maghiya (Watch Africa)

Edinburgh Film Festival (and FAN Meetings)

Claire Vaughan (Chapter) 

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Paul O'Connor (Sol Cinema) 

Flatpack Festival ABCinema, Birmingham

2015 - Paul Holder (Chapter). Find out more about Paul’s ABCinema Sprint on our blog

San Sebastian Film Festival 

David Gillam (WOW: Wales on World Film Festival) 

Venice Film Festival

2018 - Jody Tozer (Cardiff Mini Film Festival)


Zagreb Film Festival

Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales)

NexT International Film Festival

2018 - Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales)

Camera Zizanio Festival and Olympia Festival         

2017 - Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales), Lacey Small (Wicked Wales)

Youth Cinema Network

Dan Thomas (Wicked Wales). Find out more about Dan's research trip to Hanover here

You can find out more about the Youth Cinema Network here.

BFI FAN New Release Marketing Day

2018 - Sara Waddington (Magic Lantern) 

Innovation Lab: Young Audiences

2019 - Rhys Roberts (Cell B)



WNO Oz with Orchestra 

Young Programmer from WICKED Cinema in Rhyl spent the day at the Welsh National Opera's screening of 'The Wizard of Oz' interviewing audience members, to create this short film that can be seen here



Film London Cultivate Training 

A UK-wide training programme for exhibitors looking to inspire the next generation of cinema-goers. Cultivate offers presentations and discussions around a broad range of topics including navigating the primary and secondary curriculum, Inspiring young people, programming suitable films, developing study guides, being safe and compliant and engaging a range of audiences, stakeholders and partners. It also offers attendees from across the country the rare opportunity to share best practice, ask each other questions and generate ideas.

Rhiannon Hughes (Wicked Wales)

You can find more information on Cultivate at the Film London website.

ICO Developing Your Film Festival Course

An intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world's experts on taking your festival to the next level.

Jody Tozer (Ffresh) 

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

ICO Business Advice Training

Theatre Gwaun and Watch Africa

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

ICO Creative Digital Marketing Training

Lisa Nesbitt (Film Hub Wales)

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

Cultural Cinema Exhibition

2017 - Anna Redfern, Cinema & Co

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

ICO Creative Programming Course 

Joann Rae, (Theatr Colwyn)

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

ICO Technical Ambassadors Training   

Supported visits at EVI, Ebbw Vale, Torch Theatre, Radyr & Morganstown Community Cinema and Rhyl Little Theatre.

2017 - WOW Women's Film Club and Gentle/Radical teamed up with the Independent Cinema Office and Chapter to host a free workshop on the technical aspects of pop-up film projection and presentation. The half day course offered women the opportunity to learn and become confident in how to technically set up and use projection and screening equipment to run pop-up film events. 

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

 ICO Reach: Strategic Audience Development

A project-based training programme for independent film exhibitors who want to learn from experts about how to strategically grow audiences. 

2017 - Mike Roberts (Clwyd Theatr Cymru)

2018 - Kate (Memo Arts Centre), Aleksandra Nikolajev Jones (WIDF)

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

 ICO Elevate: Introduction to Leadership

Gives those in film exhibition the chance to learn practical management skills. The bespoke training experience will accelerates development through a holistic approach, with expert support, coaching and peer-to-peer learning.

2017 - Rabab Ghazoul (Gentle/Radical)  

You can find more information on Reach over at the ICO's website

Moviola Sustainability Seminars

2017 - In July 2017 Moviola ran six Sustainability Seminars across the UK, with the aim to collect experiences and ideas to inform a Sustainability Action Plan and a 'Good Practice in the Moviola Family Guide' to distribute across their network. Film Hub Wales supported a seminar in Wales at Llanfair Kilgeddin Village Hall. 



  • Applications for training/skills bursaries will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year with no set deadlines.
  • Bursaries between £50 and £500 are available, up to a maximum of 100% fees and 50% travel/accommodation.
  • FHW will require a minimum of four weeks’ notice to consider and process applications.
  • Applications should not be submitted post-event or with a deadline sooner than four weeks.
  • Training must take place within the relevant financial year of application and must be completed by December 2017.
  • For each course, only one application per organisation will be accepted.