Ffilm Cymru Wales supports feature film projects with production and completion funding. We prioritise feature film projects involving a Wales born or based writer, director or producer but we will consider feature films with significant Welsh cultural value or opportunities for Welsh talent.

We make 3-6 production or completion awards a year. We support world-class live-action, documentary and animated feature films, as well as cross-platform projects which have a feature film at their core. We’re always looking for unique stories, which speak to a variety of different audiences (particularly those under-represented in mainstream cinema), and which have well-developed plans in place for reaching those audiences. Inclusion (behind-the-camera, on-screen and for audiences) is at the heart of everything we do. This commitment to Inclusion is always guided by the context of working in and for Wales and our broad slate of feature films includes Welsh cultural content and work in the Welsh language as well as international co-productions.

Production companies must always ensure the safety of all those who work on their films.

The British Film Commission has published guidance on Covid-19 safety protocols for the production of film and high-end TV, as well guidance for Travelling to the UK for work in Film or High-end Television Drama Production During COVID-19: Self-isolation (“Quarantine”) Exemptions.

Creative Wales has published new COVID-19 Guidance for a phased return for the Creative Industries in Wales - read it here.

And Welsh Governent has also published guidance for working in other people’s homes, including film crews - read it here.

Government has announced a new £500 million scheme to kickstart film and television production struggling to secure insurance for Covid-related costs - find out more here.

BECTU has also published guidance in their Film & TV Recovery Plan.

Wiggin has published FAQs on Employment and Data Protection for returning productions - read them here.

ScreenSkills are running a series of TV Skills Fund masterclasses on working safely during Covid.

The BFI Doc Society Production SOS Fund has been launched (using funds from the National Lottery) to support British producers whose independently financed documentary feature projects have been interrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. Find out more and apply by 2nd July here.

Find out the latest on responsibly handling personal and sensitive data (such as health information), that is compliant with GDPR regulations, here.

We encourage recipients of our production or completion funding to build demand for their project and to maximise the value of the intellectual property they have created. We work with filmmakers on Inclusion plans and through our Magnifier system, we offer audience-testing, brand extension, and networking opportunities with individuals from a range of creative disciplines.

Our funding is intended for projects that are unlikely to be fully financed by the market and so require National Lottery support.

Filmmaking teams applying for production or completion funding should be able to evidence previous experience in writing, directing and producing. First-feature talent may be better suited to our biennial low-budget film scheme Cinematic, though we will support distinctive first features with production funding. Less experienced talent may also refer to our BFI NETWORK Wales.

Production applications for £50,000 or under are received on a rolling basis. Production applications for £50,000 or over are assessed at the next quarterly board meeting, the deadlines for which are as follows:

22nd May 2020 (17:00)

21st August 2020 (17:00)

13th November 2020 (17:00)

Please ensure you have read the Production Guidelines in full and discussed your project with a member of the team before completing the application form. Once you have completed the application form, please email it directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Online Talent Surgeries

To support the industry during this challenging time, Ffilm Cymru are hosting talent surgeries every two weeks over the phone or online.

If you’re 18 or over, born or based in Wales, and aspire or are already working as a writer, director or producer for film, we want to hear from you. There is no upper experience cap and we encourage filmmakers of all levels to sign up. The surgeries are an opportunity for you to gain strategic advice from FfCW execs on a one and one basis and will occasionally feature inspiring guest speakers too.

Book your appointment here.