Audience Access Funding

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 Welsh relevance.

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

This document explains our aims and funding priorities for Ffilm Cymru Wales’ ‘Audience Access Fund’, designed to help organisations wishing to improve the range, availability and reach of independent film provision for the people of Wales.

From April 2017, the Audience Access 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 to welsh audiences.

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 

The Audience Access fund is comprised of Art Council Wales National Lottery funding.

Applications are assessed twice yearly.


  • Friday 24th May 2019, 5pm
  • Friday 18th October 2019, 5pm

Please ensure you have read the below Audience Access 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Please download and save the attachments to your computer before completing your application.