Film Hub Wales (FHW), with Chapter as Hub Lead Organisation, is set to bring more fantastic films to more people in more places across Wales this year through a series of new projects delivered by Welsh cinemas and film festivals.
Working in partnership with exhibitors across the nation, events will explore globally significant issues from climate change, to exclusion and discrimination.
The FHW audience development programme is designed to support innovative and adventurous cultural film programming Wales-wide, enabling exhibitors to make bold choices, bringing the very best British and international films to all audiences.
Hana Lewis, Strategic Manager or Film Hub Wales explains: ‘It’s an exciting time to visit your local cinema, or film festival, with cinema admissions at their highest since the 1970s . As we become increasingly conscious of societal, political and even planetary changes, film offers a world of enlightening stories, right on our doorsteps. Thanks to our creative network of exhibitors in Wales, we’re able to launch our first programme of film events for 2019, where new voices will be heard, global issues explored and community spaces formed.’
The projects are supported by Film Hub Wales, part of the BFI Film Audience Network using funds from the National Lottery to ensure the greatest choice of cinema is available to everyone across the UK.