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New Welsh Production Fund launched

More support will be available for Welsh film thanks to a new and simplified Welsh Government funding package which will help create quality jobs in the sector and generate at least £12 million for the Welsh economy over the next two years, 

The new fund, which was announced at the inaugural Wales Screen Summit, is a collaboration between the Welsh Government's creative agency Creative Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales.

The £1 million per annum fund will be open for applications in July, and will run for an initial period of two years. It is available for films intended for theatrical release, with talent development and skills at its heart.

Up to £600,000 will be available per project for eligible films, with up to £400,000 grant funding from Creative Wales and up to £200,000 via Ffilm Cymru lottery funds, which they administer on behalf of the Arts Council of Wales.

At least £12 million will be generated for the Welsh economy across the initial two years of the arrangement between Creative Wales and Ffilm Cymru, providing a post-COVID-19 pandemic boost for Wales' world-class community of creatives, cast, crew, services and facilities.

There will be a streamlined approach to funding, with an application process via Ffilm Cymru Wales, who will administer the fund on behalf of Creative Wales. Under Ffilm Cymru's management, there will continue to be a focus on films featuring Wales-born or Wales-based writers, directors and producers at their helm.

Find out more here.