Wales Youth Festival Network (WYFN)


The Wales Youth Festival Network (WYFN) is an informal film network which offers support to organisations in Wales that screen films for young audiences and also to those wishing to increase
their offer for young people as both audience and filmmakers.  The WYFN aims to help increase the number of British and International films screened for young audiences in Wales.

 

Network membership is open to any film festival, organisation, venue, pop up etc that works with
young audiences and film. Member meetings will take place three to four times a year and will move
geographically around Wales. Meetings will consist of:


 special guest speakers
 practical sessions
 informal networking opportunities


The Network is supported by Film Hub Wales and is a joint initiative between Film Hub Wales, Wicked Wales International Film Festival and key festivals within the region. There is a closed Facebook group for Network members to talk informally about programming films for young people.


Network member events will be promoted on Twitter and Facebook.
The aims of the Network are simple:


 To market (via social media and traditional media) more widely, both to partners and
external audiences, films and film programmes for young people that are already being
programmed by festivals and venues in Wales
 To inform Network members about film screenings, programmes and seasons of films
suitable for young audiences which are available to book
 To encourage filmmaking throughout the region by developing a festival submission plan
which encourages young filmmakers to submit their films to film festivals in Wales.


For more information contact:

 

WYFN Coordinator, Lorraine Mahoney


Twitter: @wales_youth


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wales-Youth-Festival-Network-WYFN-104322501030021/


Email: lmahoney.wyfn@outlook.com

For a list of Festivals in wales please download the below form 

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