Fishguard Film Society has received support from Film Hub Wales which has helped the society programme its season of films this winter, including the Oscar winning Minari, award winning La Vérité and a special night of short films celebrating iconic British directors.

The funding has allowed the film society to help restart and refashion the film programme at Theatre Gwaun, with the collaboration of the Theatr Gwaun Community Trust.

The theatre and the film society has set up a community film panel to help select a wider range of films for new and more diverse audiences, including independent productions and films made and set in Wales.

The film society was established over twenty-five years ago and offers international and arthouse films in a relaxed environment. It is based at Fishguard’s Theatr Gwaun.

Film Hub Wales is working with venues to offer programming advice, marketing support and small grants, through the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Film Exhibition Fund, to Welsh community led cinemas and film societies as they reopen post Covid-19.

“We really appreciated this support, which also enabled us to reopen from lockdown earlier than other local theatres,” said chairman of the Theatr Gwaun Community Trust, Patrick Thomas.