Welcome to The Festivals Company. Established in 2006 we are a company with a core team that brings together over 30 years experience in delivering events, producing content for broadcast and the cinema, consultancy, pr and marketing. A bilingual company located in Cardiff we are passionate about Wales but at the same time pleased that there is much more that excites us beyond Wales.

Our commitment to high standards and quality is never used as an excuse to bamboozle our clients with confusing jargon. To the contrary, our company is committed to sharing our skills with others as we support the development of excellence in our field.

Since 2015 The Festivals Company has been concentrating on growing and developing our flagship project – the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. But over the years we’ve worked with the National Library of Wales, The National Assembly of Wales, Glyndŵr University, Cardiff University, Dŵr Cymru, Plaid Cymru, BBC Wales and ITV.

Looking for a company to help you make your campaign or event a success – then please get in touch!

The selection of images above are from some our projects we worked on before 2015 – Kaleidoscopic, Ffresh and Welsh Curry House of the Year.

About us

The company was founded in 2006 by Berwyn Rowlands. Based in Cardiff, Wales we are an event management, public relations and marketing consultancy. Our principals have over 30 years experience in this market coupled with a love of film. It’s not surprising, therefore, that many of the Company’s projects involve the moving image.

We’re a small team who work with a number of talented freelancers to help bring your ideas to life. Learn more about us here.

Our work

We’ve produced broadcast moving image content; helped shape internal communications in organisations like Dŵr Cymru; and championed new talent with Ffresh.

Today though we’re concentrating on the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival – helping increase the audience for LGBT film and with our partner Iris Prize Outreach challenging discrimination and promoting diversity through film.

See more of our work here.

Our news

  • Outstanding!
    Berwyn Rowlands nominated in “Outstanding Contribution to LGBT Life” at 2020 British LGBT Awards “He’s made it easier for so many people to come out as part of the LGBT family.”

Help Iris be free in 2020

Please donate to the 2020 Iris Prize Festival to help keep the festival free this year.

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