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Cornwall Film Festival Workshops

Professional Development Events at Cornwall Film Festival 2008
Friday 7th – Sunday 9th November
Princess Pavilion and National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, Cornwall


Grace Productions Documentary Workshop
Friday 7th November 11:00 – 12:30, Education Room, National Maritime Museum (NMM)

Interactive workshop hosted by Ray Tostevin, Creative Director of Grace Productions

Award winning producer Ray Tostevin goes behind the scenes of his latest project, Charlotte: A Royal at War, which will be screened at the Festival on Saturday 8th November. During the workshop, you will have an opportunity to discuss with Ray, the writer and director, about the process of making a feature length history documentary combining dramatic reconstruction with colour archive footage.

This event is available for UCF students at a discounted rate of £2

Writing for Television
Friday 7th November, 14:00 – 15:30, Education Room, NMM

Interactive workshop presented by Chloe Moss (Big Talk’s development producer) and Jack Thorne (writer)

This session is intended for writers interested in learning how to break into television writing, and focuses on how to retain your voice when writing episodic television. Chloe Moss was part of the team that developed the hit E4 show Skins, and Jack Thorne went from theatre to write for Skins and Shameless.

This event is available for UCF students at a discounted rate of £2

Coming Up, Coming Down, Treatment Writing Workshop
Saturday 8th November, 14:15 – 15:45, Education Room, NMM

Robert Wulff-Cochrane, Channel 4 Drama’s head of development, will talk about the scriptwriter’s most powerful tool, the treatment. In this workshop Robert will give essential tips on how to write a good treatment, as well as giving inside tips on the kinds of ideas Channel 4 Drama is looking for in its new talent initiative, Coming Up. Also present will be Jack Thorne, whose 2007 Coming Up drama ‘The Spastic King’ will be screened at the workshop. Jack has written for Skins and Shameless, and his first feature has just gone into production with Film 4.

Animate to Fascinate
Sunday 9th November, 11:15 – 12:30, Education Room, NMM

Andy Wyatt has been working in the animation industry for over 20 years on projects such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and for Aardman Animation. He is currently course leader in Digital Animation at University Cornwall Falmouth (UCF).

This introductory workshop explores the diverse range of animation techniques available, packed with lots of tricks of the trade. Andy will explain how the process of animation works from idea to completion, and how it can be produced, whatever your budget.

How to get High Production Values on a Low Budget
Sunday 9th November, 14:00 –15:15, Education Room, NMM

Presented by three Cornish based professionals, Brett Harvey, Morgan Lowndes and John Crooks.

Brett, Morgan and John will be screening their work, and answering your questions on any aspect of film production. Perfect for beginners and students, this informal workshop is your chance to learn the tricks and techniques for shooting your low budget masterpieces and making them look like high budget productions.


Music and Image Clearance for Screen
Friday 7th November, 10:30 – 12:30, Lecture Theatre, NMM

Interactive lecture hosted by Gary Welch and Danny Adams (broadcast and online licensing dept of MCPS – PRS Alliance) Kate Griffiths (Archive Producer) and Ross Landau (music producer/AP Entertainment)

Essential advice from industry experts on how to get any track or image cleared for your film, how to get licenses for screenings and negotiation skills. Followed by an open surgery session for those with one-to-one enquiries.

This event is available for UCF students at a discounted rate of £2

Design and Film
Friday 7th November, 16:00 – 17:00, Lecture Theatre, NMM

Lecture presented by Ronald Gow, art director of shorts and features

This lecture will change the way you budget forever, introducing ways to elevate your script into a visual form, practical methods for designing for film and demonstrating ‘what the art dept can do for your script’.

This event is available for UCF students at a discounted rate of £2

What is a Story?
Friday 7th November, 16:00 – 17:00, Education Room, NMM

John Yorke, BBC Controller for Drama Production and New Talent, will talk about the art of true story telling, giving essential writing tips on character, structure and story arcs that will ensure the magic of the original story is never lost.

This event is available for UCF students at a discounted rate of £2

Producing Films, Past, Present and Future
Saturday 8th November, 14:15 – 15:45, Main Auditorium, Princess Pavilion

Presented by guest speakers Simon Channing-Williams, Dominic Channing-Williams and Daniel Channing-Williams

Simon Channing-Williams has been producing films for over 25 years, with a string of critically acclaimed movies including Vera Drake, Secrets and Lies, Jack and Sarah and The Constant Gardener, to his name.

His sons have just entered the industry and together they will talk about the world Simon entered, and his journey through the industry, comparing it to the challenges that face his sons today. Simon will screen his short film A Sense of History written by Jim Broadbent and directed by Mike Leigh. Come and find out more about the fascinating role of a film producer.

Film to Stage
Sunday 9th November, 12:45 – 13:45, Education Room, NMM

Presented by Emma Rice, the Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre, this lecture will discuss the challenges and processes involved in adapting original stage plays which have become iconic films; most notably her highly acclaimed theatre production Brief Encounter.

Master classes

Ingredients for a Successful Meeting with a Commissioning Editor
Friday 7th November, 14:00 – 15:15, Lecture Theatre, NMM

Master class hosted by Luke Alkin, Executive Producer, Big Talk Productions

Luke has worked as Development Executive at BBC Films and for six months as acting Head of Drama at Channel 4. He will give essential advice on approaching commissioning editors to pitch your projects.

A Film maker’s Journey, an Onward and Upward Adventure in Film Making
Sunday 9th November, 15:30 – 17:45, Education Room, NMM

This event is available for UCF students at a discounted rate of £2

Presented by Michael Wiese, the class will reveal the key principles of survival when it comes to nurturing and making independent films, sampling from Michael’s 35 year career as a producer, director, author and publisher.


Panel discussions

The Short and the Long of It
Saturday 8th November, 11:00 – 12:30, Education Room, NMM

With Pippa Best (Cornwall Media) as chair, Jo McClellan (New Talent Executive Film 4), Gerardine O’Flynn (Production Manager Film 4) and Emily Anderton (UK Film Council New Cinema Fund)

Practical advice on funding and producing your shorts, and making the transition to features, including industry trends and artistic insights.

Kernewek in the Media
Saturday 8th November, 13:00 – 14:00, Princess Pavilion Bar Area
Free event

An informal discussion exploring the question; “Should the Cornish language be used more in our newspapers, on radio, signs, web and TV, and if so, how can we make this happen?’

With Pol Hodge (translator and Kernewek teacher) as chair, Bert Biscoe (cultural politician and Bard of the Gorseth), Denzil Monk (Awen Productions CIC) and Jenefer Lowe (Maga Cornish Language Unit).

The Future of Web TV in Cornwall
Saturday 8th November, 16:00 – 17:30, Education Room, NMM

With Britain leading the world in Video on Demand services, and PC services on your TV just around the corner, what are the opportunities in Cornwall to get ahead of the game, and for film makers to best exploit this as a distribution platform?

With Denzil Monk (as Chair), Andrew Sim (Cornwall County Council, One Cornwall Producer, New Media), Mark Leaver (Director of Development, South West Screen), Tamsin Harvey (Managing Director, Chew TV), Paul Clark (CEO, Packet Ship), Dorian Spackman (Managing Director, mycornwall TV) and Paul Bason (Digital Media Innovations Director).


Open Surgeries

Music and Image Clearance for Screen
Friday 7th November, 13:30 – 15:30, outside NMM Education Room

Following on from their interactive lecture, Gary Welch, Danny Adams, Kate Griffiths and Ross Landau will offer one-to-one discussion for all questions relating to copyright and clearance. No appointment necessary.

Meet the Commissioners over Breakfast
Saturday 8th November, 09:45 – 10:45

Open to Festival day or weekend pass holders

Catch the commissioners nice and early for an informal networking event over coffee and croissants:

John Yorke (BBC), Luke Alkin (Big Talk Productions), Chloe Moss (Big Talk Productions), Geraldine O’Flynn (Film 4), Jo McClellan (Film 4), Robert Wulff-Cochrane (Channel 4 Drama) and Emily Anderton (UK Film Council, New Cinema Fund)

Dogbite Practical Drop-in Workshop
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November, 10:00 – 17:00, Gallery Area, Princess Pavilion

Dogbite is a complete film crew hire company working in Cornwall and the rest of the world, including DOP, Camera Op, sound, jib crane, steadicam and lighting. Come and ask questions, see the kit and get hands on advice!

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