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One week to go until Cornwall Film Festival 2012!

    The 2012 Cornwall Film Festival kicks off on Thursday 8th November and runs throughout the weekend until 11pm on Sunday 11th at Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay. There are more feature films in this year's programme than ever before as well as wonderful short films from our very talented Cornish filmmakers and a wide selection of international films. There are a number...

10th Annual Cornwall Film Festival sitting pretty in its new home

     Just over a week ago the Cornwall Film Festival celebrated its 10th Birthday at the state-of-the-art Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay and we have now just about caught up on our sleep and had a chance to review audience figures and evaluation data! With a packed programme of Cornish and international short and feature length films, workshops, talks and networking, there really was something for everyone, attracting a wide ranging audience from across Cornwall, the UK and from fu...

Calling for Entries for Design competition

Cornwall Film Festival is calling for entries for a new design competition for the Festival's 2011 promotional materials, with a £100 prize for the winning entry and £25 for two runners up. We are looking for fresh and original new artwork for the Cornwall Film Festival's promotional materials for 2011 that reflects the creative, aspirational, innovative and eclectic nature of the Festival and its filmmakers. The winning design will pick up a £100 cash prize, be seen by thousands of peop...

Cornwall Film Festival 2011 is Now Calling for Entries

Film submissions are now being accepted for the 10th annual Cornwall Film Festival, scheduled for the first weekend of November (4th,5th,6th). We’re looking for a great selection of films to help to celebrate our 10th birthday this November and have created a number of new categories for entry as well as now having a total of nice juried competitions with some great prizes.    You can click on the following links for more information on this year's: Entry Categories&...

Get your thinking caps on - the Big Pitcher 2010 is here!

Now in its fifth year, and still not banned, this wild and chaotic festival favourite returns to give desperate filmmakers the opportunity to pitch for a cash award to make their next great three-minute epic. The catch: they have to do it in a maximum of two minutes in front of a live audience – who are both judge and jury. Hosted once again by trail-blazing production company o-region, the event will also feature the world premieres of last year’s survivors (‘winners,’ we mean ‘winner...

The Girl Who Played With Fire Fundraising Event

The Girl Who Played With Fire, the highly anticipated second instalment of the Millennium Trilogy, is coming to Cornwall in September. Noomi Rapace reprises her role as Lisbeth Salander, described by esteemed critic Roger Ebert as “compelling as any movie character in recent memory.”   When a researcher and Millennium journalist on the cusp of exposing Sweden’s sex trade are murdered, Lisbeth’s prints turn up on the murder weapon, making her the prime suspect. With a history o...

Cornwall Film Festival

2012 Cornwall Film Festival 

Announces Call for Entries 

Film submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual Cornwall Film Festival, scheduled for 8-11 November 2012 at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay. 

The earlybird deadline for all categories is 25 June. The normal deadline is 16 July . The late deadline is 1 August. 

The Festival presents, this year, 6 categories:

Films without borders is the international short-film competition, and it is joined by a category, Made in Kernow, which welcomes short films from Cornwall. There is also a categorie which celebrates women filmmakers across the World: Reel Women. The animation categorie: Eye Toons accepts all animation short films from anywhere in the UK. The Edge includes experimental, art and non narrative films from anywhere in the world. Finally the Decent exposure is a categorie for up and coming and student filmmakers.

• Made in Kernow includes films that have a strong link to Cornwall or Cornish culture by non-resident filmmakers – for example, a film that has been wholly or mostly shot in Cornwall.

• The Golden Chough Grand Prize will be awarded to the best film of the Festival.

A full description of categories, eligibility, prizes, deadlines and fees can be found on the Festival website: 

Cornwall Film Festival 2010 Call for entries

Awards . Entry Categories . Entry Deadlines & Fees . How to enter your films. Cornwall Film Festival 2010 Call for Entries! AWARDS 2010: The Golden Chough Grand Prize: Best Film of the Festival This will be awarded to the film that best captures the spirit of the Festival. Eligibility: All films entered into the Cornwall Film Festival: shorts and features. Jury: The Cornwall Film Festival team Prize: TBD & Laurel ...


FESTIVAL DIRECTOR AND FESTIVAL COORDINATOR REQUIRED Cornwall Film Festival is a vibrant Festival focusing on Cornish filmmaking, offering local and national premieres, master classes, workshops, discussions and parties for everyone from the enthusiast to the professional. The Festival runs from 12th - 15th November 2009 across two venues offering the opportunity to see Cornish Filmmaking at it's best.The Festival requires a Director and a Festival Coordinator to organise the 2009 Cornwall Film ...

Job Opportunities at Cornwall Film Festival – Deadline Approaching!

The Festival requires a Festival Director and Festival Assistant to organise the Cornwall Film Festival 2008. Director - £20,000 (contractual terms to be agreed) approximately 10 months starting late April. Assistant - £15,000 pro rata, full time, initial 10 month contract starting late April. Full job descriptions can now be downloaded from our website To apply, please send a CV and covering letter highlighting particular relevant experience to info@cornwallfil...

Expert Help On Hand For Cornish Would-Be Filmmakers

The Cornwall Film Festival this week unveiled plans for the Govynn Kernewek Award 2008, the annual prize for the best proposal for a short film mainly or entirely in the Cornish language. Applicants need only submit a one-page outline of their idea, along with a CV, by 31st March to compete for the final award of £5,000, which will be presented at the seventh Cornwall Film Festival in November 2008. “If you have a great idea for a film, and want a chance to put it into practice, this is the ...