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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...

The 11th Cornwall Film Festival is now calling for entries

You can now submit your short film for the 11th Cornwall Film Festival in the following categories: Decent exposure which is a categorie of short films from anywhere in UK, Eye Toons competition where you can submit you animation film, Films Without Borders which is an international competition, Made in Kernow for filmmakers residents in Cornwall, Reel Women which is categorie celebrating women filmmakers, and The Edge: art and non narrative short films from anywhere in the world. The ...

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&...

Programme Announced for Cornwall Film Festival 2010

At last, having surmounted unprecedented fundraising challenges (for this year at least!), it's time to announce the line-up for the 2010 Cornwall Film Festival. We're excited to present a terrific programme of fine feature films and documentaries (many in preview), Cornish shorts by local filmmakers and students (several categories in competition), professional development workshops, unique talks, and an expanded offering of Cornish heritage shorts and features -- including a revue of past Gov...

Board Shorts

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Board Shorts surf film extravaganza, which is taking place at Brea Vean Farm in Sennen on Saturday 25th September.  Board Shorts 2010 is an unmissable celebration of perspectives on surf culture in film, video, photography, paint, picture and craft.  This year’s event kicks off at 2pm, featuring screenings of filmmakers' work throughout the afternoon, as well as an exhibition of surf art, photos, vintage boards -- and a surf jumble t...

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: 

Newry ready for the31st annual Celtic Media Festival

The 31st annual Celtic Media Festival takes place in Newry, Northern Ireland from 21st-23rd April.  Last held in Northern Ireland in Belfast in 2003, this is only the fourth time the festival has been hosted in Northern Ireland and the first time in Newry.    The three day event will see some of the most influential names from the broadcasting and film industries gather at The Canal Court Hotel in the city to celebrate the quality and diversity of work being produced by the C...

Cornwall Film Festival Workshops

Professional Development Events at Cornwall Film Festival 2008Friday 7th – Sunday 9th NovemberPrincess Pavilion and National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, Cornwall Workshops Grace Productions Documentary WorkshopFriday 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 ...

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...

Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky preview at Cornwall Fest

BAFTA award-winner Mike Leigh’s latest film Happy-Go-Lucky is to receive a gala preview in Cornwall on April 16th. Cornwall Film Festival and Penwith Film Society are co-hosting the event which will be held at the Savoy Cinema, Penzance. Producer Simon Channing Williams will introduce the film and hold a Q&A session after the screening. Audiences will also have the opportunity to admire Simon’s collection of awards from his work on such films as The Constant Gardener and Secrets & Lies. The...

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 ...


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