Award-winning conservation films will be shown at a new bicycle-powered cinema on a beach in Cornwall, thanks to two University of Exeter students.
Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter.
‘Brilliant – very powerful performance. Funny and heartbreaking,’ is just one of comments about the Diary of a Madman, which will be at The Poly, Falmouth as part of the Cornwall Film Festival, followed by a Q&A and panel discussion.
‘In a time of new European nationalism, of razor-wire fences and renewed border controls, of mass immigration and homegrown terror, of fear and insecurity where the proponents of closed national societies seem to be gaining ground against those favouring liberal, open regimes, the concept of boundaries seems more pertinent now than ever,’ says the Cornwall Film Festival about its 15th edition, which takes place at the start of November.
It’s a sunny day, which is just as well as writer/director Luke Jeffery is scouting a location for a summer fete after our conversation. Although you wouldn’t put it past Luke to somehow conjure up a snowstorm as a backdrop for summer activities. Judging by his films, he has a rather side-long view of the world.
The tense war thriller KAJAKI. The True Story, which won a load of five-star plaudits, is getting special screenings in Cornwall.
Screen Actions, Cornwall’s only young person’s film festival event, makes its return to the Cornwall Film Festival this year in partnership with University College Falmouth and the Cooperative Membership.
Waltz with Bashir is Ari Folman’s animated documentary into the horrors of the 1982 Lebanon war. It is being screened at The Poly, Falmouth, as part of Shifting Sands – An exhibition from Guy Martin, which covers Guy’s photography of the Arab Spring.
Restrepo is a 2010 documentary about the Afghanistan war, directed by American journalist Sebastian Junger and British/American photojournalist Tim Hetherington, and will be screened at The Poly, Falmouth as part of the Shifting Sands exhibition.
Shauna Osborne-Dowle will screen her documentary The Many Romances with Rosemarie – about the inhabitants of the charismatic houseboat, the Rosemarie – at The Poly, Falmouth.
Brad Pitt could be popping to Cornwall to film scenes for the zombie movie, World War Z.
The Cornwall Film Festival will celebrate its 10th birthday this year with a move to a new town, a new coast, a new venue – in Newquay.
Cornwall Film Festival is presenting a special screening of the new feature film Third Star at The Poly in Falmouth, followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s producer, Kelly Broad, screenwriter Vaughan Sivell and one of the film’s lead actors, Adam Robertson on Wednesday, May 25, at 7.30pm.
Rich Mulryne and Tim Connell – two Falmouth MA Television Production graduates – will be taking their nine minute chiller, Not Before Me to the Cannes Film Festival.
What’s left to say about Avatar, other than the 3D special edition has nine more minutes, which is good, because one of the complaints about the record-breaking movie is that it was too short…
It’s not often a houseboat inspires deep feeling, but for filmmaker Shauna Osborne Dowle, and the host of former inhabitants of the Rosemarie on the Penryn River in Cornwall, the times spent on the vessel have been special. So much so, that on hearing of the boat’s pending demise, Shauna set about recording the history of the houseboats and its inhabitants and even created HouseBoat TV. D&CFilm caught up with her to find out more
Remember, remember the fifth of November, for the Cornwall Film Festival will start – if you’ve got a better rhyme for the fireworks that will be the beginning of the ninth Cornwall Film Festival, then we’d like to hear it!
With the British Animation Awards coming to Exeter, Plymouth, Falmouth, Totnes in the next couple of weeks, we thought we’d give you a bit of heads up.
Falmouth’s famous indie cinema, The Poly, has announced its closure.
The Cornwall Film Festival is poised for its move into screening dance films during the festival which begins tomorrow, Friday, November 13.
Screen Actions, the by-young-people for-young-people, day-long film festival which takes place at the start of the Cornwall Film Festival on Friday, November 13, has finalised its awesome programme of events.
The Totnes Festival starts today (Friday, September 4) and we’ve got a sneak peak of the line up for SHOOT, the festival’s short film festival. This year you can get two bites at the film festival cheer – there’s a screening at The Barn on Tuesday, September 8 and at the Barrel House on Thursday, September 10.
This year’s Cornwall Film Festival will be held at Falmouth’s new state-of-the-art cinema, The Phoenix, rather than spread across several venues as in previous years.
A festival spokie frothed: “With the audience numbers increasing by more than five times since its inception in 2002 and the number of film submissions rising yearly, it has been necessary to find a new venue able to accommodate the growing festival.
“It is an exciting prospect for the festival to be held in a real cinema and is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the wealth of talent in the local film industry on the big screen.”
A ‘real cinema’, eh? Truro’s Plaza, which has been involved with the festival in the past, might have something to say about that. And what constitutes a ‘real cinema’, anyway?
We do agree that the Phoenix is pimped-up to the max, though. It boasts two traditional auditoriums, where the main screenings will be held, and three screens with leather armchairs and sofas, which will host a bunch of networking events, discussions and lectures, professional development workshops and special screenings. Quelle decadent.
The Cornwall Film Festival 2009 will take place from November 12-15. For details, check out (surprise!) the Cornwall Film Festival website.
For this week’s Something for the Weekend Music Video we have a song and performance from the filmmaker herself, Shauna Osborne-Dowle, with her timeless tale of loss, fear and belonging that is Ankor. Shauna spoke to D+CFilm about the video.