The fifth annual Cornwall Film Festival proved to be the biggest and best yet. With three screening venues which enabled a much fuller programme, the shindig offered more events, screenings, discussions and workshops than
Highlights of the festival included directors Andrea Arnold and Ed Blum yapping about their movies Red Road and Scenes of a Sexual Nature, their inspirations and how they’re ‘breaking the mould of traditional conceptions of filmmaking’. Hey, let’s not overstate things too much, guys.
Another highlight was the heated (geddit?!) debate on global warming with a panel of climate chaos boffins which followed the Eden Project-supported screening of An Inconvenient Truth.
There were also discussions about film distribution and funding, featuring representatives from the likes of BBC Film, FilmFour, The UK Film Council and The IdeasFactory, as well as some 130 films made by Cornish filmmakers.
Festival director Laura Hardman told D+CFilm: “This has been the best festival to date. The quality of the films have been great, while the festival goers and the guests have been unbelievable.
“The festival works really hard to support Cornish filmmakers while putting together a programme of films to enchant and engage the film lovers of Cornwall.
“The films submitted to this year’s festival highlight Cornish filmmakers’ love of irony and humour, as well as being able to reflect on some of the more serious and historical elements of our fantastic culture”.
Keep an eye on D+CFilm over the coming days for news about the Cornish Film Festival award winners.
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