As always, this year’s excellent Cornwall Film Festival wasn’t just about visits by famous directors and, um, climate chaos boffins (see Simply The Fest).
There was also the small matter of the festival awards, which yet again managed to encompass some truly Cornish elements. Like pasties?
We shall see.
The winner of the Delabole Slate Audience Awards for Best Student Film was Half Term by Tony Hagger and Dave Powell. Their flick is a powerful study of one lad’s journey into the treacherous terrain of manhood.
The Delabole Slate Audience Award for Film Of The Festival went to Tall Greens, Tight Yellows by Ornette Spenceley, Kate Spenceley and Daniel Hunter. Their effort tells the story of pain and melancholy caused by a transient lifestyle.
The 2006 Govynn Kernewek Award, a unique award of £5,000 to fund a film made in Cornish, was won by Truro-based filmmaker Brett Harvey.
His winning film idea, which this year had to have the title Yn Agas an Kegin (The Devil In Your Kitchen), is a contemporary tale of a celebrity chef who, on a busy night in his restaurant, has an unexpected encounter with Satan (no, not Jamie Oliver).
Only his wife and her passion for a daytime TV superstar can stands in the way as the Prince of Darkness plans to claim the chef’s soul. Talk about high-concept, eh?! You can catch Brett’s film when it premieres at next year’s festival.
Other premieres to look forward to at next year’s shindig are the winners of this year’s Big Pitcher event. Presented by o-region, over 25 people pitched for the chance to win £100 to make a three minute film for next year’s festival.
Festival director Laura Hardman told D+CFilm: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this festival possible, our sponsors and funders, our volunteers, our festival board, our guests, the filmmakers and everyone who came to the festival, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you have any ideas or suggestions for next year, please feel free to contact the festival office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org”
Well Laura, is there any chance of booking some more films about Satan-bothering chefs? Cool.
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