The early bird deadline for entries for this year’s Cornwall Film Festival is fast approaching, with submissions required to reach the festival office by 5pm on Monday, July 4 to be eligible for the early bird discount.
The Cornwall Film Festival celebrates its 10th birthday this year over the weekend of November 4-6 at WTW Cinemas’ brand new, state-of-the-art Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay, and a special occasion a number of new entry categories have been created for 2011, which include exciting new awards and prizes and comprise a total of nine juried competitions.
New categories for this year include:
- Reel Women celebrating short films directed by women around the world, with a £500 prize for the winning filmmaker.
- An expanded student short-film category, Decent Exposure, which will accept entries from across the UK, and will offer a £1,000 prize to the winning filmmaker.
- Eye-Toons Animation Competition, with a £500 prize sponsored by Spider Eye Animations, based in St Just.
- Xtreme Shorts, an international competition for those extreme sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies, with a Dogcam Bullett HD Camera, sponsored by Dogcam, for the winning filmmaker.
- Wild About Cornwall, a new wildlife/conservation category created in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, with a number of exciting prizes for the winning filmmakers, including a one-to-one filmmaking workshop with wildlife filmmaker Jeff Goodman.
The early bird deadline for all categories is Monday, July 4.
For more information about the categories and awards for the 2011 Cornwall Film Festival, and to find out how to enter your film, visit the Cornwall Film Festival’s submissions page.