The Cornwall Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity to see the best of local and national cinema. Budding filmmakers, professional directors and enthusiasts alike will be able to find something of interest at this event in Newquay.
This year, the event takes place between November 8 and 11 and there is plenty in store for attendees. If you’re a regular of the London IMAX, take a trip to the South West for a new spin on films.
With film festivals come filmmakers and film buffs -and the Cornwall Film Festival is a great opportunity for both to meet. Throughout the weekend there will be organised breakfasts, meet and greet sessions as well as a musician and filmmaker meetings. If you are an amateur looking for tips or a collaborator, you need to attend these events.
Perfect for film enthusiasts who fancy themselves as the next Quentin Tarantino, the Cornwall Film Festival has organised a host of events designed to help you understand and learn about the process of making a film. This includes learning about the collaborative process and a course on stereo 3D; for this one, be sure to book in advance as places are limited.
Some are designed with the amateur in mind, others to help professionals get the most out of their film or documentary.
At the Cornwall Film Festival, you will have the opportunity to see films that haven’t been shown before and may not be shown elsewhere. This includes short films, charity-backed documentaries and feature-length showings, many of which will only be shown at the festival.
Screenings take place throughout the three-day event, so check the schedule for a film that takes your fancy.
The film festival would be nothing without its competition and a large number of short films are certain to take part. This section is likely to be of particular interest to filmmakers considering entering a similar competition and will make them aware of the standard required to succeed. Enthusiasts who think they might have what it takes to win at the Cornwall film festival should therefore take a look at this year’s entries to get a grasp of what is expected.
Feature films and documentaries
The real bread and butter of the festival, for those not making their own films, are the screenings of the feature-length films and documentaries which are being shown for the first time. The genres range from anime and drama to thriller and comedy -offering you the same variety you might find at your local ODEON Cinemas -with some even having been created by award-winning directors from other prestigious festivals such as Cannes and Berlin.
Tickets for these films are available to buy online -so what are you waiting for?