The charm and mystery of the Cornish character coastline is at the heart of a new film which is being prepared to be shot on part of the county’s timeless beaches. We caught up with the filmmakers to find out what drew them to Cornwall[Read more…] about Grief, loss and forgetting: new short set for Cornwall
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The ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival is strutting its stuff at Calstock Arts, Cornwall.[Read more…] about ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival in Cornwall
Vee Vimolmal is a Cornwall-based actress, who stars in the cult sci-fi classic Tangent Room. Ahead of the special screening at Calstock Arts, with a Q&A with the director, we caught up with Vee to talk science, rooms, Hollywood, and Cornwall…[Read more…] about Vee Vimolmal: ‘Cornwall is so beautiful and cinematic’
Adrian Cabello says it was only natural for him to film Cornwall, and how! Times, tides, drones, patience and early mornings combine to create a stunning journey. We asked him how he put together such an uplifting film.[Read more…] about Adrian Cabello: It’s only natural to explore and film Cornwall
A quick round-up of the films and special events that are taking place in Devon and Cornwall for the month of February. Some of the gems, one-offs, Q&As
Undoubtedly, Mike Leigh is a waaaay important director, and Peterloo could well be one of his most important flicks. It’s a testament to the importance of the Cornwall Film Fest that he’ll be attending the screening and stick around for a Q&A.[Read more…] about Peterloo at the Poly with a Mike Leigh for Cornwall Film Fest
‘For more than 20 years Kinofilm has been celebrating the talents of emerging and established filmmakers,’ says the blurb of the Manchester-based film fest. Now the patrons at Falmouth’s Poly can enjoy them too! Kinofilm is coming on tour and popping into the Poly for two nights of top shorts.[Read more…] about Kinofilm in Cornwall! Manchester film fest pops into The Poly
With so much computing and creative power sitting in your pocket, the question is, are you getting the most of it? But who has the time and/or inclination? To ease those concerns, Cornwall Film Festival
For the ‘palpitating, edge-of-your-seat suspense’ thriller setting of Curiosity in Welcome to Curiosity, read Cornwall. Which could be why the film is getting a special premiere at The Plaza Cinema, Truro.
‘Ultimately uplifting’ could be the theme that connects the four films from Cornwall that are in the nominations at the Celtic Media Festival, which is taking place in The Ffwrnes, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. May 2 -4
By popular demand we will be returning to The Poly in Falmouth, this time with the theme, Resistance: continuing our mission to present films that defy convention!
The Sky One drama series became a smash hit since filming last year at Pentillie Castle, in Cornwall’s Tamar Valley, and became the channel’s highest-rating show since 2011.
Award-winning feature documentary film Vanishing Sail: The Story of a Caribbean Tradition is calling into Devon and Cornwall.
The Cornwall Film Festival (November 10 – November 19) has released its selection of short films for 2017. Here’s the list, so over to them (remember, you can book your tickets over on the Cornwall Film Fest site, where you’ll see all the other goodies on offer…
The makers of a documentary about craftsmen in the Cornwall area got in touch calling for a driver/runner and someone with Sound equipment.
Now in its 16 year, the Cornwall Film Festival has managed to side-step any easy cliche of ‘difficult teenage years’, and grow and mature into something of a multi-dimensional powerhouse of all things film. You can see just whats on offer on their site.
Get Digital! is Cornwall Film Festival‘s new BEACON project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. A brand new digital media project that aims to provide young people, aged 11-24 with better access to media training in Cornwall.
Celebrate this season’s winter sports with the annual Warren Miller Film Tour, which is coming to the Hall for Cornwall, Truro on Monday 9 January and the Corn Exchange, Exeter on Wednesday 11 January!
‘Brilliant â€“ 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.
Runner drivers based locally are needed for a two-day shoot in Cornwall.
Described by the New Statesman as ‘Cornwall’s answer to Withnail and I’ (although we prefer our own summation Throughtful, funny, bleak and beautiful) independently produced, micro budget comedy Brown Willy will play at the Exeter Phoenix for one night only next week. Shot in just 10 days on the wilds of Bodmin Moor the film has picked up a host of rave reviews.
The Cornwall Film Festival took 13 aspiring young filmmakers from the British Film Industry’s (BFI) Film Academy programme to visit the 9th annual Future Film Festival in London.
Attendees were granted a day’s worth of information packed screenings, Bafta master-class workshops and networking events, all delivered by an arrangement of industry professionals.
Speakers ranged from visual effects specialists, to directors and a whole host of actors, screenwriters, and leading production experts. How hard is it really to break into the industry? Is there a secret to writing a successful screenplay? Our budding young devotees to film had all their questions answered from a variety of perspectives.
Truro College student Megan Arnold described her experience at the event: ‘It was really cool! The event had a really nice atmosphere and it was awesome to meet so many professionals with loads of really useful information about the film industry!’
The Bafta Career Surgeries were a highlight of the day -intimate discussions within small groups where students were encouraged to actively participate with speakers Andrew Whitehurst, Charlie Covell, and Daisy-May Hudson. Recent Oscar winner Whitehurst, known for his special effects work on the James Bond film Skyfall (2012), and the multiple award-winning Ex Machina (2015), gave insight into discussions such as the role and significance of digital versus photography film, the responsibilities of the director, practical special effects versus digital, and indeed what he saw as the easiest means of entering into the industry.
Whitehurst’s overwhelming message was that the film industry takes time and dedication to enter into. Listeners were told to not be afraid of starting small, and of the importance of self-discovery, and patience when figuring out their callings.
Director Mo Ali echoed this idea, in panel ‘Directing Your Career’, his own means to success; a 10 year life blue-print split down into monthly goals, weekly goals, and then ultimately, daily goals.
Attendees were also delighted to hear from director Rob Savage, as he discussed the importance of persistence and networking, and the value of maintaining hope when repeatedly emailing potential companies with your work.
The panel was open to questions before finishing, with Kate Herron discussing topics that ranged from dealing with social anxiety in the world of comedy, to how to get financing, and also support for your work.
Guests were also fortunate enough to see a 90 minute exploration of narrative and pacing in screenwriting by the talented Gabriella Apicella. An in depth summary of visual storytelling, character development, and structure when writing for the big screen. At this point attendees had split, with some attending screenings of the Student Academy Award Winning short films, while others enjoyed an exploration into film criticism and programming with programmer and freelance journalist Ashley Clarke â€“ a thorough examination of the role of the film critic and what it takes to be successful as a film programmer.
The festival also offered excellent networking opportunities from the start, with a chance for our students to meet with fellow film enthusiasts and filmmakers within the Hive delegate lounge (courtesy of Creative Skillset) for hot drinks and lunch breaks. Additionally, before leaving, attendees joined as a group in the Blue Room for refreshments and a chance to mingle, meet with panel staff in person, and network with partners â€“ overall a relaxed, and cheerful way of rounding off an insightful and information packed day at the BFI.
(from a press release)
A short film to be shot in Cornwall the first week-end of March is looking for professional Cornwall-based crew, preferably based in St Austell, Bodmin Bugle area. Here are the details:
There’s a call for short films by female directors from Exeter, Devon and Cornwall for a special pop up event at Exeter University.