Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Call for Cornwall Film Festival 2009 Entries

The Cornish Film Festival - Goel Fylm
The eighth Cornwall Film Festival will take place Thursday 12th to 15th November 2009 in Falmouth, Cornwall, an annual celebration of Cornish and international filmmaking.

The Festival offers local and national premieres, professional development workshops, lectures and parties providing the opportunity to network with the UK’s leading industry professionals.

Mark Kermode
Film Critic Mark Kermode at the 2008 Cornwall Film Festival

AWARDS

This year the Festival introduces two new Jury Awards for Cornish short films which will replace the audience awards for Best Film of the Festival and Best Student Film of the Festival. Jury members will include leading UK media industry professionals.

The Another Country International Short Film Award celebrates films of all genres made in towns, villages and rural communities across the world. There is a cash prize of £1,000 for the winning film from award sponsors University College Falmouth.

Board Shorts awards and prizes will also be presented to the best international surf/skate/snowboarding short films.

CATEGORIES

Cornish Shorts / Features
We take pride in the thriving Cornish film industry, and a key aim of the Festival is showcasing films where at least one of the creative team (writer, director, producer) is resident in Cornwall. We accept films of all genres. Films under 20 minutes will be eligible for the Best Film of the Festival Jury Award

Cornish Student Films
These films will be eligible for the Best Student Film of the Festival Jury Award

Board Shorts
The Festival's popular screening event which showcases new talent in surf/snow/skateboard filmmaking and photography. Films in this category are eligible for prizes and awards.

ANOTHER COUNTRY International Short Film Award.
The Another Country International Short Film Award showcases films of all genres made in towns, villages and rural communities across the world. There is a cash prize of £1000 for the winning film from award sponsors University College Falmouth.

Screen Actions
Screen Actions is the Film Festival run by young people for young people. If you're aged 8-18 and you've made a short film submit it to Screen Actions. We accept films of all genres.

For more details go to the submissions page of the Cornwall Film Festival site.

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