Cornwall Film Festival

07 November – 09 November

Cornwall Film Festival

What’s it all about?
Four screens, four days, for one fabulous party. The Cornwall Film Festival is 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.

What happens?
Taking place in the new state of the art Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay, the festival remains a unique event in UK filmmaking and exhibition. It is the only film festival that nurtures professional development of students and established filmmakers. On offer are British and international feature films, many in preview and Cornish features, all with Q & As, British and international documentaries, over 100 Cornish and international short films, including competition screenings in six genres, special screenings including surf, archival and Cornish and Celtic-language films, plus workshops, talks and parties from Friday to Sunday.

How can you take part?
With films from all over the world, workshops which include sessions on stop-frame animation, drama college auditions, casting and screenwriting for female characters and guest speakers taking part, there really is something for everyone who loves the movies. Sit back and enjoy screenings of feature films based on award-winning books, shorts by Cornish filmmakers, dance films and documentaries. Just don’t forget the popcorn.

-based production company o-region and sponsored by MAGA Cornish Language Partnership, the “Govyn Kernewek 90-Second Challenge” will combine elements of the ever-popular Big Pitcher event with the promotion of Cornish in filmmaking. The challenge involves making a 90-second film, of any genre, that uses the Cornish language in a significant way. The top 25 entries will be screened in a juried competition at the CFF in November. Cash prizes will be awarded for first (£1,000), second (£500) and third (£250) place, along with an audience award (£250), to be voted on at the event. The entry fee will be £5 per film. Filmmakers can submit an unlimited number of films. Competition rules are posted on the Cornwall Film Festival website as well as on the online application form.

Did you know?
Lamorna and Prussia Cove provide the backdrop for SUMMER IN FEBRUARY, the beautiful adaptation of Jonathan Smith’s 1995 novel, which premieres in Cornwall in advance of its UK release on the 14th June.

Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price Ticket Details
Adult £7.00 Full price no pass
Adult £3.49 Full Price with pass

Opening Times

November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014


Lighthouse Cinema
Newquay Cornwall TR11 3PL

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