Cornwall Film Festival

31 October – 30 November

Cornwall Film Festival

2014 details shown 

What’s it all about?

The Cornwall Film Festival celebrates local 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?

The theme for the 13th edition of the Cornwall Film Festival Festival is Invisible Threads.

This year’s events are part of the new festival director Louise Fox’s ongoing work to champion the best international and British-based filmmaking talent and inspire new audiences. Building on its previous success, the festival will run consecutively at four Cornish locations – Regal Cinema, Redruth; Phoenix, Falmouth; Royal, St Ives and Savoy, Penzance.

The festival remains a unique event in UK film making 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.

Cornwall Film Festival launches on 31st October at the Regal Redruth Cinema with The Dark Side, a Halloween night featuring horror comedy mockumentary What We Do In the Shadows, followed by two days of screenings on 8th and 9th November including Jake Gyllenhaal’s modern noir Nightcrawler and Norwegian thriller In Order of Disappearance. 

From 11th-16th November, Phoenix Cinema in Falmouth showcases the best of International  independent cinema, including Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep, the British Feature Still Life with Eddie Marsan, who won the Best Actor award at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the critically acclaimed Mr Turner.

On 22nd and 23rd November, the Festival visits St. Ives for showings including the multi-award winning drama Mystery Road, Emma Thompson’s Effie Gray, family adventure film The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet and the award-winning We Shall Overcome, as well as other exciting films.

The Film Festival concludes on 29th and 30th November in Penzance, November. As part of a major BFI Sci-Fi season, there will be bespoke workshops and screenings. Highlights include Fritz Lang’s classic Metropolis with a lecture from the BFI Reuben Library public events series, as well as a special screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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.

Competition rules are posted on the Cornwall Film Festival website as well as on the online application form.

  • Location - Falmouth: Phoenix Cinema, TR11 3PL; Redruth: Regal Cinema, TR15 2AZ; St. Ives: Royal Cinema, TR26 2ND; Penzance: Savoy Cinema, TR18 2SN.
  • Telephone number: 07814906420
  • Email:
  • Website URL:
  • Prices: Adult: £7.50; Concession: £5.50; Adult day pass: £25; Concession day pass: £19


Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price Ticket Details
Adult £7.50 Full price no pass
Concession £5.50 Concession
Adult £25.00 Adult Day Pass
Concession £19.00 Concession Day pass

Opening Times

October 31, 2014 - November 30, 2014


Cornwall Film Festival
Redruth, Falmouth, St Ives & Penzance

What’s nearby

Map of Cornwall © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC BY-SA