Cornwall Film Festival (CFF) was established in 2002 by a group of filmmakers to advance the education of the public in the art of cinematography, filmmaking and other forms of moving images including films in the Cornish language.
Our main charitable activities focus on support for the media industry in Cornwall through expand audience choice, developing education and learning and fostering sector development. We aim to promote the enjoyment and diversity in specialised film, celebrating excellence. Our focus is on increasing access, cultural choice and experiences through a year round programme of festival activities, education, events and talks. Benefiting public audiences of all ages by providing opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of film, art of cinematography, filmmaking, and moving image not only as a form of entertainment but as a way of engaging audiences in ideas, dialogue & debate about culture & society. CFF especially targets hard to reach audiences and groups facing social, cultural or economic exclusion from the richness of film culture.
CFF established the community cinema programme in Cornwall, secured the first BFI Cornwall Film Academy programme for ambitious young people and a County wide media skills training scheme. In 2015 launched BEACON media training, awarded 4 national Programme Development Funds, 2 Lottery & 2 EU ESF projects. We represent Cornwall in the Celtic community, South West Film Audience Network and Nationally at media industry events.
In the last 3 years over 20,000 people came to our flagship festival or attended a public events programme, generating more than 1.2 million impressions through print, TV, radio & press. We have worked in over 24 venues and socially our projects have reached 450,000 people. We work with over 40 partners to deliver events and opportunities and 6,165 people participated in an educational activity.
Megan Mitchell of Matchbox Cine Club, reflects and reports back following their enrollment on a Open City Documentary Festival and UCL short course, attended with a bursary from Film Hub South West.
BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the Script Development Lab 2021. 8 participants were selected from 110+ applications - here you can learn more about each individual.
New Directions is a programme supporting archive film events which retrace the historic steps that have brought the UK to its current political and cultural crossroads.