With an exciting in-person festival, Cornwall Film Festival is back for its 20th year!
Happening between Monday, 15th November to Sunday, 21st November 2021, the festival offers an entertaining, distinct programme of films – from international award winners to local shorts – Q&As, masterclasses, and industry events.
Taking centre stage is the climate, with the important CORNWALL CLIMATE STORIES, a series of spectacular films presented by real people talking about their own experiences, highlighting the local side of a global crisis. Paired perfectly with Director Liz Garbus’ latest feature, which dives into the life of environmentalist and undersea explorer Jacques BECOMING COUSTEAU.
Audiences will have the opportunity to see three short programmes, including the prestigious Cornwall’s International Shorts Programme, Student, and South-West best regional shorts.
There is plenty on offer for filmmakers too, as Cornwall Film Festival partners with BFI NETWORK South West for a discussion with Cornish filmmakers on their journey from funding to filming. Additionally, there is the chance to watch a screening of past funded projects, and ask any questions you might have to Talent Executive Alix Taylor – followed by a networking lunch featuring pints and pasties.
Do not miss the industry sessions to find out what is on offer for new and emerging filmmakers in the region.
Creating space for younger cinemagoers, Cornwall Film Festival is offering reduced ticket pricing for all 16–30-year-olds. Tickets pricing begins at £5 with full pricing information available on the website. What’s more – £2, £4 and £8 Pay what you can screenings on all short films programmes and select features.
The Festival closes with the Berlinale Golden Bear winner BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORNDirector Radu Jude (Aferim!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humour, and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.
Cornwall Film Festival is an Event run by Mor Media, a Charity that brings people together through community programmes and runs media training & education in Cornwall. Mor Media enhances career prospects and deepens understanding with our industry talks & masterclasses, while innovating with a year-round film programme.
The festival has been possible thanks to a BFI Film Audience Network award, using funds from the National Lottery, to support this activity, the festival will reach a wider range of audiences throughout the region.
The next BFI FAN New Release title is BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN.
BFI FAN members can receive marketing support and a lot more when they screen the film
Frequently asked questions from filmmakers, answered by our BFI NETWORK South West Talent Executives.
Following BFI NETWORK's Autumn 2020 call for applications for Short Film and Early Development funding, we are pleased to introduce the selected projects from the South West - and the teams behind them.
"The first professional trip out of Bristol since March last year was to London to catch up on films. I have been eager to re-engage with festivals; so decided London Film Festival would be my first tentative re-emerging steps."