Discovery | 16th edition | Cornwall Film Festival | 10th – 19th November

The theme for the 2017 Cornwall Film Festival is Discovery.  By bringing communities together we aim to encourage both the visual, theoretical and practical exploration of ideas through film culture. We hope to open up new possibilities to rethink personal & political spaces, investigating new meeting points in film that are positioned outside the boundaries of any clearly defined place, characteristic, jurisdiction and control.

Providing film audiences with a multi-layered environment of plural narratives, which audiences read differently in relation to their own experiences, offering attendees the unfamiliar and unpredictable, the Avant–Garde and occasionally provocative viewing experience. With audiences having a whole range of experiences, the issues of connection, diversity and quality sit at the heart of the festival.

On The SATURDAY 11 November 2017 we will return to The Poly, Falmouth for a day of Galas, showcases and talks. Starting at 10.00 with a showcase of local filmmaking talent from entries submitted to the 2017 Cornwall Film Festival Short Film Competition, bringing worthy filmmakers to regional and national attention. Representing the most innovative and adventurous from filmmakers whose short films manifest stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

The programme will including the public premier of SINK from the participants on the prestigious BFI Cornwall Film Academy

Followed by 2017 Official Selection | Competition Winners.  A showcase of National and International filmmaking talent for audiences to discover, support and be the first to watch a new group of talented filmmakers, and provide a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world.

A Filmmakers Lunch and networking event

Afternoon Feature  + talk/ panel (Industry Focus) The Industry focus of 2017 festival is Visual Trickery, including production design and special effects (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in the film, television, theatre, video game, and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world. In 2017 we will open the window for audiences to experience behind the scenes of one of the biggest developments in the industry today.

Finishing with an Gala Evening event + Q&A

2017 Cornwall Film Festival news : updated 2nd May 2017