CFF: New Year Networking @ Merchants Manor Hotel
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CFF: New Year Networking @ Merchants Manor Hotel

Join us for an evening of Networking and exciting announcements in the library at the Merchants Manor Hotel Falmouth on Thursday 30th Jan from 18:30.

This FREE event is a chance to get together with like minded people, catch up with old friends and hopefully make some new ones!

See you there!


Who should sign up and come along?

Whether you are a professional or amateur filmmaker, actor, writer, musician, editor, model, sound designer, student, photographer, working in locations, film catering, agents, costume designer, make up artist, games designer, blogger, the list goes on! You should sign up and come along!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We recommend this event for 18’s and over, but you are welcome to attend with your children for this event.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Where possible we encourage you to use public transport or to share lifts. One of the closest bus stops in Woodlane and the closest train station is Falmouth Town. If you are driving there is plenty of free car parking at the front of the hotel.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes the venue has disabled access. please do let us know in advance if you feel you might need to use it.

Any questions?

Please email productions@cornwallfilmfestival.com with your questions.

Animate Helston @ Museum of Cornish Life
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm

Animate Helston 2020 17th – 22nd February ( Half Term)

Come and explore animation at the Museum of Cornish Life in Helston this half term
FREE screenings, workshops & interventions. Throughout the museum, they will have a collection of animated films, classic animation provided by Cornwall film festival, Spider Eye productions, artist shorts all around the museum. There will also be daily screenings of work by renowned artist, Aardman Animations Morph and other classic British animations.

Check the Museum’s website for the full program!

The Uncertain Kingdom @ The Poly Falmouth
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Uncertain Kingdom @ The Poly Falmouth

The Uncertain Kingdom, the new short film initiative aiming to provide a portrait of the contemporary UK is coming to Falmouth on March 26th

The Uncertain Kingdom has given 20 filmmaking teams up to £10k each to make a short film that’s entertaining, original and relevant to the UK in 2020, whether political or personal, macro or micro, all of the films must give a bright flash of insight into how the filmmakers see the UK now.

Actors participating in the projects include Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Mark Addy (Game Of Thrones), Steve Evets (Apostasy), Hugh Dennis (Fleabag), Andy Hamilton (What We Did On Our Holiday), Ruth Madeley (Years & Years) and Laurie Davidson (Cats).


  • British People – dir: Lab Ky Mo
  • Death Meets Lisolette – dir. Guy Jenkin
  • Ernie – dir. Ray Panthaki
  • Isaac & The Ram – dir. Jason Bradbury
  • Pavement – dir. Jason Wingard
  • Swan – dir. Sophie King
  • The Life Tree – dir. Paul Frankl
  • Verisimilitude – dir. David Produ


  • Borrowed From Our Children – dir. Leon Oldstrong
  • Camelot – dir. Alison Hargreaves
  • Left Coast – dir. Carol Salter
  • Motherland – dir. Ellen Evans
  • Sauna – dir. Stroma Cairns
  • We Are Not The Problem – dir. Dominika Ozynska
  • What’s In A Name – dir. Runyararo Mapfumo


  • Acre Fall Between – dir. Antonia Campbell-Hughes
  • Grit/Oyster – dir. Rebecca Lloyd-Evans
  • Strong Is Better Than Angry – dir. Hope Dickson Leach
  • Sucka Punch – dir. Iggy LDN
  • The Conversation – dir. Lanre Malaolu

Read more about the filmmakers and project


A White, White Day @ The Poly
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A White, White Day @ The Poly

A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur)

Dir Hlynur Pálmason | Iceland, Denmark, Sweden | 109 min | 2019 | drama | Icelandic

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

Festivals & Awards
Cannes Semaine de la Critique – Best Actor – Rising Star Award
Transilvania International Film Festival – Best Performance Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival & La Rochelle International Film Festival

Screen International

“Pálmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought-out.”

“The imposing, powerfully built Sigurdsson commandingly holds center screen throughout.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“A tale of spellbinding and perturbing beauty.”

Rotten Tomatoes  Rating: 100%
The Perfect Candidate @ The Poly
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Perfect Candidate @ The Poly

The Perfect Candidate | Dir Haifaa Al Mansour | Saudi Arabia, Germany | 101 mins | Drama, Foreign Language

Maryam is an ambitious young doctor working in a small-town clinic in Saudi Arabia. Despite her qualifications, she has to earn the respect of male colleagues and acceptance from her patients every day. After Maryam is prevented from traveling to Dubai in search of a better job, a bureaucratic mixup leads her to stumble on the application for her local city elections and she decides to run. With her musician father away on tour playing the first public concerts allowed in the Kingdom in decades, Maryam enlists her two younger sisters to begin fundraising and planning campaign events. While they face the restriction of women’s traditional roles in the Kingdom at every turn, Maryam’s audacious candidacy starts to build momentum and challenges her conservative community. A tight race emerges between Maryam and her male opponent, as Maryam and her family mobilise their determination and creativity to move their traditional society forward.

“The Perfect Candidate is fiery and headstrong, and instantly gets you on its side” Xan Brooks The Guardian  Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda) second feature has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice International Film Festival and is the Saudi Arabian entry to the 92nd Academy Awards