The 18th edition of the Cornwall Film Festival is upon us and the time has come to submit your short films & music videos to our competition.  If your film is shortlisted, by our panel of expert judges, it will be screened at the 2019 Cornwall Film Festival.

In 2018 we welcomed two times Michael Powell nominated indie director Jamie Adams, actor Craig Russell. Our esteemed Parton Mike Leigh, The Crown actress Marion Bailey. Documentary makers Jeremy Williams, Clare Tavnor, CFF Fellowship awardee Jane Darke & Wildlife Single Shooter Nina Constable. BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Executive Producer, Phillippa Giles. BFI Network Talent Executive Alice Cabanas, filmmakers Dean Puckett (The Sermon), Natasha Price (The Ship), Georgia Goggin (We Love Moses) and Alex Kendall (No Pain Whatsoever) Connie Farr from ThinkSync Music and comedy writer James Henry.

This year, once again we will be showcasing filmmaking talent, bringing worthy filmmakers to regional and national attention. As always Cornwall Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in filmmaking. It is especially interested in filmmakers whose short films manifest stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché. If this sounds like your work, read the FAQs below and submit your short film.

You have plenty of time to get your entries in this year, check out the deadlines and T’s & C’s below. Make sure you submit your film by clicking the Film Freeway button below.

Dates & Deadlines


Showcasing filmmaking talent, bringing worthy filmmakers to regional and national attention. CFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in filmmaking. It is especially interested in filmmakers whose short films manifest stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

CORNWALL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
& TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. All submitted films should be no more than 12 months old by November 2019.
2. Please ensure that the digital video file you’re entering is the highest quality copy of your film. All work should be summited through the online platform, no work will be considered if not summited via this platform.
3. CFF regards a short film as 20 minutes or under and a feature film as 20 minutes or over. Feature films will not be considered in the competition.
4. CFF is particularly interested in new work but films including Short Animation films do not need to be UK premieres.
5. Films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in Britain will be considered. We will accept Short animation films that have had public theatrical screenings.
6. Films that are available to purchase on online are not eligible. This includes DVD/Blu-ray/VHS formats.
7.Promotional films are eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, see the categories).
8. Cornwall Film Festival does not have the facility to apply refunds waivers must be sought before the films have been submitted.
9. A separate entry form and additional entry fee is required for each film submission.
10. Please upload your film in 24fps.

PUBLICITY

1. By summiting working you are giving permission to the Cornwall Film Festival to reproduction of stills and clips of selected films, for all Cornwall Film Festival publications, trailers, press and TV coverage, and social media channels, and in long form in a compilation of Festival work that will tour regionally.
2. Cornwall Film Festival agrees to promote filmmakers by listing and advertising the work with the information supplied correctly.

SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

1. The final selection of all films presented at the festival and their placement in the program is the responsibility of the Programmer Manager for the Cornwall Film Festival, the process is overseen by the festival’s Director. The organisation of the event and programming of all other non-competitive elements is the responsibility of the Director and the festival team.

2. Within your submission you will be asked if you have read and agreed with the Terms and Conditions laid out in this document. Entry of a film is binding and implies acceptance of these regulations.

3. In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival will take precedence.

4. Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions may result in the submission being disqualified.

5. These regulations are subject to change without prior notice.