Press release for Immediate Release

Cornwall Film Festival returns in 2018 for its 17th Edition with the theme of RESISTANCE

Cornwall Film Festival  is a hotbed for talent discovery and a key annual event for emerging filmmakers to meet alongside eminent personalities from the world of media. The festival attracts passionate film audiences with an International film programme, masterclasses, speakers, director Q&A’s, as well as our own home grown talent.

Key Information

Where – The Poly, Falmouth

Situated in the heart of Falmouth, The Poly is an arts institution that is a local hotspot and the perfect venue for an independent film festival. Having worked with The Poly for years, it’s a real treat to be able to return to the venue by popular demand for this, the 17th Edition of the Cornwall Film Festival, you’ll be able to find the full programme of events shortly or take a look at The Poly, Falmouth.

When – 3 Full days from FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2018 | SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2018 | SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018

Pass and ticket information will follow shortly

With other events taking place across Cornwall from the 9th November 2018, if you are interested in making a festival event this year see here

Our Short Film Competition 2018 is NOW OPEN

Last year we were blown away by the incredible entries we received as part of our annual short film competition.

Our scope reached further than ever before, putting Cornwall Film Festival on the international map. We also had a surge of entries from the West Country itself and ran an exclusive screening highlighting the best from the South West.

This year we want to exhibit more short films than ever before, so we have opened the gates to our Short Film Competition earlier than ever before. We are open for entries NOW. We’ve teamed up with Film Freeway once again to offer a fuss-free way off submitting your short to the competition.

As with previous years we will be offering coveted Cornwall Film Festival trophies for the winners of our categories, an award for Best Short Film & Best Student Film . The Best Short films and our student winner will be screened as part of our Official Selection at The Poly in November and the best local entries will be compiled into a Local Showcase, also screened at our November festival.

Timeline Opening Date – January 15th | Early Bird Deadline – April 1st | Regular Deadline – May 13th| Late Deadline – June 30th | Notification Date – August 11th

Our Young Programmers award is NOW OPEN

If you like £500 to create your own film based event? Apply now to win a Young programmers award for this years Cornwall Film Festival.

The aim of this venture is to engage with the next generation of cultural ambassadors and help people aged between 16-24 to engage with British independent and specialised film, as well as helping to boost the reach of film titles and cultural engagement with young audiences. Entrants can be part of arts, youth or community centres and they can apply for a £500 grant for marketing and creating a film event.


Cornwall Film Festival is a registered charity no.1126161. Company Registration No.5186603 (England and Wales)

Contact – Cornwall Film Festival Office, G19 Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9TA 01326 618115 (+44)  07791 747902

Links | @CornwallFilm