Get Digital !

Get Digital !

News Release – For Immediate release


Get Digital ! is Cornwall Film Festival’s new BEACON project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. A brand new digital media project that aims to provide young people, aged 11-24 with better access to media training in Cornwall.

Over the next 12 months CFF will help six different community, school and youth groups across Cornwall to produce a creative piece of work linked to their communities; that could be writing workshops where young people will gain practical skills, learning about blogs, writing for social media, platforms and digital content. Technical training with industry professional for a moving image boot camp that will be published on Youtube, creating a successful channel, a series of vlogging pieces, or developing a new game, VR, augmented reality or a piece of broadcast media.

Festival Trustee Ben Howe said :

“This is a great new project, additional to GCSE work that will give people more of an idea of how the media industry works, and give people time to think and develop their interests”

Ben first got involved in Cornwall Film Festival through the BFI Film Academy and is now studying on the BA (Hons) Television at Falmouth University. He has been a Trustee of CFF for the last 6 months and is responsible for Young people projects.

Are you a Youth, community or school group ? CFF will be looking for groups to participate over the next month.  If you work with a group of young people who might be interested,  please contact with the subject heading  GET DIGITAL !

Notes to editors

  • Cornwall Film Festival is a registered charity no.1126161. Company Registration No.5186603 (England and Wales) BEACON is CFF’s media training, education and continued professional development initiative.
  • The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
  • It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Last year it awarded £583 million and supported around 12,000 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
  • Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.


Fancy Getting Involved?

If Blogging or Vlogging is your thing why not apply to join our masterclasses? Fill in our application below to take part! Simply add in your details and include a message on where your passion lies and how Cornwall Film Festival can help cultivate your skills. Don’t forget to drop you address into the message box as well.

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