Industry day at Cornwall Film Festival 2019
If you are media professional looking to update your skills, connect to others or just looking for a bit of inspiration, look no further than Industry day at #CFF19
Friday 15th November Start 10.45 – 12.15 (in the Library)
Script development getting your work off the page with Alex Kendall
Alex has created work for Film 4, Creative Skillset, Signature Pictures, DNA Films and Origin Pictures, and his short films have played at festivals internationally including Palm Springs (best of fest selection), Denver Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica, Q! Film Festival, Dam Short Film Festival, Cornwall Film Festival and Fastnet Short Film Festival. In 2012 he also directed an art installation piece for the Jerwood Space.
His short No Pain Whatsoever, based on a short story by Richard Yates (Revolutionary Road) and starring Valene Kane and Henry Lloyd-Hughes, won the Best International Short in 2019. This was made in association with both Origin Pictures and Signature Pictures. Outside of his short filmmaking Alex works in development and has been part of the team at DNA Films since 2012 and is known for his work on The Starfish (2013), Ex Machina (2014) Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), T2 Trainspotting (2017) and as well as a large development slate in both film and television.
Joan Stribling Make up for film Q&A demo
Ben Lofts Props master
This session focuses on production design with established props master Ben Lofts. He explains and shows just what it takes to work in prop and set design! This session includes a visit to the props van, an Aladdins cave of wizardry for Film and TV.
Ben Lofts has worked in the film and television industry within the art dept for 35 years, holding various positions such as prop master, standby props, art director, set dresser, set construction and researcher. He has an extensive filmography in a variety of genres which includes live broadcasts, film, stage and studio. Currently working as the standby prop man and art director on the Rosamunde Pilcher films that are made here in Cornwall for German television. A selection of his credits include: Spooks, Vicar of Dibley, Fraggle Rock and Harry Potter
Join us to find out more about some of the Cornwall and South West based projects that have received BFI NETWORK funding in the last year.
BFI NETWORK offers production funding of up to £15,000 for short films in the South West, and the funds are encouraging more regional voices to apply.
This event will cover applying for funding, the pre-production and production process, and distribution plans through looking at recent case studies of funded work.
Starting 16.00 end 17.30 (in the cinema)
The truth about true stories
Starting 18.30 end 19.15 (in the bar)
BFI NETWORK networking and reception (in the bar)
Available to all Industry pass holders.
Starting 19.30 End 22.00
Dir Martha Tilston | 2019 | UK | 95 mins | CFF PG | Music, Doc | Start 19.30 End 22.00
On a wild winters night in a secret clifftop cottage in deepest Cornwall, nine musicians and a camera crew collide. Cult songwriters from around the UK were invited to play their best song; no backing band, audience or music industry – Just a house on the edge of a cliff, roaring fire, guitars, grand piano and the invisible magic of song that was palpable that night. To watch this film is to open the door on that late-night music session that most of us rarely get to see. The art of song captured like never before on film.