Paul & Tanya Morel | Shooting in One Room Talk
The Poly, Falmouth | Sat 5 November, Following Diary of a Madman screening at 13:30. End 16:00
Without the seemingly infinite budget enjoyed by larger production one-room productions provide filmmakers with an inexpensive setup to produce some of the most imaginative examples of their craft. While we appreciate films with vast sets and rich locations, some are shot in a single location that you can watch it without a break and with the viewer’s full attention from the gory, horrific and darkly imaginative, Saw that pushed this genre of one-room thrillers, forget one room – one car in Steven Knight’s Locke, with Tom Hardy to probably the best historical film in the genre, Sidney Lumet’s first feature 12 Angry Men (1957) a gripping and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors who are uncomfortably brought together to deliberate after hearing the ‘facts’ in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial case. It sheds light on the subtle ways people interact with each other Cinematographer Boris Kaufman, who had already demonstrated his skill in On the Waterfront (1954) uses diverse camera angles (a few dramatic, grotesque closeups and mostly well-composed medium-shots) to illuminate and energize the film’s cramped proceedings. We welcome filmmakers Paul & Tayna Morel to talk us through the opportunities and challenges of shooting in 1 room for DIARY OF A MADMAN.
Rachel Tunnard | Professional Filmmaker Talk
Newlyn Film House | 11th November following Adult Life Skills screening at 19:30
BAFTA-nominated short film, writer/director Rachel Tunnard joins Professor Chris Morris from the Falmouth University School of Film and Television to discuss her life and work. Rachel is a writer, director and editor represented by United Agents. Her first feature, ADULT LIFE SKILLS (Creative England / BFI Net.Work), won the Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca (2016) and will be out in the UK in summer 2016. Her short film EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX was nominated for a BAFTA and a BIFA (2015 / 2014). It won the audience award at the British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin and the Jury Prize for Best Fiction at the This Is England Film Festival, Rouen. Rachel is a Bafta ‘Brit to Watch’ and was named as one of the ‘Creative England 50’ in 2015 (a study of the UK’s most creative people and businesses). She was part of Guiding Lights 2014, on the Script Factory Talent List 2011 and nominated for a creative residency at The Hospital Club in 2011. As an editor, Rachel has cut award winning features and shorts, as well as trailers, music videos, promos and BAFTA nominated short animations. Rachel was awarded ‘Best Editing in a Feature Film’ at Los Angeles HDFEST 2008. As a writer / director, Rachel is developing several projects including a second feature with Film 4 and two television series.
John Yorke Masterclass Sponsored by the Professional Writing Academy
Wheal Betsy Room, Centre Newlyn, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AR | Sat 12 November 13.30-15:00
John Yorke Masterclass
As former Head of Channel Four Drama, Controller of BBC Drama Production and MD of Company Pictures, John has shaped stories that have attracted some of the biggest audiences for drama in UK TV history. He has overseen some of the UK’s most enduring and popular programmes, from Shameless and Life On Mars to EastEnders and Holby City, alongside award-winners like Bodies and the internationally acclaimed Wolf Hall. Into the Woods, is his bestselling book on story structure.
John has worked with a vast array of talent, from Paul Greengrass and Paul Abbott to Debbie Horsfield and Jimmy McGovern, making him uniquely placed to watch, learn and analyse the work of the finest writers in British television.
His approach to storytelling is based on the premise that there is a unifying shape to all narrative forms that comes from within. Where previous teachers of story have concentrated on “how” stories work, John looks at “why”. Into The Woods argues that once we recognise why story structure is common to all narratives (from tales heard at our parent’s knee to Hollywood blockbusters), we become able to tell all stories – and communicate – better.
As founder of the hugely successful BBC Writers Academy, John was well placed to develop a range of online courses for screenwriters, programme makers and business organisations, based on the approach outlined in Into the Woods.
Anne Beresford | Professional Writer & Producer Talk
Newlyn Film House | Sat 12 November following Shakespeare on Screen at 19:30.
Independent producer Anne Beresford introduces her work with the Shakespeare Lives programme together with the writer of MIRANDA’S LETTER Teresa Griffiths. Anne has a long track record of producing award-winning music and arts films, recently producing the film version of HAMLET starring Maxine Peake, she has worked extensively in dance film, most recently producing RANDOM ACTS: BIG DANCE 2014, five short films shot in UK and Brazil for Channel 4/Big Dance, as well as many films for BBC’s DANCE FOR THE CAMERA and DANCE4FILM for Channel 4. Teresa, based in Dartington has been working in film and television for more than twenty years and have directed many films that have been shown in the UK and around the world. She began her career working in the Arts Department at BBC Television and worked for BBC and Channel 4 on single broadcast documentaries and a feature length C4 history special.
Media Therapy | Networking & Prize Giving
Newlyn Film House | Sat 12th November, following the Cornwall Film Festival 2016 Official Selection 11:30-13:00
Prize giving for the Best Student, Official selection short together with the Golden Chough Award for contributions to Cornish filmmaking sponsored by the Delabole Slate Company following by Media Therapy networking in the Newlyn Film House Bar. If you cannot make the Official Selection screening please join us in the bar!
Find out the Short Film Competition winners who will be featuring in our 2016 Official Selection here.
A Balancing Act | Film installations with live performance
Skyspace, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden | Thursday 10th November 2016 | 19.00
A Balancing Act | Artist / film makers Anna Cady and Pauline Thomas. Film installations with live performance followed by discussion.
Elemental Dialogues is a long running project which explores what happens when a short film is handed over to a network of writers and sound artists with the original soundtrack removed. Each contributor produces an interpretation of the film, through their own diverse practice. These interpretations are then re-embedded into the film, creating new, pluridisciplinary artworks, each of which tells a different and sometimes radically unexpected story. ‘Air’, the third in the series, was installed last year in the Skyspace and then toured nationally. This year the element is ‘Water’.
Poet: Katrina Naomi reading interpretations of the film. Pip Wright: singing leader and musician will collaborate on an improvised vocal response to the film ‘Water’ with multimedia artist Faye Dobinson.
End of the Road Café | screening
Roselidden Farm, Trevenen Bal | Wednesday 9th November 2016 | 19.00
Elemental Dialogues is a long running project which explores what happens when a short film is handed over to a network of writers and sound artists with the original soundtrack removed.
Each contributor produces an interpretation of the film, through their own diverse practice. These interpretations are then re-embedded into the film, creating new, pluridisciplinary artworks, each of which tells a different and sometimes radically unexpected story.
‘Air’, the third in the series, was installed last year in the Skyspace and then toured nationally. This year the element is ‘Water’.
A screening of various interpretations of the film will be followed by a discussion about mortality, led by Jos Hadfield, who hosts the End of the Road Café, with film maker, Anna Cady.
A complete list of contributing artists can be found at: www.annacady.com