Put a name to a face and meet all the Industry professional at Cornwall Film Festival 2019
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.
Alice is the new BFI NET.WORK Talent Executive for the South West. She will give an overview of the funding landscape of the UK film industry with Q&A. BFI NETWORK brings together the UK’s film agencies to discover, develop and fund new and emerging writers, directors and producers. Alice joined BFI NETWORK after working with British Council’s Film Team, where she has was the Film Programme Manager. During her time with British Council she managed the short film and newtalent support offer, including the Travel Grant scheme and an annual calendar of events for new and emerging UK filmmakers. Working closely with international programmers and buyers, Alice promoted UK short films across the globe. Alongside working with UK filmmakers, Alice looked after global exhibition projects, including running the EU Film Festival offer internationally. Alice joined the British Council after three years with Encounters Festival. Alice headed up communications, strategy and development for the Festival, and ran several year-round training and development initiatives for new and emerging filmmakers. Alice has also been a mentor for several new talent schemes within the creative sector including Guiding Lights and Re:Present.
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, Hustle, Poirot, Vicar of Dibley, Jools Holland Show, Fraggle Rock and Harry Potter and many more.
Joan is an award-winning Prosthetics Designer and winner of a BAFTA CRAFT AWARD,DESIGN and ART DIRECTOR’S AWARD from BAFTA and RTS AWARD for Productions. A BAFTA MEMBER Bafta Craft Van Gogh BBC [with Linus Roache Golden Globe Winner,Jim Broadbent Oscar Winner] RTS &D&AD [Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ BBC] BBC[In House] BBC Make-up Dept.representative;Berlin, Kryolan Advanced Prosthetics Course & RTS Speaker/Demo for RTS at BBC Newcastle. Foreign experience; Hong Kong, US,Berlin. Linkedin Wales Screen [Crew] 2018 Dr. WHO Feature Length Video- BBC America first broadcast.BBC Worldwide.Hair,Make-up Designer 2018 BFI Panel; Crew and Cast ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide the the Galaxy,BBC /Screen/Blu ray.