Cornwall Film Festival (CFF) is a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated and registered in England under company number 5186603.   It was founded in 2004 as Cornwall Film Festival, incorporated on 22nd July 2004 and registered as a Charity in England and Wales on 3rd October 2008 number1126161. CFF is governed by its Articles of Association.

Louise Fox

Louise Fox


Louise is a graduate of Falmouth University and appointed Director of the Cornwall Film Festival. Louise has curated film and video exhibitions, run short film competitions and workshops, and organised screenings for international artist feature films, in roles including Director of the Front Room Projects and the Salt Gallery. She is working tirelessly to bring film to new audiences across Cornwall through a year-round programme of screenings, working with partner organisations and sponsors and, of course, through the delivery of a great festival.

Sarah E Sanderson


Sarah Sanderson is Logistics Director at Sanderson Williams Associates with over 20 years experience in the Corporate Events industry. She has been involved with the Cornwall Film Festival since 2011, loves films and gets great pleasure from being able to support the cultural life of Cornwall. She lives beside the sea with her family and an assortment of animals.


Amanda Barnsley White

Charity Secretary

Amanda’s passion for film stems from her teaching, writing and study: she has taught scriptwriting, sold pitches to film and TV companies as an agent, has written scripts for several films, and has a number of published works including poetry collections and children’s books. Amanda has worked with schools, Arts Council Funded Projects, Cornwall Rural Community Council and Arts for Health.

John Scarlett Davis

Board member

John was involved in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and The Shining, later becoming assistant to Derek Jarman. Encouraged to pursue video art at Goldsmith’s College, John later became a prominent pop video director. His best known art piece, “Chat Rap”, has been shown at Tate Britain and this year at NFT.

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Paul Wyatt

Human Resources Trustee

Paul Wyatt is Managing Director of HR-Specialist Ltd and previous Head of Employee Relations at Reuters Ltd. He is currently Chairman of the Board at FalCare and the Vice Chair of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust, where he is a Non-Executive Director chairing three committees as well as being a Lay Member on three tribunals.

Eike Cummings

Board Member

Eike runs uber, a marketing consultancy for the Creative and Events sectors. She has experience in the international music and content industries spanning live events, touring, music television, digital media, artist management and global marketing & promotion. Starting with promoting multi genre stadium tours with music acts before transferring into music television. Progressing onto Deconstruction Records, part of the BMG Music Group. Moving on to become a founder member and Content & Label Relations Director of the European online music company, Netbeat.

Ben Howe

Board Member

My Name is Ben Howe, I’m 20, and I have a passion for Film, Television and Radio. Currently I study BA (Hons) Television at Falmouth University and aspiring to become a film/television producer. Previously I studied Creative Media Production at Truro College while at the same time, I was part of the 2015/16 BFI Film Academy as a producer on our film Chalk. I have also been involved in radio production and participated in the Pirate FM programming Academy in 2014.

Loic Rich


Loic graduated from Falmouth University in 2004 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing, and went on to become a freelance journalist and screenwriter, with writing commissions from Cornwall Film and Southwest Screen, and a range of national newspapers and magazines. Since 2007 Loic has served as local councillor, and represents Truro Tregolls electoral division on Truro City Council and Cornwall Council. He also performs as a singer /songwriter in groups and as a soloist.

Eleanor Yule


With 25 years experience as a writer and director in both film and television, Eleanor is now a lecturer at Falmouth University’s School of Writing and Journalism. Eleanor has won awards for her work and her original feature film Blinded (2004) was screened at festivals around the world! Having sat on the board of trustees for StreetWorks Gallery Glasgow and the Scottish Independent Cinema, we’re honoured to have Eleanor on board!

Mary Davies


Mary Davies was UK project co-director, and later director, of the Cross Channel Film Lab (CCFL), a European-funded feature film script development workshop programme. A former world sales agent with Jane Balfour Films and BFI Production in the UK and film acquisitions consultant for Japanese pay TV channel Cinefil-Imagica. Mary has worked for international film festivals, including the BFI London Film Festival as Buyers and Sellers facilitator; as an Industry consultant and Rawi screenwriting programme mentor at the Dubai International Film Festival; as Industry consultant to the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and as an Industry consultant for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.  She was also account executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa for film festival submissions platform for five years. 

Peter Lefort


Peter Lefort has worked and volunteered with community networks, groups, and activists for almost a decade. Peter manages Eden Projects Communities UK wide network. He is a big believer in the power of empathy and the importance of passing things on from person to person, whether it is inspiration, a helping hand or some leftover apples from the garden. A Trustee of the Transition Network, and Co-Founder of Oxford Food Surplus Cafe.

Laura Giles

I have always been passionate about working in the creative sector, starting my career in event & video production and advertising. After my MBA, I began to pursue this further, producing four shorts and an award-winning feature documentary called SONS OF CUBA, which was broadcast by BBC4 Storyville and sold internationally. I have worked in the marketing & communications team at the BFI and freelanced for a wide range of film & TV organisations including Raising Films and the British Film Commission.