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.

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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.



Dick Maule


Dick Maule is a member of the Charity Practitioner Forum. This is a network of accountancy firms specialising in the audit of charities and other organisations in the social economy. I also work closely with the Avon and Bristol Community Law Centre on constitutional issues for charities and community groups. Our clients include: Charities and not for profit organisations involved in the arts. Multi ethnic organisations. Advice Centres and organisations in the field of disability and C.I.C.s

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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.

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Karl Phillips

Press and Communications Trustee

Karl Phillips is Former Associate Dean and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Film at Falmouth University. Karl has worked as a freelance film journalist and editor, as a promotions manager for a film theatre, and also founded what later became known as the Pixelate Student Film Festival. His trustee’s role marks a return to CFF having being a member of the steering group between 2005-07.

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Phil Shingler

Board member

Phil is a freelance Producer/Director, producer and co-director of the Marlisco award-winning “Marine Heroes”, and Broadcast Union BECTU committee member and representative. He spent forty years in the media industry and his credits include work for Channel 4, TVNZ, PBS (KQED SF) & BBC South West.


Phillippa Giles

Board member

Known for her work as Executive Producer of hit BBC series such as, the Golden-Globe winning, Luther and Silent Witness, Phillippa is Managing Director of Bandit Television. This scripted production lablel will create original British dramas, distributed by Endemol. 

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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.

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Eike Cummings

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. Later roles included International Director at Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s film and music company, Palm Pictures.

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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.


Michael Roberts

Festival Producer

Since joining Cornwall Film Festival after graduating from the University of Brighton, Michael has been involved in the charity’s social media marketing and online presence, as well as producing the 2015 Short Film competition. Realising something of a dream at Cornwall Film Festival, Michael recently got to see his beloved Back to the Future played on a 10ft inflatable outdoor screen.


Alice Frost


Alice is a third year student at Truro College currently completing the final year of her Media Studies course exploring all aspects of film, TV and music and even practicing with some technical equipment, allowing her to develop her skills and experience. Whilst finishing the final year of her course Alice is also volunteering at Cornwall Film Festival gaining some experience in the industry, which is allowing her to think about and decide what it is exactly she’d like to pursue in the media industry. When she’s not at college or CFF, she’s at home watching countless amounts of different films and TV shows bugging her parents and friends with various film/TV trivia.


Julia Powney

Creative Researcher
A graduate of Film Production from UCA Farnham, Julia has experience of art direction, producing and screening her own short films nationwide. Having joined the festival in October 2015, Julia is involved with researching industry and training opportunities as well as co-ordinating festival events and screenings. A keen writer and explorer, Julia is keen to assist in promoting creative energy and collaborative filmmaking in Cornwall.


Sam Gardner

Editorial Producer

Recent Film and English graduate from The University of Southampton with a passion for writing and the digital arts. Sam spent his spare time at university working for the Soton Tab, where he reviewed various theatre productions and films whilst creating tabloid news articles. After graduating, he worked as a technical editor for Tor Consultancy Services.