Would you like £500 to create your own film based event? Apply now to win a Young programmers award for this years Cornwall Film Festival.

The aim of this venture is to engage with the next generation of cultural ambassadors and help people aged between 16-24 to there engage with British independent and specialised film, as well as helping to boost the reach of film titles and cultural engagement with young audiences. Entrants can be part of arts, youth or community centres and can apply for a £500 grant for marketing or making a film event.

Entrants can apply online via an entry form as an individual, in a pair, or in a team but only one award will be made, you will be given a flat fee of £150 for your time + an event budget of £500. Entrants will be between 16-24, resident in Cornwall, under the age of 16 must have consent of least one parent or legal guardian.

We hope that you will produce 1 large event attracting audience number of 300 or series of smaller events that attract audiences of 3 x 100. The event will run in the first 2 weeks in November 2018.  As an Awardee/s you will also receive an additional 6 hrs of professional development training/ mentorship in  events management, health & safety, marketing and exhibition. The award will be held by CFF and allocated on receipt of a budget/ receipts, under the mentorship of CFF’s festival producer.

An Award will scored on the following basis (Suitable film & music permissions must also be sought)

Apply here

If you love making events happen in film there will be more opportunities for you to programme events once you have acquired new skills and we hope you will continue to be involved with the festival.  Festival experience and Internships, BFI Film Academy exhibition residential training will be signposted as the route to industry development.

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In 2017 we awarded our Young Programers award to a group of student at Newquay Tretherras School Screening the Directors Cut of Donnie Darko the programme was originally funded by –