Workshops and training sessions at Cornwall Film Festival 2018


Friday 09 NOV 2018 16:00 – 17:30 | Free | Sign up now 

In collaboration with the Into Film  this session is for existing Into Film Club leaders and for educators new to Into Film.

From languages film clubs to lunchtime safe-spaces to whole-school clubs, this session helps educators realise the many different contexts within which film clubs flourish, focusing on the benefits that film clubs can provide your young people.

It will provide ideas and activities you can do with your club members to increase participation, excitement and attendance. The session will also look at how you can promote your club across the school community and give you the chance to discuss ideas with other, like-minded educators. Through fun and exciting activities, let Into Film help you get the most out of your film club.

Find out more about Into Film Clubs.

ESF Storytelling Workshops

Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 10:15 to 12:15 | Free | BOOK HERE 

Come along to a two hour fun and informal workshop led by writer Amanda White who specialises in scriptwriting and poetry whilst working as a creative practitioner with previous experience as a literary agent and editor. Amanda will focus on looking at creating innovative narratives and developing a strong, compelling voice. What questions should you be asking yourself throughout the writing process? Individual feedback allows everyone to emerge with increased confidence and skills in presenting themselves, telling their stories, and pitching their projects.

Yeth byghan Hunrosow Bras -Small Language Big Dream

The Poly Library Sunday 11th November from15:45 – 17:15 | FREE | RESERVE HERE

On Sunday 11th November you are invited to an afternoon of CORNISH LANGUAGE including a screening of Hwedhel Henry Jenner (The Story of Henry Jenner) and discussion.

Come and discuss the future of Cornish Language Film and TV with a panel including Mark Trevethan, Denzil Monk and Charlie Fripp.


Event Details November 9, 2018 | Time : 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Venue : The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

Link : Book Here

As part of Cornwall Film Festival, Cultivator is putting on a fun-filled day of inspiring talks and brilliant networking opportunities for people working in the television and film industries.  If you’d like to hear insider’s insights on writing sitcoms, how musicians can work with filmmakers, what it takes to produce highly acclaimed TV dramas, or transitioning from making shorts to making features, we’ve got you covered.

9.45-11.15: Sitcom roundtable with James Henry

James Henry’s writing career was launched with his original comedy Skiffy which won Channel Four’s sitcom writing competition in 1998, going on to join the writing team for Smack the Pony, (Talkback/Ch4), the Bafta award-winning comedy series Green Wing and Campus, and co-writing ITV sitcom The Delivery Man.

He has written regularly for many animated childrens’ series, including Bob the Builder (Hit/BBC), Shaun the Sheep, Canimals (Aardman/BBC) and Hey Duggee for (StudioAKA/CBeebies), and is developing a number of original series, including counterfactual crime drama United Kingdoms for Headstrong Productions, and teen comedy/drama Rock for STV. He is currently writing for the Shaun the Sheep Movie Sequel.

Please register for this session ONLY if you have a sitcom idea or script in development by emailing as places will be limited.

11.30 – 13.00: Music for Screen with Connie Farr, Think Sync

An overview of ‘sync’ opportunities for both musicians and filmmakers, including how to plan and execute a successful soundtrack for short film, features, TV, games and advertising from both perspectives and understanding the role a music supervisor can play.

Connie Farr is the founder of ThinkSync Music, a one-stop music supervision, consultancy and licensing service for Films, Trailers, TV, Advertisements and Promos, specialising in projects looking for music with character and individuality.

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch

14.00 – 15.15 A career in TV drama with Phillippa Giles

Award-winning producer Phillippa Giles talks through her career creating high-quality television drama across a range of genres.

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Executive Producer, Phillippa Giles, left the BBC after a 25-year career to set up Bandit as her own production label in March 2015, joining Endemol Shine UK. She was behind the Golden Globe-winning series Luther starring Idris Elba and long-running BBC1 procedural hit Silent Witness which she revamped with a new cast led by Emilia Fox. Phillippa has also won International awards for her adaptations ranging from Oranges Are not The Only Fruit to Our Mutual Friend, North and South, Jane Eyre and Emma all on the BBC. Her most recent productions have been Rillington Place starring Tim Roth for BBC1 and Delicious starring Dawn French for Sky One.

14:00 – 15:00 Working as a Wildlife Single Shooter

Nina Constable is an award-winning self-shooting AP, working around the world on a wide range of documentary projects. From conservation filmmaking to social documentary, Nina has a keen eye for filming and a talent for storytelling. Her client list includes the BBC, United Nations, The Wildlife & National Trust and many more conservation Charities, Trusts and Foundations.

15.45 – 17.30 Shorts to features: making the leap

BFI Network Talent Executive for the South West, Alice Cabanas, talks to filmmakers Dean Puckett (The Sermon), Natasha Price (The Ship), Georgia Goggin (We Love Moses) and Alex Kendall (No Pain Whatsoever) about their short film careers and their transition to feature films, and highlights public and private support available.

How do I book?

Register your attendance through Eventbrite. Tickets for each talk as well as the networking lunch can be booked separately.

About Cultivator

Creative business support for creative businesses.

We know that running a creative business or being a creative freelancer can present a tricky balance. On one side, there’s the inspired thinking, the original ideas that push you forward, and the late nights of hard graft. On the other, you’ll find the spreadsheets, the finances, and the complex world of clients and audiences. Balancing these two sides can be hard. So we’re here to help.

At Cultivator, we tap into Cornwall’s thriving creative community and draw on decades of industry know-how to tailor-make the support that will see your business soar.

Funded by the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.