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Karl Phillips

Karl 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.


Susannah Shaw

Currently CEO of Curzon Cinema, Susannah is the former director of the Animated Exeter Festival and has spent years working at the famous Ardaman Animations and the BBC.


Tiffany Holmes

Film Hub SWWM Co-ordinator and former Cornwall Film Festival director responsible for setting up the C-Fylm film club network; Tiffany returns to the festival this year as a judge. Having worked with Cornish colleges and Falmouth University, and re-established Screen Actions – a children’s film festival, few people know local media like Tiffany.


Stephen Ryan

Winner of last year’s Cornwall Film Festival short film competition in the category of ‘Love’, our new judge, Stephen Ryan knows exactly what it takes to succeed at short film festivals. His film Rip it up & Start Again absolutely captivated our 2015 audience.



Anna Navas

Anna is Film Administrator at Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University and Film Programmer at Plymouth Arts Centre. Having Studied her undergraduate degree in Plymouth and her MA in Exeter, Anna is highly experienced with with film in the West Country.



Steve Holland

Steve is our 2016 Audience Member Judge, with a fierce knowledge of films and festivals alike, he is the perfect addition to this year’s Cornwall Film Festival jury



Brian Clay

Secretary of British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) – South West Group Brian Clay is extensively experienced in society organisation and is at the heart of film clubs in Cornwall.



Alison Wallace

Programme Leader for HND Media  Moving Image at Truro College, Alison works at the core of the student media community, having partnered with Cornwall Film Festival on multiple occasions to help young people engage with film.

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John Scarlett Davis

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.


Matthew Warner

As a lecturer of Media and Film at Cornwall College and a graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts, Mat is a pure example of homegrown talent sharing Cornwall Film Festival’s goals of educating and cultivating young people in the local Media industry.


Luke Doran

Curzon Cinema’s Programme and Partnership Manager, Luke Doran, joins us this year, Having worked at the Everyman in London, and on the Boarderlines Film Festival, Luke has spent the last 2 years evolving Curzon’s approach to programming.