Jeremy Routledge: ‘Random Acts’ Industry Speaker

Cornwall Film Festival are pleased to introduce Jeremy Routledge to the 2015 programme, co-founder of ‘Calling The Shots’ and our industry speaker for Saturday 14th November.

Jeremy will be providing an engaging presentation that will discuss how to boost your potential as a filmmaker through funding and industry opportunities at Calling The Shots. As a Producer/Writer himself, Jeremy has a wide experience of broadcast, web and educational projects, where he has worked alongside the BBC, Maverick TV, and ITV. Now a Development Producer at Calling The Shots, Jeremy oversees new talent development schemes and educational programmes for their ‘Random Acts’ initiative.

The Calling The Shots/Random Acts initiative can benefit you to create and propel your creative idea. 

If you’re aged 16-24 and currently live or study in the South West, you are eligible to apply and have a chance to become one of 72 successful young people whose ideas will go into production over the next three years.

You do not have to have any filmmaking experience or be a filmmaker – you just need to have a great idea and a clear creative vision. Your idea can be based on absolutely anything – it could be a spoken word piece, an artwork, a music video, a dance, or a wild animation… You could be an artist, a dancer, a writer or a poet – there are no limits or definitions as to who we want to apply. We want you to confront, surprise and challenge us with your short film idea. Completed films will need to be between 90 seconds and three minutes long, so bear this in mind when applying.

The Random Acts talk will take place on Saturday 14th November @ 13:15 to 14:15 in The Blue Room, The Regal Cinema, Redruth. 

Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas will join us for the #BFILOVE season screening of A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven) at 14.15 on Sunday 15th November.

Educated in British and North American universities, Mark was appointed lecturer in Cultural Studies at Falmouth in 1998. Building on expertise from previous Higher Education teaching appointments at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Akron, Mark initially taught across a number of media courses, primarily in the theoretical areas of cultural representation, the politics of interpretation and the analysis of both moving image and print-media texts.

Mark led the development of the Film course in 1999-2000, aiming to design an innovative undergraduate experience that combined theoretical and practice-based learning. He has taught on the Film course since its launch in 2001.

Mark’s research interests are focused on post-war British cinema and its cultural contexts, specialising in the work of Derek Jarman. He contributed entries to the Encyclopaedia of Contemporary British Culture and has published a number of critical essays, including a co-authored analysis of Trevor Nunn’s cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and two essays on Jarman’s multi-disciplinary aesthetic. Mark is currently collaborating on a new research project, Artists on Film, with colleagues from the Film course team.

Mark is passionate about his work as an educationalist. In addition to holding professional teaching qualifications, he is a registered practitioner with the Higher Education Academy and is accredited as a Higher Education teacher by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). He regularly participates in Higher Education learning, teaching conferences and meetings as well as contributing to the development of the learning and teaching culture at Falmouth. He has also mentored new members of staff.

Mark is also committed to community arts education and has become involved with the annual St. Ives Festival by introducing films, including Jarman’s Caravaggio. In 2005 he chaired a master class on adaptation and screenwriting with Olivia Hetreed at the Cornwall Film Festival.