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The Cornwall Film Festival is a vibrant celebration of Cornish and international filmmaking, offering local and national premieres, master classes, workshops, networking events, prizes and awards.
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Cornwall Film Festival 2010 Call for entries

Cornwall Film Festival 2010 Call for Entries!

AWARDS 2010:
The Golden Chough Grand Prize: Best Film of the Festival
This will be awarded to the film that best captures the spirit of the Festival.

Eligibility: All films entered into the Cornwall Film Festival: shorts and features.

Jury: The Cornwall Film Festival team

Prize: TBD & Laurel

Jury Award: Best Short Film of the Festival

This will be awarded to the best Cornish short film in the 2010 Festival

Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible to win this Award regardless of genre.

Jury: A select panel of UK media industry professionals

Prize: £500

Jury Award: Best Student Short Film of the Festival

This will be awarded to the best Cornish student short film in the 2010 Festival

Eligibility: All films in student competition are eligible to win this award regardless of genre.

Jury: A selected panel of film and media students

Prize: £100

The Delabole Slate Film of the Festival Award

The audience will vote for its favourite Cornish film from any of the main screenings.

Eligibility: All films selected for competition or Cornish All Sorts are eligible to win this award regardless of length, genre or category.

Jury: Festival Audience

Prize: The Delabole Slate Award

The Delabole Slate Best Student Film

The audience will vote for its favourite Cornish student film from any of the student film screenings.

Eligibility: All films selected for the student film competition or Student All Sorts are eligible to win this award regardless of length, genre or category.

Jury: Festival Audience

Prize: The Delabole Slate Award

The ANOTHER COUNTRY International Short Film Award

This will be awarded to the audience favourite international short.

Eligibility: International short film selected from the Another Country touring programme.

Jury: Another Country audiences

Prize: £500

The YOUR COUNTRY Short Film Award

This will be awarded to the best short film from the British Isles.

Eligibility: Films from any country or region in the British Isles, including Cornwall, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.

Jury: Cornwall Film Festival representatives

Prize: £500

The Best of Board Shorts Award

A jury of independent judges will vote for the best overall surf film in competition.

Eligibility: Films will be deemed eligible for competition and screening by a pre-selection panel.

Jury: A select panel of surf industry representatives and filmmakers.

Prize: £250 cash and a generous gift bag


Note: Each film's eligibility for competition and screening will be judged by a selection panel. Their decision is final.

CATEGORIES

Cornish Films. Student films. Experimental. Board Shorts. Another Country. Your Country. Screen Actions

CORNISH SHORTS / FEATURES
We take pride in the thriving Cornish film industry, and a key aim of the Festival is showcasing films where at least one of the creative team (writer, director, producer) is resident in Cornwall.

We now also accept films that have a strong link to Cornwall or Cornish culture by non-resident filmmakers – e.g., a film that has been wholly or mostly shot in Cornwall. We accept films of all genres, including experimental/non-narrative. Films approximately 20 minutes long or under will be eligible for the Best Film of the Festival Jury Award.

All Cornish films are eligible for the Festival Favourite Award and the Delabole Slate Film of the Festival Awards.

Qualifiers for Cornish Shorts / Features

· Films over 20 minutes (approx.) will not be eligible for the Jury Award

· Either the writer, director or producer must be currently resident in Cornwall, or the film must demonstrate a strong link to Cornwall.

· Films must have been completed since January 2009

CORNISH STUDENT FILMS

These films will be eligible for the Best Student Film of the Festival Jury Award. We accept all genres.

Qualifiers for Cornish Student Films

· Maximum length: 20 minutes (approx.)

· The student writer, director, or producer must be currently resident in Cornwall. Writer, director, or producers who are Cornish residents studying at non-Cornish colleges/universities are also eligible.

· Films must have been completed since January 2009

“THE EDGE” – Experimental/Non-narrative Films

A new category for 2010. All experimental/non-narrative entries are eligible for the Golden Chough Grand Prize and the Delabole Slate Film of the Festival Awards.

Qualifiers for “The Edge”:

· Maximum length: 20 minutes (approx.)

· Films can originate from anywhere in the UK

· Films must have been completed since January 2009

BOARD SHORTS

The Festival's ever-popular screening event that showcases unique and/or inspirational perspectives inspired by the surf film genre. Films in this category are eligible for prizes and awards, including the title of 'Best of Board Shorts'.

Qualifiers for Board Shorts:

· Maximum length: 10 minutes (for competition) although longer films will be considered for special screenings

· Films can originate from anywhere in the world

ANOTHER COUNTRY International Short Film Competition

The Another Country International Short Film Award showcases films of all genres made in urban and rural communities across the world.


Qualifiers for ANOTHER COUNTRY

· Maximum length: 20 minutes (approx.)

· Films can originate from anywhere in the world

· Films must have been completed since January 2009

YOUR COUNTRY Short Film Competition

This award welcomes films from across the UK, including Cornwall, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.

Qualifiers for YOUR COUNTRY

· Maximum length: 20 minutes (approx.)

· Films can originate from anywhere in the UK

· Films must have been completed since January 2009

SCREEN ACTIONS

The Screen Actions film festival is run by young people for young people. If you're aged 8-18 and you've made a short film, submit it to Screen Actions. We accept films of all genres.

Qualifiers for Screen Actions:

· Maximum length: 15 minutes

· The writer, director, or producer must be resident in Cornwall

· Films must not include any swearing

· Films must have been completed since January 2009

N.B. There is a maximum of 5 entries per person.

DEADLINES & FEES:

Cornish Films and Board Shorts entry deadlines:

6pm Monday 12th July 2010 EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: Free entry

6pm Monday 26th July 2010 NORMAL DEADLINE: £10 Fee

6pm Monday 2nd August 2010 LATE DEADLINE: £25 Fee

ANOTHER COUNTRY and YOUR COUNTRY entry deadlines:

6pm Monday 28th June 2010 EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: £15 Fee

6pm Monday 12th July 2010 NORMAL DEADLINE: £25 Fee

6pm Monday 26th July 2010 LATE DEADLINE: £35 Fee

Cornwall Film Festival entry fees are required to help cover the administrative and technical costs incurred by processing submissions. Film submitters are entitled to free entry to the screening of their film at the Festival (worth at least £5).

How to Enter Your Film into the 2010 Cornwall Film Festival

The Festival promotes online submissions to reduce the use of paper.
You can apply online using Withoutabox, by clicking here.
Cornish filmmakers ONLY can download a printable version of the submissions form, coming soon...
Screen Actions entry forms will be available to download here soon.
Please note that you will need to submit both a standard DVD of your film + a QuickTime master as well as two jpeg still images from your film to the Festival office by the submission deadline with a cheque for the correct submission fee (if applicable; see deadlines and fees above).
Please read the description of our categories and their qualifiers listed above in order to make sure you submit your film to the appropriate category.

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The Cornwall Film Festival is a vibrant celebration of Cornish and international filmmaking, offering local and national premieres, master classes, workshops, networking events, prizes and awards.

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