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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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2012 Cornwall Film Festival 

Announces Call for Entries 

Film submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual Cornwall Film Festival, scheduled for 8-11 November 2012 at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay. 

The earlybird deadline for all categories is 25 June. The normal deadline is 16 July . The late deadline is 1 August. 

The Festival presents, this year, 6 categories:

Films without borders is the international short-film competition, and it is joined by a category, Made in Kernow, which welcomes short films from Cornwall. There is also a categorie which celebrates women filmmakers across the World: Reel Women. The animation categorie: Eye Toons accepts all animation short films from anywhere in the UK. The Edge includes experimental, art and non narrative films from anywhere in the world. Finally the Decent exposure is a categorie for up and coming and student filmmakers.

• Made in Kernow includes films that have a strong link to Cornwall or Cornish culture by non-resident filmmakers – for example, a film that has been wholly or mostly shot in Cornwall.

• The Golden Chough Grand Prize will be awarded to the best film of the Festival.

A full description of categories, eligibility, prizes, deadlines and fees can be found on the Festival website: www.cornwallfilmfestival.com. 

Festival Nickname: 
Cornwall Film Fest
Edition: 
11
Festival Logo: 
Theme: 
Adventure
African Films
American Films
Animation
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Asian Films
Awards
British Films
Children
Comedy
Crime
Digital
Documentary
Environnement/Nature
European Films
Family
Fantasy/Science Fiction
French Films
German Films
Historical
Homosexuality
Horror films
Human Rights
Independent
International
Italian Films
Japanese Films
Jewish Films
Latin American Films
Multimedia
Music
National
Romance
Seminar
Silent films
Spanish Films
Sport
Student films
Thriller
Underground
Western
Women
Youth/Teen
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Digital / DVD
Documentaries
Experiment
Fiction Features
Independant
Short films
Student film
Festival Info
Price info: 
TBC
Opening hours: 
09:00 - 00:00
Last attendance: 
7000
Number of journalists: 
40
Next Festival Dates: 
11/08/2012 - 11/11/2012
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
http://www.cornwallfilmfestival.com/how-submit-films#deadline
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
Yes
Film call for entry start day: 
04/02/2012
Film call for entry deadline: 
07/16/2012
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Tiffany Holmes
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Programmer Name: 
Tiffany Holmes
Festival Programmer Email: 

Entry for Cornwall Film Festival 2012 is now open!
AWARDS 2012:
The Delabole Slate Golden Chough Award
To be awarded to the film that best captures the spirit of the 2012 Festival.
Eligibility: All Cornish entries in the Cornwall Film Festival: shorts and
features.
Jury: The Cornwall Film Festival team
Prize: The Delabole Slate Golden Chough (this is a non-cash prize)


The Delabole Slate Film of the Festival Award

The audience will vote for its favourite Cornish film from any of the 2012 main screenings.
Eligibility: All films selected for the main Cornish Shorts screenings are
eligible to win this award, regardless of length or genre.
Jury: Festival Audience

Prize: The Delabole Slate Award (this is a non-cash prize)

Jury Award: Best Cornish Short Film of the Festival

This will be awarded to the best Cornish short film in the 2012 Festival.

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

Jury: A select panel of UK media industry professionals.

Prize: £400 cash award, sponsored by St Austell Brewery

Jury Award: The Decent Exposure Newcomers Award

This will be awarded to the best UK newcomers short film in the 2012 Festival.

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

Jury: A select panel of film industry professionals plus film and media students.

Prize: TBC

‘Films Without Borders’ International Short Film Award

To be awarded to the best international short film.

Eligibility: Short films submitted from anywhere in the world will be deemed eligible for competition and screening by a pre-selection panel.

Jury: A select panel of film industry professionals plus film and media lecturers.

Prize: TBC

‘On the Edge’ Short Film Award

To be awarded by a jury of independent judges to the best experimental, art or non-narrative film.

Eligibility: Short films from anywhere in the world will be deemed eligible for competition and screening by a pre-selection panel.

Jury: A select panel of film studies lecturers, artists and filmmakers.

Prize: £100, sponsored by Falmouth Art Gallery

‘Reel Women’ Short Film Award

A jury of industry professionals will select the best short film directed by a woman.

Eligibility: Short films of any genre, from anywhere in the world, directed by a woman.

Jury: A panel of professional filmmakers and industry experts

Prize: TBC

Spider Eye Animation Award

To be awarded by a jury of industry professionals for the best animated short film in the Eye-Toons category.

Eligibility: Animated short films from anywhere in the UK.

Jury: Representatives from Spider Eye Animations and industry professionals

Prize: £500, sponsored by Spider Eye Animations.

CATEGORIES

Cornish FilmsStudent filmsExperimentalBoard ShortsAnother CountryYour CountryScreen Actions

DECENT EXPOSURE UK Newcomers Short Film Competition
entries of any genre from anywhere in the UK.
Qualifiers for newcomers Films:
  • Maximum length: 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Filmmakers must be either a student or an up-and-coming filmmaker
  • Films must have been completed since January 2011.
Award: Jury Award - Decent Exposure Newcomers Award

EYE-TOONS ANIMATION COMPETITION

This is a competitive category for short animated films submitted from anywhere in the UK
Qualifiers for Eye-Toons

Maximum length: 15 minutes (approx.)

Films can originate from anywhere in the UK

Films must have been completed since January 2011

Award: Spider Eye Animation Award
FILMS WITHOUT BORDERS International Short Film Competition
This category is for short films of any genre, from anywhere in the world.
Qualifiers for Without Borders

Maximum length: 15 minutes (approx.)

Films can originate from anywhere in the world

Films must have been completed since January 2011

Award: Without Borders International Short Film Award
MADE IN KERNOW
We take pride in the growing 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 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.
Films of all genres will be accepted into this category and films of any length, though films over 20 minutes will not be eligible for the Jury Award.
Qualifiers for Made in Kernow:

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

Only films under 20 minutes in length will be eligible for the Jury Award.

Films must have been completed since January 2011.

Relevant Awards:

Jury Award – Best Film of the Festival, sponsored by St Austell Brewery

The Delabole Slate Golden Chough Grand Prize

REEL WOMEN
A categorie celebrating and promoting women film directors. Short films of any genre made by female directors will be accepted from anywhere in the world.
Qualifiers for Reel Women:
Maximum length: 15 minutes (approx.)

The director of the film must be a woman

Films can originate from anywhere in the world

Films must have been completed since January 2011

Award: Reel Women Short Film Award
THE EDGE – Experimental / Art / Non-narrative Films
The Edge includes experimental, art and non-narrative films from anywhere in the world.
Qualifiers for The Edge:

Maximum length: 15 minutes (approx.)

Films can originate from anywhere in the world

Films must have been completed since January 2011

Award: On the Edge Award

 DEADLINES & FEES:

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE Monday 25th June

  • Made in Kernow - FREE
  • Decent Exposure - £10 (free for students)
  • The Edge - £10 (free for students)
  • Eye-Toons Animation - £10
  • Films Without Borders - £15
  • Reel Women - £15

NORMAL DEADLINE Monday 16th July

  • Made in Kernow - £10
  • Decent Exposure - £20
  • The Edge - £20
  • Eye-Toons Animation - £20
  • Films Without Borders - £25
  • Reel Women - £25

FINAL DEADLINE Wednesday 1st August

  • Made in Kernow - £25
  • Decent Exposure - £30
  • Eye-Toons Animation - £30
  • The Edge - £30
  • Films Without Borders - £35
  • Reel Women - £35

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

Before entering your film into the Cornwall Film Festival, please ensure you have read and understood the terms and conditions for entry.

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.
Festival Organization
Name: 
Cornwall Film Festival
Address: 
Krowji
fest adr2: 
West Park
City: 
Redruth
State: 
Cornwall
Zip code: 
TR15 3AJ
Country: 
United Kingdom
Telephone: 
+441209204655
Fax: 
+4407791 630 667

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Holmes Tiffany
(Cornwall Film Festival)

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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