With more and more people showing an interest and partaking in the world of film, the festival circuit has become increasingly popular and accessible to both film enthusiasts and the general public. If you’re a film-maker festivals are a great way of getting your work shown to a wide audience, also giving you the opportunity to gain feedback and learn from industry professionals. If you’re an audience member they provide you with an entertaining & cultural event where you can view new and innovative films. We asked Cornwall Film Festival Director Tiffany Holmes about this years annual celebration of cornish and international film-making.
Tell us a little about the festival in less than 20 words.
CFF is a celebration of Cornish and international filmmaking with short and feature length film screenings, talks, workshops and networking!
Apart from showing films what else does the festival offer for both film-makers and audiences?
The Festival offers a number of professional development opportunities for filmmakers via skills workshops, talks and seminars with industry professionals, as well as providing good networking opportunities and parties! Many feature film screenings include a Q&A with the director, writer, producer or actor, providing audiences with a unique insight into the filmmaking process and the chance to question filmmakers about their films.
For any budding dance/film enthusiasts, what are you looking for with regards to the ‘One The Wire’, dance-for-camera submissions?
For On the Wire we are looking for short dance films that explore the medium of dance for camera in interesting, experimental or innovative ways. This is such an exciting genre, ripe for collaboration and interpretation and we’re hoping for a wide range of entries from artists across the world.
What does your job as festival director involve?
As Festival Director my main responsibility is to curate the programme of films and workshops that make up the Festival event in November but I am involved in all aspects of planning and organising the event, from fundraising and marketing to volunteer management to event delivery. It’s an amazing job!
Do you personally have a favourite entry category?
I love them all! We’re really proud to show off the amazing talent we have here in Cornwall with our Made in Kernow category and I’m really excited to be supporting up-and-coming filmmakers with Decent Exposure, as well as promoting female filmmakers via our Reel Women category.
Cornwall Film Festival takes place between the 8th-11th November in Newquay, Cornwall.
For more information visit: www.cornwallfilmfestival.com