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This year’s Corn­wall Film

Fes­ti­val, the 17th, has the theme of Re­sis­tance with new cinema re­leases, work­shops with in­dus­try in­sid­ers and the op­por­tu­nity to see films by lo­cal artists in com­pe­ti­tion.

The fes­ti­val opens on the

Fri­day with a full-day of talks and work­shops with speak­ers who have in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence of the film in­dus­try. They in­clude wildlife doc­u­men­tary film­maker Nina Con­sta­ble who has worked for the BBC, United Na­tions,

The Na­tional Trust and many con­ser­va­tion char­i­ties, trusts and foun­da­tions.

Natasha Price, a prize win­ner at last year’s fes­ti­val, will talk about the work of Re­druth­based En­gine House VFX, an award win­ning an­i­ma­tion and vis­ual ef­fects stu­dio work­ing in ad­ver­tis­ing, gam­ing, ar­chi­tec­tural vi­su­al­i­sa­tion and film, clients in­clude Huawei, Ha­chette, BBC, Sky, NHS, and Ogilvy.

Also tak­ing part on day one are Alice Cabañas of BFI Net­work, BAFTA and Emmy award win­ning Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer, Phillippa Giles (Luther, Silent Wit­ness, Emma), Alex Ken­dall of DNA Films (Ex Machina, T2: Trainspot­ting) and com­edy writer James Henry (Smack the Pony, Green Wing).

On the Satur­day the best en­tries in the Corn­wall Film Fes­ti­val Short Film Com­pe­ti­tion will be screened in­clud­ing the Best Short Film and Best Stu­dent Film win­ners.

Two cin­e­matic re­leases screened over the week­end fit per­fectly with the Re­sis­tance theme.

Mike Leigh’s Peter­loo marks the 200th an­niver­sary next year of the Peter­loo Mas­sacre when a peace­ful protest ended with 15 dead and 700 wounded.

Pe­riod drama Co­lette is di­rected by Wash West­more­land (Still Alice) and tells the story of the ground-break­ing French novelist (played by Keira Knight­ley). The film also starts Poldark’s Eleanor Tom­lin­son and Do­minic West.

By sharp con­trast, the fes­ti­val also in­cludes a scratch and sniff ver­sion of Wal­lace and Gromit – Curse of the Were-Rab­bit.


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