The 11th annual Cornwall Film Festival 2012 took place at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay last weekend and as well as a star-studded line-up of short and feature films, a highlight of the weekend was the Cornwall Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony.
Awards at the Film Festival 2012 included audience awards as well as seven juried competitions .
This year’s winners included Alice Nightingale, a graduate in Digital Animation from University College Falmouth. Alice Nightingale’s short film, Love Hate, impressed the Film Festival jury and she won the Made in Kernow Award for the Best Cornish Short Film and a £400 cash prize, sponsored by St Austell Brewery.
The £1000 prize for the Govyn Kernewek 90-second short film competition, sponsored by MAGA, was won by Fran Newman with her Cornish language romance, Souper.
The Films Without Borders International Short Film Competition, with £500 cash prize sponsored by University College Falmouth, was won by Martin Wrath, a Polish film maker, for his short drama-documentary, Written In Ink.
The Delabole Slate Golden Chough Award 2012 was won by a St Ives film maker/photographer Graham Gaunt with his time-lapse short film, Dark Nights.
Festival Director Tiffany Holmes said:
“This award is given to the film that best captures the spirit of the festival.
“Dark Nights is a stunning example of the determination and commitment it takes to make a film – you can literally see the hours that have gone into making it – and the result is both visually spectacular and actually very moving, which is all you can ask for in a short film!”
The Spider-Eye Animations Award and £500 prize for the Best UK Animation was won by a film maker from London, Tom Jenkins, who said
“It’s showed me that if you truly follow your heart and actually get up and get stuff made, anything can happen”.
Falmouth Art Gallery sponsored The Edge experimental film Award this year with a £100 prize. This was won by Piers Rossiter, from Hampshirem His film is called A Seasonal Display of Jubilation.
Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay: Four Screen Digital Cinema Complex – Two 3D Screens – Full Disabled Access – Licensed Bar – Dolby 7.1 Surround in Screen One.
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