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New Wave Jury

Cornwall Film Festival New Wave Jury Programme is OPEN

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This opportunity has helped those aged 18-25 to develop their interest in film criticism.

This year's programme targeted film enthusiasts and aimed to take participants through educational sessions this November. The programme culminated in jury sessions where participants viewed and judged the festival's international shorts and selected the winner


Dates for your diary

24/9/2023 - Closing Date for Submissions

28/9/2023 - Selection

1/10/2023 - Confirmation Emails Sent Out

9/10/2023 - Confirmation from Candidates

20/10/2023 .Announce New Wave Juries Online

 Workshop session Dates

: 27/10/2023 - 10/11/2023 (4 sessions)

Screening Date: 15/11/2023


Our programme talks from industry professionals provide insight and help you develop your skills.

Last year we were joined by Hannah Strong,  Digital Editor of Little White Lies magazine, an independent illustrated film magazine based in London. She has written for publications including Vulture, Gawker, GQ and The Guardian, and her first book, a monograph on Sofia Coppola, was released in May 2022 by Abrams New York.



This programme is free of charge, supported by Mor Media Charity.

Late submissions can not be accepted.


Age: 18-25 years old
Living, studying and/or working in the South
West, UK
Interest in film, basic
knowledge in film theory
& critical writing


Please submit a critical
repsonse written or video essay to one of the three prompts on the application
form provided.



This year's deadline is the  24th of September

We ask applicants to include supporting documents. 
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Last year our New Wave Jury was composed of 10 people: Lydia, Francisco, Jake, Eliza, Libby, Evie, Finn, Campbell, Andrew, and Andres.

Throughout the first two weeks of November, our jury took part in different workshops that allowed them to gain skills in order to choose a New Wave Jury Winner, from the international short films category. They took part in 4 sessions: a writing workshop with Amanda White, and 3 guest speaker sessions with Hannah Strong (Digital Editor at Little White Lies), Mark Cosgrove (British film programmer working at Watershed), and the Bulgarian filmmakers duo Mina and Vesela.


The New Wave Jury Winner was Murder Tongue by Ali Sohail Jaura and the New Wave Jury Runner-Up was Burros by Jefferson Stein. Even though most of the jury duty is almost done, there is still a New Wave Jury Anthology to be soon released featuring their reviews.

Want To Apply?

Applications for this years programme are now open! Good luck!

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