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CFF’21 Industry Day Brings UK Creatives to the Heart of Cornwall

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

The 20th edition of Cornwall Film Festival begins next week with a full line-up of shorts, features, and documentaries screening at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. In addition to its film programme, the festival’s Industry Day brings together UK creatives for networking events, talks, and more!

Taking place on Friday 19th of November, CFF’s Industry Day is the perfect opportunity for UK screen-based creatives to meet award-winning industry leaders and network with colleagues in the film and television industry. Here’s this year’s Industry Day at a glance!

Organized in collaboration with Cornwall x Connectivity, this year’s Industry Day consists of a total of six events including Get Connected, a day-long networking event where Cornwall-based creatives can connect with professionals from various industries. Filmmakers, production companies, and small film businesses will attend the event from 11 AM to 4 PM to provide their expertise and services to local creatives. Attendees this year include Cornwall Games, Kernowfornia, and Ebb & Flow Media, among others.

This year Mor Media is collaborating with BFI Network who will host a networking event at 12 PM. Open to all South West-based creatives, NETWORKED helps industry professionals connect and discuss their projects with the regional BFI Talent Executive.

Later in the afternoon, Mor Media is hosting two industry talks tackling important aspects of the filmmaking industry. At 2 PM, costume designer and supervisor Jessie Metcalf will share her experience in the field and answer questions from attendees. Her work in costume includes major feature productions like Beauty and the Beast (2017), Aladdin (2019), and most recently, Cruella (2021).

At 5 PM, Ita O’brien will join the festival in a Q&A session to break down the role of an intimacy coordinator on set. She will discuss her work on award-winning television shows including Normal People (2020) and I May Destroy You (2020).

Michaela Coel and Marouane Zotti in May Destroy You (2020)

CFF’21 Industry Day is set to highlight important stages of independent filmmaking. Taking place at the Princess Pavilion Theatre, Neil Fox’s “Independent Filmmaking as a Screenwriter/Producer” is a one-hour talk addressing key success strategies in indie film production.

Additionally, Cornwall x Connectivity will introduce attendees to its creative programmes which offer business support to freelancers and small businesses in Cornwall. The organization will also lead a special industry talk titled “Locations, Locations, Locations” where they will discuss working on location in the South West.

Cornwall Film Festival will wrap its Industry Day with a Middle Eastern-inspired dinner event sponsored by KIN Collective. The pop-up supper club brings a distinct culinary experience to Cornwall this year.

To access all the events above, you can sign up for a free Industry Pass here.

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