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This year, as part of the Cornwall Film Festival, we will bring you a think series to get ideas to get your grey matter fizzing ! Talks, discussions and events

Watching a Movie

Talks & workshops at Cornwall Film Festival 2023 

Talks, discussions and events

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Film Director Carol Morley 

Saturday 18th November 7.45 pm

Gala  - Typist Artist Pirate King Screening with Q&A


BAFTA-nominated writer-director, known for her startling originality and versatility, has an impressive filmography that showcases her unique storytelling abilities. Her notable feature films include Out of Blue (2018),  featuring Patricia Clarkson; The Falling (2014),  starring Florence Pugh, Maisie Williams and Greta Scacchi;  Dreams of a Life (2011) and The Alcohol Years (2000)


Morley will discuss the latest feature film, Typist Artist Pirate King (2022), which explores the fascinating real-life story of artist Audrey Amiss., staring Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, Gina McKee and Jane Campion as executive producer, Typist Artist Pirate King will have its Cornish Premiere at the Cornwall Film Festival.

Friday 18th  November 7.30pm - 9.30 pm 

Preview screening Your Fat Friend with Q&A 

Jeanie Finlay is one of Britain’s most distinctive documentary makers.  She creates award-winning work for cinema and television, telling intimate stories to international audiences. She has made films for HBO, IFC, BBC as well as four commissions for the acclaimed BBC Storyville strand, including BIFA-nominated The Great Hip Hop Hoax and BIFA-winning Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

Finlay's films are all made with the same steel and heart, sharing an empathetic approach to bringing overlooked and untold stories to the screen. She will talk about her latest film Your Fat Friend. 

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Jeanie Findlay
Film & Occult

Sunday 19th  November 

1.45pm - 4 pm 

In this introduction to Powell and Pressburger’s cult classic, Judith Noble’s new research uncovers the fascinating mix of occult and mystical philosophies and references from contemporary art, including the work of Paul Nash, that found their way into the film.

  • 15 Nov 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    Do you want to write about other realms, dystopian futures or visitors from the depths of space. This session will inspire you to develop your ideas and write sci-fi fiction stories for short stories, films, books or graphic novels.
  • 15 Nov 2023, 14:00 – 16 Nov 2023, 15:30
    Solskinn at the Poly, 24 Church St, Falmouth TR11 3EG, UK
    A chance to connect with other creatives from across Cornwall and here about the festival as well as other news.
  • 09 Nov 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    This introductory workshop will help you beat the blank page! One of the most important elements of any film is its narrative, and for short film you only have approx. 10 minutes to put your story on screen.
Child free

Child-free by choice

12th November 5 – 9pm

Venue - The Cornish Bank


My So-Called Selfish Life is a new documentary about one of our greatest social taboos: choosing not to become a mother.  

In partnership with 99p Films Presents and the University of Exeter, we are bringing audiences together for this entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking film to reveal the diverse lives of people who have said no to having children, together with food, and the film we will discuss what it means to you in a friendly and supportive group.  

Climate Crisis

Sunday 26th  November  5 - 9 pm 

Venue - Princess Pavilion

In this event we give an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone during the climate crisis – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future. 

Film + Food + Discussion + Talk

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