The 2005 Cornwall Film Festival was a huge success.
Thank you to all the filmmakers, the guests who took workshops, discussions, one-to-ones, masterclasses and Q&A sessions, the Festival Board, sponsors and all participants.
The 2005 Cornwall Film Festival Prize Winners are:
Delabole Slate Best Film of the Festival – Pat Kelman with his bittersweet feature called ENCOUNTERS. Pat was very emotional when George and Thesselie Hamilton of Delabole Slate handed him his award. Having just returned to Cornwall after 10 years of working away from home he was very heartened and moved by the result and vowed to keep it on his desk.
Delabole Slate Best Student Film of the Festival. For the second year running a University College Falmouth student has won the prize – Russell Hancock triumphed with SUNDAY BENCH.
“We’ve had such an amazing response during the Festival, I’m so pleased that we are now attracting talent scouts from all over Britain who want to see what we’ve got in Cornwall. I believe that the Festival has been a great inspiration as I am receiving many enthusiastic calls and emails and we definitely got more people engaged in the Festival than in previous years.” Lucy Frears – Festival Director 2005.
Pat Kelman’s film FRANCIS screens this Friday, June 5th at the BROCKLEYWOOD NIGHTS event at the Brockley Jack Theatre, London.
Brockley Wood Nights
Friday 5 June at 7pm
A night of local filmic magic showcasing the talents of Brockley and beyond.
Come along and watch short films with a South London flavour on the Brockley Jack Big Screen.
No booking necessary, just turn up on the night, but for enquiries or submissions please email Declan at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The 5th ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF), Toronto will launch on Monday June 22nd with a programme of films that includes three shorts by Pat Kelman.
The programme includes FRANCIS, THE LETTER GAME and ELEPHANT BOY.
Being selected for RHIFF is like a homecoming for the film maker, as his first feature, ENCOUNTERS, won the Best Feature Film prize in the Festival’s inagural year in 2005 and has been shown twice since under the Festival’s banner.
FRANCIS and THE LETTER GAME are included in the Festival’s new “ReelTube” category, intended for films created for the internet.
ELEPHANT BOY has the honour of being selected for the Festival’s Short Film Competition.
The films are all award-winners at the online Short and Documentary film competition website, Filmaka.com. Filmaka’s founder, “Bend It Like Beckham” producer Deepak Nayar, responded to the news with”Congratulations, hopefully we shall make a full length feature with Pat.”
Tickets for the June 22nd screening are available here, and tickets for the Festival overall can be found at the ReelHeART International Film Festival website.
Pat Kelman’s film “Francis” has been awarded the Special Jury Prize in the “Truth or Dare” competition on Filmaka.com. He will compete against the other qualifiers in the Final round, due to take place in three months’ time.
Woodside Film Festival, California
Sonoma Valley Film Festival, California
Cornwall Film Festival, UK (Winner, Best Feature Film award)
DNA Film Festival, Toronto
FAIF Film Festival, Los Angeles
Greenwich Film Festival, London, UK
ReelHeART International Film Festival, Toronto (Winner, Best Feature Film award)
Cheap Shot International Film Festival, Los Angeles (Winner, Best Feature Film award)