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BUMPER CROP OF CORNISH LANGUAGE FILMS FOR GOEL FYLM 2003

PRESS RELEASE 29/10/03<br /> <br /> The Cornwall Film Festival has announced the shortlist for Govynn Kernewek (the Cornish Language Pitch) – a production award for a short film in the Cornish language. The winner will walk away with a £3000 prize provided by Cornwall Film, the Celtic Film Festival Cornish Committee and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, as well as a package of equipment from Cornwall Media Resource, Chilli Media and The South West Film and Television Archive. ITV1 Westcountry are also supporting the initiative, and may even screen the finished film.<br /> <br /> Festival Director Pippa Best says “The shortlist shows amazing inventiveness and enthusiasm for using the Cornish language in lots of different ways – there’s a documentary, a children’s animation, both historical and modern drama, even a Kernewek Kung-fu movie! It should be a really entertaining afternoon!”<br /> <br /> The shortlisted entries are: “Konnin ha Pryv (Rabbit and Worm)” – Laura Hardman (Lostwithiel); “Mobile” – Brett Harvey (Falmouth); “The Maid of Zennor” – Russel and Ashley Talbot; “Gwern Selena” – Barbara Santi (St Buryan); “The Lesson” – Henry Darke (Porthcothan Bay, near Padstow); “The Continuing Quest of the Kiss-Ass Kernow Kung Fu Queenz” – Carl Grose (Truro)<br /> <br /> These six (plus two last minute lucky dip entrants) will pitch their ideas to an industry panel at the Cornwall Film Festival on Sunday 16 November – in front of a live audience who also get a chance to vote for their favourite film. <br /> <br /> Pippa Best says “There’s still a chance to win as we’ve saved two places for last minute entries on the day. We’re really keen to encourage artists who haven’t made a film before to take part, so visit the website for more information on <a href="http://www.cornwall-film-festival.co.uk">www.cornwall-film-festival.co.uk</a>"”<br /> <br /> The Cornwall Film Festival runs from 14 – 16 November in Falmouth. <br /> <br /> Pippa Best 01872 322 886 / 07968 515 650

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