Following a star studded line-up at the 11th annual Cornwall Film Festival this years award winners have been announced.
Awards for seven juried competitions were announced as well as audience awards for those films that attracted the most votes from festival attendees.
Amongst this year’s winners was Alice Nightingale a graduate in Digital Animation from University College Falmouth, who impressed the festival jury with her short film Love Hate Alice won the Made in Kernow Award for the Best Cornish Short Film and a £400 cash prize, sponsored by St Austell Brewery.
Fran Newman scooped the £1000 prize for the Govyn Kernewek 90-second short film competition, sponsored by MAGA, with her Cornish language romance, Souper.
Polish filmmaker Martin Wrath won the Films Without Borders International Short Film Competition, with £500 cash prize sponsored by University College Falmouth, for his short drama-doc, Written In Ink.
The Delabole Slate Golden Chough Award this year went to St Ives filmmaker and photographer Graham Gaunt for his hauntingly beautiful timelapse short, Dark Nights.
“This award is given to the film that best captures the spirit of the festival” said festival director Tiffany Holmes.
“Dark Nights is a stunning example of the determination and commitment it takes to make a film – you can literally see the hours that have gone into making it – and the result is both visually spectacular and actually very moving, which is all you can ask for in a short film!”
The winner of the Spider-Eye Animations Award and £500 prize for the Best UK Animation was a London-based filmmaker Tom Jenkins. He said: “It's showed me that if you truly follow your heart and actually get up and get stuff made, anything can happen”.
Falmouth Art Gallery sponsored The Edge experimental film Award this year with a £100 prize, which went to Piers Rossiter from Hampshire for his film A Seasonal Display of Jubilation.
Other awards included the Reel Women Award for the best female directed film, won by Amanda Zackem from the USA for her documentary on bike designer Georgena Terry and the Decent Exposure Award for up-and-coming filmmakers won by Ryan and Andrew Tohill from Belfast for their drama Eye Line.