Cornwall has triumphed at the BAFTAs this evening.

The film Bait, written, directed and shot by Mark Jenkin from Newlyn and produced by Kate Byers and Linn Waite, won the award for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.

The film, shot in black and white on a vintage hand-cranked camera on film hand processed by Mr Jenkin, stars Edward Rowe, aka the Kernow King, as a struggling fisherman and deals with the tensions that arise between locals and tourists in a Cornish fishing village.

It was also nominated in the outstanding British film category, alongside the likes of Elton John biopic Rocketman, but lost out to First World War epic 1917.

The awards are being presented tonight at London's Royal Albert Hall in a ceremony hosted by Graham Norton.