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Lighthouse shines a beacon on films ; The 12th annual Cornwall Film Festival on screen

November 6, 2013


THE 12th annual Cornwall Film Festival is fast approaching, taking place at Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay from Thursday to Sunday.

With a growing international reputation, Cornwall's very own film festival is continuing to expand, offering a broad programme of feature films from around the world, as well as a wide selection of Cornish and international shorts and a range of workshops, discussions and professional development opportunities.

After a day of young person's programming at Screen Actions on Thursday, the main festival will officially open on Friday with films screening from early afternoon.

Guests and ticket holders are invited to join the festival team for a glass of wine and a bite to eat at the opening reception, taking place in the Lighthouse Cinema foyer at 7pm.

The reception will be followed by the South West premieres of the Palme d'Or-winning Blue Is The Warmest Colour, the documentary following The Globe Theatre on tour, A Summer Hamlet, plus a Q&A with director Helen Lawson, and the Cornish premiere of David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

With over 50 screenings, events and workshops taking place over the weekend, there really is something for everyone in this year's programme.

Cornwall Film Festival really does offer a unique opportunity for film lovers and film-makers in Cornwall to access a broad range of content that would not otherwise be available here,, said festival director Tiffany Holmes. There are so many great films screening over the weekend, both shorts and features, as well as brilliant talks and masterclasses on offer with some of the film industry's leading professionals.

Tickets are on sale now from the Lighthouse Cinema box office on 01637 878650 or via Prices have been reduced for Golden Tickets and Weekend Passes this year to make it more affordable to attend the maximum number of events.

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