Newlyn and Penzance are a unique location at the extreme southwest of the British Isles, with a long tradition of Fishing and Visual Arts. The Newlyn International Film Festival was founded in 2017 by Redcliffe Films, Bristol (Diana Taylor and Anthea Page) and the inaugural event was held in April 6-8th 2018 at the The Centre, Newlyn.
We showed a selection from 126 submitted films in a screening across the course of the weekend and 4 awards were presented during the final evening’s ceremony and social event to the winning filmmakers.
The second festival in 2019 was expanded and held at the Acorn Theatre Penzance. We showed 177 international films , the talks workshops and screenings were attended by visiting directors and 7 category prizes were awarded.
The third festival will be at the Acorn Theatre Penzance over the weekend of April 24th – April 26th 2020.