Programme 2019

There will be a series of screenings of shortlisted and prizewinning films in each category throughout the festival, together with parallel screenings from last year and  a number of talks by leading filmmakers on  specific films. Special screenings of SW Film-makers, Poetry films and Student films were also be featured.

Timetable 2019

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Friday  5th April                    

Event                       

Venue 1

Venue 2

Time

Welcome and networking

Video cafe / bar

free refreshments

1.00 to 2pm

Student films

tickets £4 / £2 concs

Main hall

Video cafe / bar.. films on a loop

free

2.00pm to

4.00pm

Documentary

tickets £4 / £2concs

Main Hall

Video /cafe bar….films on a loop 

free

4.00pm to 5.00pm

supper

Supper

Video / cafe bar..films on a loop

free

5.30pm to 7.00pm

Tin Pan Alley

documentary film

Q and A with director

Henry Scott Irvine

tickets  £7 / £5 concs

Main Hall

Video / cafe bar…films on a loop

free

7.00pm  to

9.00pm

Saturday 6th April

Event                       

Venue 1

Venue 2

Time 

Networking

coffee

Video cafe

10.00 to 11.00am

Poetry films and talk

Lucy English

tickets £4 / £2 concs

Main Hall

Video cafe / bar….. films on a loop

11.00am to 12.00am

Animation

tickets £4 / £2

Main Hall

Video Cafe  / bar..

films on a loop

12.00 to 1.00pm

lunch

lunch

Lunch

1.00pm to 2. 30pm

Fiction films

tickets

£4 / £2 concs

Main Hall

Video cafe / bar..films on a loop

4.30pm to 5.30pm

Scriptwriting for films

talk by Dr Martin Kiszko

tickets £4 / £2 concs

Main Hall

Video cafe / bar…films on a loop

4.40pm to 5.30pm

Evan: a survivor’s story

film with Q and A

film director

tickets £4 / £2 concs

Main hall

Video cafe / bar…films on a loop

5.30pm to 6.30pm

Supper

Free Choice

Video cafe / bar

6.30pm to 8.00pm

Festival Party

Tickets £7/£5 (conc)

BADLANDS

BLUES BAND

Main Hall

8.00pm to 11.00pm

Sunday 7th April                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Event                       

Venue 1

Venue 2

Time

Networking and coffee

Video /cafe bar 

10.00 to 11.00am

I

Cornish Films

Q and A with Cornish directors

tickets £4 / £2 concs

Main Hall

Video cafe and bar/films on a loop

11.00am to 1.00pm

lunch

Lunch

Video cafe / bar films on a loop

1.00pm to 2.30pm

‘Risk’

Q and A with

director with Luke

Bradbury

tickets £4 / £2 concs

Main Hall

Video cafe / bar

films on a loop

2.30pm to 3.30pm

More fiction films from this year’s submissions

Main Hall

Video cafe / bar

films on a loop

5.00pm to 6.00pm

Rainbow Valley Q and A

Main Hall

Video cafe / bar

films on a loop

6.00pm to 7.00pm

AWARDS AND  WINNERS

Main Hall

Video Cafe and bar

films on a loop

7.00pm to 8.30pm

 

NEWLYN  INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 FILM INFORMATION

Friday Student Films 2-4pm Main Hall

15th August

Anilkumar Salve 

India

15th August is Independance Day

A real story of helpless  people .. the boy wants a uniform for the celebrations.. his mother struggles to find the

19:38

Back Home

Haruka Motohashi

US

Back Home is an autobiographical documentary about the film maker’s personal journey to reconcile the rift between herself and her estranged mother, who is about to have a hip operation in Tokyo. Her vist will relive past trauma’s.

12:50

Airborne

Joanna Beard

UK

Story of a little girl who grows up to be a glider pilot

25:00

Ida

Ekaterina Rusakovich 

UK

Ida, an ambitious woman becomes a performer in a circus. The film was inspired by Ida Rubenstein,  an ugly woman, who  became the first Russian Jewish woman to perform naked on stage

7:21

Yume

Grace Swee

Japan

A young Japanese girl keeps a secret from her family to assuage the jadedness she feels in her life.

12:26

Beyond the Pointy Hat

Shannon Meilak

Australia

Witches are often portrayed a wart faced hags, riding around on broomsticks and adding eye of newt to their bubbling cauldron. But, have you ever met a real witch? Join four everyday Australians as they embark on a journey of truth

6:13

Searching for Happiness

Matt Melling 

UK

An unhappily married middle aged man, a greetings card writer, becomes quickly infatuated with the charming young woman who sold him a Christmas tree

24:38

Life on a Thread

Matt Melling

UK

Life on a Thread follows paraglider Brad Nicholas as he flies above the mountainous landscape of North Wales.

5:00

The Tyger

Radheya Jegatheva Australia

Animated creation inspired by William Blake’s poem The Tyger, written in 1794.

2:48

Wild Beasts

 Sverre Kvamme 

Norway

In the middle of winter in the North of Norway and surrounded by a wild group of kids, a young boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend

9:50

Words Eaten

Lada Iskanderova

Russia 

19-year-old Kira is confident in herself and 

knows everything better than others. Having 

quarreled with her best friend, mother, 

father and aunt Olya, she realizes how much 

she was mistaken.

23:00

Evan- A survivors Story

Kurdistan

Evan, a survivor from a ISIS attack. He is from Kurdistan in the Middle East and had to leave his homeland . Now he lives far away from his family and wants to touch and smell them again.

18:50

Friday Documentary Main Hall 4-5.30pm 

Blood Bikers

David Hayes

UK

Story of unknown and essential group of volunteers delivering medical supplies for the NHS.

9:22

Zulu

Martha

Dixon UK

A British teenager teaches himself Zulu and wins a competition to go to Zululand and have tea

with the king.

30:00

A Life in a Week

Henry Scott-Irvine

UK

Viewed through an actual week in the life of Jonny Cross, while also looking back at his entire life, Cross – aka Jonny The Fox – was the only boy dancer in a class full of girls.

44:40

Saturday Poetry Films Lucy English Talk / Films 11.00-12.00  Main Hall

Our Lady of The Rocks

Solstice Sol

Invictus.

Stone Life

Working With Light

Saturday Poetry Films 11.00-12.00  Main Hall

The Opened Field

Helmie Stil

Holland

Six boys finding their own identities

based on DomBury’s poem ‘The Opened Field’

4:15

As we Embrace

Amang Hung

Taiwan

An author-made poetry film based on the poem “As We Embrace Thousands Are Dying ALL Over the World” with chanting in many languages to form a kind of poetry mantra

4:36

Dog Daze

Ian Gibbins

Australia

Inspired by the David Bowie song Diamond Dogs

4:03

Does This Make Sense?

Elizabeth Godber

UK

In her hometown of Hull, Elizabeth Godber poet, walks home after a crazy night out.

1:48

Gaia Regards Her Children

Tova Beck-Friedma 

US

A poem by Alema Ostriker criticising

the way we treat the earth. This film marks the anniversary of female suffrage. The film starts 100 years ago with some women making a banner on the eve of the march for women.

2:46

Small Hours and Binmen

Paul Chambers UK

Film about the hopelessness of spending your time on the streets getting pissed and chasing the opposite sex.

4:45

The Shell

Lois Norman

UK

This film explores isolation  and loneliness that suppressed trauma can hold and the power that compassion has to reach us.

3:21

Artica Time and Two Year Old Hands

Stevie Ronnie 

UK

Arctica is a series of interlinked artworks, borne from writer and artist Stevie Ronnie’s 2013 journey to the High Arctic through the Arctic Circle international residency programme. As part of Arctica, Alastair Cook was commissioned by Stevie to make a triptych of short Filmpoems with sound by Italian composer Luca Nasciuti

2:56

We are Strong We Are Brave

Bethia Thomas UK

This poem was written for the young people in DCH’s Foyer Federation, young people’s network who have faced barriers in their lives due to homelessness.

2:01

When the Poet Knocks

Tautvydas BaranauskasUK

Rowan McCabe is the original door to door poet. In 2016 he embarked on an epic journey travelling all over the UK

2:28

Saturday Animation 12-1 pm  Main Hall

Butterfly and Mouse

Mira Yankova

Bulgaria

A short jazzy film about the fears that obstruct man’s way to himself and to others.

14:19

BIWY

Raccoon

UK

In a waiting room in a clinic, two children meet while they wait to take blood, one of them has already done it while the other is his first experience. 

3:00

Post-Mortem

James Todd

UK

A story about Death carrying out his grim job in the final days of the world. In his loneliness, he finds an unlikely friend.

5:00

Grandpa Walrus

Caïmans Productions 

France

A family take a trip to the coast where there are sand dunes.

14:45

Journey

 Radheya Jegatheva

Australia

Alone in space, an astronaut drifts through the empty void. After finding another astronaut in the same predicament, she gives him a polaroid image of the Earth.

7:40

Dont Look Under Your Bed

 Radheya Jegatheva

Australia

Someone moves from one apartment to another and it leads to some disastrous consequences, as things that go bump in the night are not merely dreams…

4:04

A Common Confusion

Sarah Gebhard

Germany

Based on the parable by Franz Kafka. Two people try to meet unsuccessfully.

Common confusion denies logic,or any access.

6:20

Late Afternoon

Louise Bagnal

Ireland

Emily finds finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She relives different memories from her life and must look to her past to connect with the present.

9:23

Cupid is not a Terrorist

Bellopropello

Switzerland

Love is a random thing. Finding true love is thrilling. Especially if personally involved as a target.

5:22

Saturday Fiction 2.30-4.300pm Main Hall

Rammat Gammat

Ajitpal Singh

India

One is a better footballer, the other richer, their frienship hits a crisis when money decides the merit.

18:22

Barren

ellipsis yu

Japan

A little girl is taken away from an orphanage by a man.She regains her freedom 10 years later without anyone realising what she has suffered. She struggles and fails, finds love but loses out. This is a story about being human and being a woman.

45:00

Cut from Cloth

Simeon Costello

UK

After a death in the family, estranged siblings gather around their father’s coffin, to mourn and discuss their large

inheritance. Tensions rise when William, the eldest sibling has different plans for the family estate from his sister Olivia.

15:33

Slaughter

Saman Hosseinpuor

Ghasem is forced to sell their cow to spend a hard winter in their village

13:03

There Are No Dividends

Joe Haughey UK

Darren Hobbs entrepreneur wants manual workers to be able to compete with robots in the automaton revolution. One day he sneaks into  a  conference room in a fancy hotel to conduct a Careers Day under the banner of his newly formed company Unique Automaton Consultants.

9:00

Transmission

 Varun Raman

UK

Set in a dystopian Britain, now called Britainnia the film is told from the traumatised perspective of Leonard.

17:26

Sunday Cornish Films 11-1.00pm Main Hall

St Agnes Heroes

Annabel Aguirre 

UK

Dorothy Gill Carey is a retired  eminent scientist and now runs a hotel in the Cornish Village of St Agnes.

In this documentary she takes us on a tour of her local area,

18:04

Serpentine

Grace Fox

UK

Tim Penhallow, a middle aged Cornishman lives and works in the close knit coastal fishing village of Coverack. The sea has taken his son, and Tim has been repressing  the guilt for a long time,

now he must open up his feelings for his wife.

17:09

Life on a Thread

Matt Melling

UK

The film follows paraglider Brad Nicholas as he flies above the mountains in North Wales.

Tonic of the Sea

UK

Film shows the link between mental health and sea swimming, when Kate recuperates by swimming nearly every single day off  the rocks in Penzance.

8:16

Barbara Hepworth

UK

Barbara Hepworth Considers the Tourists at Trenwen. Interpretation of a poem by Rosie Jackson

2:14

Land of Winter

Tommy Creagh

UK

A lost young man walks through the cold streets of Dublin in a wintry  climate.

He’s trying to find a bar that will still be serving alcohol.

Inspired by the works of James Joyce

13:58

Tailings

UK

This film is about contaminated waste at the Wheal Maid  railings lagoon, Gwennnap, Cornwall.

6:41

Another April

 Julia Giles 

UK

A film about reconnecting with nature and the past on a country walk to a field called Demmon

5:39

The Signalman

Sema BasharanUK

An oral history documentary about Albert Coad, the only violin maker in Cornwall in the early 1920’s

8:32

The Bends

UK

The film centers  around David who witnesses a cataclysmic event at work

12:23

Sunday Documentary 3.00-4.00pm Main Hall

After Pinochet

UK

Chile’s journey to democracy 25 years after the end of a lengthy dictatorship by General Augusto Pinochet, Chile is still struggling to regain a sense of wellbeing.

59:00

Life Begins at  90

Bejay Browne

Cyprus

Ray Woolley, WW2 veteran is the world’s oldest active scuba diver.

44:00

Zulu

30:00

Right Turn

Caroline Rumley US

A woman driving home is stopped by the cops, arrested and taken to jail for turning left on th eve of Trump’s visit to the town.

6:00

The Sea and the Land

Ines Reinisch

Germany

Malin Head Ireland 3 men share their personal thoughts about the past and the future.

14:46

Sunday 5 Fiction April 7th 5-6pm Main Hall

Absence

Rob Savage UK

A short film about the grieving process starring Paul McGann

2.53

Playing with Snowballs

Vaibhav Kaul

UK

A dying man meets a sighing mountain. Together, they contemplate existence. Somewhere in the English Pennines, a young Himalayan poet has been living with a terminal affliction.

9.59

An Unkind Word

Edwin Flay

UK

An ageing politician’s world is turned upside down when a new website brings him more attention and publicity than he could ever want or need…

15.41

Hummingbird

Ajitpal Singh

India

A couple are in conflict after the husband makes a bad deal.

13 00

Ladies Most Deject

Mark Salyer

USA

A teenage girl from the Appalachian mountains struggles to protect her siblings from an addict mother.

15.29

Needletail

Alice Hamilton

UK

A poignant not-quite-love story about three birdwatchers who cross the country in search of something extraordinary.

10.26

Third Quarter

Jonny Dry

UK

A bewildered elderly man desperately searches the dark corners of his mind to understand the meaning behind the appearance of a mysterious envelope. Yet he has forgotten it was he who

29.23

Sundown

Ryan Hendrick

UK

William, a man in his 70’s is taken on a timeless journey to a remote Scottish Island to come to terms with his own mortality. Starring Caitlin Blackwood (Dr Who) & Frazer Hines (Dr Who, Emmerdale & Outlander)

12.00

N

Iacopo Di Girolamo

UK

An expressionist nightmare in which an inventor and his colleague test the ‘Automaton’, a machine able to create things from nothing. The machine works perfectly as long as the items it’s asked to create start with the letter N…in German. The results of the test will be predictably catastrophic.

13.41