Cornwall Film Festival is back with a ‘pay what you can’ ticket scheme

Cornwall Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary year with a week-long, in-person programme of events.

The festival started on Monday (November 15) and runs until Sunday (November 21) in The Princess Pavilions, Falmouth. It includes a full itinerary of films, Q&As, masterclasses and industry events.

In a bid to ensure the festival is accessible to everybody, it is running a ‘pay what you can’ ticket purchase scheme for five of the screenings. This aims to remove the ticket prices as a barrier to attending the event and inspire wider audiences.

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This is the third time that the affordable ticket scheme has run. To use the scheme, you will not require ID or proof of earnings. Instead the charity that is running the festival, Mor Media, said “All we ask for is your honesty.”

Mor Media offers a guide to help you choose your payment, it recommends that a donation of £2 is given by those who have no excess savings, are unemployed or underemployed and can rarely afford clothes, cinema tickets and books. A £4 fee is advised for those who stress about paying bills that they can’t always cover, while £8 is a recommended payment for someone who owns private transport, property or can choose where to rent.

The film festival is particularly focusing on empowering and uniting young people interested in the creative sector across the South West. It showcases a programme of short films made by students, as well as recognising young talent at the ‘Screen Stars of Tomorrow’ awards show and ‘The New Wave Young People’s Jury Programme’.

Tickets are also at a reduced price for all 16 to 30 year-olds.

In the wake of the G7 Summit and COP26 in Glasgow, the programme also showcases Cornwall Climate Stories, which is a series of films presented by people in Cornwall talking about how climate change has impacted their lives.

This is alongside full-length features including award-winning director Pablo Larrain’s Princess Diana biopic Spencer, the modern fairy tale Petite Maman and Lamb, featuring The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi Rapace.

For more information on the programme and tickets, visit the website here.

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