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12.03.03
Bumper crop for Cornwall Film

Cornwall Film Fund today announced the names of 15 successful applicants. Speaking at the launch of four new digital films produced in association with the national Film Council and South West Screen, Colin Rogers, the Fund's Director, said that a record number of applications had been received this time (68 in all) and that only the very best projects could be funded.

He said: "What is astonishing is that there were very few applications that would have been rejected as unworkable. We just had to choose the ones we felt were most viable or those that most deserved our support. There is a huge amount of talent in the media sector in Cornwall and the projects we fund are only the tip of the iceberg."

The Cornwall Film Fund is a project funded by Cornwall County Council, South West Screen and the Objective One Programme, with support from Cornwall Enterprise.

The current phase of the funding provides money for scriptwriting, short film production and the development of feature films and major TV projects. The funds available until the end of 2003 have now been allocated and talks are continuing about a possible second phase.

In the first phase the fund has far exceeded its original targets and has supported 31 scriptwriters, 11 short films and development of 11 major film and television projects. The latter are all intended for production in Cornwall and should bring substantial benefits to the media industry when they move into production over the next year or two, especially if production funding can be offered.

For further information contact Colin Rogers or Miranda Halse at Cornwall Film on 01872 322886.

Click here to visit the Cornwall Film website.

 

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Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
jason@dclark.co.uk

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