Cornish Public Service Media

Cornish Public Service Media

Lead Organisation: Screen Cornwall

Investment Priority: Community & Place

Fund: Cultural Events and Talent Programme

SPF awarded: 395,650

Location: Cornwall-wide

Screen Cornwall was set up in 2019 to sustainably grow the screen sector economy in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, creating employment for freelancers, nurturing a diverse range of talent, supporting business development and connecting local networks with incoming productions, as well as regional and national opportunities, to achieve their creative and commercial aims.

Their work is inclusive and accessible, inspiring the next generation of creatives, as well as promoting production practices that have the lightest environmental footprint.

The main activity will be around Cornish language, culture and heritage media representation on screen, implementing early recommendations from the 2019 A Case for a Cornish Public Service Media report. The programme will include: the expansion of FylmK, our short film commission in Kernewek; the funding of companies to develop longer form content in partnership with industry; and greater engagement with wider Celtic screen industry through the Celtic Media Festival. Additionally, there will be a drive to make authentic Cornish content more accessible to local, visitor and Kernowphile audiences.

Screen Cornwall will also extend their outreach and talent development programme, which offers local people from a diverse range of backgrounds the chance to take their first steps into the industry. This programme builds upon successful pilots of filmmaking workshops funded by Cornwall Council in 2022, work with community support organisations and production companies from the region, and strategic industry partnerships with ScreenSkills. Screen Cornwall will also continue to build links with local education providers so that new entrants can build essential credits on their CV – vital for retaining talent in the region.

To find out more information, see @ScreenCornwall on FB, Twitter and Instagram or go to their website: www.screencornwall.com

To see “A Case for a Cornish Public Service Media” report, please see: https://www.screencornwall.com/cornish-language

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