Wo12A diverse selection of films will be shown at various locations during the festival fortnight.







CATCH THE WIND: ST IVES IN THE 60s at St Ives Arts Club
September 15, 17, 23 and 26

St Ives Arts Club will host four September Festival  screenings of Catch The Wind: St Ives In The 1960s with Q&A sessions with Newlyn-based award-winning film maker Diana Taylor.
The film’s name derives from Donovan’s song Catch The Wind, written while he was staying in the town.
In the 1960s a number of artists, writers, musicians and poets gravitated towards St Ives because of its reputation as an artists’ colony. Diana Taylor’s fascinating documentary covers the diverse cultures which existed then, often with tension between those who relied on local industries for their work and the those who came to mix with the beatniks who the locals thought did not contribute to the town financially.
There were also big political differences between the far left, the far right, liberals, communists and socialists. With music and amusing anecdotes this is a real romp through the decade.
There will be lunchtime screenings on September 15, 23 and 26 (1pm) with a special Swinging 60s theme night with music and themed drinks from the era on Tuesday September 17 (7pm). TICKETS £6

Tuesday September 24 (1pm)

A Film AfternoonAn exciting screening of specially selected new short documentaries, animations and archive film showing Cornwall as it’s rarely seen. Watch new short films from artists Benjamin Wigley, Amanda Lorens, Ruby Ingleheart, Minnie Harrop, Janet McEwan and Barbara Santi. Also including short films made by Access Theatre, Growing Links, Carefree, Hayle Youth Group, Padstow young people and wonderful archive film from The Box on South West traditions and customs.
With guest speaker Barbara Santi, film-maker and co-director of Awen Productions TICKETS £8


St Ives music collective Global Jamming are looking for photos of St Ives cats as part of their music film celebrating the town’s many marvellous moggies.
“Tom’s Tall Tail” will proudly feature pictures of cats from around the town and producer Gavin Nicol still has space for a few more before it is finalised.
“As a fishing town, St Ives has always been brimming with a host of beautiful felines,” said Gavin. “We’ve been working with the incredible St Ives artist Fred Williams to produce an animated film exploring the origins of the well-known riddle “As I was going to St Ives” and decided to make a short spin-off featuring some of the descendants of all those cats and kits that were allegedly bagged up back in the day.
“We have a cast of 18 so far and wouldn’t want any other aspiring furry film stars to miss out on this opportunity.
“Our film features an original soundtrack featuring renowned Uillean piper Alan Burton and cellist Kari Prince. If you have a feline photo or two to share, please email them to, preferably with the cat’s name so we can properly credit it.
“As well as photos of personal pets, any pictures of cats you’ve spotted around the town would be most welcome too!”
The film will be premiered at Global Jamming’s “Songs of St Eia” at St.Ives Arts Club on Monday September 23 as part of an evening celebrating a host of original contributions from local musicians, poets and film-makers See the St Ives Arts Club venue page for details and ticket-booking.
The pictures shows “Magical Mila” by the late St Ives artist Arthur Orum (1946- 2024), to whom Global Jamming’s film “Tom’s Tall Tail” is dedicated