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Event Cornwall’s Film on the Fal shortlisted for national industry award

15 October — 15 November 2010

Transforming a ferry into a floating cinema as part of a cultural festival has won Event Cornwall a place on the shortlist of a national industry award scheme.

Working with the Fal River Festival, the Truro-based event management company staged Film on the Fal: water-themed cinema screenings on Cornwall's King Harry Ferry in 2009 and 2010.

This creative approach has led to Event Cornwall being shortlisted for the Best Event in a Public Space category in the Eventia Awards 2010.

The team will head to the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in November for the awards ceremony, which celebrates and recognises the best of the UK's event industry.

Director Claire Eason-Bassett said: "We knew we'd created something unique with Film on the Fal. All our projects start with a conversation, and working with the Fal River Festival we wanted to celebrate Cornwall's most historic ferry crossing with a truly atmospheric event.

"We're absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for an Eventia award. Attending the ceremony will set Event Cornwall on the national platform for our industry and hopefully open some great opportunities for the future."

The Fal River Festival takes place over 10 days during May and June to celebrate life on and around the River Fal.

Toby Budd, director of the Fal River Festival, said: ""Event Cornwall approached us with the amazing idea of turning the King Harry Ferry into a floating cinema as part of the Fal River Festival.

"It's this creative approach combined with vibrancy and genuine professionalism which makes the team so great to work with."

Event Cornwall is the first company in Cornwall to become members of Eventia, which promotes high standards of professionalism and best practice within the UK event industry.

The Eventia Awards 2010 replace the Eventia International Awards and Eventia UK Awards, which honour outstanding business-to-business and business-to-consumer events Overseas and in the UK www.eventcornwall.co.uk