what exactly do i get for £895?
We are committed to offering a fair price with exceptional value for money. Through extensive research we have concluded that most established industry leaders charge between £350- £500 for a one to one workshop. At RISE you will have access to the full programme of events, including talks from EIGHT international key speakers, hands-on practical training and workshops from contributors, a portrait session with a real couple, goodie bags, delicious food, activities, party and entertainment. We encourage you to do as little or as much as you like, but the ticket price covers you for the whole SHEBANG.
I’m new to the industry and yet to make friends! Can I attend alone?
Absolutely - we will have a system in place for all attendees who are travelling to RISE alone, to ensure you won’t be on your own for long. We are committed to providing the best space for building relationships and forming friendships, community over competition - always!
i'm a wedding photographer, but this looks great! can i come?
This year RISE is aimed at wedding videographers, purely because there isn’t an event like it in the UK. We will be giving videographers priority on tickets first, to honour our ethos. If you haven't already, check out our friends at Photography Farm and SNAP! who host brilliant photography retreats for more info.
i’ve noticed breakfast isn’t included in the price?
Breakfast isn’t included as we figured guests will want to eat at different times, so we have arranged catering for the following:
Lunch & Dinner Day 1
Lunch & Dinner Day 2
There is a small delicious bakery on site which will sell fresh croissants and coffee in the morning for those who are feeling a bit Parisian ;) Depending on where you are staying (on site or away) breakfast will most likely be self catering.
where can I stay?
There are lots of options to choose from, Prussia Cove has a collection of beautiful cottages on site which sleeps from 4 - up to 12 people, but you will have to be quick - it is first come, first served and will most likely be the most popular option. You can find them here. There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs surrounding us in Marazion (10 mins) Penzance (15 mins) and St Ives (20 mins)
cornwall is a long way for me, why isn't it more central?
It could be more central, but it wouldn’t be as special. We chose Cornwall after stumbling across + falling in love with jaw dropping Bessy's Cove beach (Prussia Cove) It really has to be seen to be believed, it is the perfect spot for hosting a festival style retreat of this kind. We wanted it to feel unique, exclusive and more importantly provide the perfect base for social activities as well as educational.
If you are having issues with travel please contact us and we'll be able to advise on best possible options.
do you have to be a professional to attend?
Not at all, RISE is aimed at anyone with a keen interest in wedding cinematography.
can i pay for one day or do i have to pay for the whole ticket?
We are not offering single day passes at the moment, we’d like to focus on the retreat element as we feel networking is just as important and learning. You are not obliged to stay for social activities outside of the talks, but we’d like to encourage it.
what do I need to bring?
We will put together a kit list for what to bring a bit closer to the time, but think camera, notepad, wellies, swimmers, torch, warm clothes and drinks for the evening.
Is the event insured? Are tickets refundable?
Yes we are fully insured with both public liability and specialist event insurance to keep the festival safe. Tickets are non refundable unless unforeseen circumstances mean we are unable to host - in that case all ticket costs will be reimbursed.
can i bring alcohol?
Prussia Cove offers a kind ‘bring your own drink’ policy, but please treat this with respect. There will be beers and wine available on the first night to welcome you, then the rest / how much you bring is up to you. The owner has been very accommodating with this arrangement, anyone found abusing this will be asked to leave.
who is behind RISE?
RISE was founded by Leanne Perrins of Blooming Lovely Films.
Can I bring my dog?