Festival looking for films for its 10th anniversary

Amit Madheshiya's world press photo winning project 'Talkies Wallah' projected onto the Watchtower Gallery in Tweedmouth forming part of the opening gala to Berwick Film Festival. 'The installation appeared at different locations nightly through the festival including the walls of the Chandlery and the Town Hall
Amit Madheshiya's world press photo winning project 'Talkies Wallah' projected onto the Watchtower Gallery in Tweedmouth forming part of the opening gala to Berwick Film Festival. 'The installation appeared at different locations nightly through the festival including the walls of the Chandlery and the Town Hall

AS it gets ready to celebrate its 10th birthday this year, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is seeking filmmakers to submit their work for this year’s event.

Each year since 2005, the Festival has transformed the town into one big screen through a series of film premieres, site-specific installations, and live events in a number of locations and now organisers are calling on all filmmakers and moving image artists to consider submitting their work for a chance to be part of the very special anniversary programme

“Research suggests that less than 3% of film festivals reach a 10 year milestone ,”said Festival Director Melanie Iredale.

“So we’re absolutely thrilled to be one of the few that has!

“It is a testament to the talented filmmakers and artists from around the world that we showcase each year, and to the audiences we attract from across the UK that we’ve not just survived but continue to grow and prosper.

“Huge credit also goes to our funders and supporters who continue to believe in us.”

This year, rather aptly given the up and coming Independence referendum, sees the Festival take on Border Crossing as its theme; taking audiences on a journey, setting out to cross and transcend borders in all directions, exploring border identities all over the world.

Berwick makes an ideal starting point: a border town in a region once known as ‘the debatable lands,’ with an identity neither English nor Scottish, but all of its own.

As of this week, filmmakers and artists alike can visit the Festival website and submit work that will be considered not only for the Festival programme as a whole, but those works under 20 minutes will also be in with a chance to win a cash prize of £750 (€900) with entry into the 2nd Inntravel Short Film Award, to be a decided by a panel including film maker Marcus Coates.

More information from www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/submit-your-film.