Filmmakers urged to spin a good Tale

Chris Anderson Award
Chris Anderson Award

Following in the footsteps of its successful Chris Anderson Award, Berwick Film Festival has another prize up for grabs for budding filmmakers.

The Wilson’s Tales Project are offering an award to aspirational filmmakers to re-interpret one of “Wilson’s Tales”. These were originally published by John Wilson, Editor of the Berwick Advertiser in the 1830s who became a publishing sensation.

The Award Scheme is seeking to encourage local, aspirational filmmakers or non-professional filmmaking groups to consider re-telling one of the Wilson’s early tales in a modern filmed media format.

This year’s selection is “The Faithful Wife”, a story connected with the Battle of Flodden, which is also being commemorated this year.

There will be a cash prize of £300, and a runner up prize of £200, donated by the Wilson’s Tales Project.

Filmmakers are invited to make a short film re-interpreting the tale of not less than 1 minute and not more than 15 minutes duration.

For further information on Wilson’s Tales and to read The Faithful Wife, go to

Entries should be notified in advance by July 19 at the latest.

The finished film/s should be delivered to the festival on DVD by August 30.

The films will be judged by a jury and the winning entry will be shown as part of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festivwhich will carry the theme ‘North by North East’ and ruun from September 25-29.

For further information, go to

The Festival committee are currently readying this year’s programme with details expected within the next month.