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ISBN 978-0-9551203-7-4 Design and typesetting by me & alan www.meandalan.cc Printed and bound in Great Britain by Martins the Book Printers of Berwick upon Tweed. www.martins-the-printers.com Published by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Cooke Suite The Maltings Theatre & Cinema Eastern Lane Berwick-upon-Tweed Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom Tel: 01289 303 355 www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com Published in an edition of 1500 as part of the 11th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 23 – 27 September 2015 Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival Ltd. Company No. 5622380 Š Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2015 The authors assert their moral right to be identified as the authors of this work.

08 Welcome 08 12 Films 12 34 Schedule 32 36 Artists in Profile 36 42 Installations 42 52 Events 52 60 Index 60 62 Venues 62 64 Map 64

All images on pages 9-57 (excluding the below) courtesy of the artists and associated organisations. Images on pages 6-7, 12-13, 36-37, 42-43, 52-53 courtesy of the David I Moor Collection. Image for cover and page 3 courtesy of Ant Macari and CIRCA Projects. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the publishers.

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Welcome to the 11th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival! Our 2015 programme features an expanded roster of moving image installations and film screenings. From a brand new strand, Berwick New Cinema, and accompanying seminar programme; to Giff-Gaff, a commissioned series of live events curated by CIRCA Projects; to two artists in focus, filmmakers Seamus Harahan and Deimantas Narkevičius; Phil Collins introducing Moshen Makhmalbaf’s rarely seen Iranian masterpiece Salam Cinema on 35mm film; a new town map, drawn by Ant Macari... the list goes on! The Festival weaves throughout the whole town - along its walls and in and out of its remarkable historic buildings. Berwick becomes a player in a film festival drama that’s been steadily unfolding. Each year the Festival attracts larger audiences from further afield and our hope is that Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will help bring both our visitors and Berwick residents alike to deeper engagement with cinema in its broadest of forms. We are proud to carry on the Festival’s tradition of bringing the best of cinema to Berwick. Our aspiration is that we bring fresh energy, ambition and international experience to the Festival. Berwick is ideally placed in terms of its strong programming legacy and unique location. It is a festival where new developments in cinema and artists’ film can take centre stage. Facilitating opportunities to learn and share are at the heart of what we do and with the level of intensity and intimacy possible in a festival such a Berwick, we have the unique opportunity to focus exclusively on a set of critical concerns, as revealed through this years theme of Fact or Fiction. The best cinema pushes beyond normative constraints of format, duration, representation and genre to provide us with a new terrain in which to flex our intellectual and emotional muscles. The potential of cinema to stimulate different ways of thinking and new ways of seeing is what excites us most, and are the moments our festival strives to create. Fact or Fiction is about investigating the spaces captured in the grey areas between fact and fantasy, documentary and narrative, propaganda and journalism. Awkward and ambiguous, sometimes uncomfortable, it’s about asking questions and experiencing processes, getting to the real essence of the art of cinema. Supporting this possibility, we would like to thank Arts Council England for its steadfast commitment to the Festival’s inclusion in its National Portfolio, the British Film Institute’s sustained investment in our film programme and also Arch - The Northumberland Development Company, whom after being a steady partner for many years now has stepped up to the plate as our Lead Sponsor for 2015. In creating my own premiere Festival in Berwick, I’m completely indebted to the Festival’s heroic staff, Charlotte, Gerry, Gregah, Isabel, Jenny, Rebecca, River; our specialist freelancers, Laura, Janette, Nicky, Steve; our tireless, unflinching and generous Festival Chair, Huw Davies and our wise Festival Board, Andrew, Joe, John, Kathy, Matt, Samm, Scott, Tamara, Tamiko, Venda and Wendy. The warmest of thanks go to the gracious keyholders of the Festival locations we illuminate, our hardworking volunteers and to you, our brilliantly curious audience for giving this all a reason. Welcome to our 11th Festival - and enjoy!

Peter Taylor. Festival Director

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Who we are. Board of Directors Huw Davies (Chair) Dr Kathy Cremin Samm Haillay Joe Lang Wendy Law John Lord Tamiko Mackie Andrew Ormston Dr Venda Pollock Scott Sherrard Matt Stokes Tamara Van Strijthem Festival Team Festival Director ................................................. Peter Taylor Administrator & Finance Officer .................................. Jennifer Heald Festival Producer ................................................ Gerry Maguire Marketing & Development Officer .................................... River Ferris Programme Coordinator / Guest Services .................. Charlotte Micklewright Volunteers Coordinator .......................................... Rebecca Padley Technical Manager ......................................... Steve Holmes, Art AV Design ............................................................... me & alan Technical Development ................................................ Coal/Face Marketing & Development Consultant .............................. Laura Rothwell PR ............................................... Nicky Harrison, Janette Scott Work Placements Isabel Murray Gregah Roughead Magenta Sharp Programme Commissioning, Curation & Programming ............................. Peter Taylor Co-Curation ......................................................... Huw Davies Viewing Committee ......... Charlotte Micklewright, Ben Pointeker, Chloe Thorne Young Filmmakers Showcase ........................................ Gerry Maguire Berwick New Cinema Seminar....................................... Ed Webb-Ingall

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Sunday 27 September | 7 - 9pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

£7/£6

Spanish English Subtitles Selected Filmography

Mexico | 2014 | 108 Preview

Producer: Ramiro Ruiz Writers: Alonso Ruiz Palacios, Gibrán Portela Director of Photography: Damian Garcia Editors: Yibran Assaud, Ana García Sound: Pedro ‘Zulu’ González Music: Tomás Barreiro Print/Sales Verve Pictures

Estonia, Georgia | 2013 | 87 Regional Premiere

While civil war rages beyond the thriving tangerine orchards, elderly farmer Ivo defends his harvest and his own enclave of peace.

Selected Filmography Bolo Gaseirneba, 2012 Three Houses, 2008 Ak Tendeba, 1998 Mattvis vints mamam miatova, 1998 Credits Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze Producer: Ivo Felt Director of Photography: Rein Kotov Editor: Alexander Kuranov

This quietly powerful story, specific in time and place, poses a humanist dilemma which aptly resonates with many world conflicts. “Cinema is a fraud” comments one character. Yet at times, it can feel more real than fact.

Sound: Valter Jakovlev, Harmo Kallaste Music: Niaz Diasamidze Print/Sales Axiom Films

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Presented by Berwick Film Society.

Awards: Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film Nominee, 2015 index

Their simple trip to find a childhood idol soon becomes an odyssey across Mexico City’s invisible frontiers. Built upon a cascade of cinematic and pop culture nods that slyly double back on one another, Güeros is a sumptuously witty debut that’s drawn plaudits for its effortless skewering of indie film sensibilities. Mocking the type of filmmaking that uses poverty as a shortcut to legitimacy, it indulges in a moody, black-and-white aesthetic, speaking to the timelessness of teenage rebellion.

Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris

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Estonian, Russian, Georgian English Subtitles

Golden Globe - Best Foreign Language Film Nominee, 2015

Awards: Berlin Film Festival 2014 - Best First Feature Tribeca Film Festival 2014 - Best Cinematography Ariel Award - Best Picture, Best Director, Best First Feature, 2015

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In an exuberantly contemporary take on the French New Wave, two students and a younger brother embark on a journey to find a dying mythical folk rocker.

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Zaza Urushadze

Friday 25 September | 7 - 8.30pm | The Matltings Theatre & Cinema

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El último canto del pájaro Cú, 2010 Expedición 1808, 2009 Café Paraíso, 2008 Fonda Susilla, 2006

Mandarinebi (Tangerines)

Güeros

Alonso Ruiz Palacios

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Thursday 24 September | 7 - 9pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

£7/£6

The President, 2014 The Gardener, 2012 Sex & Philosophy, 2005 Kandahar, 2001 A Moment of Innocence, 1996 The Actor, 1993 Once Upon a Time, Cinema, 1992 Boycott, 1986 Print/Sales Makhmalbaf Film House

the meaning of style Malaysia | 2012 | 5

Credits Cast: Shaghayeh Djodat, Behzad Dorani, Feizola Gashghai Producers: A. Lavasani, Abbas Randjbar Director of Photography: Mahmoud Kalari Sound: Nizan Kiyai Music: Shardad Rohani

Commissioned for the 2011 Singapore Biennale, the meaning of style, although short, is beautifully and perfectly formed. Shot with Malaysian skinheads in Penang, it’s a meditative fantasy on signs, signals and butterflies, leading to pointed reflections on, according to Collins, “the relationship between British colonial history and popular culture in South-East Asia.”

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A deeply personal auto-biopic, Malmros confronts the limits of human laws and the infinite possibilities of love conquering all.

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Sorrow and Joy presents filmmaker Johannes and his wife Marianne in a series of flashbacks that lay out the intricacies of events leading up to and following the death of their infant daughter and the eventual institutionalisation of Marianne.

Kærestesorger (Aching Hearts), 2009 At kende sandheden (Facing the Truth), 2002 Barbara, 1997 Kærlighedens smerte (Pain of Love), 1992 Skønheden og udyret (Beauty and the Beast), 1983 Kundskabens træ (Tree of Knowledge), 1981 Drenge (Boys), 1977 Lars Ole, 5c, 1973

Persian English Subtitles

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Denmark | 2013 | 127 | English Premiere

Selected Filmography

Part of ASPECT, an Independent Cinema Office initiative funded by Arts Council England. aspect-cinema.tumblr.com Original Language

Wednesday 23 September | 7 - 9pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

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5,000 hopefuls jostle for the chance to audition before the celebrated director. Hollywood fantasies clash with raw societal frictions in this Festival highlight and Iranian Fact or Fiction epic.

Nils Malmros

Awards: Robert Award 2014 - Best Actress - Helle Fagrilid Original Language Danish English Subtitles Credits Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Helle Fagrilid, Ida Dwinger, Kristian Halken, Nicolas Bro Producer: Thomas Heinesen Director of Photography: Jan Weincke Editor: Birger Møller Jensen Sound: Jan Juhler

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Turner Prize-nominated artist Phil Collins will present his own work before introducing one of his favourite films, Makhmalbaf’s prescient 1995 documentary.

He has directed nearly 30 films, garnering some 50 awards including the Ecumenical Jury Award at Cannes (2001), a Federico Fellini Gold Medal from UNESCO (2001) and the Parajanov Award for outstanding artistic contribution to World Cinema from Yerevan Film Festival (2006).

Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy)

Nils Malmros is a Danish auteur and the recipient of seven awards for Best Danish Film from the association of Danish film critics and Danish Film Academy. Though fictional, Malmros’s films are often set in his hometown of Århus and draw deeply upon his own personal experience.

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Iran | 1995 | 81 | 35mm

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presented by Phil Collins Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf is a major figure in world cinema whose been in exile from his home country of Iran since 2005. Much of Makhmalbaf’s work draws upon his activist background, asking pertinent questions about politics, cinema and the role of an artist.

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Salam Cinema

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Short Film Awards Saturday 26 September | 7 - 9.30pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

£7/£6

Richard Heslop £7/£6

A Distant Episode Ben Rivers UK | 2015 | 20 | European Premiere

A meditation on the illusion of filmmaking shot behind-the-scenes of a film made on the otherworldly beaches of Sidi Ifni, Morocco.

A Distant Episode depicts strange activities with no commentary or dialogue; it appears as a fragment of

film, dug up in a distant future in its portrayal of a hazy black-and-white and hallucinogenic world.

The Raft of Medusa is a dream-like collage of visuals set to the soundtrack of a Simon Armitage radio drama based on a neverrealised screenplay by Derek Jarman, with whom Heslop was a close associate and cameraman. Jarman’s screenplay itself was inspired by Theodore Gericault’s painting by the same name.

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Credits Cast: Amaka Okafor, Catherine Cusack, Gabriel Constantin Producer: Ciska Faulkner Writer: Simon Armitage Editor: Tracy Granger Music: Simon Fisher Turner

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Developed through real conversations with women who work as carers and telephone counsellors, this fictionalised account of female helpline workers chronicles the slippage that can occur in their career as they journey out of the city on a work ‘away day’. As they consider the emotional impact of the job, their experiences and interactions with each other become increasingly strange. Print/Sales: Tenderpixel

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As the water level rises by an isolated lakeside farm, so do suspicion and desperation of the trio who find themselves stranded there.

Print/Sales Film London

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UK | 2015 | 45 Regional Premiere

Frank, 2012 Queen: Made in Heaven, 1997 Floating, 1991 Wrote for Luck, music video for the Happy Mondays, 1988 Life is Life, music video for Laibach, 1987 The Queen is Dead, music video for The Smiths, 1984

Saturday 26 September | 9.30 - 10.30pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Selected Filmography

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The Raft of Medusa

An international jury, featuring filmmakers Beatrice Gibson and Salomé Lamas alongside curator Fatos Üstek, will present Inntravel’s prestigious award following the screening.

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Our Awards programme is central to the Festival and represents some of the most exciting and ambitious contemporary filmmakers working today.

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Short Film Awards

I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining Jesse McLean

Saturday 26 September | 7 - 9.30pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

£7/£6 UK | 2015 | 15 | UK Premiere

Consider the Belvedere Julia Feyrer & Tamara Henderson Canada | 2015 | 10 | International Premiere

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Listeners, faced with the endless repetition of that particular lyric, would be forced to rouse themselves and manually drive the needle onward. The group declined this request. I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining is an experimental portrait of a body double which honours Warhol’s concept in its depiction of both the act and the idea of being caught in a reflexive moment.

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Anecdotally, Andy Warhol once asked the Velvet Underground that the record bearing his name be inscribed with a skip during the song “I’ll be Your Mirror.”

Drinking songs and cocktail furniture, film sets and nighttime newspapers, dream states and unconscious meanderings weave their way through the work of Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, whose collaborations cut across film, sculpture, writing and book-making.

Print/Sales Rodeo

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Consider the Belvedere takes the form of a detective story shot on location at The Banff Centre and in Vancouver at the Belvedere apartment complex.

Sound of My Soul Wojciech Bakowski Poland | 2014 | 13 | UK Premiere

Bąkowski’s own synopsis reads “animated poetic impression with author’s comment.”

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From Our Own Correspondent

those spaces.

Rita Macedo

The work examines the spoken, bodily and written construction of the professional encounter. Featuring interviews with news journalists, bloggers and feature writers, the video interrogates the interview process itself.

Germany, Portugal | 2 015 | 8 | International Premiere

UK | 2015 | 10 | World Festival Premiere

From Our Own Correspondent explores the potential for pleasure, horror and utter nothingness abundant in

Print/Sales Limoncello Gallery

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Set within an aggregate of hotel rooms and corridors - transposable private and professional settings -

This Particular Nowhere - Part I - Some of Wigner’s Friends

Lucy Clout

AWARDS

It’s to the point but there’s nothing ordinary about the shapes, impositions and miracles of magnification held within his film. With a dispassionate voiceover, Bąkowski positions himself as an outsider within his own mind, but there’s poetry in his film’s daily devotions.

Departing from Eugene Wigner’s thought experiment, Macedo’s film ponders the observers and the observed within a cinematic experience. We’re embraced in sound whilst being taken to other larger and undefinable ‘beginnings’, ‘heres’ and ‘nows’ that point back to ourselves, our universe(s) and our beings.

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£5/£4

Isabelle Tollenaere Thursday 24 September | 9.15 - 11pm | Henry Travers Studio

ConspiraSI Custom Reels UK | 2015 | 8

Impact Kids for Kids UK

£7/£6

Belgium, Netherlands | 2015 | 88 Regional Premiere

The echoes of war reverberate in peacetime. Battles lingers in the shadows of combat within present life and memory.

UK | 2015 | 9

Memories UK | 2015 | 6

Custom House, South Shields

Cast: Victor Anatolievich Volkova, Explosive Ordnance Group Belgian Armed Forces, Madara Marta Viciule, Family Muça, Nina Nikolaevna Volkova, Gedmins Viciulis Producer: Michigan Films Director of Photography: Frédéric Noirhomme Editor: Nico Leunen Sound: Michel Schöpping, Kwinten Van Laethem Print/Sales Michigan Films

Awards:

Obscure Sorrows

This film essay reveals recent conflicts in the landscapes of Albania, Belgium, Latvia and Russia. Beautiful cinematography and exceptional sound design combine to build an absurd twilight world where past and present and threat and innocence converge.

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Michael M Neal

Dutch, Albanian, Latvian, Russian, English English Subtitles

The Chris Anderson award commemorates a Festival Founder and is kindly supported by Chrissie Anderson and Paul W.S. Anderson, Director of Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator.

UK | 2015 | 7

Original Language

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Celebrating our region’s young filmmakers, BFMAF presents shorts in competition for a cash prize and two prestigious awards: The Young Filmmakers Award and The Chris Anderson Award.

Amber Smith

Battles

Sunday 27 September | 1 - 2.45pm

Blackout Murder

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Young Filmmakers Showcase

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 - FIPRESCI Award

UK | 2015 | 4

Dr Lava: An Interactive Adventure A Beacon Hill Arts project This online interactive film will be presented live by the filmmakers and featured actors who will guide the audience through decision-making at each fork in the road of their story.

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The Young Filmmakers Showcase will be proceeded by a screening of

The Princess and the Bodyguard Beacon Hill Arts UK | 2015 | 6

Wired on Radio Borders Voice of My Own UK | 2015 | 11

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Anna Sofie Hartmann

Original Language Danish English Subtitles

Sunday 27 September | 4.30 - 6pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

£5/£4

UK Premiere

Cast: Annika Nuka Mathiassen, Sofía Nolsø, Laura Gustavsen, Sarai Randzorff Producers: Ben von Dobeneck, Nina Helveg Director of Photography: Matilda Mester Editor: Sofie Steenberger

UK Premiere

A fairy tale in the jungle and a brilliant amalgam of narrative, verité, fiction and science-fiction, Mercuriales follows two women as they wander through the deserted housing projects and industrial wilderness of Paris.

Sound: Christian Obermaier Print/Sales German Film and Television Academy Berlin

Andorre, 2013 Orléans, 2012 Pandore, 2010 Thermidor, 2009 Credits Cast: Ana Neborac, Philippine Stindel, Jad Solesme Producers: Amaury Ovise, Jean-Christophe Reymond Writers: Virgil Vernier, Mariette Désert Director of Photography: Jordane Chouzenoux Editor: Raphaëlle Martin Holger Sound: Simon Apostolou

In a narrative as unstable as the setting, Mercuriales creates a rich sensorial mosaic further enhanced by James Ferraro’s Carpenter-esque synth soundtrack.

Music: James Ferraro

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Shot and set in Nakskov, the small Southern Danish island where director Anna Sofie Hartmann grew up, Limbo is a quietly audacious debut film which thrives in the rich atmosphere it creates.

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France | 2014 | 128

Selected Filmography

On the outskirts of a small Southern Danish port town, teenager Sara connects with schoolteacher Karen in a way that transforms them both.

£7/£6

French, Russian English Subtitles

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Denmark | 2014 | 80

Marguerite, mon corps, 2015 Haus Im See, 2011 Kleine Grosse Schwester, 2009 Studies for Your Mobile Expectations, 2007 Stilleben, 2007 Morning Ladies, 2005

Virgil Vernier

Friday 25 September | 9 - 11pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Original Language

Selected Filmography

Mercuriales

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Limbo

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Intercutting extended documentary sequences with the fictionalised real-life chatter of those lingering beyond the margins of the frame, Limbo creates a world in which the state of youth and the uncertainty of being are brought into question. Awards: Göteborg International Film Festival 2015 - Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominee Copenhagen PIX 2015 - New Talent Grand Prix Achtung Berlin 2015 - Critic’s Award and Director’s Award Special Mention

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Salomé Lamas

Original Language Portuguese English Subtitles

£5/£4

Regional Premiere

Ion de Sosa

Sunday 27 September | 3.30 - 4.30pm | Henry Travers Studio

£7/£6

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As a young man, Paulo was an elite Portuguese commando who became a hired killer.

Credits Cast: Paulo de Figueiredo Producers: Luis Urbano, Sandro Aguilar Director of Photography: Takashi Sugimoto Editor: Telmo Churro

Audience Award for Best Feature,

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Cast: Manolo Marín, Moisés Richart, Marta Bassols, Coque Sánchez, Margot Sánchez Producers: Ion de Sosa, Luis López Carrasco Writers: Ion de Sosa, Chema García Ibarra, Jorge Gil Munarriz Editor: Sergio Jiménez Sound: Manolo Marín, Maria Jose Molanes Print/Sales OFF Ecam

In de Sosa’s enigmatic adaptation of Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, 16mm documentary footage of ordinary people moving awkwardly before the camera collides brilliantly with mordant humour and android extermination. Awards:

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Liscont Award for Best Feature Documenta Madrid 2013 – Jury Special Mention

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Restart Award for Best Feature, Jameson Award for Best First Film,

Print/Sales O Som e a Fúria

True Love, 2011

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Awards: Doclisboa 2012 – Portuguese Competition:

Sound: Bruno Moreira

In a calm and oblique Benidorm wasteland, the year is 2052 and androids live and dream hidden amongst a dwindling human population.

Selected Filmography

IBAFF 2015 - Prize CAMIRA Pálic European Film Festival 2015 - Underground Spirit Award

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Reflecting on his story, No Man’s Land is a film where fact is peripheral to the question of how one plays out personal truth. History and stories mix together; self-staging and confession merge into one.

UK Premiere

Spanish English Subtitles

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Portugal | 2012 | 72

Le Boudin, 2014 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 2013 A Comunidade, 2012 Encounters with Landscape, 2012

Original Language

Selected Filmography Saturday 26 September | 1.30 - 3pm | Henry Travers Studio

Sueñan los Androides (Androids Dream)

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No Man’s Land

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Peter Watkins £5/£4

50th Anniversary Screening

Censored for 20 years by the BBC, The War Game is a harrowing portrayal of the aftermath of a nuclear war.

La Commune (Paris, 1871), 2000 Evening Land, 1977 Edvard Munch, 1974 Punishment Park, 1971 Privilege, 1967 Culloden, 1964 Print/Sales BFI/Performers’ Alliance

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Deimantas Narkevicius Credits Director of Photography: Peter Bartlett Editor: Michael Bradsell Awards: Oscar - Best Documentary Feature, 1967 BAFTA - Best Short Film and UN Award, 1967

Lithuania | 2008 | 16

Filmed on abandoned former Soviet bases in Lithuania, The Dud Effect stages the firing of a R-12 missile (the category aimed West) by Evgeny Terentiev, a solitary former officer who still remembers the necessary commands and instructions by heart.

alchemy. Pere Portabella creates a ravishing masterpiece shot on the set of Jesús Franco and Christopher Lee’s Count Dracula. With high contrast dissolution and decay, Vampir - Cuadecuc pays homage to the classics of the likes of Nosferatu by transforming perhaps one of the worst horror films of all time into what critic Jonathan Rosenbaum describes as one of the most beautiful films ever made.

Viridiana.

Original Language Spanish English Subtitles Selected Filmography Mudanza, 2010 The Silence Before Bach, 2007 Nocturne 29, 1968 The Moment of Truth, 1965 Credits Cast: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, Jack Taylor Director of Photography: Manel Esteban Editor: Miguel Bonastre

Vampir - Cuadecuc is also key in

understanding transitions in Spain from the period of ‘new cinema’ (permitted by the Franco government) towards illegal, clandestine or openly antagonistic practices against the Franco regime.

Music: Carles Santos Print/Sales Films 59

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Cast: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Kathy Staff

Vampir - Cuadecuc is a work of pure

Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films 1967 - Golden Mikeldi Award Venice Film Festival 1966 - Special Prize Award

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The Dud Effect

Spain | 1970 | 75 | 35mm

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Screening with

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Watkins weaves together interviews, Civil Defence documents, scientific studies and accounts of the effects of historical nonnuclear devastation. He embeds these into his own imagined scenario of a blast in Kent following the escalation of an EastWest conflict. A bonafide and radical Fact or Fiction classic.

Selected Filmography

Pere Portabella

Friday 25 September | 4 - 5.30pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Pere Portabella is a veteran Catalan director, politician and producer whose work spans five decades and both narrative and avant-garde cinema. Hailed as an essential figure in the political and cultural history of Spain in addition to his own multi-award winning films, Portabella’s achievements include producing collaborations with Joan Miró and Buñuel’s 1961 Palme d’Or winner

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Vampir - Cuadecuc

Saturday 26 September | 5 - 6.15pm | The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Peter Watkins is a pioneer of the docu-drama with his work typified by a combined use of fictional and documentary elements to dissect historical or possible near future events. Creating films that have become crucial to our critical understanding of mass media, the censorship and controversy arising from adverse reactions to The War Game in 1965 forced him into self-imposed exile from the UK.

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The War Game

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Berwick New Cinema Midlengths Midlength films can become entangled between short and feature length film formats, falling outside of what is usually possible in commercial cinemas or broadcast television. However, the combination of intimacy and intensity possible at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival gives us the opportunity to reach beyond these constraints to present four resolutely contemporary and award-winning Fact or Fiction films.

J’ai oublié! (I Forgot!) Eduardo Williams Saturday 26 September | 12 - 1pm

£7/£6

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

France, Argentina, Vietnam | 2014 | 28 UK Premiere

Abdul & Hamza

Awards: FID Marseille 2014 - International Competition, Special Mention Screening with Archipels, granites dénudés.

£7/£6

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Print/Sales: Agence du Court Métrage

Serbia | 2015 | 49 UK Premiere

Selected Filmography

In this absolutely absorbing and intriguing film, two Somali refugees hide in an abandoned house amongst the mountains on the Serbia-Romania border.

2013 2012 2011 2011

Que je tombe tout le temps?, The Sound of the Stars Dazes Me, Could See a Puma, Tan atentos,

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Marko Grba Singh Saturday 26 September | 2 - 3pm

Eduardo Williams’ film effortlessly whirls around Hoa, a young Vietnamese man and his group of friends. It’s a wide-angle yet close-up film of sensations, youth and camaraderie as our protagonists climb, jump and tempt the gravity of their daily lives.

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Orchards, moped rides, Hanoi supermarkets and oblique encounters are all gracefully at home in J’ai oublié!

Trailed by two sound designers and armed with a GPS guide, they are planning their escape. Marko Grba Singh chooses to tell us little of how and why when the time to leave comes, they’ll disappear. installations

Awards: FID Marseille 2015 - First Film Award, Special Mention Print/Sales: studAVP, Nevena Tomic Selected Filmography At Least We’ve Met, 2012 We’re Getting There, 2011

La fièvre (A Spell of Fever) Safia Benhaim

Thursday 24 September | 4 - 4.45pm

France, Morocco | 2014 | 40

Daphné Hérétakis

Silent tales, disembodied voices and visions mingle in the dark of the night and the heat of fever. The child of the present and the political refugee are now one, travelling together to a mysterious building haunted by lost memories. History of decolonisation and forgotten political fights appear and disappear. But a new struggle, Morocco’s Arab Spring, floods the past.

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Print/Sales: Air Rytmo Greece | 2014 | 25 UK Premiere

Selected Filmography Last Things, 2013 L’Atlantide, 2011 L’arrière-pays, 2009

Athens 2014. Between bereaved desires and lost hopes, a film diary bangs against the walls of the city. Can we still ask the simplest questions? The questions of survival that confront ideals, the daily life of a country in crisis, the inertia of revolution, the individual issues that confront the political. Hérétakis’ film is a portrait of contemporary Greece that’s daubed with the listless exuberance of youth. Awards: Pančevo Film Festival 2015 - Best Short Film Screening with J’ai oublié! Print/Sales: Le Fresnoy, Natalia Trebik

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Morocco, 2011. On a feverish night, a child perceives a ghost - a woman who has come from the sea - coming home after a long political exile.

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Archipels, granites dénudés (Archipelagos, Naked Granites) Saturday 26 September | 12 - 1pm

£7/£6

Henry Travers Studio


Berwick New Cinema Shorts From desktop documentary to flicker film, Berwick New Cinema Shorts is a specialist programme probing facts, fictions, representations and violence. Transgressing restraints of genre, capital and expectation, these are films that throb with unbounded visual imagination, are spiced with humour and expand our understandings of film and moving image.

Hacked Circuit Deborah Stratman USA | 2014 | 16

Multiple layers of fabrication and imposition are laid bare by this fluidly choreographed, single-shot embodiment of control. We’re unambiguously reminded that professionalism still means invisibility, but we’ll need to tear more than our rooms apart to find that bug.

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In these post-Snowden revelation times, Gene Hackman’s Coppola-directed embodiment of surveillance expert Harry Caul is brought into pertinent resonance with the black arts of foley artist Gregg Barbanell.

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All That is Solid Louis Henderson France | 2014 | 16

A technographic study of e-recycling and neo-colonial mining filmed in the Agbogbloshie electronic waste ground in Accra and illegal gold mines of Ghana. The video constructs a mise-en-abyme as critique in order to dispel the capitalist myth of the immateriality of new technology - thus revealing the mineral weight with which the Cloud is grounded to its earthly origins.

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Jean-Paul Kelly Canada | 2014 | 13

Kelly’s work explores the relationship between ‘materiality and perception’ via films and objects that pose questions about the limits of representation. documentary and a Super-8 film reminiscing about the early avant-garde.

The Innocents examines the complex associations between found photos, the re-enactment of a Truman Capote Print/Sales: VTape

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Tim Leyendekker Netherlands, Brazil | 2015 | 13 UK Premiere

The film consists of 6,386 photographs representing every character and object featured in the English translation of José Saramago’s novel Ensaio sobre a Cegueira. In conceptual parallel with these images, Blinder’s soundtrack is comprised of 6,386 audio samples extracted from Blindness, Fernando Meirelles’ feature film based on Saramago’s novel. Print/Sales: Absent Without Leave, EYE Film Institute

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Blinder gives us dry facts and retina-scouring light without clear instruction on how to process these things.

KING JAMES VERSION GENESIS CHAPTER NINETEEN Martin Sulzer Germany | 2015 | 8 World Premiere

Genesis 19, or the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, features not only in the Bible but also in the Quran and the Torah. It marks a foundation for attitudes towards homosexuality historically and also across vast geographical expanses. Sulzer’s film shares an elemental challenge with all religions: how can religious stories be read and retold without affecting the authentic godly word through human interpretation? Utilising motion capture and live performers, this 3D video attempts a literal re-enactment of the biblical passage Genesis Chapter 19.

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Schedule AM

Film

Installations open Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 September from 11am to 6pm daily.

Wed 23rd

Thu 24th

Fri 25th

First Schools Programme

High Schools Programme Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

10AM - 12PM

The Symposium presented by Tim Leyendekker

Fri 25th

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Henry Travers Studio

9.30AM - 11.30AM

Berwick New Cinema

Sat 26th

Seminar

Installations

Sun 27th

Parafiction with Salomé Lamas

Deimantas Narkevičius

Henry Travers Studio

Henry Travers Studio 11AM - 1PM Archipels, granites dénudés with J’ai oublié! Maltings Theatre & Cinema 12PM - 1PM

12PM Middle Schools Programme

+ Deimantas Narkevičius profile screening with Q&A 1.30PM - 3PM

Maltings Theatre & Cinema 1PM

Giff-Gaff

11AM - 1PM

11AM - 1PM 12PM

Event

12.30PM - 2.30PM

Book launch of n by Richard Rigg

1PM Berwick New Cinema Shorts Programme with Q&A

2PM

Slightly Foxed, Buttermarket

No Man’s Land with Q&A

1PM - 3PM

Henry Travers Studio

Seamus Harahan profile screening with Q&A

2PM

Henry Travers Studio

Young Filmmakers Showcase

1.30PM - 3PM

1PM - 2.45PM Abdul & Hamza Maltings Theatre & Cinema 2PM - 3PM

Henry Travers Studio

1.45PM - 3.30PM

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

3.30PM - 5PM 3PM

3PM

Henry Travers Studio

Vampir – Cuadecuc

La fièvre Henry Travers Studio

4PM

Sueñan los Androides

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

4PM - 4.45PM

4PM

3.30PM 4.30PM

4PM - 5.30PM Paul Rooney Exhibition Launch Event

5PM

Custom House

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

5PM - 6.30PM

5PM - 6.15PM 6PM

6PM

7PM

Opening Gala: Sorrow and Joy Maltings Theatre & Cinema 7PM - 9.30PM

Salam Cinema with special guest Phil Collins with Q&A

Giff-Gaff storytelling Palace Green Pavilion

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Tangerines 7PM

Maltings Theatre & Cinema 7PM - 8.30PM

7PM - 8.30PM

Inntravel Short Film Awards

Closing Gala: Güeros

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

7PM - 9.30PM

7PM - 9PM

7PM - 9PM

8PM

Music from Rhodri Davies

8PM

Palace Green Pavilion | 8.30PM - 9PM

9PM

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Battles

Mercuriales

Henry Travers Studio

Henry Travers Studio

9PM - LATE

9.15PM - 11PM

Maltings Theatre & Cinema

9PM

9PM - 11PM

Music from Ant Macari Palace Green Pavilion 9PM - 9.30PM

Music from Zahnpasta Brothers Palace Green Pavilion

10PM

10PM

9.30PM - 10PM

The Raft of Medusa Maltings Theatre & Cinema 9.30PM - 10.30PM Music from Gummy Stumps Palace Green Pavilion

11PM

Maltings Theatre & Cinema 4.30PM – 6PM

The War Game with The Dud Effect

5PM

Limbo

11PM

10PM - 11PM

Performance by Bedwyr Williams Palace Green Pavilion 9.15PM - 9.30PM

Closing Night Party Maltings Bar 9PM - 12PM


ARTISTS IN PROFILE


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Berwick Town Hall: Prison Cells, Coxon’s Tower

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The Fucking Finland Series

Seamus Harahan

Profile Screening Saturday 26 September | 3.30 – 5pm Henry Travers Theatre

02. The Criminal Inside of Me 2000 | 6

Seamus Harahan presents Fucking Finland, an anthology of films freshly completed for his Festival commission. The series takes its name from graffiti daubed across a Hanko Finland Ferry Terminal toilet cubicle door and explores cultural chinks, links and aberrations on the periphery of Europe. With a hand-held video camera and armed with a painter’s eye and a musician’s ear, Harahan’s journey begins in Suomenlinna, an inhabited Finnish sea fortress with obvious parallels to Berwick, and traces a line across to Tallinn, Estonia and then on to Rostock, Germany. The ferry connecting Hanko and Rostock becomes a melancholic pop metaphor for the old Iron Curtain era, creating audacious - maybe even insolent - links between places that were enveloped in two different and opposing ideological blocks not that long ago.

03. Citygas 2000 | 1 04. Il Mercenario 2001 | 2 05. Tessies 2001 | 16 07. Picking Up Change in the Kung Fu Theatre 2004 | 1

The Fucking Finland Series is supported by the Elephant Trust. PRINT/SALES: Gimpel Fils

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06. East of the River Nile 2002 | 6

08. Free as a Bird 2006 | 1 09. Samuria 2006 | 4 10. Pull Down Lads (Awingbigcell) 2008 | 4 11. Before Sunrise 2008 | 4 12. Stay Here a While 2008 | 1 13. Focus on the Spiral (Cold Open Series) 2014 | 2 14. The Garden Of Daisies (Cold Open Series) 2014 | 3

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01. Frankie Was a Good Girl 1998 | 4

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Seamus Harahan pursues fugitive moments. His epic oeuvre explores the solid lines and grey areas between representations and realities, where things just don’t snugly fit. Harahan has described his way of working as “an absent minded gaze in response to the world... a benign voyeurism - ponderous and wondering locating yourself, locating others.” Intuitively looking, shooting, recording before thought intervenes, he exposes unexpected slices of the absurd, ushering us to where “inner and outer realities intersect.” We’re left disarmed.

UK | 2015

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Born in London, raised in East Tyrone and based in Belfast since the 1990s, Seamus Harahan’s recent works, including Cold Open and Your Smiling Face, have been selected for international festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan), where he won a jury prize. Included in Assembly, Tate Britain’s survey of artists’ moving image, his work has also been exhibited in museums and galleries such as Collective, Edinburgh, MuHKA, Antwerp and The Armory, New York. Seamus Harahan represented Northern Ireland at the 51st Venice Biennale 2005 and is shortlisted for the 2015 Jarman Award.

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Once in the XX Century

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The Gymnasium

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The Role of a Lifetime

Revisiting Solaris

The Head

2003 | 16

2007 | 18 | Digital Projection

2007 | 13 | 35mm found footage

Combining amateur footage of Brighton, landscape drawings from the Gruto Park repository of Soviet era statues and an intimate interview with Peter Watkins (director of The War Game), Narkevičius’ film emphasises the value of doubt and the impossibility of objectivity, while providing us with an intimate portrait of one of Britain’s most distinguished and original filmmakers.

Based on the unfilmed last chapter of Stansiław Lem’s book Solaris, more than forty years after Andrei Tarkovsky’s film of the same name, the actor Donatas Banionis reprises his role as Chris Kelvin.

Edited from existing DDR TV footage and photo material from the ‘60s and ‘70s that features the creation of the largest head (portrait) monument in the world modeled by sculptor Lev Yefimovitch Kerbel and erected in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1971.

Restricted Sensation

Narkevičius’ film The Dud Effect will accompany a screening of The War Game on Saturday 26 September at 5pm in The Maltings Theatre & Cinema.

Energy Lithuania 2000 | 17 | Super 8 film

A documentary study of an electric power plant that includes conversations with people who have worked there, almost becoming a museum of industrial thoughts.

Disappearance of a Tribe 2005 | 10 | Scanned photographs

A cinematic assembly of private photographs which portray the life story of a family, depicting a common life in the Socialist era, which seems to have been totally lost.

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2004 | 8 | Betacam SP video

A two-camera perspective on the destruction of the statue of Lenin in Vilnius. These are images that became familiar due to their widespread use by broadcast news services such as CNN. Narkevičius’ edit, however, looks as if the crowd were preparing, and then celebrating, the erection of the statue of Lenin.

Ausgetraumt (Dream Over) 2010 | 6 | 35mm

Not one Lithuanian pop musician has reached international acclaim. Addressing his fascination with naivety, Narkevičius documents a small group of young Lithuanian boys who have just started a band, interspersing shots of their wintertime surroundings in Vilnius.

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Based on first accounts of gay men living under the threat of the Soviet Penal Code, Narkevičius recounts the story of a young theatre director who loses his job following accusations of homosexuality.

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To materialise the landscape of Solaris, Narkevičius used a series of photographs from 1905 made by the Lithuanian symbolist painter and composer Mykalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, repurposing the same Black (Crimean) Sea that Tarkovsky himself had photographed to represent the mysterious ocean.

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Narkevičius questions and reinterprets historical and political memory, particularly in reference to the profound social changes in post-WWII Lithuania and following the breakup of the Soviet Union. His work also acutely explores how symbols and meaning can shift through the cipher of time. In casting a powerful archaeological gaze upon past, present and future histories, Narkevičius allows powerful alternative narratives to emerge.

Sunday 27 September | 1.30 – 3pm Henry Travers Theatre

Once in the XX Century is a gallery-based exploration of the oeuvre of Lithuanian filmmaker Deimantas Narkevičius. The works included in the exhibition are:

(Jan Verwoert, Images and Words, Festival Catalogue, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2014)

Profile Screening

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In his films, Deimantas Narkevičius brings profound scepticism and biting irony to bear on the belief of oneness of event, image and significance. But his work is marked equally strongly by a feeling for what film can do as film when it unburdens itself of the compulsion to deliver compact images of events. Methodical doubt breaks open the lock to the core of historical experience.


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UK | 2015 | 26 World Premiere

A History Of The Receding Horizon

Print/Sales: Danielle Arnaud

De Magnete, 2009 Limelight, 2009 Stable, 2007

European Premiere

In video games, there is the concept of a dungeon that generates itself - an endlessly mutating death labyrinth. Burr sets this living structure inside a 4-channel video cube.

Selected works Arcology, 2015 Blue Material, 2015 Special Effect, 2013 Green | Red, 2012

Cave Exits is a Tarkovsky-inspired

multimedia narrative that recalls the way we interact with online media – clicking, zooming, scrolling – turning the visual archetype of the labyrinth into a circuit board for our lost, anxious feelings. With simple shifts in perspective, the claustrophobic corridors become a dazzling pattern of complex artistry. Unable to process all incoming information in a single sitting, viewers are forced to choose between screens. Unlike choosing between branches in an narrative where the peripheral is an explicit set of controls, here the peripheral is the human neck and eyes, allowing for expression beyond mere hardware. Cast: Animated Writer: Porpentine Sound: John Also Bennett

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Burr’s work has been shown in a wide range of spaces over the past decade, from floating cinemas to cartoon schools, semi-legalised squats, libraries, and national museums, including MoMA PS1, le Centre Pompidou, and The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

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Alone With The Moon, 2011 Junk Spirals, 2009 Gylden Load, 2008 SatanDeathSnakeTrainAwesome, 2003

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Sound: Wayne Sharrocks, Shervin Shaeri

I may be a wage slave on Monday but I am a free man on Sunday, 2012

USA | 2015 | 30 min loop

His artistic interests now predominantly lie in video and using shapes and cinematic mashups.

Director of Photography: Peter Emery

Selected works

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Although based upon research into the site, it is a fictional film that intertwines past, present and future time and histories within spaces both above and below the water level.

She creates a sense of intrigue, never quite exposing the full extent of the situation or story. Through use of the uncanny, her work investigates ideas around superstition and rituals and blurs boundaries between myth and reality, and fact and fiction.

Bankhill Ice House

is a poetic film and digital film installation exploring different concepts of time within the landscape of Kielder.

Obscure historical footnotes are the starting point through which she explores site, history and social politics, often mixing the medium of documentary and performance.

Peter Burr

Peter Burr is an American artist who has exhibited a considerable number of works throughout the United States. He is a current New York Film Academy fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts.

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Custom House Ice House

She has been awarded commissions with the Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House and National Trust, amongst others.

Cave Exits

Kathleen Herbert

Kathleen Herbert has had an extensive array of work exhibited widely, including New York, Umeå, Sweden, Auckland, New Zealand and Brussels.

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A History of the Receding Horizon


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Grace Schwindt FREE

Producer: Pavilion Singers: Oksana Mavrodii, Olivia Salvodori, Tom Williams Score editor: Sandro Mussida Sound: Tom Sedgewick Presentation partners: CCA, Crescent Arts, Full of Noises, Promote Shetland, Grundy Art Gallery, Leftcoast, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

A tourist on an open-top bus tour around Edinburgh is unsure of his own past life, mixing what he thinks are his own memories with misheard fragments of the tour guide’s spiel.

Selected works Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society, 2014 An Order of Things, 2014 Clean Air, 2013 Reading from a Ribbon, 2012 Tenant, 2012 Glass and Honey, 2012 The Signal, 2011 Counterpoint 1, Part 1: Individual Account, 2010 Sponsored by: Pavilion

The narrative eventually takes a bleak turn as it is revealed that the tourist could be stuck forever on a tour that never stops, an endless series of circuits around a city that may be the capital of a disturbing foreign empire in the grip of Cold War paranoia. The tourist fears he may be dead, killed by the empire’s security forces because of an act of espionage he has unwittingly committed. This means (though he is never sure of any of this) that he is now condemned to repeat his final act - the filming of a bus-top tourist video - in a blossom filled, sun-drenched city forever. Cast: Jenny Richards Music: Paul Rooney with Mathew Dalgleish

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Rooney began his career as a musician and has since continued to make sound, video and text works as commissions or during residencies. His work has toured in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has exhibited at Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, the Shanghai Biennial, The Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia and the Kunst-Werke in Berlin. Paul was the winner of the second Northern Art Prize in 2008. Selected works

Bellevue, 2009 The Futurist, 2008

Feral-Nowledge, 2012 Small Talk, 2010

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Little Birds and a Demon is a Pavilion project supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring Programme.

UK | 2008 | 8 min loop

from the remote islands of Scotland to Berwick-upon-Tweed on Saturday, 19 September at 3pm. Schwindt’s experimental opera continues as a sound installation and sculpture at the Custom House during the Festival.

In 2013, Schwindt was shortlisted for the Jarman Award.

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Little Birds and a Demon broadcasts live

She places bodies, including her own, in a tightly scripted choreography in which every move questions how social relations and understandings about oneself are formed in such systems.

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From an isolated lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the Shetland Islands, three opera singers and an ensemble of musicians will send out a call about love and death – for all those who care to listen.

Paul Rooney

Paul Rooney is the 2015 BFMAF artist in residence in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts. His work combines sound, video and text in order to interrogate the deceptions of language and narrative, particularly in relation to how they represent place and historical memory.

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UK | 2015 | 60 Live Broadcast, World Premiere

Schwindt often uses interviews to serve as a starting point for fictionalised dialogues, investigating institutionalised systems that rely on exclusion and destruction.

Lost High Street

Coxon’s Tower, Custom House

Grace Schwindt, a German artist based in London, works across film, live performance and sculpture. Key works have shown internationally at galleries such as Whitechapel Gallery, Collective Gallery in Edinburgh and White Columns Gallery in New York.

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Elise Florenty, Marcel Türkowsky FREE

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Like a meditation acting on the very root of meaning, a Japanese puppeteer dissects and describes the alphabet to a cactus plant.

Original Language: Japanese

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The Sun Experiment (Ether Echoes), 2014 A Short Organon For The Hero, 2012 Holy Time In Eternity Holy Eternity In Time, 2011

UK Premiere

There is not simply “the enemy”, and it is not always “over there.” Rather, the enemy might be a lover, a friend; it might dwell in the heart, and resist being pinned down to the position of perpetrator – or victim; and named war, or capitalism, or patriarchy one might like to fight it over there, while enjoying its profits right here. (Antke Engel) Within an abandoned swimming pool, a curtain is set as both the backdrop and shield for two performers claiming to represent an underground organisation. In blazes of colour and trails of smoke, with nods to Kenneth Anger, the Weather Underground and Jean Genet, Lorenz and Boudry proclaim the power of refusal and the right to opacity. Cast: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Werner Hirsch

Print/Sales: GRIMMUSEUM

Director of Photography: Bernadette Paassen Sound: Johanna Wienert, Rashad Becker Print/Sales: Ellen de Bruijne Projects

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Selected works To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation, 2013

Contagious, 2010 Charming for the Revolution, 2009

Toxic, 2012 No Future / No Past, 2011

Salomania, 2009

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Producer: Aide à la Recherche du CNAP

They work closely with American artist Ginger Brooks Takahashi and other performers, portraying a longterm conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility, the pathologisation of bodies, and also about glamour and resistance.

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N.O.Body, 2008 Normal Work, 2007 index

research undertaken at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz.

Delirium Ambulare Series, Ongoing

Germany | 2014 | 11 min loop

Neither A nor not-A is a Festival Commission supported by

Selected works

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In doing so, artistic and scientific reenactments collide to question intelligence, or rather Chi-Sei, Japanese for “the capacity to know”, of various non-beings in a territory where animist mechanisms mask expanding politics of silence.

Their work investigates manifestations of the irrational and the survival of ‘fabulations’, drawing attention to mechanisms of resistance within specific sociogeopolitical and utopic times.

Berwick Town Hall: Council Chamber

Their work has been widely exhibited, including at Berlinale, Museum of Modern Art - New York and Vienna Biennale 2015. They create performances for the camera, staging the actions of individuals and groups living and thriving in defiance of normality, law and economics. Their films upset normative historical narratives, as figures across time are staged, projected and layered.

To suspend language rather than to provoke it, Neither A nor not-A sweeps along apparitions and disappearances of instantaneous signs in which content is irretrievably dismissed, as if listening to a sound poem told by language itself.

They have completed art residencies in South Korea, USA, Brazil, Ukraine, Germany and France.

Renate Lorenz / Pauline Boudry

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have worked together in Berlin since 2007.

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Japan | 2015 | 11 min loop

They have held solo shows internationally and have presented their filmwork at various events including Platform Seoul, Matadero Madrid, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius and at film festivals such as Centre Pompidou Paris, Doclisboa and Torino Film Festival.

Opaque

The Magazine

Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky are an artist/filmmaker duo who interrogate film, exhibition, publication and curation.

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Pacho Velez FREE

UK Premiere

Though a prolific actor, Ronald Reagan’s true defining role was Leader of the Free World.

Sound: Mark Phillips

Selected works Dragstrip, 2015 Manakamana, 2013 Bastards of Utopia, 2010 Orphans of Mathare, 2004 Occupation, 2002

UK | 2015 | 10 min loop Festival Commission

Still at Large weaves a real and fictional past of a dreamlike encounter with Roman Polanski’s Lindisfarne-set Cul-de-Sac. Narrator Nicholas Still is confronted by the apocalyptic reveries of a distant voice, unable to discern where this omnipresent being is emanating from. Is it the voice in his own head, or is it emanating from the Holy Island landscape, or the sea? Or is it the narrative itself ultimately condemning us to the brutal sadism of storytelling?

His work has toured in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has exhibited at Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Shanghai Biennial, The Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia and the Kunst-Werke in Berlin. Paul was the winner of the second Northern Art Prize in 2008. Selected works

Bellevue, 2009 The Futurist, 2008

Editor: Daniel Garber

In 2015, he was awarded a Princeton Arts Fellowship.

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Producer: Sierra Pettengill

In 2010, Pacho completed his MFA at CalArts. He has taught at Harvard University, Bard College, Parsons, the New School and MassArt.

Custom House

His work combines sound, video and text in order to interrogate the deceptions of language and narrative, particularly in relation to how they represent place and historical memory. Rooney began his career as a musician and has since continued to make sound, video and text works as commissions or during residencies.

In The Reagan Shorts, Velez presents a number of exceptional and disruptive moments from an archive of more than 2,000 hours of choreographed pathos and pageantry that officially documented his presidency.

His earlier film and theatre work have been presented at venues such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm and on Japanese National Television.

Paul Rooney

Paul Rooney is the 2015 BFMAF artist in residence in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts.

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USA | 2015 | 9 min loop

It played around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Still at Large

The Main Guard

Pacho Velez works at the intersection of ethnography, contemporary art and political documentary. His last feature, Manakamana (co-directed with Stephanie Spray) won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.

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The Reagan Shorts

Feral-Nowledge, 2012 Small Talk, 2010

Print/Sales: Postscript LLC

Please be aware that Still at Large contains instances of bad language and may not be suitable for children. Cast: Richard Stephenson Winter, Melanie Dagg

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Still at Large is a festival commission with Berwick Visual Arts.


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Curated by CIRCA Projects FREE ENTRANCE

with any Festival Pass or ticket

Enigmatic storytelling on subject matter relating to any aspect of life in Berwick - historic, geological, fictional, past, present or future - and with no distinction being made between fact and fiction.

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A new live work by Ant Macari 9PM Ant Macari will perform a new live work which enacts ideas illustrated in his map of Berwick-upon-Tweed which has been commissioned for the 2015 Festival. The live performances of Ant Macari create layered soundscapes and play on traditional theatrical devices. In Eustace’s Loop, a commission responding to a carving in the Normal Chapel of Durham Castle, Macari enacted a Medieval liturgical drama based on the life of a saint which mingled truth and legend without distinction. Recently in Macari’s Mystics don’t give lectures, he inhabited the character of a Harlequin to execute a series of drawing actions and improvised soundscapes.

Slightly Foxed Books, Buttermarket | 1 - 3PM n is a publication documenting a fictional rock fall

on Anglesey in May 2015. This major new project deals with the constructed image.

Music by Gummy Stumps

Overlapping photographic after effect with real-life image staging to show the occurrence of a rock fall, Rigg employs built devices in nature, documenting the event and digitally transposing the imagery afterwards. This layering of a normally naturally occurring event reveals the relationships and processes which any representation is comprised of.

10PM Gummy Stumps utilise a 3-string guitar, biscuit tins and a two-pronged vocal delivery that varies in nature from narrative spoken word to voice as instrument to something more closely approximate to verse/chorus song-orientated lyrics.

Richard Rigg reproduces and manipulates everyday objects, turning them into theoretical conundrums or playful propositions. Drawing upon the history of science, mathematics and literature, Rigg’s works at first glance often seem deceptively simple, but pitch reason against itself to undermine our rational and habitual understanding of the meaning of an object. Richard Rigg was born in 1980 in Penrith, Cumbria.

The dual vocalists’ lyrics are usually interpretations of each other and interchangeable, but at times create a kind of bewildering counterpoint attack that comes closer to being two different songs. Originating from Glasgow, Gummy Stumps is Colin Stewart, Rob Alexander and Rob Churm.

Performance by Bedwyr Williams

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Davies has released four solo albums and his regular groups include the musicians John Butcher, Richard Dawson, David Toop, John Tilbury and Lee Patterson. In 2008 he partnered Gustav Metzger in ‘Self-cancellation’, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow. Davies was born in 1971 in Aberystwyth, Wales and now lives in Gateshead in the northeast of England.

Zahnpasta Brothers are Christo Wallers and Micheal J Patterson, a politically correct duo from Northumberland, mixing males from different social backgrounds in a successful integration project.

Giff-Gaff Storytelling

Rhodri Davies plays harp, electric harp and liveelectronics. Inspired by his ongoing interest in Basil Bunting’s works Y Goddodin and Briggflats, Rhodri Davies will perform a new work which explores place and river names in Northumberland, which derive from Brythonic language.

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Friday 25th September

Book launch: n, a new publication by Richard Rigg

Music by Zahnpasta Brothers

Mostly known as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, ‘giff-gaff’ is actually a word from old Brythonic Northumberland-language, meaning “give and take, either in talking or in a helpful way of mutual assistance.” In this events series curated by CIRCA Projects, local and non-local narratives will be dispelled through written and spoken word, as well as explorations of recorded documents which corroborate or throw into question the certainty of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Giff-Gaff will explore local and non-local perceptions of Berwick: a historic, geological and a fortified site.

Saturday 26th September

Palace Green Pavilion

Music set by Rhodri Davies

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Giff-Gaff

9.15PM Bedwyr Williams often draws upon the quirky banalities of his own autobiographic existence to develop his sculptures and performances. His work merges art and life with a comedic twist that is instantaneously sympathetic and relational. Bedwyr Williams was born in St Asaph, Wales in 1974 and lives and works in Caemarfon, Wales. Bedwyr is nominated for the Jarman Award 2015. His solo shows in 2015 include Limoncello, London, The Whitworth, Manchester, VISUAL, Carlow, g39, Cardiff and Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion, Denmark.

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Friday 25 - Sunday 27 September

Exploring our theme of Fact or Fiction through discussion, reflection

Paul Rooney (UK) is the Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2015 artist in residence and will premiere his new work Still at Large at the Festival. He creates sound, video and text works that focus on the instabilities and deceptions of language and narrative, particularly in relation to how they represent ‘place’ and the historical memory that haunts it. Rooney studied at Edinburgh College of Art. From 1998 to 2000 he released three music albums as the band ‘Rooney’, featuring in John Peel’s Festive Fifty as well as recording a session for the show. Since then he has continued to make sound, video and text works with recent solo exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennial, Outpost Norwich and screenings at the ICA and Whitechapel Gallery in London.

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Places on the seminar are available to Full Festival Pass holders through a simple application process. Consult our website for details. Tim Leyendekker (Netherlands) is a visual artist exploring the boundaries of cinema as a narrative medium, working with fragmentary layers and personal obscurantism. Conceptually and formally rigorous, his acclaimed short films include Still (2006), Opening Night (2009) and The Healers (2012). Leyendekker received his MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. His films have been exhibited at International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, UnionDocs, Brooklyn and 25 FPS, Zagreb.

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Co-hosted with Berwick Visual Arts, accompanying Artist Oneto-One Sessions with Paul Rooney and Rehana Zaman will also be available to seminar participants. A number of these will be offered via Northumberland Arts Development bursaries to allow Northumberlandbased moving image artists to attend the Festival.

and contextualisation of the featured films, Ed Webb-Ingall will lead the Berwick New Cinema Seminar programme featuring directors present at the Festival, including presentations from Salomé Lamas, Tim Leyendekker and Festival Artist in Focus Deimantas Narkevičius.

Salomé Lamas (Portugal) studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts (MFA) in Amsterdam and is a PhD candidate in film studies in Coimbra. Lamas’ filmography includes The Tower (2015), Le Boudin (2014), Theatrum Orbis Terrarium (2013), The Community (2012), Encounters with Landscape 3X (2012) and No Man’s Land (2012). She has exhibited in museums and film festivals such as FID Marseille, BAFICI, Guggenheim Bilbao and the Pacific Film Archive - Berkeley. Lamas is a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center fellow, a Bogliasco Foundation fellow and DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm fellow.

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Berwick New Cinema Seminar Berwick New Cinema presents innovative and internationally acclaimed films that push their genre to the very limits the point where boundaries between art and cinema remain fluid. The programme includes feature length, midlength and short films. Many of these are premieres, but retrospective and archival titles have also been carefully selected to provide invigorating historical precedents to the programme.

Deimantas Narkevičius (Lithuania) initially trained as a sculptor before developing an interest in narrative, film and video. Since 1992 he has exhibited his work in a significant number of museums, contemporary art events and film festivals. His work was screened at Manifesta II in Luxembourg in 1998 and has also been shown in London, Paris, Vienna, Stockholm, Rotterdam and Melbourne. His solo shows include Deimantas Narkevičius Project at the Munchner Kunstverein in Munich in 2002 and Either true or fictitious at FRAC Pays de la Loire in France in 2003. He has also represented his country at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 and in the ‘Utopia Station’ exhibition at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.

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Ed Webb-Ingall (UK) is a filmmaker and writer with an interest in exploring practices and forms of collectivity and collaboration. Examining how technology operates within social contexts, his research explores how the portability of video contributes to its form and content. He asks how concepts of mobility and access intersect with political platforms of community-based activism and forms of representation. He is currently a TECHNE PhD candidate at Royal Holloway University, England, where his research focuses on the history and practice of community video in the UK between 1968 and 1981.

Rehana Zaman (UK) is an artist based in London working with moving image and live performance. She frequently collaborates to produce deadpan, narrative based works exploring neurotic social relationships upended by race, sex and the failures of language. Recent solo commissions include The Tetley, Leeds, Projections Art Rotterdam, OUTPOST, Norwich and Studio Voltaire, London. Selected group exhibitions and screenings include The Showroom, Whitechapel Gallery and Chisenhale, London, OFF–Biennale, Tranzit, Budapest, Konsthalle C, Stockholm and Baro, São Paolo. In 2013 Zaman was awarded a Gasworks International Fellowship to Lebanon. She was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/2013 and completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2011.

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Index Films, Events & Installations by Title

Films, Events & Installations by Director

5 - Rehana Zaman

19

Limbo - Anna Sofie Hartmann

24

Wojciech Bąkowski - Sound of My Soul

21

A Distant Episode - Ben Rivers

19

Little Birds and a Demon - Grace Schwindt

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Safia Benhaim- La fièvre (A Spell of Fever)

31

Lost High Street - Paul Rooney

47

Peter Burr - Cave Exits

45

Mandarinebi (Tangerines) - Zaza Urushadze

15

Lucy Clout - From Our Own Correspondent

20

the meaning of style - Phil Collins

16

Phil Collins - the meaning of style

16

Mercuriales - Virgil Vernier

25

Ion de Sosa - Sueñan los Androides (Androids Dream)

27

Neither A nor not-A Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky

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Julia Feyrer & Tamara Henderson Consider the Belvedere

20

No Man’s Land - Salomé Lamas

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Elise Florenty, Marcel Türkowsky Neither A nor not-A

A History of the Receding Horizon -

Kathleen Herbert

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Abdul & Hamza - Marko Grba Singh

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All That is Solid - Louis Henderson

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Archipels, granites dénudés (Archipelagos, Naked Granites) -

Daphné Hérétakis

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Battles - Isabelle Tollenaere Berwick New Cinema Seminar

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56 - 57

Once in the XX Century -

Berwick New Cinema Shorts

32 - 33

Blinder - Tim Leyendekker

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Cave Exits - Peter Burr

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Consider the Belvedere Julia Feyrer & Tamara Henderson The Dud Effect -

Deimantas Narkevičius

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Opaque - Renate Lorenz / Pauline Boudry

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The Raft of Medusa - Richard Heslop

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The Reagan Shorts - Pacho Velez

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Salam Cinema - Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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20

Deimantas Narkevičius

Seven Signs that Mean Silence -

From Our Own Correspondent

- Lucy Clout

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The Fucking Finland Series - Seamus Harahan Giff-Gaff

- CIRCA Projects

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54 - 55

Sarah Magenheimer

31

Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy) -

Sound of My Soul -Wojciech Bąkowski

17

Güeros - Alonso Ruiz Palacios

14

Still at Large - Paul Rooney

Hacked Circuit - Deborah Stratman

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Sueñan los Androides (Androids Dream) -

I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining -

Jesse McLean

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The Innocents - Jean-Paul Kelly

33

Inntravel Short Film Awards

19 - 21

J’ai oublié! (I Forgot!) - Eduardo Williams KING JAMES VERSION GENESIS CHAPTER NINETEEN -

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Martin Sulzer

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La fièvre (A Spell of Fever) - Safia Benhaim

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Pere Portabella - Vampir - Cuadecuc

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Ben Rivers - A Distant Episode

19

Paul Rooney - Lost High Street 47; Still at Large

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Alonso Ruiz Palacios - Güeros

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Grace Schwindt - Little Birds and a Demon

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Deborah Stratman - Hacked Circuit

33

Marko Grba Singh - Abdul & Hamza

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Martin Sulzer - KING JAMES

Seamus Harahan - The Fucking Finland Series

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Anna Sofie Hartmann - Limbo 24 Louis Henderson - All That is Solid Kathleen Herbert -

Daphné Hérétakis - Archipels, granites

dénudés (Archipelagos, Naked Granites)

Nils Malmros

Ion de Sosa

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32

44

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Richard Heslop - The Raft of Medusa 18 Jean-Paul Kelly - The Innocents

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Salomé Lamas - No Man’s Land

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Tim Leyendekker - Blinder

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This Particular Nowhere - Part 1 - Some of Wigner’s Friends - Rita Macedo

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Vampir - Cuadecuc - Pere Portabella

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Rita Macedo - This Particular Nowhere Part 1 - Some of Wigner’s Friends

The War Game - Peter Watkins

28

Sarah Magenheimer -

Young Filmmakers Showcase -

22

Deimantas Narkevičius -

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Once in the XX Century 41; The Dud Effect

A History of the Receding Horizon

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Jesse McLean -

I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining

VERSION GENESIS CHAPTER NINETEEN

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Isabelle Tollenaere - Battles

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Zaza Urushadze - Mandarinebi (Tangerines)

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Pacho Velez - The Reagan Shorts

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Virgil Vernier - Mercuriales

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Peter Watkins - The War Game

28

Eduardo Williams - J’ai oublié! (I Forgot!)

31

Rehana Zaman - 5

19

Renate Lorenz / Pauline Boudry - Opaque 49

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Seven Signs that Mean Silence

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf - Salam Cinema

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Nils Malmros - Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy) 17

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Our Venues The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

The Gymnasium

Our hub venue, The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is the premiere performing arts venue for North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Berwick Barracks was built in 1717 to house the town’s garrison.

Housed within a landmark, purpose-built building in the centre of the historic market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Maltings offers a full programme that mixes world-class professional performance and film with community-centred activities and events.

The Gymnasium was added to the complex in 1901. It was built not only to maintain fitness, but as a recreational facility to keep the soldiers occupied and keep them out of the local hostelries. Venue courtesy of Berwick Visual Arts and English Heritage.

Venue courtesy of The Maltings (Berwick) Trust.

Bankhill Ice House

The Magazine

Bankhill Ice House, one of several known ice houses in Berwick, was built in the early eighteenth century. These buildings stored ice that was used for preserving salmon sent from Berwick to London and elsewhere on trade routes across the North Sea. Norwegian and British ships have crossed paths for over a thousand years, enabling a rich exchange of language, culture and traditions. The Bankhill Ice House was still being used in the 1930s, and was designated an air raid shelter during WWII.

The Magazine was built by the Board of Ordnance in 1749 to store the gunpowder used by the garrison stationed in the Barracks. The building is heavily buttressed to lessen the danger and impact of an explosion. Venue courtesy of English Heritage.

Venue courtesy of Berwick Preservation Trust.

Council Chamber, Berwick Town Hall

The Main Guard

The Council Chamber lies at the east end of Berwick’s Town Hall in the heart of the town. The Chamber is used by the Borough Council, the Berwick upon Tweed Guild of Freemen and Trustees. Above the entrance, two clock hands constantly point to 11 o’clock, this being the time at which Council Meetings used to be held. The present furnishings of the Chamber date from the reform of local government in 1974.

Towards the end of the 18th century, the garrison’s main responsibility was to guard the town, whose gates were closed at night. There was a guard house near each of the four main gates; Main Guard is the only one remaining and dates from 1742. One of its three rooms is the ‘Black Hole’, a cell to hold the drunk and disorderly. The Main Guard is now used by Berwick Civic Society for meetings and as an exhibition space.

Venue courtesy of The Freemen of Berwick.

Venue courtesy of Berwick Civic Society.

Coxon’s Tower

Palace Green Pavilion

Dating from the fourteenth century, Coxon’s Tower is part of the medieval fortifications started by Edward I in 1296. In the early 16th century, a stone bulwark, serving as a gun platform, was built out from the east casemate. The ravages of the sea and river took their toll, and the bulwark was abandoned in the 17th century. Coxon’s Tower was then later modified by the Georgians.

A 19th century building with a delightful enclosed garden, the Palace Green Pavilion was originally a Subscription Reading Room, then later a Bowling Green and Billiard Hall. Since 1914, it has been used as a Scout Hall, as well as a being a general community centre for the whole town of Berwick. Venue courtesy of Palace Green Pavilion Trust.

Venue courtesy of English Heritage.

Custom House

The Prison Cells, Town Hall

Custom House was originally built in the 18th century as a private house, and later became a bank. The building served as the town’s dispensary from 1826 to 1872, when it became the Custom House for H.M. Customs & Excise in the port of Berwick until vacated in 2006. The Custom House is now back in private ownership.

The Prison Cells occupy the second floor of the Town Hall, completed in 1761. The first cell on the right was built for high-risk prisoners, the second was for women, and the third cell was for short-term prisoners, mostly sailors and soldiers of the garrison. Opposite is the drunkards’ cell with a sloping bed to drain bodily fluids. The final cell is the condemned cell which was last occupied by Grace Griffin, hanged in 1823. The gaol was in use until 1849, when a new prison - now the council offices - was built.

Venue courtesy of Gary Heslop.

Venue courtesy of The Freemen of Berwick.

Custom House Ice House

Slightly Foxed (The Buttermarket)

The Festival first opened the doors to the Custom House’s long forgotten ice house in 2014 when the space was converted for use. We continue to use this unique space to host new work and invite our visitors to seek out this incredible, hidden space.

Located in The Buttermarket, opposite the Town Hall, Slightly Foxed sells a wide range of quality second-hand books, both fiction and nonfiction, from the latest thrillers to the occasional antiquarian find from the 18th century. The shop also sells original vintage movie posters, prints and artworks, including L.S. Lowry prints and reproductions of work he made while in Berwick. Slightly Foxed is the original home of the Berwick Time Lines poster.

Venue courtesy of Gary Heslop.

Venue courtesy of Simon Heald.

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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is excited to present its 2015 programme of new cinema, installations, music and performance in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Thanks to individuals Chrissie Anderson, Paul W.S. Anderson, Julia Davies, Kathryn Elkin, David I Moor, Mr & Mrs Dixon, Tony Hacker, Melanie Iredale, Eleanor Jeffrey, Michael Pattison, Neil Young Thanks to organisations AIR Alexanderplatz............... Aleksander Komarov, Susanne Kriemann Alchemy Film Festival................................ Richard Ashrowan Aesthetica Magazine............................... Alexandra Beresford Arch................... Andrew Martin, Peter McIntyre, Alexandra Wiley Arts Council England............ Laura Cresser, Lara Devitt, Jane Tarr Auguste Orts............................................. Marie Losier BBC Arts............................................... Allan Campbell BBC Newcastle........................................... Darren Taylor Berwick Civic Society................... Zoreen Lady Hill, Marion Mead Berwick Food & Drink Festival........................................ .......................... Graham Head, Helen Henderson, Simon Vickers Berwick Film Society........... Genni Poole, John Spiers, Maurice Ward Berwick Preservation Trust.............. Jamie Andrews, Alison Douglas Berwick Tourist Information Centre....................... Louise Dixon Berwick Town Council................... Hazel Bettison, Wendy Pattison Berwick Town Hall........................ Liam Henry, Michael Herriott Berwick Visual Arts........................ James Lowther, Val Tobiass Berwick Youth Project................. Simon Landels, Merrick Thompson British Film Institute....... Will Fowler, Laura Glanville, Sarah-Jane .................................. Meredith, Kate Taylor, James Weddup Collective......... James Bel, Siobhan Carroll, Kate Gray, Fran Stacey CCA, Glasgow........................... Remco de Blaaij, Francis McKee Community Foundation........... Jon Goodwin, Sue Martin, Derry Nugent, ....................................... Vivienne Rodgers, Ellie Turner Courtisane Festival, Ghent....................... Pieter-Paul Mortimer Culture Bridge North East.............................. Melanie Carter Custom House........... Gary Heslop, Peter Heslop, Edwin Thompson & Co Dutch Embassy.......................................... Daphne Thissen Electronic Arts Intermix............................... Rebecca Cleman Edinburgh University....................................... Susan Kemp Elephant Trust........................................ Ruth Rattenbury Ellen de Bruijne Projects............................. Ellen de Bruijn English Heritage......................... Emma Calder, Robert Pickles, ........................................ Katherine Pride, Lynn Rylance Film Hub North.............................................. Anna Kime Film Hub Scotland...................... Sambrooke Scott, Carolyn Mills Firebreak Fire Securities.............................. Stuart Holdane General Mills........................................... Aileen Reilly Gimpel Fils.............................................. Lukas Gimpel Goethe-Institut............................. Maren Hobein, Eva Schmitt Inntravel.................... Steve Jack, Helen Proudley, Simon Wrench Independent Cinema Office.................................... Adam Pugh International Film Festival Rotterdam... Edwin Carels, Peter van Hoof, ......................................... Inge de Leeuw, Gerwin Tamsma Into Film................................................ Lizzie Nolan Laura Bartlett Gallery................................. Katharina Worf Lindesfarne Festival....................... John Carr, Conleth Maenpaa Lithuanian Cultural Institute & Lithuanian Embassy................... ................................. Kristina Agintaitė, Rita Valiukonytė Little White Lies....................................... Adam Woodward LUX............. Matt Carter, Ben Cook, Alice Lea, Maria Palacios Cruz LUX Scotland............................ Luke Collins, Isla Leaver-Yap Film London.................................. Rose Cupit, Maggie Ellis Martins the Printers..................................... Chris Hardie Newcastle University............ Eric Cross, Mel Whewell, Ian McDonald Northern Film & Media...................... Lauren Healey, Jen Hedley, ............................................... Rupert Lee, John Tulip Northumberland County Council & Active Northumberland....... James Fell, .......................... Suzanne Hutton, Fiona McKeown, Wendy Scott, .......................................... Annette Reeves, Nigel Walsh Northumbria University.................................... Ysanne Holt Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.... Hilke Doering, Lars Henrik Gass Palace Green Pavillion................ Paul Marshall, Merrick Thompson Pavillion................................................... Will Rose Plastik................. Sinéad Ní Bhroin, Jenny Brady, Aoife Desmond, ........................ Daniel Fitzpatrick, Sibyl Montague, Fifi Smith PRS For Music Foundation..................... James Hannam, Joe Timlin Punto de Vista Festival................................. Oskar Alegria Simpsons Malt......................................... Richard Simpson Slightly Foxed............................................ Simon Heald Fletcher / Carroll..................................... Steve Fletcher Talbot Rice............................................. Stuart Fallon Tate Modern.............................................. George Clark The Barrels Ale House.................................... Jaki Russell The Maltings Theatre & Cinema................. Ruth Bolam, Daniel Cox, ....... Neil Davidson, Cloudy Douglas, Lyndsay Flannigan, Ross Graham, ......... Shona Hammon, Katie Hindmarsh, Ros Lamont, Jimmy Manningham, ............... Wendy Payn, Steve Percy, David Purves, Matthew Rooke The Newbridge Project................................. Charlie Gregory Video Data Bank........................... Ruth Hodgins, Abina Manning YHA Berwick................................................ Siôn Gates Little White Lies....................................... Adam Woodward Virgin Trains East Coast................ James Carlaw, Richard Salkeld Visit Northumberland...................................... Jude Leitch

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Thanks to all the schools involved Tweedmouth Prior Park First School Berwick St. Mary’s First School Tweedmouth Middle School Duchess High School Thanks to our volunteers Emily Allen Yasmine Amr Kris Bambynek Fran Bee Idil Bozkurt Natasha Brooke carlo cattaneo Joanna Chatziioannou Cameron Craggs Jacqui Dawson Kyle Donnelly Charlotte Draper Diana Duta Beth Erwood Charline Foch Alan Geere Trev Gibb Ruth Gilbert Maria Gkelmpoura Lucia Glombek Penny Grennan Kumika Haga Sanda Haney Amber Heath Alice Hill Thomas Humphrey Hania Klepacka Amy Lea Sanni Lehtinen Qingchan Li Phil Lindsay Helen Lumley Evelyn Mackie Daniel Magill Samuel Makambo Helene Martin Marion Matthewman Jasmine Matthews Deas McMorrow Linsey Mitchinson Alexey Narykov Grace Oliver Elaine Paterson Ryan Peebles Rebecca Reid Melanie Robson Eric Romero Yashodhara Roy Flora Simpson Priscilla Simpson Vince Thompson Charlie Thorne Chloe Thorne Matt Turner Katri Vanhatalo Francesa Vella Susan Ward Richard Ward Faith Weddle Margaret Williams Gordon Williams Katie Wright


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