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The potential to stimulate different ways of thinking and new ways of seeing is at the heart of what excites Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. The Festival is about involving people and multiplying creative possibilities, the inspiration behind X, BFMAF’s theme in 2016. The 24th letter in the Latin alphabet, X is at once loaded with meaning whilst vacant for possibility. It is a marker for place but also an independent and indefinable variable. Simultaneously a marker for censorship or exclusion, X also represents film’s potential to express complex subjects in open and ambitious ways.

X for your vote, X for a kiss, X for the unknown, X marks this spot. While offering multiple possibilities for exploration, X also promises a tight focus around key issues of our time, embracing hidden histories and zones of exclusion. An unknown quantity in risk, experiment and innovation, this exploration of X asks us difficult questions of ourselves and is an invitation to where that process might take us. The 12th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival features the following programme strands: An Early Clue to the New Direction: Queer Cinema Before Stonewall curated by Thomas Beard

Berwick New Cinema Features, Competition & Seminar

Essential Cinema featuring Philip Trevelyan, Luke Fowler and Andrzej Żuławski Artists in Profile: Claire Hooper and Deborah Stratman

Artist’s Cut Commissions with Jessica Sarah Rinland, Saeed Taji Farouky, Sebastian Buerkner Exhibitions

Special Events




Berwick New Cinema

An Early Clue to the New Direction AP


Opening Gala sponsored by

Queer Cinema Before Stonewall Artists in Profile Essential Cinema

Sylvia Scarlett

George Cukor

USA | 1935 | 35mm | 95



7pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Opening Gala

In one of the earliest films by gay director George Cukor, Sylvia Scarlett (Katharine Hepburn) adopts the identity of a boy to help keep the law off the trail of her ne’er-do-well father. En route, they encounter a ‘gentleman adventurer’ (Cary Grant at his most louche) and together the trio start grifting. A rollicking, picaresque tale of classic Hollywood gender-bending, based on the novel by Whisky Galore! author Compton Mackenzie.





Jacqueline Audry

France | 1951 | 35mm | 94



5pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Partly inspired by the source novel for Mädchen in Uniform, this rarely-screened landmark of lesbian cinema is even less ambiguous in exploring themes of emerging identities within an all-female environment, as English teenager Olivia finds herself a pawn in play between the factions allied to two beloved teachers. Film restoration by CNC / rights held by Les films de la Pleïade.

Avril et le monde truqué (April and the


Extraordinary World) Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci

France | 2015 | 106 7pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

A wildly imaginative, awardwinning animated feature set in a kaleidoscopic version of 1940s Paris in the steam age. Plucky young scientist April pursues an elusive serum to save humankind, with zeppelins and spies in pursuit. A witty, fast-moving grown-up fantasy adventure. Presented with Berwick Film Society

Schools Interior: The Flight of an Ostrich

The Killing of Sister George

UK | 2016 | 3 7pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

USA | 1968 | 16mm | 138 7pm @ Henry Travers Studio

Jessica Sarah Rinland

The ostrich is incapable of doing the one thing birds are famous for: they can not fly. They compensate by having the largest eyes and by being the fastest birds on land. A chin-down, shy eight-year-old girl watches an educational video about ostriches, grasps an opportunity and flies in the face of her peer group. Screening with April and the Extraordinary World


BFMAF Commission

Q 18

Robert Aldrich

A kindly nun in a popular British soap is, in real life, an alcoholic butch with a sadistic streak, whose life begins to unravel when plans are made to kill off her character. And, making matters worse, one of the show’s producers has eyes for her much-younger girlfriend... This screening is repeated on Saturday 24th @ 7pm.



Berwick New Cinema Seminar Exploring BFMAF 2016 through discussion, reflection and contextualisation of the featured films and exhibitions.

Deborah Stratman Absent

USA | 2009 | 52

Some Thoughts on the Essential Work of Missing Bits 10.30am @ Henry Travers Studio

See page 15 for more information

Berwick New Cinema Competition:


O’er the Land


Deborah Stratman


1pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

A meditation on the milieu of elevated threat addressing national identity, gun culture, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence. This film is concerned with the sudden, simple, thorough ways that events can separate us from the system of things, and place us in a kind of limbo. Like when we fall. Or cross a border. Or get shot. Or saved. The film forces together culturally acceptable icons of heroic national tradition with the suggestion of unacceptable historical consequences, so that seemingly benign locations become zones of moral angst.

3pm @ Henry Travers Studio

A Boy Needs a Friend Steve Reinke


Mười một người đàn ông (Eleven Men)

Canada, USA | 2015 | 22

Trinh Thi Nguyen

Steve Reinke turns to the subjects of friendship and intimacy, investigating the notion of queer Nietzschean friendship and setting forth theories about the identity of Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates, needlepoint doodles, the upsides of dual citizenship, and the ability of corpses to have sex.

Vietnam | 2016 | 29

Eleven Men is composed of scenes from a range of Vietnamese classic narrative films featuring the same central actress, Nhu Quynh, and produced by the stateowned Vietnam Feature Film Studio. The film’s text was adapted from a short story by Franz Kafka which begins with a father’s declaration: ‘I have eleven sons’.

Zikrayat Li Moufatish Khass (Memories for a Private Eye) Rania Stephan

Lebanon, UAE | 2015 | 32

Evoking the language of film noir, the film foregrounds a fictional detective who helps unfold deep and traumatic memories. Weaving together images from different sources while investigating the past, Memories for a Private Eye is the first chapter in a trilogy which investigates the filmmaker’s personal archive.





Basil Dearden UK | 1961 | 35mm | 101 3pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Shot in the wake of the Wolfenden Report, Victim is a supremely artful message film. Taking the shape of a detective story, its closeted barrister becomes embroiled in a blackmailing scheme targeting gay men, prompting him to take on the extortionists despite the cost to his marriage and promising career.


The Prison in Twelve Landscapes


Brett Story

The Moon and the Sledgehammer + Bogman Palmjaguar


Philip Trevelyan + Luke Fowler

Canada | 2016 | 86 5.15pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

A meditation on prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration. Female prisoners fight mountainside wildfires; a warehouse is filled with goods designed to meet arcane state regulations; a coal town bets its future on prison jobs. A series of ordinary places where prisons do work and affect lives.

UK | 1971 + 2008 | 65 + 30 7pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Celebrating the lifestyle and philosophies of the Page family, Philip Trevelyan’s document of their beguilingly strange existence - living offgrid and riding steam engines - screens with Luke Fowler’s Bogman Palmjaguar, about a man who becomes distrustful of people and withdraws into nature.


Berwick New Cinema Seminar Exploring BFMAF 2016 through discussion, reflection and contextualisation of the featured films and exhibitions.

Thomas Beard

10.30am @ Henry Travers Studio See page 15 for more information



Mauritz Stiller

Sweden | 1916 | 35mm | 50


1pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Now celebrating its centenary, Vingarne was the first film to deal explicitly with a gay relationship - that between an older sculptor and his young protégé. Once thought lost, the central portion of the film (minus a framing prologue and epilogue) was discovered in 1987, leading to the reconstruction shown here.

Lambing + Big Ware


Philip Trevelyan

UK | 1964 + 1971 | 16mm 20 + 40 1pm @ Henry Travers Studio

Trevelyan’s first film, Lambing, was made whilst still a student at the Royal College of Art. The study of isolated Yorkshire sheep farmer Dick Freeman announced his uniquely poetic style of filmmaking. Big Ware, made for the BBC’s Omnibus, shows the last traditional country potter, George Curtis, at work.

Un chant d’amour + Le sang d’un poète

Q 18

Jean Genet + Jean Cocteau France | 1950 + 1931 | 26 + 50 3pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

The only film by famed convict-author Jean Genet, Un chant d’amour depicts the explicitly sexual relationship between two prisoners housed in adjoining cells. Its rumoured cinematographer, Jean Cocteau, made his directorial debut with the still-influential Le sang d’un poète, which became the first part of his Orphic Trilogy.



Philip Scheffner Germany | 2016 | 93 4.45pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

On 14 September 2012 at 2:56pm, the cruise liner Adventure of the Seas reports to the Spanish Maritime Rescue Centre the sighting of a dinghy adrift with 13 persons on board. From a YouTube clip biographical scenes evolve a choreography reflecting the past, present and future of the voyagers on the Mediterranean.

Berwick New Cinema Competition:



3pm @ Henry Travers Studio

One.Two.Three Vincent Meessen

Belgium | 2016 | 35

Events in a Cloud Chamber Ashim Ahluwalia India | 2016 | 23

In 1969, Akbar Padamsee, a pioneer of modern Indian painting, made one of India’s only experimental films: Events in a Cloud Chamber. The 16mm print is now lost. Over 40 years later, filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia worked with Padamsee, now 89 years old, to remake the film.

Beginning by circumventing the trap of Situationist mythology, the work revisits a forgotten part of its history: the lyrics to a protest song composed by Congolese Situationist Joseph M’Belolo Ya M’Piku in May 1968. Working with M’Belolo and young musicians in Kinshasa, Meessen produces a new rendition of the song.

The Watershow Extravaganza Sophie Michael

UK | 2016 | 16mm | 11

The eponymous water-musiclight attraction has been in operation since the early 1980s. Installed in a childsized theatre, it synchronises a 1920s mechanical organ with a Festival of Britain water tray. Exhausted and hysterical, the film’s patriotic climax is rendered at once pathetic, spectacular and slippery.


My Hustler



Andy Warhol

USA | 1966 | 16mm | 67 5.15pm @ Henry Travers Studio

Filmed in two continuous 33-minute takes, My Hustler was a turning point in Warhol’s filmography. One of the first films made in collaboration with Paul Morrissey, it was also one of Warhol’s first films with sound. Filmed over a weekend on Fire Island where hustlers and johns competed for erotic attention.

The Killing of Sister George Repeat screening 7pm @ Henry Travers Studio


They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy

Poland | 1988 | 166 7pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Saeed Taji Farouky

The most expensive production in Polish cinema, Andrzej Żuławski’s hallucinogenic sci-fi epic was nearly buried by the Communist regime, but surfaced after nearly a decade to wide acclaim. It screens here in a glorious new digital restoration, approved by Żuławski shortly before his death in February.

UK | 2016 | 3

An Indigenous Australian man plays the ‘good native’ until a chance encounter forces him to decide whether to live his life with diplomacy or authenticity. A short story dense with themes of oppression, dehumanisation, resistance and the determination of indigenous people to fight for literal and cultural survival.


Presented with The Berwick Migrant Support Group

Screening with On the Silver Globe BFMAF Commission


Berwick New Cinema Seminar Exploring BFMAF 2016 through discussion, reflection and contextualisation of the featured films and exhibitions.

Claire Hooper and Lucy Parker

10.30am @ Henry Travers Studio See page 15 for more information


(On the Silver Globe) Andrzej Żuławski

Na srebrnym globie

Gorge Cœur Ventre (Still Life) Maud Alpi France | 2016 | 82


3pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

The animals arrive by night. They intuit. They resist. A young man leads them to their deaths before dawn. His dog discovers a terrifying world that seems certain never to end.







First Schools Screening: 9.30 - 11




Film Hub Road Show: 12 - 3.30


Berwick New Cinema Seminar: Deborah Stratman: 10.30 - 12.30



Middle Schools Screening: 12.30 - 2.30

High Schools Screening: 10 - 12




O’er the Land: 1 - 2.30


Berwick New Cinema Seminar: Thomas Beard: 10.30 - 12.30

Vingarne: 1-2 Lambing + Big Ware: 1 - 2.30




Berwick New Cinema Seminar: Claire Hooper + Lucy Parker: 10.30 - 12.30

Young Filmmakers’ Competition & Showcase: 12.45 - 2.30 Berwick New Cinema BLUE: 12.45 - 2.30









Berwick Library Big Friendly Read: 4 - 5




10PM 11PM


Sylvia Scarlett: 7 - 8.30

Olivia: 5 - 6.30

April & The Extraordinary World + Schools Interior: The Flight of an Ostrich: 7-9 The Killing of Sister George: 7 - 9.30

Victim: 3 - 4.30 Berwick New Cinema RED: 3 - 4.30

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes: 5.15 - 6.45

The Moon and the Sledgehammer + Bogman Palmjaguar: 7-9

There Is a Lone Woman at the Door: 9.30 - 11

Lucy: 5.30 - 7

Un chant d’amour + Le sang d’un poète: 3 - 4.30 Berwick New Cinema GREEN: 3 - 4.30

Still Life: 3 -4.30 Flaming Creatures + Scorpio Rising: 3 -4.30

Havarie: 4.45 - 6.15 My Hustler: 5.15 - 6.15

On the Silver Globe + They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy: 7 - 10 The Killing of Sister George: 7 - 9.30

Reception for Lucy Parker Exhibition, Town Hall: 5:30 - 7

All the Cities of the North + Rhinoceros: 5 - 6.45 Mädchen in Uniform: 5.30 - 7


El futuro perfecto: 8 - 9.30

World Is Sudden: Part 1: 9.30 - 11.30

(August 2016) - different songs, different edit, different meaning - an alternate version.’ - Lewis Klahr

Berwick New Cinema Competition:



12.45pm @ Henry Travers Studio

Dear Hester (Reversed) Patrick Staff

UK | 2015 | 5


Camilo Restrepo France | 2016 | 13

To keep a promise she made to her dying mother, a young woman goes off in search of her father. Along the way, she learns that he is dead, but this doesn’t change her plans. Carried by the rhythm of the maloya, a ritual chant from Reunion Island, Cilaos explores the murky ties that bind the dead and the living.

Colossal Cave Graeme Arnfield UK | 2016 | 10

An excavated love letter from the prehistory of the Internet. Retracing the production of a pioneering video game, it finds in its debris the blueprints of our contemporary digital network and the emotional remapping of the world.

Dear Hester (Reversed) explores queer intergenerational relationships negotiated through historical materials. Using a video document of British performance artist Hester Reeve reversed and re-edited to include a dialogue with the artist, Staff interjects on care and performance, image and prosthesis.

If It Was

Laure Prouvost UK | 2015 | 9

A musing on Munich’s Haus der Kunst and what it might become. As image and text continually interrupt each other, a voiceover speculates about what HdK would be like if it was her museum. What if the angles of the building were all a bit softer? What if one could take the roof off and have palm trees inside?

Some Shapes Without Edges Molly Palmer

UK | 2016 | 12

An episodic video sequence about the mystery, complexity and absurdity of being human. The stories are sentimental and comical, silly and serious. Music, dance and gesture take over when words won’t work. The videos are set in a world where things fit together as they do in dreams and in our heads.

Tender Not Approved Jenny Perlin

USA | 2016 | 10

Serrated Edge Lewis Klahr

USA | 2015 | 13

’Serrated Edge is the first version of my film Circumstantial Pleasures

Secret messages are present in the receipts you hold in your wallet. Infrared is a light wave past the visible spectrum, invisible to the human eye. In 1800, William Herschel accidentally discovered infrared while conducting experiments with a prism and a thermometer. Spontaneous creations, untranslatable texts.


Flaming Creatures + Scorpio Rising

Q 18

Jack Smith + Kenneth Anger USA | 1963 + 1963 | 16mm | 43 + 31 3pm @ Henry Travers Studio

Within months of Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising being seized on the grounds of public obscenity in Los Angeles, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures led to the arrests of Ken Jacobs, Jonas Mekas and Florence Karpf in New York. This double-bill pairs the cinematic causes célèbres with their cross-coast counterparts.

Mädchen in Uniform Leontine Sagan

Svi severni gradovi


(All the Cities of the North) Dane Komljen Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro | 2016 | 100 5pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Boban and Boris live within a set of almost identical abandoned bungalows, in the midst of plastic bottles and transient workers. The world outside arrives and brings stories of other times, of cities to the north and south, of how something is made. No, don’t call me ‘comrade’. What should I call you, then?


Sebastian Buerkner UK | 2016 | 3

Moving in together confronts a couple with inevitable adjustments to their personal autonomy. The dialogue employs the poetic verse structure of the pantoum, which imitates the entanglement of their commitment and acts as the languages of a joined organism: that of a relationship. Screening with All the Cities of the North BFMAF Commission


Germany | 1931 | 16mm | 88 5.30pm @ Henry Travers Studio

Written and directed by women and featuring an all-female cast, Mädchen in Uniform was referred to by eminent queer film scholar B Ruby Rich as ‘the first truly radical lesbian film’. Made in Weimar Germany, it was (unsurprisingly) banned by the Nazis, who unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the film outright.


El futuro perfecto

(The Future Perfect) Nele Wohlatz Argentina | 2016 | 65

8pm @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Closing Gala

17-year-old Xiaobin arrives in Buenos Aires unable to speak a word of Spanish. Hiding from her parents, she starts saving money and signs up at a language school. Whatever she learns in Spanish class, she rehearses in real life. The better her Spanish gets, the more Xiaobin intervenes in the writing of the film. El futuro perfecto comes straight to Berwick from Locarno Film Festival where it won the Prize for Best First Feature. Prior to the screening will be the announcement of the 2016 Berwick New Cinema Award.



Going to the Mountain Jenny Brady

Ireland | 2015 | 11 @ Bankhill Ice House

BFMAF is delighted to present a programme of exhibitions in remarkable buildings throughout Berwick. All exhibitions are free of charge, and are open Thursday 22 - Sunday 25, 11am - 6pm daily.


C Spencer Yeh USA | 2015 | 55 @ Barrels Ale House

A ‘concert film’ that collects footage of approximately forty bands, 2002 acts as a survey, tribute and foreshadowing of the contemporary American musical underground, capturing not only the artists, but the audiences, spaces and networks that remain incredibly formative and influential over a decade later.

The Watershow Extravaganza Sophie Michael

UK | 2016 | 11 @ St Aidan’s Peace Church

The eponymous water-musiclight attraction has been in operation since the early 1980s. Installed in a childsized theatre, it synchronises a 1920s mechanical organ with a Festival of Britain water tray. Exhausted and hysterical, the film’s patriotic climax is rendered at once pathetic, spectacular and slippery.

Through its three formal studies of pre-verbal babies, Going to the Mountain considers how the pre-verbal child might represent a site of embodied knowledge. Using slow-motion camera, mirrored surfaces and rhythmic editing, it attempts to depict the complexities of their gesture, rhythm and movement.

Persuasion Lucy Parker

UK | 2016 | 16mm transferred to HD | 20min @ Council Chamber, Berwick Town Hall

Hauntings, selftransformation, creating community and finding voice are some of Lucy Parker’s concerns in Persuasion. Researched and shot in Berwick, the film has a parable like quality and includes interviews with a number of activists alongside dramatised acts of persuasion to consider an endless preoccupation with strategies for change. Berwick Visual Arts and BFMAF Artist-in-Residence 2016


In Order Not to Be Here

Visions of an Island Sky Hopinka

Deborah Stratman

USA | 2016 | 15 @ Coxon’s Tower

An Unangam Tunuu elder describes cliffs and summits, drifting birds and deserted shores. A group of students and teachers play and invent games revitalising their language. A visitor wanders in a quixotic chronicling of earthly and supernal terrain. These visions offer glimpses of an island in the centre of the Bering Sea.

Claire Hooper


UK @ Gymnasium Gallery

Featuring Eris (2012) and Inanna (She Knocked Aggressively at the Door, She Shouted Aggressively at the Gate) (2016), Claire Hooper’s work is inspired by mythological stories and explores issues of female identity and power. In addition, Hooper will present a new live performance in collaboration with Asifa Lahore on Friday 23 September. See Special Events (page 14) for details.



USA | 2002 | 33 @ Custom House

An uncompromising look at the ways privacy, safety, convenience and surveillance determine our environment. Shot entirely at night, the film confronts the hermetic nature of white-collar communities, dissecting the fear behind contemporary suburban design.

In Extrinsics



Deborah Stratman USA | 2016 | 15 @ Custom House Ice House

The Greek island of Syros is visited by a series of unexpected guests. Immutable forms, outside of time, aloof observants to our human condition.

Ghislaine Leung

Proad Luak Kumtob Tee Touk Tong

Belgium | 2015 | 11 @ The Magazine

(Please Choose the Best Answer)

In 2015 I spent a lot of my time in a studio. A friend came by twice in this period. We watched the bar scene from John Cassavetes’ Husbands and he sang the chorus from Don’t Worry Baby. This work comes out of the labour involved in not measuring, in the vulnerability of having nothing to hold onto and everything to hold close.

Sorayos Prapapan Thailand | 2016 | 12 @ The Main Guard

Thai education is full of propaganda: they teach us that we are a democratic country, but protestors are still arrested. They teach morality but ignore the human trafficking happening in front of them. The film content is excerpted from the Ordinary National Educational Test (O-NET) of Thai secondary students.

SPECIAL EVENTS All special events are free to enter.

There is a Lone Woman at the Door


Claire Hooper with Asifa Lahore Fri 23 Sept 9.30pm @ Gymnasium Gallery

A large textile installation by Hooper will form an ‘open set’ for a new performance work exploring the story of Inanna, Sumerian goddess of love, fertility and war. When Inanna descends to the underworld to visit her sister Ereshkigal, she arrives ceremonially dressed and laden with her powers. Asifa Lahore, Britain’s first out Muslim drag artist, plays the role of Inanna.

World Is Sudden: Part 1 Giles Bailey + CIRCA Projects Sat 24 Sept 9.30pm @ Palace Green Pavilion

Inspired by the collateral, incompatible and sudden world described in Louis MacNiece’s 1935 poem Snow, this event combines performance, sound, moving image, internet video and archival material. Staged in a custom-made set, artworks are presented in a continuous flow embracing ‘the drunkenness of things being various’. Presented in association with Northern Film + Media’s Film Club

Keeping House

The Cinemarauder

Xplore Space

UK | 2014 | 45 Thur 22 - Sun 25 Sept, 11 - 6pm @ The Old Gaol, Town Hall

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Sept @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Thur 22 - Sun 25 Sept @ 59 Marygate

The fiercely independent Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle have been screening films from the lesser-known corners of cinema for the past 10 years. Currently in the process of moving building, they’re bringing the intimacy of their temporary mobile home - The Cinemarauder - to BFMAF to showcase their own special take on X.

Space to play, explore and to unleash your imagination! Xplore is a brand new BFMAF kids and family-friendly space at 59 Marygate with rolling animation film programmes (11am-6pm) and creative activities offered (11am–4pm).

Ian Fenton and Jacob Polley

Back by popular demand: An evocative documentary exploring the beguiling atmosphere of the William Cowe & Sons Berwick cockle shop, a family business dating back to 1801. Starts every hour on the hour. pop-up cinema

Star & Shadow Cinema

Kids and Families’ Hub


Festival Passes Full Pass: £30 / Concession £24 3-Day Weekend Pass: £20 / Concession £16 Day Pass: £10 / Concession £8 Our Festival Pass is the most cost effective way to make the most of your time at the Festival. The Pass offers entry to all films and events.

Tickets available from and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema Box Office at 01289 330 999

Please note that all information is correct at time of going to print and may be subject to alteration. Tickets are subject to availability. The certifications used in the programme are a mixture of BBFC classifications and recommended age ratings suggested by the Festival, and are certified 12A unless otherwise noted.

BFMAF recommend The Curfew (46A Bridge Street, Berwick) for light refreshments to eat in or take away, beer from Bear Claw and great Berwick hospitality. Open 12noon-9pm Wednesday & Thursday, 12noon - 10pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. For Festival pass holders, The Curfew are offering a snack (sandwich or pork pie) and a drink for £4. Food available until it’s gone.

Berwick New Cinema Seminar Exploring BFMAF 2016 through discussion, reflection and contextualisation of the featured films and exhibitions, Ed Webb-Ingall will lead a seminar programme featuring some of the Festival’s main guests. Places on the seminar are free and available on a first come first served basis to Full Festival Pass holders (£30/£24 concession) through a simple online signup form. Contact for further details. Though it’s possible to attend each individual seminar separately, BFMAF encourages attendees to be present for all three sessions.



Young Filmmakers’ Competition & Showcase Sunday 25 Sept, 12:45 @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema The Young Filmmakers’ Competition is back for its 9th year! BFMAF encourages and supports budding young filmmakers in the region through two separate competition streams:The Young Filmmakers’ Award (14 years and under) and The Chris Anderson Award (15-19 years old). The Chris Anderson Award is supported by Chrissie Anderson and Paul W.S. Anderson, director of Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator. The showcase will also feature the premiere of BFMAF and Berwick Youth Project’s Killer Party!

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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2016 Guide  
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2016 Guide  

The complete guide to the 12th edition of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, which takes place Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th September...