Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September 2017

(Check the programme, make your schedule and book your festival pass!)


A very warm welcome to the 13th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival!

The Festival features artists’ work specially commissioned for Berwick, exhibitions in non-gallery spaces, brand new cinema, overlooked masterpieces, in-depth talks with Festival artists, and activities for families and young people.

This year’s Festival is the result of some brilliant collaborations with artists, filmmakers, curators and project partners, and is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Our cinema screenings include many premieres, as well as must-see classics from Jean-Luc Godard and the first ever UK retrospective of Uzbek master Ali Khamraev.

You can also discover Berwick’s hidden corners with some of the best artists working with the moving image today.

A focal point of BFMAF 2017 is Ultramarine, from Lithuanian film curator Ilona Jurkonytė, a dynamic selection of films that reimagine our complex relationship with the sea. Margaret Salmon’s new commission Mm celebrating the 50th season of the Berwick Bandits also promises to be a rock & roll highlight!

We’re looking forward to meeting you over these five very special days.

Peter Taylor, Festival Director

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Artist in residence: Charlotte Prodger

will premiere LHB with an accompanying programme of films on Saturday 23rd September at 14.30 in the Maltings Theatre.

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Browse the BFMAF 2017 Catalogue

Our full catalogue is now available to browse online.

Read it here.

Explore Berwick’s hidden corners

with some of the best artists working with the moving image. The Festival exhibitions are free of charge.

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Critics in Residence

The White Pube are BFMAF 2017's critics in residence.

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