Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Wishing you a wonderful 2018!


The 13th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival took place from 20 - 25 September 2017.

The Festival featured artists’ work commissioned for Berwick, exhibitions in non-gallery spaces, new cinema, special programmes and retrospectives, in-depth talks with Festival artists, and activities for families and young people.

Cinema screenings included the first ever UK retrospective of Uzbek master Ali Khamraev and the Berwick New Cinema Competition, with every film a UK, European, International or World premiere. Many congratulations to Sky Hopinka for Dislocation Blues, the 2017 competition award winner. 

Another focal point for BFMAF 2017 was Ultramarine: The Sea as Political Space, a dynamic selection of films that reimagined our complex relationship with the sea. Margaret Salmon’s new commission Mm celebrating the 50th season of the Berwick Bandits and with a soundtrack from Sacred Paws was another particularly rock and roll highlight.

Watch this space and sign up for the Festival newsletter to keep updated as we roll towards the 14th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in September 2018. 

Peter Taylor, Festival Director

BFMAF 2017 featured:

Critics in Residence

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

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Browse the BFMAF 2017 Catalogue

The full catalogue is available to browse online.

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Berwick Artists' Moving Image Residency

Develop a new work for exhibition at the 2018 Festival. £7500 bursary, accommodation & studio offered.

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