31 January ‘18

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2018 Call for Entries

The deadline for entries to Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2018 (BFMAF) is Tuesday 1st May — all day.

Entries will be considered for all areas of the programme including:

• Cinema screenings — all lengths of film considered
• Installations and exhibitions: moving image based and otherwise
• Live events and performance

All single screen works under 60 minutes in length are eligible for Berwick New Cinema Competition and a £1,000 prize.


Berwick New Cinema Competition 

In 2017 the Berwick New Cinema Award was won by Sky Hopinka for Dislocation Blues (United States, 2017). The Award jury included Amal Khalaf (Serpentine Projects, London), Joanna Rysynska, (National Gallery of Art, Washington) and Camilo Restrepo (artist and winner of Berwick New Cinema Award 2016).

Check out the full 2017 festival programme and browse the catalogue here.  

Deadlines  Final deadline for all submissions: 24:00 GMT, Tuesday 1st May 2018

Fee The entry charge for all submissions (irrespective of length) is £15.

Festival Dates Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 September 2018

Queries  Should you have any questions, contact hamish@bfmaf.org

About BFMAF 

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is one of the UK’s leading festivals for new cinema and artists’ moving image.

Based in England’s most northerly town, BFMAF is a dynamic forum where fresh artistic voices develop and audiences hungry for complex and challenging art are nurtured.

Increasingly recognised for its innovative programme and critical engagement, BFMAF presents artists’ and filmmakers’ work in the cinema as well as expanded formats of exhibition and performance. It seeks to empower people and provide a generous place for the exploration of ideas and new perspectives, testing the boundaries of what a festival can be.

One of the UK’s most exciting destinations for the exhibition of artists’ film and video.

Erika Balsom, Frieze, 2017

A town like Berwick, with its independent, edge of England mindset, is a good place for a festival that eschews the easy route when the awkward one looks so much more interesting.

Chris Sharratt, A-N news, 2015

It is a cliche to call a festival that is off the beaten circuit ambitious, but over the past two years, Berwick has become more than ambitious, it has become an important event. Berwick shows how art remains vital to public debate and the tattered public sphere, and more importantly still it demonstrates the way in which a small community with real intent can educate, provoke and resist.

John Douglas Millar, Art Monthly, 2016

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