22 May ‘19

Announcement: Festival Manager and Programming Fellowship

We are delighted to welcome Claire Hills and Tendai John Mutambu to the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival team!

Festival Manager

Claire Hills joins BFMAF as Festival Manager, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role. Claire previously worked for Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh, Glasgow International, the Scottish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and with the artist, Claricia Parinussa.

I am thrilled to be joining the team at BFMAF during an exciting time for the development of the Festival and in such a strong and lively community. Claire Hills, Festival Manager

We welcomed Claire to Berwick earlier this month and are excited to be working with her on the upcoming Festival this September.

Claire's already made a brilliant start at the Festival! We had such a strong field of candidates and Claire's confidence, compassion and determination shone through. We are delighted that she's joined us! Peter Taylor, Festival Director

Claire is continuing on from the work of Diana Stevenson who joined Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in 2016 and has recently been appointed Festival Manager at Glasgow International, Scotland's largest festival for contemporary art.

BFMAF is a small but incredibly dynamic organisation and Diana has been an inspired and extraordinarily committed ally in this work. I am very excited for what lies ahead for her in Glasgow. Peter Taylor, Festival Director

2019 Programming Fellowship

Tendai John Mutambu is the recipient of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival's 2019 Programming Fellowship.

BFMAF's Programming Fellowship is an annual opportunity for early career curators and critics to gain experience and new skills in cinema and moving image programming. Tendai will join the Programming Team for the 2019 Festival and was selected from over 80 exceptionally strong candidates.

Tendai is a Zimbabwean-born New Zealander currently writing and curating independently in London.

His most recent project is a series of five film programmes for LUX and British Council touring internationally from April 2019. Previous projects include: ‘Twenty-Two Hours,’ Experimenta at London Film Festival (2018); ‘Sriwhana Spong: a hook but no fish,’ Govett-Brewster; ‘The Long Dream of Waking,’ Len Lye Centre cinema, NZ (2017); ‘First as fiction, then as myth,’ Govett-Brewster (2017); He has written for frieze, Ocula Magazine, and the BFI.

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