Berwick New Cinema

Entering its third year, BFMAF’s 2018 competition strand featured resolutely contemporary films that transgress restraints of genre, capital and expectation. It was supported by Outset Scotland.

Short Films 20th Sep · 14:00 (77 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: ♦

Shine bright. Portraits of a nomadic musician and an animatedly-perverse single father butt up against a simulacrum of the Middle East and a tactile inquiry into the natural world. Taken together, expressions of personal, political, spiritual, mystical and sexual agency provide powerful statements of either resistance to or complicity in an increasingly commodified world.

Short Films 21st Sep · 12:30 (88 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: ♣

I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member. That includes Chauvin-ists; children who disturb corpses; frightened men living in a matriarchal society; or a film crew consisting of a slime robot, talking mandrill and lesbian couple whose relationship crumbles under the glow of bisexual lighting.

Q&A with filmmakers Hardeep Pandhal & Benjamin Crotty

Short Films 22nd Sep · 14:15 (71 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: ♥

Glittering and shimmering moments: the tender touch of your child; the lumbering gait of a dancer dressed in an improbable costume; the luxury of a well-earned day off work. These glances, snapshots and memories are bound together in films alternating between the mundane and fantastic.

Q&A with filmmaker Stephanie Comilang and Beatrice Gibson

Short Films 23rd Sep · 14:00 (59 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: ♠

Translation, transformation and transition: the final 2018 Berwick New Cinema competition programme focuses on shifting perspectives, the tension between the real and the virtual, and the relationship between mental and physical landscapes.

Q&A with filmmakers Tako Taal & Callum Hill.