The very best in artists’ moving image and new filmmaking

The competition features resolutely contemporary films that transgress restraints of genre, capital and expectation. 

A drive towards liveness and agency provides a critical framework for selections. 

The 2017 jury were 2016 Berwick New Cinema Award winner Camilo Restrepo, artist and curator Amal Khalaf (Serpentine Gallery and GCC Collective) and film programmer Joanna Raczynska (National Gallery of Art, Washington).

The trophy was designed by Glasgow-based ceramicist Mariella Verkerk.

The Berwick New Cinema programme is researched and selected by Festival Director Peter Taylor in collaboration with Associate Programmers Letitia Calin, Ben Pointeker, Herb Shellenberger, and Chloe Thorne.

The full Berwick New Cinema line-up can be viewed here.

2017 winner

Sky Hopinka Dislocation Blues

United States 201717 mins

2017 Jury’s decision

Dislocation Blues is a work that is a witness and a participant to centuries of struggle. An imperfect document of renewed hope, it performs the complexity of memory; a rite of passage both deeply personal and vital, for the promise of community. Amal Khalaf, Camilo Restrepo and Joanna Rysynska
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