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BFMAF's 2020 Call for Entries is now open and we would love to see your work!

Film entries of all lengths and formats are encouraged and will be considered across all areas of our programme.

All selected artists and filmmakers will receive a screening fee, festival accommodation and a contribution towards travel costs. All single screen works under 60 minutes in length are eligible for the Berwick New Cinema Competition which has a £1,000 prize.

Film entry form

Alternatively if you would like to submit work for an exhibition, performance or live event please fill out the following form:

Exhibitions, performance and live events entry form


  • Early Bird: Friday 31 January 2020
  • Regular: Friday 20 March 2020
  • Late: Monday 6 April 2020

£15 Early Bird / £20 Regular / £25 Late

Before entering your work please read the Festival's Entry Guidelines.

If you have any other questions please check the Call for Entries FAQs or email [email protected]


Now in its 16th year, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is the UK's Festival for New Cinema and Artists' Moving Image.

A platform for emerging and established artists and filmmakers, the Festival is inspired by its surroundings to push boundaries and explore the unexplored.

Over 10,000 visitors joined us in September 2019 for a Festival featuring some of the most distinctive and unexpected works of new cinema being made around the world today. We welcomed audiences to the borders of England and Scotland for 4 days of screenings, exhibitions, performances and seminars.

The 2019 Berwick New Cinema Competition winner was Onyeka Igwe. Previous competition winners are Callum Hill (2018), Sky Hopinka (2017), Camilo Restrepo (2016) and Julia Feyrer & Tamara Henderson (2015).

Previous jurors at the festival include: Sebastian Buerkner (Filmmaker), Hyun Jin Cho (Curator), Beatrice Gibson (Filmmaker), Sonali Joshi (Producer and Distributer), Shama Khanna (Curator & Educator), Amal Khalaf (Curator, Serpentine Projects, London), Salomé Lamas (Filmmaker), Gail Pickering (Filmmaker), Julian Ross (Locarno Film Festival & International Film Festival Rotterdam), Joanna Rysynska (National Gallery of Art Washington), Fatoş Üstek (Director, Liverpool Biennale), Rehana Zaman (Filmmaker).

The Berwick New Cinema Competition is kindly supported by Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council.


Friday, January 31, 2020 (All day)
Friday, March 20, 2020 (All day)
Monday, April 6, 2020 (All day)

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