Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is an international celebration of the art of film. Spanning 12 locations in North East England’s walled border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, BFMAF is serious about cinema in its fullest of senses. Creating a forum where new cinema meets artists moving image and profiling passionate, joyful, genre-busting film is at the heart of the Festival. Commissioning moving image installations, offering residency opportunities and providing a resource to local communities, BFMAF is a festival sans frontières.
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 – September 2015
Submit your film - the 12th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is officially open for entries!
The 12th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival takes place from Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th September 2016 with programming responding to the theme of X.
Ripe for fresh interpretation X is about involving people and multiplying creative possibilities. The 24th letter in the Latin alphabet, X is at once loaded with meaning and on the other hand vacant for possibility. It’s a marker for place but also an independent and indefinable variable. It's the unknown quantity in risk and great art. Though sometimes a marker for censorship or exclusion, X is also film’s potential to express complex subjects in open and ambitious ways.
X for your vote, X for a kiss, X for mystery, X for talent, X marks this spot
If you think your work explores elements of the above theme, BFMAF would love to see it. Submissions will be considered for all areas of the programme, including screenings, installations and live events.
4th International Short Film Awards
All single screen works under 20 minutes in length will automatically be eligible for selection in the Festival’s Short Film Awards programme and a £750 prize.
How to Enter
Submissions must be completed using the online form, which can be found at: http://www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/submit-your-film