13th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017

(20th - 24th September 2017)


The 13th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival took place from 20-25 September 2017.

The Festival featured artists’ work specially commissioned for Berwick, exhibitions in non-gallery spaces, brand new cinema, special programmes and retrospectives, in-depth talks with Festival artists, and activities for families and young people.

Cinema screenings included the first ever UK retrospective of Uzbek master Ali Khamraev plus the Berwick New Cinema Competition, with every film a UK, European, International or World premiere. Many congratulations to Sky Hopinka for Dislocation Blues, the 2017 competition award winner. 

Another focal point for BFMAF 2017 was Ultramarine: The Sea as Political Space, a dynamic selection of films that reimagined our complex relationship with the sea. Margaret Salmon’s new commission Mm celebrating the 50th season of the Berwick Bandits and with a soundtrack from Sacred Paws was another particularly rock and roll highlight.

Thanks again for joining us for these five very special days.

Peter Taylor, Festival Director

BFMAF 2017 featured:

Artist in residence: Charlotte Prodger

premiered LHB with an accompanying programme of films at the 2017 Festival.

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Browse the BFMAF 2017 Catalogue

The full catalogue is available to browse online.

Read it here.

Explore Berwick’s hidden corners

with some of the best artists working with the moving image.

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Critics in Residence

The White Pube were BFMAF 2017's critics in residence.

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