Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September 2017

(Festival passes now on sale!)


Between Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September BFMAF will animate the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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

This year’s Festival is the result of some brilliant collaborations with artists, filmmakers, curators and project partners, and is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Our cinema screenings include premieres, as well as must-see feature films from Jean-Luc Godard and a retrospective of Uzbek master Ali Khamraev, who will be making an appearance at the Festival to mark his 80th birthday. You can also discover Berwick’s hidden corners with some of the best artists working with the moving image today.

A focal point of BFMAF 2017 is Ultramarine, from Lithuanian film curator Ilona Jurkonytė, a dynamic selection of films that reimagine our complex relationship with the sea. Margaret Salmon’s new commission celebrating the 50th season of the Berwick Bandits also promises to be a rock & roll highlight!

We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from Berwick and further afield to the thirteenth edition of the Festival, and sharing all of this amazing work with you in September.

Peter Taylor, Festival Director

Coming up at BFMAF 2017

Full programme announced at the end of August

Man Follows Birds

Ali Khamraev

Fri 22/09
19:00 (87 mins)

Sound & Vision: No Brakes, No Gears, No Fear

Sat 23/09


Margaret Salmon

Sat 23/09
15:30 (70 mins)

Peggy Ahwesh

Thu 21/09 - Sun 24/09
11:00 - 17:00

Hardeep Pandhal

Thu 21/09 - Sun 24/09
11:00 - 17:00

Ultramarine: The Sea as Political Space

Thu 21/09 - Sun 24/09

The Crazies

George Romero

Sun 24/09
19:00 (103 mins)


Artist in residence: Charlotte Prodger

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Berwick Visual Arts Artist in Residence 2017.

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