Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


A new season and a new approach. After 18 years BFMAF is moving to a new date, 3 – 5th March 2023. Find out more here.

Ahead of its 18th edition, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has created four new job roles which will help shape the Festival. For further details on each role or to make an application, please visit our Opportunities page.




How to Enter

  • Read the Festival’s entry guidelines and criteria.
  • Create an account with Filmchief.

Filmchief is BFMAF’s’s cloud-based festival management system and database. If you have an account from previous Festivals, this will save you some time. A new password can be requested if required.

If you prefer, you can enter your film via FilmFreeway here.

  • Pay the relevant entry fee.
    Payment is via PayPal or credit/debit card. The currency is pounds sterling.

You should receive an initial email confirming that the festival has received your entry and a 2nd PayPal email confirming the successful payment transaction.

Support with your film entry

We can provide alternative versions of the guidelines and FAQs including large print and text only. If you have any other additional needs to support your submission or would like to discuss an alternative method of applying, please contact us at