17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


Our Call for Entries has now closed. Thanks to all who entered, we will let you know about the selection status of your film by the 9th of August.

Find out about our new Head of Programming here.

An don’t forget that event recordings, essays, and podcasts from the 16th edition are still accessible on our website for you to enjoy!

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 access@bfmaf.org