17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

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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!

New Cinema Competition

Selected submissions for this year’s edition will compete in the New Cinema Competition strand. Encompassing the festival’s view of the most distinctive works of new cinema being made around the world today.

All single screen films of any length are eligible for the 2021 New Cinema Competition. There will be two Berwick New Cinema awards of £1000. All selected filmmakers will receive a £400 fee.

Past winners:

  • 2020, All selected filmmakers shared the award.

Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Maria Anastassiou, Yu Araki, Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela, Luis Lopez Carrasco, Rhea Dillon, Jessica Dunn Rovinelli, Mouaad el Salem, Maria Clara Escobar, Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky, Luke Fowler, Sky Hopinka, Nelson Makengo, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Phạm Ngọc Lân, Stefan Ramirez Perez, Lisa Spilliaert.

  • 2019, Onyeka Igwe, the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered, UK,
  • 2018, Callum Hill, Crowtrap, UK, 2018
  • 2017, Sky Hopinka, Dislocation Blues, US, 2017
  • 2016, Camilo Restrepo, Cilaos, France, 2015

Past Jury members include:

Callum Hill (filmmaker); Hyun Jin Cho (programmer, London Film Festival)), Julian Ross (programmer, International Film Festival Rotterdam), Sky Hopinka (filmmaker), Sonali Joshi (film producer and distributor, Day for Night), Gail Pickering (artist), Camilo Restrepo (filmmaker). Amal Khalaf (DIrector of Programmes, Cubitt), Joanna Raczyńska (film programmer, National Gallery of Art, USA), Shama Khanna (curator, Flatness), Rehna Zaman (filmmaker), Sebastian Buerkner (filmmaker), Beatrice Gibson (filmmaker), Salomé Lamas (filmmaker) and Fatos Üstek (curator).