Presenting the very best in artists’ moving image and new filmmaking, the Berwick New Cinema competition features resolutely contemporary films that transgress restraints of genre, capital and expectation.→
BFMAF presents a number of projects with, by and for young people: Kaleidoscope, a drop-in bean bag cinema with hands-on making activity for families, films for school groups, and The Hurt Goes On?, an analogue foray into a digital world by young people from Berwick Youth Project.
BFMAF’s retrospective series provides a fresh look at classic works of cinema or a first view of overlooked masterpieces. Each film is rarely-seen and most are shown in new restorations for the first time in the UK.
The first major UK retrospective of filmmakers Shireen Seno and John Torres, whose studio, film laboratory, library and platform Los Otros is one of the most invigorating forces in Philippine cinema today.
Part screening, part talk or performance, Propositions provides a discursive setting for artists and filmmakers to expand on their work, demonstrating research, contexts and perspectives as a means to dig deeper into the questions, ideas and complications encountered through their artistic process.
Curated by Dr. Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn, this series takes nature as its point of departure. ‘Screening the Forest’ weaves together forests from Japan, Myanmar, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam and the Philippines, understanding the forest to be a network of living beings where agency distributes beyond human forms of life.→
BFMAF’s popular series of seminars provide an informal space of communication between artists and audience. Los Otros (John Torres and Shireen Seno), Lucy Clout and Sophia Al-Maria will participate in this year’s seminars, moderated by writer and curator Taylor Le Melle.
Artist in Profile
BFMAF 2018 Artist in Profile Sophia Al-Maria’s practice incorporates diverse forms of visual art, writing and filmmaking—as shown in her ‘Temporal Vertigo’ screening, The Magical State exhibition and beyond.→