Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2020


Thank you for joining us for the 16th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival! We would love to hear about your festival experience – please fill in our audience survey here. Don’t forget that event recordings, essays and podcasts will remain accessible on our website. Thanks to all viewers, guests and artists who contributed in making this a truly lively, communal film experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the 17th edition in 2021!

Live Event — 22 September 2020, 20:00

Filmmakers in Focus: Ayo Akingbade in conversation

Filmmaker in Focus Ayo Akingbade in conversation with writer and editor Ralf Webb and critic, curator and researcher Rianna Jade Parker moderated by programming fellow Christina Demetriou.

This event can be watched here and on our twitch channel.

Discover Ayo Akingbade’s films at the festival here.



Live Event Participants:

Ayo Akingbade (UK) is an artist and film director based in London. Her works draw on notions of urbanism, power and stance. Her 2016 film Tower XYZ received a Special Mention Award at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and won the inaugural Sonja Savić Award at Alternative Film/Video Festival (Belgrade). She is a recipient of the Sundance Ignite Fellowship and exhibited in ‘New Contemporaries’. Akingbade is a graduate of London College of Communication and is currently studying at Royal Academy Schools.

Rianna Jade Parker is a critic, curator and researcher based in South London where she studied her MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is a member of interdisciplinary art collective Thick/ er Black Lines and is a Contributing Editor to Frieze.

Ralf Webb is a writer and editor. Previously he co-ran the Swimmers pamphlet and event series, and works as Managing Editor at The White Review. He also runs ‘PoetryxClass’, an Arts Council England-funded reading group series around British poetry, poetic practice and class. His debut collection of poetry, Rotten Days in Late Summer, will be published by Penguin in 2021.