17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2021


The 17th edition of the Festival has now finished. Thank you to everyone who joined us both in Berwick and online. We are so pleased and humbled by the support and enthusiasm for the programme and it has been wonderful to be able to connect with audiences this year.

Although the Festival is over there is plenty left to do. You can watch back all past online events, listen to filmmakers discuss their work on our podcasts series and read insightful essays that explore the programme in more depth.



Live Event — 15 September 2021, 19:00

Propositions: Seema Mattu & Zarina Muhammad present a Pasta and Argument Party

Seema Mattu & Zarina Muhammad (The White Pube) in conversation at dinner.

The event was broadcast live on Wednesday 15 September. The recording is now available to watch in your own time.

Live Event Participants:

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and gender—employing care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Zarina Muhammad (b.1994, London) is a writer and an art critic @ the white pube (thewhitepube.com // @thewhitepube). She writes about exhibitions, institutions, food and other little bits in between. cancer sun/aries moon/sagittarius ascendant. ‘intellectual charlatan’, ‘sociopathic pseudo-critic’, leading proponent of ‘The Philosophy of the Warm Tummy’ & cowboy in the art world.