Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


A new season and a new approach. After 18 years BFMAF is moving to a new date, 3 – 5th March 2023. Find out more here.

To better understand the reasons behind this date change please read our Festival Statement




28 September 2022

MANIFEST – in person screening at ECA

MANIFEST Edinburgh College of Art, E.22 Lecture Theatre | Thursday 28 September  | 4-6pm BFMAF presents a programme of short films that showcases some of the best new cinema and artists’ moving image work being made around the world today.
21 July 2022

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is Changing!

After 18 years the annual Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is moving from its regular autumn slot to a new date, 3 – 5th March 2023. The Festival’s date change reflects a positive approach in a time of continued uncertainty.
21 July 2022

A New Season: Renewing & Rewilding BFMAF

Since 2005, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) has taken place annually each September in England’s most northerly town, bringing visitors to North Northumberland and working year round with artists, filmmakers, local audiences and schools.
21 July 2022

New Appointments

Following our date change announcement, we are delighted to welcome and introduce the new team members who will oversee the 18th Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival in 2023. Artists and researchers Dan Guthrie and Ilinca Vanau will bring new perspectives to the fore as this edition’s Programming Fellows.
14 March 2022

Ecological Futurisms programme at Ambika P3 gallery

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is delighted to be a co-partner for 2 events launching as part of Ecological Futurisms (EF) at Ambika P3 Gallery this March. Ecological Futurisms (EF) is an emerging collective from CREAM, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media that Recognises the damage brought on by global climate…
26 January 2022

SCREENTIME: Covid Safety Measures

In preparing for our upcoming screenings as part of SCREENTIME, the health and safety of our audiences has been at the heart of our planning throughout. Although restrictions surrounding COVID-19 are no longer a legal requirement, BFMAF remains cautious in our efforts to make screenings accessible and safe for all those returning to the cinema…
21 January 2022


Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Berwick Young Programmers are excited to present the launch of SCREENTIME. SCREENTIME is a new initiative inviting young people aged 18 – 30 to gain first hand experience in programming cinema and producing screenings for an audience.
17 January 2022

Moana Pasifika Moving Image Commission 2022

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is very excited to support a newly commissioned single-screen moving image work by a Moana Pasifika artist at this year’s Festival in September In Partnership with CIRCUIT and Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, BFMAF will support a Moana Pasifika artist based in Aotearoa New Zealand to create a new single channel…