Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


Welcome to the BFMAF website.

The 2022 Call for Entries has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered their work. We look forward to viewing your films!

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…
13 September 2021

Online Festival Programme

While the In-person festival in Berwick has come to a close, the festival continues to unfold online with a series of performances, screenings, in-conversations, exhibitions, podcast and commissioned texts until 30 September.
31 August 2021

Screen Time: Run your own film night!

Aged 18-30 and interested in film? Ever wanted to run your own film night? Or got a story to tell? We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Screen Time a new scheme for those interested in cinema.
19 August 2021

BFMAF 2021 Programme Announced!

On behalf of our programming team Christina Demetriou, Jemma Desai, Alice Miller, Myriam Mouflih, Herb Shellenberger and Peter Taylor, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the programme of its 17th edition, taking place in Berwick-upon-Tweed from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 September 2021 and also available digitally via our website unfolding…
19 August 2021

Guiding Thoughts

What is the Fate of the Middle Place? This title of our Young Filmmakers’ new short film refers to their future vision of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The question could be asked of the festival itself, where it acts as a middle place, a meeting between our local communities and the international communities of artists and filmmakers, and…
22 July 2021

BFMAF are on the look out for young local filmmakers!

Ever wanted to make a film? Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are running a FREE filmmaking summer school for 12-16 year olds, open to anyone, no experience required. Work with an artist and filmmaker to learn filmmaking techniques and create a new collaborative film to be shown online.The workshops will take place at The…