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.

Ahead of its 18th edition, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has created four new job roles which will help shape the Festival. For further details on each role or to make an application, please visit our Opportunities page.




28 September 2022

MANIFEST – in person screening at ECA

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. The screening is free and will be introduced by Festival Director Peter Taylor.

The screening is free to attend and open to all.

Programme lineup

Manifesto, Ane Hjort Guttu, 2020, Norway, 27 mins

A purpose-built Art Academy recently subsumed into a large national university, fails to have the functionality for its students.

a body is a body is a body, Cat & Éiméar McClay, 2021, UK, 13 mins

Language folds and falls in on itself in a digital world where Catholic icons and ornaments hover and float, taken over by a different kind of supernatural power.

Tender Point Ruin, Sophia Al-Maria, 2021, UK, 25 mins

Arabic poetry, collective history and behavioural experiment are used to question how identity is formed and remade.

Duration 65 mins



Cat and Éiméar McClay are Irish-born collaborative artists. They both graduated in Intermedia Art from Edinburgh College of Art in 2020.

Ane Hjort Guttu is an artist, writer and curator based in Oslo. In 2013, she obtained a PhD in Artistic Research from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, where she has worked as a professor since 2016.

Sophia Al-Maria is a Qatari-American artist, writer, and filmmaker living and working in London. She was a Filmmaker in Focus at BFMAF 2019 and currently has a large-scale exhibition at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.


 This event is in partnership with the Introduction to the Moving Image: Expanded History of Cinema course at Edinburgh College of Art.