News

6 October 2020

Previews slate and new live events announced

For the final week of its 16th edition, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is delighted to announce its new Previews programme strand highlighting forthcoming feature-length films. For its first edition BFMAF has invited artist filmmakers Tim Leyendekker (NL) and Fern Silva (US) to introduce their debut—work in progress—feature films. Fern Silva’s first feature […]

22 September 2020

Live Events Calendar Announced

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) reveals its calendar of live events to accompany the online cinema programme. All discussions will stream live BST from the festival’s website, Facebook page and twitch channel. Kicking off today at 8 pm will be the first of 4 artists’ conversations from the Filmmakers in Focus series: Ayo […]

17 September 2020

16th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival opens the 2020 online edition!

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival kicks off its 16th and first entirely online edition today, showcasing the most distinctive works of new cinema and artists’ moving image being made around the world today. To celebrate the festival’s inauguration, BAFTA-winning sound recordist Chris Watson will reimagine the recordings made for Luke Fowler’s film Enceindre which […]

14 September 2020

Tickets on Sale and 2020 Essential Cinema and Propositions Slates Announced

Tickets for the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s 16th edition are available to buy online for £7.50. For the price of a single cinema ticket, festival pass holders will access the entire programme of 53 films for three weeks. The festival is taking place entirely online from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 11 October […]

12 September 2020

2020 New Cinema Competition

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is delighted to announce the main programme for its sixteenth edition, taking place from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 11 October 2020. Online access to the Festival in the UK will be through Festival Passes and professional accreditation will be available worldwide. For the first time, Berwick Film & Media Arts […]

3 September 2020

2020 New Cinema Competition

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is delighted to announce the main programme for its sixteenth edition, taking place from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 11 October 2020. Online access to the Festival in the UK will be through Festival Passes and professional accreditation will be available worldwide. For the first time, Berwick Film & Media Arts […]

12 August 2020

New Artist’s Commissions for Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2020

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival presents newly commissioned works by artists Renèe Helèna Browne and Zinzi Minott, premiering at the 16th edition of the festival this Autumn. Renèe Helèna Browne’s Daddy’s Boy (2020) is a personal exploration of the influence of paternal lines on bodily experiences of gender. The film combines reflections on the contemporary legacy […]

12 August 2020

One of the world’s ‘coolest Film Festivals’?

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is delighted to announce that it has been named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals. These festivals made many sacrifices for the greater good this year because of COVID-19, from postponements to pivots online. But the stellar reputations they’ve built for being fun, supportive, and […]

4 August 2020

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Goes Online!

The 16th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) will take place from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 11 October 2020. The UK’s festival for new cinema and artists’ moving image will present a new online edition where artists’ and filmmakers’ work are expanded through conversation, new writing and podcasts over three weeks this autumn. […]

29 July 2020

Announcing 2020’s Filmmakers in Focus

We are excited to announce the 2020 Filmmakers in Focus for the 16th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, taking place from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 11 October! Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) has selected four Filmmakers in Focus for its 2020 online Festival. With uniquely varying and very specific practices across narrative and […]

29 July 2020

Youth Filmmaking Project with Kimberley O’Neill

We are on the lookout for 13-18 year olds based in and around Berwick, to be part of a youth filmmaking project during August 2020. In the last 4 months we all have shared experiences of the lockdown, as it changed our day-to-day lives in surprising ways and altered our relationship with the places we […]

30 June 2020

We talk Design with Emer Tumilty & Matt Walkerdine

The BFMAF 2020 design is live! We spoke to its creators Matt Walkerdine & Emer Tumilty about how they approached the this year’s brief Emer & Matt, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. We are really liking the new design! Could you tell us a little about the direction it’s taken this […]