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




Fruits of Our Land

A re-enactment of a 1957 parliamentary debate between politicians and art historians discussing which artworks might be suitable to ‘decorate’ the newly built People’s Assembly in post-World War II Yugoslavia – and which best represents the nation.

The Lawes of the Marches

Using as her starting point the ancient border tradition of the Bounds or Common Ridings, video artist Katie Davies has spent the last six months as Berwick’s Artist in Residence. Filming, photographing and recording the personal stories, and experiences of the hundreds of participants in the 700 year old ritual of communal horse riding, all along the border of England and Scotland.

The Twilight State

Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid government, The Twilight State documents the dream lives of the territory’s inhabitants as the borders of consciousness dissolve and expand.