Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


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

The Artist’s Cut

The Artist’s Cut is a Northern Film & Media scheme for UK-based artists with a background 􏰒􏰅􏰇in film or photography to take part in a film commission and development programme designed to nurture bold new voices in narrative film. BFMAF proudly presents three new Festival Commissions in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Channel 4’s 􏱌􏰄􏰌􏰉􏰁Random Acts and Active Northumberland from Sebastian Buerkner, Saeed Taji Farouky􏰋􏰂􏰎􏰀 and 􏰄􏰌􏰉Jessica Sarah Rinland. With respective focuses on animation, documentary and essayistic forms of filmmaking, 􏰎􏰁Buerkner, Farouky and Rinland joined The Artist’s Cut with aims to broaden their practice. We’re excited with the results and the world premieres of these new short films have been paired with Feature Films throughout BFMAF’s main programme. 􏰀􏰕􏰁􏰐􏰎 􏰒􏰅􏰇􏰀 􏰕􏰄􏰑􏰈 􏰪􏰈􏰈􏰌 􏰦􏰄􏰃􏰐􏰈􏰉 􏰙􏰃􏰎􏰕 􏰱􏰈􏰄􏰎􏰠􏰐􏰈 􏰱􏰃􏰅􏰇􏰀 􏰎􏰕􏰐􏰁􏰠􏰏􏰕􏰁􏰠􏰎 􏰝􏰱􏰢􏰋􏰱􏰲􏰀 􏰇􏰄􏰃􏰌 􏰦􏰐􏰁􏰏􏰐􏰄􏰇􏰇􏰈􏰨