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




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. 􏰀􏰕􏰁􏰐􏰎 􏰒􏰅􏰇􏰀 􏰕􏰄􏰑􏰈 􏰪􏰈􏰈􏰌 􏰦􏰄􏰃􏰐􏰈􏰉 􏰙􏰃􏰎􏰕 􏰱􏰈􏰄􏰎􏰠􏰐􏰈 􏰱􏰃􏰅􏰇􏰀 􏰎􏰕􏰐􏰁􏰠􏰏􏰕􏰁􏰠􏰎 􏰝􏰱􏰢􏰋􏰱􏰲􏰀 􏰇􏰄􏰃􏰌 􏰦􏰐􏰁􏰏􏰐􏰄􏰇􏰇􏰈􏰨