17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


9 – 12 September 2021

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Thanks to all who have entered films to this autumn’s festival. We will let you know about the selection status of your film by the 9th of August.

My Most Handsome Monster

Available online

17 September – 11 October, 2020

From vast, mystical, and historically charged landscapes, My Most Handsome Monster documents two separate BDSM scenarios as they unfold between queer sex workers and their play partners.

In this Programme:

My Most Handsome Monster

(Angelo Madsen Minax, 2014, 13 mins)


My Most Handsome Monster

An introduction to the films of Angelo Madsen Minax

My Most Handsome Monster

With archival footage, landscape meditation, on-screen text and voice-over narration the film ask a viewer to attempt to locate the slippages between subversion and re-inscription, liberation and retention, real and imagined, and consider how BDSM practices stage, re-inscribe, and/or open out historical narratives around race, bodies, sex, and power. Sweeping landscape portraits, oscillations of tender embrace, and controlled impact, create a state of waiting—a gesture toward both collective histories and imagined futures.

Based between New York and Vermont, Angelo Madsen Minax’s filmography spans documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film. Madsen’s prolific practice transgresses form, style and narrative to explore queer and trans intimacies, chosen and biological structures of kinships, cosmic, natural, and technological phenomena. His works have been screened and exhibited at the European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrück), Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Harvard (Cambridge), Yale, British Film Institute (London), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and REDCAT (Los Angeles). His second feature documentary, North By Current (2021), is currently in production.


At The River, 2020

The Eddies, 2018

Because of Us, 2018
Kairos Dirt & The Errant Vacuum, 2017
The Source is a Hole, 2017
The Bowels of the Universe (With Shining Knees), 2016
Seperation of the Earth (by Fire), 2015
My Most Handsome Monster, 2014
Forward Into The Afternoon, 2014
The Year I Broke My Voice, 2012
No Show Girls, 2012
Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance, 2009


Angelo Madsen Minax

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United States

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13 mins

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Angelo Madsen Minax