Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an international celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The inaugural festival took place in September 2005, and is now in its 12th year.
Using the town’s unique architecture as a platform, the Festival has established a singular reputation for ambitious programming that includes film premieres, moving image installations and live performances, as well as the Inntravel Short Film Award.
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2016: Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 September 2016
2016’s festival theme is X.
X – the 24th letter in the Latin alphabet, is at once loaded with meaning and on the other hand vacant for possibility. It’s a marker for place but also an independent and indefinable variable. It’s that certain je ne sais quoi in talent or great art. Though sometimes a marker for censorship or exclusion, X is also at the heart of film’s potential to express complex subjects and emotions.
The programme of the 2016 Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is about involving people and multiplying creative possibilities.
X for your vote
X for your kiss
X marks this spot
The Festival is produced by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Ltd. which is governed by a Board of 8 Trustees: Prof. Huw Davies (Chair of the Board & co-founder), Samm Haillay, Joe Lang, Wendy Law, John Lord, Andrew Ormston, Dr Venda Pollock and Scott Sherrard.