Alchemy Artists’ Filmmaking Symposium, Hawick

What’s involved in developing, funding and distributing a short artist’s film? This symposium is open to all and is aimed at both aspiring and established filmmakers or artists working with the moving image. 

A range of internationally recognised filmmakers and speakers will share their experience, delivering talks on a range of approaches, from the DIY aesthetics of underground film culture, through micro-budget filmmaking, to professionally produced feature length or multi-disciplinary artists’ film projects.

A rare opportunity to meet a range of experts closely involved in the making, funding and distribution of experimental film and artists’ moving image.

1.00pm: Registration.
1.15pm: Welcome and light lunch (provided).
2.00pm: Gareth Evans – Film Curator at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
2.35pm: Julie Brook – Multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker based on Skye, in Scotland.
3.10pm: Dr. Duncan Reekie – Film activist, based in London. Author of Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema.
3.45pm: Break.
4.05pm: Jennifer Armitage – Development Officer at Creative Scotland.
4.40pm: Robert Todd – Experimental filmmaker, Professor at Emerson
College, Boston, USA.
5.15pm: Plenary session.
5.45pm: Break.
7.00pm: Mixed film screening and filmmaker Q&A’s (participants to be announced).
8.30pm End. 

When: Thursday 3 April, 1.00pm – 8.30pm

Where: Main Auditorium, Heart of Hawick – Tower Mill, Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE.

Tickets are priced £25 full price, or £15 for students and the unwaged. They may be bought at Tower Mill Box Office in person or by phone on 01450 360688.

For full details of the programme and speakers click here.


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