Open for Submissions - Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2013

The 9th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival – an international celebration of the art of film – has opened its annual call for entries, and launches its inaugural Best Short Film Award, sponsored by Inntravel.

Set in the far North of England, and straddling the border with Scotland, the theme for Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival this year is North by Northeast - exploring the region’s historical, industrial and travel links with Northern Europe, and with the North Sea that connects us.

Now in its ninth year, the Festival will once again transform the town of Berwick into one big cinema screen through a programme of film premieres, site-specific installations, and live events in locations across Berwick-upon-Tweed and along the town walls.

Artists and filmmakers are welcome to submit moving image works of all types and lengths, in response to the theme, North by Northeast, for consideration. Further guidelines and details of how to enter can be found at:

An Early Bird discount is available at for £5 (approx €6) for short films and £15 (€18) for feature films submissions made by 26th April. The final deadline for submissions is 28th June, and the programme will be announced mid-August.

This year, the Festival launches its first ever award for Best Short Film, in which artists and filmmakers will compete for a cash prize of £500 (approx €570), sponsored by Inntravel, and awarded by a Jury on the night. All single screen films that respond to the theme, and are up to 16 minutes in length, will automatically be eligible for selection for the Inntravel Short Film Competition.

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival returns 25th – 29th September 2013.

For further information on the Festival please go to:


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