Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017 Open for Submissions!

Posted: 27th April 2017

Submission proposals are invited for the 13th edition of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, which will run from 20–24 September 2017

Entries will be considered for all areas of the programme including:

  • Cinema screenings
  • Installations and exhibitions: moving image based and otherwise
  • Live events and performance

How to Enter: Submissions must be completed using the online form, which can be found here 

Deadlines: Final deadline for all submissions: 6pm GMT, Thursday 1st June 2017

Fee: The entry charge for all submissions (irrespective of length) is £15.

Festival Dates: Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September 2017

Queries: Should you have any questions, contact the Festival organisers by email

All single screen works under 60 minutes in length will automatically be eligible for selection in the Festival’s New Cinema Competition and a £750 prize.


About BFMAF 

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is one of the UK’s leading festivals for new cinema and artists’ moving image.

Based in England’s most northerly town, BFMAF is a dynamic forum where fresh artistic voices develop and audiences hungry for complex and challenging art are nurtured.

Increasingly recognised for its innovative programme and critical engagement, BFMAF presents artists’ and filmmakers’ work in the cinema as well as expanded formats of exhibition and performance. It seeks to empower people and provide a generous place for the exploration of ideas and new perspectives, testing the boundaries of what a festival can be.

A town like Berwick, with its independent, edge of England mindset, is a good place for a festival that eschews the easy route when the awkward one looks so much more interesting.

Chris Sharratt, A-N news, 2015

It is a cliche to call a festival that is off the beaten circuit ambitious, but under the stewardship of Taylor over the past two years Berwick has become more than ambitious, it has become an important event. Berwick shows how art remains vital to public debate and the tattered public sphere, and more importantly still it demonstrates the way in which a small community with real intent can educate, provoke and resist.

John Douglas Millar, Art Monthly, 2016

(Preview image: Cilaos, dir. Camilo Restrepo, winner of the New Cinema Competition at BFMAF 2016)



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