The Wilson’s Tales Project and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival announce a £500 film award


The Festival is pleased to announce another cash prize, in partnership with Wilson’s Tales of the Borders Project.

The Wilson’s Tales Project are offering an award to aspirational filmmakers to re-interpret one of “Wilson’s Tales”. These were originally published by John Wilson, Editor of the Berwick Advertiser in the 1830s who became a publishing sensation.

The Award Scheme is seeking to encourage local, aspirational filmmakers or non-professional filmmaking groups to consider re-telling one of the Wilson’s early tales in a modern filmed media format.

This year’s selection is “The Faithful Wife”, a story connected with the Battle of Flodden, which is also being commemorated this year.

There will be a cash prize of £300, and a runner up prize of £200, donated by the Wilson’s Tales Project.

Filmmakers are invited to make a short film re-interpreting the tale of not less than 1 minute and not more than 15 minutes duration.

For further information on Wilson’s Tales and to read The Faithful Wife, go to

Entries should be notified in advance by 19th July 2013 at the latest. The finished film/s should be delivered to the festival on DVD by 30th August 2013.

The films will be judged by a Jury and winning entry will be shown as part of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Wednesday 25th – Sunday 29th September 2013.

For further information, and to enter, go to or contact - Charlie Gregory, Festival Coordinator on or 01289 303355.

Notes to editors:

Wilson’s Tales of the Borders Project is a not for profit organisation established to promote interest in Wilson’s Tales and their heritage and offer opportunities for new generations to enjoy and reinterpret them.

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an international celebration of the art of the moving image, set in the historic border town of Berwick upon Tweed and looking out onto the North Sea. The inaugural Festival took place in September 2005, with a vision to transform Berwick into one big moving image installation – a visual and cultural spectacle – and the celebration has taken place every year since.

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