Screen Machine a roaring success


This weekend saw the Screen Machine, an 80 seat cinema in a lorry roll into the to the Border towns of Duns, Coldstream and Eyemouth.  The aim of the screen machine was to bring film to the Borders as part of the 6th annual Berwick Film Festival. The festival runs from Wednesday the 15th September to Sunday 19th September 2010. 
Says Festival Director Melanie Iredale;
 “We have had a fantastic weekend and it has been great to see so many locals turning up to support the screen machine and watch the films in such a unique setting this weekend.  The feedback and enthusiasm from the audience has been fantastic.  The whole event was well received and I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make the weekend such a success, the staff at the Screen Machine, our own volunteers and our funders Regional Screen Scotland and Scottish Borders Council.”
Skeletons, a home grown Scottish black comedy was very popular as was the classic The Red Shoes. A selection of short films were shown before the main feature some of which were been made by budding young directors from the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland.  Britt Crowley producer of the Neighbours, came along to the Eyemouth screening.   The Neighbours’ directed by Scottish filmmaker David McKay is an adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story, featuring Peter Mullan (Red Riding, Young Adam).
The Screen machine project is being funded by Regional Screen Scotland and Scottish Borders Council.

For further information on the Berwick Film Festival phone 01289 303 355 or visit

For Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Screen Machine

Jane Warcup, Bright Quarter
T: 01289 303794/ 07970629584


  Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
  Cooke Suite
  The Maltings Theatre & Arts Centre
  Eastern Lane
  Berwick upon Tweed
  TD15 1AJ
   01289 303 355
Funders: Arts Council England, Northern Film & Media, BIG Lottery, Mediabox, Regional Screen Scotland, Scottish Borders Council, North East Investment Centre, Northern Rock Foundation, Northumberland County Council, Community Foundation.

Image L - R
Iain (Screen Machine Operator),Genni Poole (Volunteer), Brit Crowley (Producer), Melanie Iredale (Festival Director)


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