BERWICK Film & Media Arts Festival call for proposals


The 6th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is now open for commission proposals in two categories;  ‘Artists’ Moving Image’ for an artist or film-maker to make a new piece of moving image work, and ‘Film Score’ for a musician or composer to write and perform a new soundtrack to an existing film or films of their choice.
Each commission offers a fee of £2,500 to create new works relating to the festival theme, ‘Stagings’.
The works will be presented as part of the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, 2010 from 15th to 19th September in Berwick-upon-Tweed. A number of unique venues are available for presentation of the commissions.
For full details about the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2010 Commissions and how to apply, download the guidelines
The closing date for applications is Friday 09 July 2010.
The main Festival is a biennale, which since its inaugural event in 2005, has taken place in September. During the alternate years, a smaller scale ‘Mini-Fest’ is also held over a weekend between September – November.

The sixth edition returns this year on Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 September, for five days packed with film premieres, cult classics, innovative artists’ video installations and parties.
This year’s festival – Stagings - will explore the notion of performance on film, and the function of the screen as a stage.
Also, the Festival is now open for film entries!
As a celebration of the moving image in all its many forms all genres and types of moving image works are accepted - narrative and artist video, live action and animation, fiction and documentary. For details of how to submit, go to:
The Festival team is currently busy scouring the globe for the best films and videos to bring to Berwick in September, and has a range of events up its sleeve. The programme for the 6th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will go live mid-August so watch press for details or sign up for bulletins via the website.

For Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 10 press enquiries please contact:

Nicky Harrison, White Hot Communications
T: 0191 280 8020 / 07824 390826


  Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
  Cooke Suite
  The Maltings Theatre & Arts Centre
  Eastern Lane
  Berwick upon Tweed
  TD15 1AJ


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


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