Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2011 Listings

25/08/2011

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2011: Once Upon a Time
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September

Introduction:

Welcome to the land of make-believe and to the 7th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, where we return to celebrate the art of film over one action-packed weekend, Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September.?? Using Berwick-upon-Tweed as a unique backdrop, and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema as a hub, we invite you to join the adventure in various locations across the town, with new venues including Café Curio on Bridge Street and the recently restored Dewar’s Lane Granary.??Once Upon a Time ??The theme this year explores the enchantment of fairy tales on film, from one of the very first examples of the genre, Alice in Wonderland (1903) through to the modern day, through our opening film, the World Premiere of I Am Nasrine (2011).? ?The programme ventures into fantasy worlds with the likes of The Blue Bird (1918), which closes the Festival as part of a live event. Meanwhile Mastering Bambi (2010), which screens as an installation, represents a darker re-mastering of an original Disney tale.?? We are also featuring work inspired by local folklore through the Festival’s specially commissioned 3D animated projection, Penumbra (2011) by Gareth Hudson & Jack Burton, and through Mare (2011), the World Premiere of a short performance film by Faroese artists, Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir, shot on the nearby coastline. ??So we invite you to watch the magic unfold and encourage you to take part - to meet the storytellers and tell your own stories - with something for everyone, from the very young to the young at heart.

FRIDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER


Gymnasium Gallery
11:00 – 17:00 (FREE)
Paul Grimmer
Looking From a Distance
UK I 2010-11 I Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail


Bankhill Ice House
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)
Festival Commission
Darren Johnston
Maria
UK I 2011 I 8 min I HD Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail

Town Hall Prison Cells
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)

All screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail:

UK Premiere
Erwin Olaf
La Tristesse Riche
Netherlands I 2010 I 11 min I HD Video

World Premiere
Rammatik - Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir
Mare
UK I 2011 I 6 min I Super-8 transferred to Digital Video

World Premiere
Maria Anastassiou, Kelvin Brown, Joanna Byrne, Chris Paul Daniels, & Mark Pickles
Unravel: The Longest Hand-painted Film in Britain (Berwick excerpt)
UK I 2011 I 14 min I 16mm transferred to Digital Video

UK Premiere
Lawrence Jordan
Solar Sight
USA I 2011 I 15 min I Video transfer from 16mm film

Toby Tatum
The Golden Age
UK I 2010 I 6 min I Digital Video


Shoregate Ice House
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)
UK Premiere
Persjin Broersenbe & Margit Lukács
Mastering Bambi
Netherlands I 2010 I 13 min I HD Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
19:00 (£7 / £6)
World Premiere
Opening Film: I Am Nasrine
Tina Gharavi I UK / Iran I 2011 I 88 min I Digibeta I Sugg Cert. 15

An intimate coming-of-age story following Nasrine and her brother Ali,
as they flee their home in Tehran and set out to make another in the North
East of England.


Dewar's Lane Granary
21:00 (FREE)
Festival Commission
Penumbra
Gareth Hudson & Jack Burton I UK I 2011 I 5 min I Digital Video

A newly commissioned 3D projection animation, mapping the front of the 250-year old Granary.


The Maltings Stage Door Bar
22:00 – Late (FREE)
Opening Gala Party

Following the reception at the Dewar’s Lane Granary Café, celebrations will continue until late.


SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

Gymnasium Gallery
11:00 – 17:00 (FREE)
Paul Grimmer
Looking From a Distance
UK I 2010-11 I Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail


Bankhill Ice House
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)
Festival Commission
Darren Johnston
Maria
UK I 2011 I 8 min I HD Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail


Town Hall Prison Cells
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)

All screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail:

UK Premiere
Erwin Olaf
La Tristesse Riche
Netherlands I 2010 I 11 min I HD Video

World Premiere
Rammatik - Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir
Mare
UK I 2011 I 6 min I Super-8 transferred to Digital Video

World Premiere
Maria Anastassiou, Kelvin Brown, Joanna Byrne, Chris Paul Daniels, & Mark Pickles
Unravel: The Longest Hand-painted Film in Britain (Berwick excerpt)
UK I 2011 I 14 min I 16mm transferred to Digital Video

UK Premiere
Lawrence Jordan
Solar Sight
USA I 2011 I 15 min I Video transfer from 16mm film

Toby Tatum
The Golden Age
UK I 2010 I 6 min I Digital Video


Shoregate Ice House
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)
UK Premiere
Persjin Broersenbe & Margit Lukács
Mastering Bambi
Netherlands I 2010 I 13 min I HD Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
12:00 (£4 / £3)
Moomin and Midsummer Madness
Maria Lindberg I Finland I 2009 I 87 min I DVD I Sugg Cert. U

The Finnish fuzzy felt family is back for a new animated magical adventure based on Tove Jansson’s well-loved books, for young children and big kids alike.


The Maltings Stage Door Bar
13:00 – 18:30 (FREE)
Workshop
Unravel: The Longest Hand-painted Film In Britain

An opportunity to get creative - by drawing, painting and scratching directly onto 16mm film cells. No need to book, just turn up!


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
14:00 (£4 / £3)
Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker
Various I UK I 2010-2011 I 90 min I Sugg Cert. PG

The best short films from young filmmakers under 19 in the Scottish Borders and North East of England all compete for a cash prize.


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
16:00 (£5 / £4)
Arrietty
Hiromasa Yonebayashi I Japan I 2010 I 94 min I 35mm I U

Based on the children’s books, ‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton, and adapted by Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo), this beautifully hand-painted animation tells the adventures of the 14-year old Arrietty.


The Maltings Henry Travers Studio
16:30 – 20:00 (FREE)
Kristin & Davy Maguire
The Ice Book
UK I 2010 I 20 min I Multi-Media Performance

An exquisite experience of fragile paper cut-outs and video projections that sweep you right into the heart of a fantasy world through animation, book art and performance.


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
19:00 (£6 / £5)
UK Premiere
Hello! How Are You?
Alexandru Maftei I Romania I 2010 I 105 min I Digibeta I Sugg Cert. 15

A romantic comedy of the modern age, featuring a middle aged
couple whose stale relationship leads each of them into the world of internet dating – only to find each other!


Gymnasium Gallery
19:30 – 21:00 (FREE)
Reception
Paul Grimmer
Looking From a Distance
UK / 2010-11 I Video

A drinks reception for the Paul Grimmer exhibition, Looking From a Distance.


Dewar's Lane Granary
20:00 – 22:30 (FREE)
Festival Commission
Penumbra
Gareth Hudson & Jack Burton I UK I 2011 I 5 min I Digital Video

A late evening installation, screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail.


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
21:00 (£6 / £5)
The Company of Wolves
Neil Jordan I UK I 1984 I 95 min I 35 mm I 18

Adapted from Angela Carter’s short story, Company of Wolves is widely regarded as a classic fantasy film.

 

SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

Dewar's Lane Granary
10:30 – 12:30 (£4)
Animation Workshop

A stop-motion animation workshop designed to let your imaginations run wild! Suitable for children aged 8+

Gymnasium Gallery
11:00 – 17:00 (FREE)
Paul Grimmer
Looking From a Distance
UK I 2010-11 I Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail

Bankhill Ice House
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)
Festival Commission
Darren Johnston
Maria
UK I 2011 I 8 min I HD Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail

Town Hall Prison Cells
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)

All screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail:

UK Premiere
Erwin Olaf
La Tristesse Riche
Netherlands I 2010 I 11 min I HD Video

World Premiere
Rammatik - Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir
Mare
UK I 2011 I 6 min I Super-8 transferred to Digital Video

World Premiere
Maria Anastassiou, Kelvin Brown, Joanna Byrne, Chris Paul Daniels, & Mark Pickles
Unravel: The Longest Hand-painted Film in Britain (Berwick excerpt)
UK I 2011 I 14 min I 16mm transferred to Digital Video

UK Premiere
Lawrence Jordan
Solar Sight
USA I 2011 I 15 min I Video transfer from 16mm film

Toby Tatum
The Golden Age
UK I 2010 I 6 min I Digital Video

Shoregate Ice House
11:00 – 17:30 (FREE)
UK Premiere
Persjin Broersenbe & Margit Lukács
Mastering Bambi
Netherlands I 2010 I 13 min I HD Video

Screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
11:30 (£4/ £3)
La Belle et la Bête
Jean Cocteau I French I 1946 I 93 min I 35mm I PG

Cocteau’s wonderful screen adaptation of Madame Leprince de Beaumont’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’, one of the defining examples of the fairy tale film genre.

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
13:30 (£5 / £4)
Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest
Michel Ocelot I France I 2006 I 99 min I U

A fairy tale fantasy featuring two princes who grow up as brothers but embark on a quest as rivals, to rescue a legendary fairy.

The Town Hall Prison Cells
13:30 – 14:30 (FREE)
Artists’ Talk

A chance to meet commissioned artists Darren Johnston, whose work Maria screens at Bankhill Ice House, and Gareth Hudson & Jack Burton, whose work Penumbra is being projected at the Granary, as well as Unravel, Rammatik and Toby Tatum, whose works are all installed in the Prison Cells.


Café Curio
14:30 (£8 / £6)
Special Event
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

The Festival invites you to a tea party you won’t forget! A variety of sandwiches, scones, and tea will be served - along with a showing of the first ever screen adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland from 1903.


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
15:30 (£4 / £3)
Shorts Programme
Tall Tales & Short Stories
Various I International I 2010-11I 75 min I Digibeta I Sugg Cert. 15

An exciting range of short fiction, animation and experimental film from all over the world, featuring a mix of recent award winners and festival favourites, as well as the World Premiere of Mare, from Faroese artists Rammatik, and shot here on the Berwick coast.

The Maltings Henry Travers Studio
15:30 – 17:30 (£4)
Workshop
The Ice Book Workshop

An insight into the workings of The Ice Book (showing as an installation on Saturday) inviting you to create your own story through green screen technology! Suitable for children aged 10+


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
17:30 (£6 / £5)
Le Quattro Volte
Presented by Berwick Film Society
Michelangelo Frammartino I Italy I 2010 I 88 min I 35mm I U

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy.

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
19:30 (£6 / £5)
Live Event
The Blue Bird
Maurice Tourneur I USA I 1918 I 75 min I Sugg. PG

This stunning silent movie, preserved with original tinting, will be accompanied by Carl Heslop, whose Compton Organ was recently found abandoned in Berwickshire and restored to its former glory.

Dewar's Lane Granary
20:00 – 22:30 (FREE)
Festival Commission
Penumbra
Gareth Hudson & Jack Burton I UK I 2011 I 5 min I Digital Video

A late evening installation, screening as part Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s Artists’ Trail.


Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2011 wouldn’t be possible without the support of the following organisations:

Funders:
Arts Council England
Northern Film & Media
Northumberland County Council
Community Foundation
Northern Rock Foundation
The Cooperative Foundation
Berwick Town Council

Sponsors:
Berwick Workspace
Demon Information Systems Ltd.
East Coast
General Mills
Martins the Printers
Newcastle University
University of Derby


Booking Info:

Tickets available to purchase from www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com and from the Maltings Theatre & Cinema’s Box Office:
Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1AJ, UK.

Box Office: 01289 330999

Tickets are priced as shown, and are subject to a 50p online booking fee.
The Festival Pass, priced at £20 / £15 concessions, offers entry to all films (excluding The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and workshops). Entry to the Artists’ Trail is free, with no need to book.

Travel Info:

To find out about getting to Berwick, including special coaches running directly to the Festival from Newcastle Central Station, and back again, for only £5, go to www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/getting-to-berwick.

Small Print:

Please note that all information is correct at time of going to print and may be subject to alteration. Ticket Offers are subject to availability; only one discount available per ticket at any time. Reservations must be paid for in advance. We regret we are unable to offer refunds. The certifications used in the programme are a mixture of BBFC classifications and recommended age ratings suggested by the Festival.

Return to the press release archive