BERWICK Film & Media Arts Festival 2010 ANNOUNCES DATES


BERWICK Film & Media Arts Festival 10 ANNOUNCES DATES

15 – 19 September, 2010
Berwick upon Tweed

The website goes live today for the 6th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival - a celebration of the art of film, set in the historical border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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 open for entries!

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is a celebration of the moving image in all its many forms and 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:

Commissioning tenders inviting moving image artists to respond to 2010’s theme will be available shortly, watch the website for details: <>

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!

Says Festival Director Melanie Iredale:
We’re really excited about the Stagings programme for this year’s Festival; we’ve seen some great films, are in talks with some really interesting artists, and are looking forward to seeing the submissions entered in response to our chosen theme. With films, videos and installations being curated for a range of venues and locations across the town, and the town walls, the whole of Berwick is set to become illuminated in September.”

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

Image: The Changing Face from Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2007 © Nick Clark / BFMAF

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