Our new Festival Director is announced!

14/01/2015

Our new Festival Director is announced!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Festival Director, Peter Taylor.

Taylor, pictured, a film programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), one of Europe’s most significant annual showcases of cinema and a member of their selection committee for its short film and artists’ moving image programmes, joins the award-winning Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival this January and will immediately begin working on the 11th edition of the Festival, with the theme ‘Fact or Fiction’.

Of his appointment Taylor said, “I’ve followed Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival with great interest as it has evolved into one of the few UK film festivals that is as serious about cinema as it is about commissioning and exhibiting artists’ moving image. It is with great pleasure and excitement that I step into the position of Festival Director.”

Huw Davies, the chairman and co-founder of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, said "Peter brings a wealth of experience in the international film festival circuit, admirable curatorial and programming skills, a wonderful drive and enthusiasm to the Festival and to the town. We are delighted to have him has part of our team and very much look forward to working with him on ‘Fact or Fiction’, our 11th edition this September.”

> Read more about Peter Taylor's appointment here