International success for Festival Artists
Congratulations to our Inntravel Short Film competition artists whose works have been selected for the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam! A Distant Episode by Ben Rivers, From Our Own Correspondent by Lucy Clout and winner of the Inntravel Short Film Award Consider the Belvedere by Julia Feyrer & Tamara Henderson will screen in Rotterdam during the festival, which takes place on 27th January - 7th February 2016. Miranda Pennell's The Host will also feature in IFFR’s Mid-Length section, which will be presented by BFMAF Festival Director, Peter Taylor.
The full programme and screening times will be announced on the 22nd January here.
Many congratulations also to BFMAF veteran Ben Russell, whose new piece He Who Eats Children will have it’s world premiere in Berlinale as part of the Shorts programme. Russell's 2014 The Twilight State was commissioned by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Northern Film & Media. Salomé Lamas' new film Eldorado XXI will also premiere as part of Berlinale's Forum. In September 2015, Lamas took part in the first Berwick New Cinema seminar series, alongside a screening of her earlier work, No Man's Land.
The 66th Berlinale takes place on 11th - 21st February, full programme coming soon here.
And we are delighted that Peter Burr has received the Creative Capital Award of $90,000 in funding towards career development and creation of his new project Aria End, which develops the themes and technology presented in his media installation Cave Exits, voted audience favourite at last year's Festival.
Well done to all!