Maggie Ellis to host artist talk

06/09/2014

Maggie Ellis to host artist talk

We’re delighted to be welcoming Maggie Ellis to Berwick to host the artist talk with Ben Russell (The Twilight State), Kristina Cranfeld (Manufactured Britishness) and John Wallace & Professor Pete Smith (Tweed-Cinema Sark).

Maggie Ellis is Head of Film London’s Artists’ Moving Image Network, a department which commissions artists’ films and runs the prestigious annual Jarman Award. Maggie has been in the film and TV industries for 24 years, working with broadcasters, distributors and associated companies. She has set up commissioning schemes, for shorts and feature films, including the ‘Microwave’ production scheme for debut feature film-makers. These initiatives have helped launch the careers of some highly regarded UK filmmaking talent.

On Saturday 20th September, at 1pm at The Maltings, Maggie will host a free Q&A session offering you the chance to meet the artists behind The Twilight State, by Ben Russell (commissioned by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Northern Film & Media), Tweed-Cinema Sark by John Wallace & Pete Smith (commissioned by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival with Northumbria University and Northumbrian Water) and Manufactured Britishness by Kristina Cranfeld – all of which are exhibiting as looped installations in ice houses across Berwick, all day every day from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st September.

Entry to the installations and to the artist talk on Saturday 20th September is free of charge with no need to book.