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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival open for entries

Deadline: June 16, 2014, 9:00 am

The 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for its Festival programme; entries will be considered for all areas of the Festival programme, including installations, screenings, and short film programmes - as well as the 2nd Inntravel Short Film Award. Screening will take place during the festival in September 2014.

Over the past nine years, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has grown a reputation for pushing the boundaries between film and art, bringing together those who work as filmmakers, and moving image artists, and those who work on the fringes, internationally.

Each year, the Festival is curated to a theme, and this year we focus on Border Crossing – taking audiences on a journey, starting in the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and travelling, migrating and transcending borders in all directions.

 Taking its starting point as Berwick’s position at the heart of what was once known as the ‘debatable lands,’ and with an identity neither English nor Scottish but all of its own, and will cross borders, exploring border identities all over the world.

Taking place in the same week as the historic Scotland independence referendum, the Festival will bring together independent film and artists’ video to explore boundaries – on the map and in the mind – and the spaces in between.

Works submitted to the Festival should explore themes of cultural heritage, changing identities from individual to societal and cultural, travel and migration, and the crossing of boundaries. 

Within this theme, we encourage film and moving image submissions of all types and lengths including narrative and experimental, live action and animation, fiction and documentary. We encourage filmmakers and visual artists from all over the world to submit work.

For more information on the entry guidelines and to submit your film, please click here.

All single screen works under 20 minutes in length will automatically be eligible for selection for the Inntravel Short Film Award. The competitive programme will be selected by the Festival’s curators, and the winning work will be awarded by a professional jury during the Festival, where £750 (approx. €900) will be donated towards the artist/director’s next project.

A small administration fee is charged as part of the online process: £12 for short films and videos, and £24 for feature films.

The final deadline for submissions is Monday 16 June.