Lights, camera,’s nearly time for 10th anniversary film festival

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick
The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick

Film premiers, site-specific installations and live events will turn Berwick into a living cinema later this month, as part of its 10th Film and Media Arts Festival.

The event, which runs from Wednesday, September 17, to Sunday, September 21, is expected to attract thousands of visitors, artists and filmmakers.

The theme this year is Border Crossing. Audiences will be taken on a journey, setting out to cross and transcend borders in all directions and exploring border identities all over the world.

It will bring together independent film and artists’ video to explore boundaries – on the map and in the mind – and the spaces in between.

The festival is an international celebration of the art of film. The inaugural showcase took place in September 2005, with a vision to transform Berwick into one big screen – a visual and cultural spectacle – and the celebration has taken place every year since.

The festival is produced by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Ltd, which is governed by a board of 11 trustees.

The event takes place throughout the town, including venues such as The Maltings, the town hall and railway station.

The full programme is now live and a Festival Pass, priced £35, or £30 conc, can get you in to everything.

For more details, visit the website.