New man in hotseat for popular festival

The award-winning Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, which takes place later this year, has unveiled its new director.

Peter Taylor, a film programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam, has taken over from Melanie Iredale.

He will immediately begin the selection and commissioning of artists and filmmakers for the 2015 showcase, themed Fact or Fiction.

The call for submissions and proposals will be open to interested filmmakers and artists in early March.

This year’s festival – the 11th of its kind – runs in Berwick from Wednesday, September 23, to Sunday, September 27. Tickets go on sale in May.

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