Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2013 – Open for submissions and launches new short film award

PUBLISHED: 13:41 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:21 26 February 2013

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2013 – Open for submissions and launches new short film award

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2013 – Open for submissions and launches new short film award

The 9th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival – an international celebration of the art of film – has opened its annual call for entries, and today launches its inaugural Best Short Film Award, sponsored by Inntravel.

The 9th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival an international celebration of the art of film has opened its annual call for entries, and today launches its inaugural Best Short Film Award, sponsored by Inntravel.

Set in the far North of England, and straddling the border with Scotland, the theme for Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival this year is North by Northeast - exploring the regions historical, industrial and travel links with Northern Europe, and with the North Sea that connects us.

Now in its ninth year, the Festival will once again transform the town of Berwick into one big cinema screen through a programme of film premieres, site-specific installations, and live events in locations across Berwick-upon-Tweed and along the town walls.

Artists and filmmakers are welcome to submit moving image works of all types and lengths, in response to the theme, North by Northeast, for consideration. Further guidelines and details of how to enter can be found at: http://www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/submit-your-film

Following the success of the introduction of the Early Bird offer last year, entrants can submit their works for only 5 (approx 6) for short films and 15 (18) for feature films if submitted by 26th April. The final deadline for submissions is 29th June, and the programme will be announced mid-August.

This year, the Festival launches its first ever award for Best Short Film, in which artists and filmmakers will compete for a cash prize of 500 (approx 570), sponsored by Inntravel, and awarded by a Jury on the night. All single screen films that respond to the theme, and are up to 16 minutes in length, will automatically be eligible for selection for the Inntravel Short Film Competition.

Festival Board Member Samm Haillay from Third Films (Better Things, Self Made) said today:

Were delighted to be working with Inntravel to launch this great opportunity for artists and filmmakers to compete for 500 towards their next work.

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