This week marks the opening of the 7th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, with a programme of film screenings, artists’ moving image installations, artist talks and hands-on activity as part of it’s Once Upon a Time programme.
The Festival begins with the switch on of the Artist Trail at 11am on Friday 23rd – a series of video projections and installations in locations around the town, including The Gymnasium Gallery, The Town Hall Prison Cells, Bankhill Ice House and Shoregate Ice House, which run until 5.30pm each evening over the Festival weekend.
The official opening film however takes place at 7pm at the Maltings theatre & Cinema, and marks the world premiere for North East England-Iranian co-production I Am Nasrine. Swept along by an incredible lead performance and powerful soundtrack, I Am Nasrine is an intimate coming-of-age story set to capture imaginations at film festivals the world over. The Festival were delighted to confirm recently that director Tina Gharavi, the film’s producers, and cast & crew, including the Micsha Sadeghi, the actress who plays Nasrine, would all be in attendance. The film was produced by Tina’s production company Bridge + Tunnel as part of a project in which local refugees’ voices were heard and their stories told.
Highlights for children, young people & their families over the weekend include The Ice Book, a beautiful miniature pop-up theatre show which is being projected in the Maltings Henry Travers Theatre on Saturday afternoon, while Sunday afternoon offers a workshop with the artists behind The Ice Book, allowing kids aged 10+ to see behind the scenes and to experiment themselves with green screen technology!0.
Tickets, as with all events, can be bought The Maltings Theatre & Cinema Box Office on 01289 330999 and from www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com
Tickets are available to purchase now from the Maltings Theatre & Cinema’s Box Office: Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1AJ, UK.Box Office: 01289 330999
Ticket prices vary, and are subject to a 50p online booking fee.
The Festival Pass, priced at £20 / £15 concessions, offers entry to all films (excluding The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, satellite events and workshops). Entry to the Artists’ Trail is free, with no need to book.
Travel Info: To find out about getting to Berwick, including special coaches running directly to the Festival from Newcastle Central Station, and back again, for only £5, go to www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/getting-to-berwick