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RACHEL MACLEAN at VENICE

Rachel Maclean’s new film commission, Spite Your Face, curated by Alchemy Film & Arts for the 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2017.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Behind the Curtain is a celebration of the diversity of cinema. New film season running from Thur 14 Sep – Fri 8 Dec in venues in Selkirk, Galashiels and Hawick. 

EXHIBITIONS

An exciting new programme of exhibitions, events and workshops.

FILM SUBMISSIONS 2018

Submissions for the 2018 Alchemy Film Festival (3-7 May 2018) are open!

RESIDENCIES

Two residency programmes are offered for artists working with film moving image, in partnership with the cultural retreat centre Café Tissardmine.


HOMEGROWN & WILD

A screening of short experimental films in celebration of the humble vegetable, accompanied by a special talk and reading by Borders based author Fi Martynoga. Come along, and bring your favourite vegetable to add to our altar of vegetable appreciation!

EXPERIMENTAL FILM TASTER WORKSHOP

Join Borders filmmaker Jason Moyes in Duns for a one day introduction to the basics of experimental film. Discussions, Ideas, Shooting, Editing and a chance to show your work to the group at the end of the day.


MOVING PICTURES: BILL BROWN

Fri 27 October – Thu 9 November

Moving Pictures is a 3-channel slide projector installation in which an animated series of colorful geometrical forms is simultaneously projected and composited on a moving projection screen.

NOBODY SPEAK: KERRY JONES

Fri 1 December – Sat 16 December 2017

“Nobody Speak” couples and uncouples significance. Useless, irresponsible and subconscious impulses appearing then disappearing into the black screen, creating and frustrating expectations.

WELCOME BACK TO SOUTHSIDE: CHRISTOPHER STEEL

Wed 20 December – Sun 31 December 2017

Christopher Steel’s silent film, Welcome Back to Southside. It shows a journey home from work superimposed 36 times onto one reel of 16mm film, then expanded digitally with a traveling loop.

2017 PAST PROGRAMME

120 Films over 4 days, 30 World premieres, expanded cinema performances, 13 moving installations!

FEATURES

Henry Coombes / Sarah Pucill / Timothy Neat / Rachel Maclean / Brecht Debackere / Karolina Breguła / Mike Hoolboom / Andrew Kötting. 

FILMMAKING SYMPOSIUM 2017

Alchemical Visions: Open to all, featuring talks and presentations by revered filmmakers and leading industry figures.

INSTALLATIONS

Thirteen moving image installations around the town of Hawick.

SCREENING ROOM

The Screening Room is a series of timed collections of short and mid-length works, showing each day throughout the festival.

ANDREW KOTTING: FILM-WALK

An 8-mile walk to the historic Hermitage Castle, led by Andrew Kötting, with Claudia Barton and Anonymous Bosch.