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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!

CUT-PASTE-PLAY

In 2018 Alchemy Film & Arts are very excited to present the first “Alchemy Young Moving Image Makers” Programme of work.


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!

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.

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.