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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.


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.

IT’S MY (PRIVATE) LIFE

Shorts: From family trauma and home life to domestic abstractions and representations of interior space. 

DAVID GATTEN: WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES?

Shorts: A Selection of 21st Century Movies by David Gatten, appearing in person to present five 16mm films and one hybrid 16mm & Digital Cinema work.


SELF REGISTRATION

Shorts: Seven films that differently explore how we occupy space, through the formation of groups, or individual expression.


VIDEO STROLLS

Shorts: This programme presents contemporary artists’ films on memory, landscape and sunlight.


RHYTHMS CRACKLE

Shorts: 8 films that rhythmically crackle through poetry, cut words, remembered stories and glowing crystalline abstractions.