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.
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.
In 2018 Alchemy Film & Arts are very excited to present the first “Alchemy Young Moving Image Makers” Programme of work.
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 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.
120 Films over 4 days, 30 World premieres, expanded cinema performances, 13 moving installations!
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.
Henry Coombes / Sarah Pucill / Timothy Neat / Rachel Maclean / Brecht Debackere / Karolina Breguła / Mike Hoolboom / Andrew Kötting.
Alchemical Visions: Open to all, featuring talks and presentations by revered filmmakers and leading industry figures.
The Screening Room is a series of timed collections of short and mid-length works, showing each day throughout the festival.
Three Expended Cinema Performances were held at the 2017 festival. Find out more here!
The films included in the programme are the result of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project called ‘The Audiovisual Essay: a digital methodology for film and media studies’, a series of collaborations between academics and filmmakers, working in the blurry area between scholarship and artists’ film. Curated by Richard Misek.
Alchemy Film & Arts is a registered Scottish Charity: SC042142, Company No 452485.