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2017 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.

INDEFINITE VISIONS

Films from ‘The Audiovisual Essay’, a series of collaborations between academics and filmmakers.

REASONS TO BE ANXIOUS, PART 3

Shorts: Technology takes on its dystopian mantle as we plunge into the digital detritus of our world.

FROM THE FARM

Shorts: Films from the Independent Imaging Retreat (aka. Film Farm) offered in rural Ontario every summer.

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.


NATURE SPIRITS

Shorts: Visceral explorations of nature, travel, digital impressionism, light, number and spectatorship.


RESIDENCIES

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