Download the 2011 Festival Programme.

A magical weekend inspired by the four elements – Fire, Earth, Air and Water, packed with screenings, art installations around the town and special events.

Now in our second year, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is fast becoming a real cultural highlight for the Scottish Borders, attracting local, national and international filmmakers and audiences. We are proud to present the festival in Hawick, a mill-town with a great tradition of innovation and creativity. This year, our programme offers a host of feature films, experimental short films, moving image installations and special events, all themed around landscape and the four elements.

In addition to the main screenings and events at Heart of Hawick – Tower Mill, we are delighted to be offering an expanded programme that includes two full days of screenings in the cosy 42 seat Hawick Film and Video Group cinema, as well as several artist-led moving image installations in empty shops around the town. We have lots of other great stuff in the pipeline, so be sure to check the website for late additions to our screenings, installations and events. A festival supplement will also be available at the ticket office. We hope you are at once entertained, transformed and inspired by all that you see and hear.

Richard Ashrowan, Creative Director