Moving Image Makers Collective (MIMC) is a Scottish Borders Based group of Filmmakers, Filmlovers, Writers, Artists, and creatives of all types, which started life as a series of workshops run as part of the Scottish Borders Community Filmmaking Initiative by Alchemy Film & Arts in 2014. They meet in various locations around the Borders on a regular basis – Check out their Facebook page to find details of their next meeting, and to join the conversation.

Read on for more information on Alchemy and MIMC projects…

MIMC at Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 2018

Image: Patrick Rafferty

MIMC at Alchemy’s 2017 Exhibition Programme:

Kerry Jones | Nobody Speak | Fri 1 December – Sat 16 December 2017 | Hawick
Dismantled, manipulated audio, moving and still image in a sculptural immersive installation. “Nobody Speak” couples and uncouples significance. Useless, irresponsible and subconscious impulses appearing then disappearing into the black screen, creating and frustrating expectations. Full details here.

Jessie Growden | Work in Progress | 31 August and 2 September 2017 | Hawick
An exploration into the process of combining moving image and landscape painting. The artist was present during the exhibition and created paintings informed by image and sound, in an attempt to present the landscape as a visual translation from life to moving image to an object – the painting. Full details here.

Nicoletta Stephanz | pf(hy)steria | 24 and 26 August 2017 | Hawick
A selection of Nicoletta’s recent film works, including a collaboration with Artist Joy Parker. Nicoletta’s newest work, pf(hy)steria explores the impact of illness on one’s life, paths to recovery and a sense of lost time. Full details here.

Narda Azaria Dalgleish | What About the Ineffable? | 17 and 19 August 2017 | Hawick 
What About the Ineffable? An experimental moving image retrospective of selected works created between 2014-2017. In addition to the screening of the films there is a ‘forest’ installation of silk banners behind the curtain onto which 2 black and white films of 100 peoples’ portraits were screened. Full details here.

Jane Houston Green | Here, There, Everywhere | 10 and 12 August 2017 | Hawick
Four films made in 2016 and a current work in progress, which the Artist is planning to develop into an amalgamated work called ‘A Shadow Symphony’. Full details here.

Jason Moyes | Minus Nine | 3 and 5 August 2017 | Hawick
Featuring works produced from 2014 to March this year ‘Minus Nine’ explores a range of themes and maps the artist’s journey as a filmmaker. Myths and legends are retold, Berwick is at war with St. Petersburg, the American dream is represented in found footage and red lights cast a spell. Full details here.

Beverley Cornwell| On Exhibit | 27 and 29 July 2017 | Hawick
A compilation of short films by Beverley Cornwell that explores themes that emerge when looking at exhibited animals as objects and art, and investigates the way we share our spaces with animals in museums, zoos, and art galleries. Full details here.

Patrick Rafferty | Rhythm, Routine and Ritual | 20 and 22 July 2017 | Hawick
The first part of an ongoing project, using still and moving image. Examining how intertwined, yet partitioned our lives can be- causality and entropy, light and shadow, growth and decay. Full details here.

Frank Brown | A Retrospective | 9-18 June 2017 | Hawick
Borders-based documentary filmmaker Frank Brown, has been making films for almost 3Be0 years. Utilising ever-changing camera technology, he has captured countless significant local events, international travels, Borders culture and remarkable wildlife footage, all with great style and humility. Full details here.

MIMC at Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 2017

MIMC at Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 2016

Image: Kerry Jones

You can read more about MIMC projects on their website here.