Between November 2014 and February 2015, Alchemy ran a series of workshops aimed at getting people in the Scottish Borders involved in filmmaking.
Borders residents between the ages of 16 and 116 were invited to learn to make films in this project sponsored by Alchemy Film & Arts and Awards for All. Through a series of workshops and master classes held between the 5th of November 2014 and the 5th of February 2015, the SBCFI trained interested Borders residents to make a film, from concept to completion. Films created through the initiative were screened at the 2015 Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Hawick on the 19th of April 2015.
After the conclusion of the workshops, many members of the group decided to continue to meet, to screen work, discuss, and drink coffee, evolving into the Moving Image Makers Collective, who meet regularly throughout the year.