Alchemy Film and Moving Image


Experiments in Cinema is honored to have been invited to participate in the 6th edition of the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland. We will be traveling to that festival to present a program of films from our archive themed around the idea of altered states. The festival runs April 14–17, 2016.

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. We also engage in developmental projects for experimental film and artists’ moving image production in Scotland, including artists’ filmmaking Residencies, international Touring Programmes and Community Filmmaking initiatives.

Our 2016 theme is “Altered State”, including notions of transcendence, political transition and subversion, shifts in personal or visual perspective, psychological and material change, mental or spiritual transformation, excavations of notions of contemporary counterculture.

The Festival was initiated in 2010 as a collaborative project between Alchemy Film & Arts (a registered Scottish charity), Heart of Hawick (a venue and cultural regeneration initiative run by Scottish Borders Council) and Creative Arts Business Network (CABN). It is now run as a partnership project between Alchemy Film & Arts and Heart of Hawick. Richard Ashrowan, a Scottish Borders based moving image artist, has been the festival’s Creative Director since 2010.

The annual festival is themed each year, with a focus on high quality artistic projects and experimental short film of the highest international standing.

see http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk for more details!

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