The 4th Berwick upon Tweed Film and Media Festival takes place between 28 – 30 November 2008. The Film Festival is an annual event which rotates between a Minifest (this year) and a full blown affair (2007). The theme of the 2008 Festival is the “State of Berwick” reflecting Berwick’s historical tug of war between England and Scotland through light, cinema and sound.
The Festival kicks off the with Opening Night Gala on Friday 28 November with “The Cabinet of Dr Calligari” accompanied by live original soundtrack, followed by a party at the Barrels Ale House featuring live music from local bands.
There will be a programme of films screened at The Maltings. It costs Â£4.00 per film (concessions and family tickets available) or you can buy a Big Ticket for entry to all screenings on the Saturday and Sunday for Â£16.
Running alongside the Film Festival, Northumberland Lights will be illuminating historic sites along the Elizabethan town walls such as the Magazine and the Dewar Lane Granary between 16.30 – 20:00.
There will also be local archive film screened at an icehouse and a Tongues of Fire performance at Berwick Barracks with tickets for both these events costing Â£3.
I’ll be stewarding at some of the events and attending the Opening Night Gala.