Alchemy Film & Arts is based in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick. We work with communities and artists both locally and internationally, using film as a way to come together, have conversations and make positive change.

Read more about who we are and what we do.


Our flagship event is the biggest film festival of its kind in Scotland, screening a diverse range of experimental film in a warm, intimate and inclusive setting in Hawick each spring.

Submissions to our 2023 edition are now open.


Film Town is our year-round community engagement and creative learning programme that places inclusion, equity and social justice at its centre through collaboration, partnerships and critical practice.

Read more about Film Town.


We host artists in residence throughout the year to support the creation of new work researching and responding to the borders, boundaries and lines of Hawick and the Scottish Borders.

Read more about our current residencies project.