The 2012 Festival Programme is now live! Traverse the wild with us through a magical long weekend of feature films, short film screenings, installations and special events.

Our short film programme is split into four programmes – Wilder Moves, Fictive Landscapes, Traversing the Wild 1 and Traversing the Wild 2. In addition, our special Screening Room programme, which runs parallel to the main auditorium screenings, will be showing over 35 short films and features over the three days.

Our third year brings a truly international programme of filmmaking, exploring our relationship to the natural world and how we move through the idea of wild. The wild may equally be an outward experience of place or an inward feeling of something untamed, mysterious and unknowable, fearful even. In traversing the wild, we find ourselves moving with a filmmaker’s eye, through wild spaces, places, memories and imagined worlds. It is a searching, involving both filmmaker and viewer in a seeking out unique to the inner vision of every individual.

This year’s programme also traverses the whole globe and we are delighted to welcome the attendance of filmmakers from France, Italy, Germany, Chile and the USA, for a screening programme of well over sixty short films and features. We are also celebrating Hawick, a mill-town with a great tradition for innovation and creativity, coupled with a certain spirit of wildness. This year sees our first specially commissioned film about the historic Hawick Common Riding, plus a unique ‘film walk’ in the remote Ettrick Valley, connecting us all to that landscape heritage we are all a part of. We hope you will join us in our filmic journey through the wild, and find yourself inspired and uplifted.

Richard Ashrowan, Creative Director

A printable PDF version of our full 2012 Programme can also be downloaded here:

For the 2011 programme, You can download a PDF of the 2011 Programme and the 2011 Festival Supplement.


Heart of Hawick – Tower Mill
Hawick TD9 0AE