This year’s symposium – focusing on Creative Strategies – seeks to delve into the diversity of methods and approaches to making experimental film and moving image
THU 3 MAY / 1:00pm / £25/15
This year we are exhibiting twelve moving image installations in disused spaces, empty buildings and spare rooms around Hawick
THU 3 – SUN 6 MAY / FREE
Insect, the film Jan Švankmajer says will be his last, is at once a vibrant celebration of the raw power of the imaginary and a darkly humorous dose of misanthropic surrealism.
SAT 5 MAY / 7:00pm / £5
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival shows the current state of a short film genre which lies somewhere between poetry, film and new media.
FRI 4 MAY / 10:00am / £5
A four-part bio-pic that narrates moments from the lives of Fats Waller, Jackson Pollock, Janieta Eyre and Frida Khalo.
FRI 4 MAY / 4:30pm / £5
This special double bill explores gendered modes of representation in cinema.
FRI 4 MAY / 2:20pm / £5
A double bill of beautifully observed and politically charged films.
FRI 4 MAY / 7:20pm / £5
An evening celebrating the resurgence of artist interest in Super 8, embracing the experimental and performative potential of the format.
FRI 4 MAY / 9:30pm / FREE
The 16mm touring programme from the 2018 edition of Ann Arbor Film Festival.
SAT 5 MAY / 10:00am / £5
Questioning the authority of philosophical discourse, these two films examine and reposition philosophical sites of activity.
SAT 5 MAY / 4:00pm / £5
Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s Civil Rites and Michel Pavlou’s The Barbarians, in a double bill that makes time, politics and history overlap.
SAT 5 MAY / 7:30pm / £5
Two performances which take two rich cultural traditions and meld them with a deeply experimental sensibility.
SAT 5 MAY / 9:25pm / FREE
A striking, beguiling, sometimes disturbing yet always rewarding selection that evidences what cultural difference is often much less than we might presume.
SUN 6 MAY / 10:00am / £5
This programme is a mood shifting selection of films connected by themes of environmental destruction, consumerism, hidden identity and perspectives of reality.
SUN 5 MAY / 11:40am / £5
Join us on a walk to Fatlips Castle for a pop-up screening of Stan Brakhage’s Text of Light.
MON 7 MAY / £10 (plus booking fee)
Featuring animation, narrative, experimentation, performance and documentary, this selection brings together films that differently resist compliance, defy expectations and assert identity.
SUN 6 MAY / 4:00pm / £5
A selection of the work created by the filmmakers who attended Alchemy’s 2017 moving image residencies in Morocco.
SUN 6 MAY / 2:00pm / £5
Ela Orleans presents new work, and performs her new soundtrack to Guy Maddin’s Cowards Bend the Knee.
SUN 6 MAY / 7:45pm / £5
Alchemy Film & Arts is a registered Scottish Charity: SC042142.