Close

The eleventh edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival will take place 29 April – 3 May 2021.

Alchemy Film & Arts champions the highest quality in experimental film and artists’ moving image. Our annual festival platforms short and feature-length work in the form of cinema screenings, multi-channel installations and live audiovisual performances.

An archive of our previous festivals can be found here. The programme for our 2020 edition can be found here


DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES

  • Earlybird Deadline/Entry Fee – 4 September 2020/£5
  • Regular Deadline/Entry Fee – 4 December 2020/£8
  • For our 2021 edition, Installations and Expanded Cinema proposals are free to submit. 

HOW TO SUBMIT

  • All short and feature-length films intended to be shown in a cinema should be submitted here.
  • All installations and expanded cinema proposals should be submitted here.

FEE WAIVERS

  • We are happy to offer fee waivers to any artist in need of one. Get in touch here – no questions asked!
  • We also waive fees for anyone who lives in the Scottish Borders. Get in touch here if you are a Scottish Borders resident.

PREMIERE STATUS

  • We have no restrictions on the premiere status of a film, though prefer not to screen work that has already been widely shown in Scotland. We will also favour work completed after 1 January 2020.

SCREENING FEES

  • We have increased our screening fees for all work selected from submissions:
    — £50 per short or medium-length film (less than 60 minutes)
    — £100 per feature-length film (more than 60 minutes)
    — Installations and performances are remunerated according to the specific needs and nature of the work
  • All payments will be made via PayPal after the Festival.

FORMATS AND CAPTIONS

  • We screen films from DCP and 16mm, and can accept most other common digital formats.
  • We are providing all films with captions/Subtitles for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) audiences, in the event captions/SDH are not already available.

SELECTION AND PRINT TRAFFIC

  • All notifications of selection will be sent out in early March 2021 if not before.
  • Final screening copies should be received by us within 4 weeks of notification.
  • In the case of digital files, we prefer to receive final screening copies electronically – i.e., via Dropbox, WeTranser or download link.