ALCHEMY FILM AND MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL 2023: SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Taking place in Hawick each spring, our flagship event is the biggest film festival of its kind in Scotland, screening a diverse range of experimental film and artists’ moving image in a warm, intimate and inclusive setting.
Including cinema screenings, discussions, communal meals and moving-image exhibitions in venues around town, the event is known for the openness, solidarity, humour and non-competitive nature with which it is delivered.
The thirteenth edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image will take place 27 – 30 April 2023 and submissions are open until 1 November 2022.
In delivering our flagship event we are committed to the following:
We strongly advise you read our Terms & Conditions, included below, before entering your work for consideration.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES
We offer two deadlines, an earlybird deadline for discounted submissions and a regular deadline:
We ask that filmmakers submit their work on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. We do not ask for proof of circumstances, but ask that you are honest to allow us to keep fees as low as possible.
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 2022.
All work selected from submissions will receive:
FORMATS AND CAPTIONS
SELECTION AND PRINT TRAFFIC
HOW TO SUBMIT
All entries must be received via our FilmFreeway portal. We cannot accept submissions sent to our team direct.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
A film festival unlike any other in Scotland, with a distinctive focus on unusual, experimental filmmaking that blurs the boundary between cinema and visual arts.
Experimentation is no more than a style if it doesn’t change the structures we participate in… If the current film industry specialises in the extraction and exploitation of human resources, then Alchemy is an exercise in radical imagination… A space of mutual aid, solidarity, a care network for both the people and the land…
It was really inspiring how you held the festival, the care and attention, and to see the way that relations are building in and around Alchemy in Hawick. I am already looking forward to next year!
Alchemy is a true flagship for inclusion.
Really had a wonderful time screening with Alchemy! The communication was impeccable and it is clear they love filmmakers.
Wonderful curation, beautiful festival, a dream for experimental filmmakers!
A truly wonderful film festival, run by people who are professional and passionate about experimental film. Both of these traits shine consistently through every step of the process.
One of the best festivals out there.
Photos: Oliver Benton