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You can browse our cinema screenings on this page. We’ve also included other events on this page (just to in case you miss them!), but you can also browse these events separately. And don’t forget our exhibitions programme, which is free to view each day of the festival.

Tickets to all cinema screenings in Heart of Hawick are priced £5 / £7 / £9 on a ‘pay what you can afford‘ basis.

All films in our screenings programme have descriptive subtitles for deaf audiences, and all introductions and Q&As have BSL interpretation. 

Further details about tickets and access measures can be found on our How to Access page.


THURSDAY 2 MAY

OPENING EVENT
SONS OF HEROES 60TH ANNIVERSARY
20:00 – 21:00
Join us for a 60th anniversary screening of Hawick Film Group’s 1964 film Sons of Heroes, newly digitised preceded by a live performance from Hawick Saxhorn Band.

OPENING RECEPTION
NIGHTCAP
21:00 – late
Join us for a wee nightcap in the Heart of Hawick café bar. Free entry with any festival cinema ticket. 


FRIDAY 3 MAY

SHORTS
OF LINES AND CREASES
10:00 – 11:30
Across ancient geologies, oceanic depths and celestial bodies, seven films push at the borders and boundaries of perspective. 

SHORTS
SHAPES YOU TAKE
12:00 – 13:30
Nine films seek orientation in the world – sketching, animating, performing and speculating about the body and senses in motion. 

SHORTS
THIS PART OF ME WHICH IS YOU
14:30 – 16:00
Seven films sculpt meaning from the space between worlds – from the spiritual to the folkloric, the colonised to the diasporic, the meteoric to the transcendent.

LIVE PERFORMANCE
EMPEDOCLES SYNDROME
17:00 – 17:45
A new performance lecture by GF Ramsay on the joyously dense entanglements between volcanoes, the pre-Socratics and early cinema.

EVENING EVENT
FESTIVAL CEILIDH
19:30 – 01:00
Join us for another popular night of collective memory-making and dance floor camaraderie. Kilts encouraged, all welcome! 


SATURDAY 4 MAY

SHORTS
REMAKE REMODEL
10:00 – 11:30
Four films persuasively re-enter history – arresting its development and intervening upon its systems of violence and renewal. 

SHORTS
LANDS OF MAKE BELIEVE
12:00 – 13:30
Four films scrutinise mythmaking as the basis and backdrop of narratives taken for granted – those of nationhood, colonialism, empire.

SHORTS
IN THIS NIGHT WITHOUT LIGHT
14:30 – 16:00
Five films use the cinematic image to trace, map, preserve and amplify the absences and aftershocks of trauma.

SHORTS
NATION UNTO NATION
17:00 – 18:30
Four films investigate mediated images, the mechanics of erasure, and the knife-edge between oppression and resistance. 

FOCUS
NOOR ABED
19:30 – 21:00
In the timeless, transfixing brilliance of Noor Abed’s films, history is a permanent present tense, a collective and imaginative act. 

EVENING RECEPTION
NIGHTCAP x KOOLSHI WA KALASHI
21:00 – 01:00
A special nightcap edition of Luna Issa’s koolshi wa kalashi set in the Heart of Hawick café bar. Free entry with any festival cinema ticket. 


SUNDAY 5 MAY

SHORTS
POSTSCRIPTS
10:00 – 11:30
Through music, animation, sign language and photography, five films explore the depths and intricacies of grief and loss.

FEATURE
BACKGROUND
12:00 – 13:30
The UK premiere of a feature documentary in which a Leipzig-based Syrian filmmaker forensically traces his father, who studied engineering in East Germany 60 years ago.

SHORTS
HOME MOVIES
14:30 – 16:00
Eight films find poetry and richness in the concept of home – its textures, its memories, its shadows and joy.

SHORTS
WHERE THE LOCAL TIME IS
17:00 – 18:30
Between seasons, correspondences and continents, seven films capture the intimacies, specificities and temporalities of place.

EVENING EVENT
FILM QUIZ
20:00 – 22:00
Test your nerves and knowledge on movies and music of all types in a special edition of our popular monthly film quiz. All welcome!

CLOSING RECEPTION
NIGHTCAP
22:00 – 00:00
One for the road? Join us for a final wee nightcap in the Heart of Hawick café bar. Free entry with any festival cinema ticket.


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