Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is the flagship annual event of Alchemy Film & Arts. Founded in 2010 as a three-day event featuring 33 films, it has grown to be one of the leading festivals of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Encompassing 10 installations, five expanded cinema performances, 11 shorts programmes, a filmmakers’ symposium and our much-loved final-day film walk, the 2019 edition screened 147 works across five intense days.
Alchemy takes pride in balancing support for established and emerging artists, and in its policies of inclusion and equality: a core percentage of our festival programme each year consists of work submitted via open call. Likewise, in addition to our ongoing efforts to keep ticket prices as low as possible, we also offer fee waivers for artists unable to pay submission fees.
ALCHEMY FILM AND MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL 2020
The 2020 festival takes place 30 April – 4 May. The programme will be announced in March. Read more about the Programming Team here.
Alchemy invites a wide range of people to help support the delivery of the festival. Find more information on volunteering with Alchemy here.
Information regarding travel to Hawick and accommodation can be found here.
ALCHEMY FILM AND MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL ARCHIVE