“Alchemy puts Hawick on the map as Scotland’s Film Town”
— Southern Reporter, June 2018
Film Town is Alchemy Film & Arts’ community filmmaking initiative encompassing workshops and partnerships in Hawick town centre.
Launched in summer 2019, Film Town aims to work to the benefit of Hawick and its unique communities by widening accessibility and inclusion for audiences, participants and partners, and by challenging social, physical and communication barriers. Film Town events aim to create positive and supportive working environments, while contributing to Hawick’s economic regeneration through an investment in its cultural identity.
The Polar Bear, a short film made as part of Film Town with Hawick Cubs, wins Best Animation in the ’12 and Under’ category at the Scottish Youth Film Festival. More details can be found here.
Film Town was a finalist at the 2020 Scottish Charity Awards, nominated in both the Demonstrating Digital and People’s Choice categories. More details can be found here.
Film Town is a project committed to meaningful, reciprocal and enjoyable participation. All Film Town practitioners have appropriate training and experience to deliver such participatory projects.
Alchemy asks for a few details from Film Town participants attending workshops, in order for us to provide the best service possible for the duration of each project and so that we can share contributions in the manner agreed.