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        “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.

Find out more information by signing up to our mailing list here, or by emailing filmtown@alchemyfilmandarts.org.uk.


NEWS

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.


PROJECTS

SOUPALUNCH HEROES

Serving lunch with Reaching Out, the community project of Hawick Congregational Community Church.

CYANOTYPE: DARAE BAEK

Darae Baek leads a cyanotype workshop with students from Borders College.

BEARS, BENGALS AND BIG BAD BARRY

Six films by Hawick Cubs, Jedburgh Scouts and Interest Link.

FILM WALK: DEMELZA KOOIJ

Demelza Kooij leads a group film walk in Hawick to explore place, environment and habitat.

PHYTOGRAM: KAREL DOING

Artist in residence Karel Doing explores plant-based filmmaking with local gardeners.


PARTICIPATION
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.

All details provided to us are properly secured in line with our Privacy Policy, which abides by current GDPR practice. It’s important to us that withdrawing consent is as easy as giving it. More information about consent and participation agreements is available here.