Looking, Seeing, Showing is a weekend event with artist filmmakers Anna Raczynski and Ed Webb-Ingall focusing on community video and including screenings, discussions, and a filmmaking workshop.

This event consists of three distinct elements: Looking is a screening and discussion on Friday 13 March, Seeing is a hands-on community filmmaking workshop on Saturday 14 March, and Showing is a community video screening on Sunday 15 March.

You can attend one, two or all three elements of this event. To secure your place, please email stating which of the dates you would like to attend. To attend just the Friday evening screening of The Movie Makers, detailed below, book here.

Screening and Discussion
Friday 13 March 2020
7pm – 8pm, Hawick Film & Video Group Club Room, Croft Road, Hawick TD9 9RD

The Movie Makers (2018) by Anna Raczynski, in conversation with Ed Webb-Ingall

The Movie Makers (pictured above) is a short film about members of the Pendle Movie Makers, an amateur filmmaking group based in Colne, Lancashire, and Anna Raczynski’s relationship with the group as the latest member to join in 2017 as an artist filmmaker. With reference to a number of examples of the group’s archival material, including one of the first films made by the group in the 1960s entitled Vanishing Britain, the video work addresses wider themes of ageing, change, technology, migration and community.

Community Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday 14 March 2020
Times TBC, Alchemy Film & Arts, Room 305 Heart of Hawick, TD9 0AE

Spend time with community filmmakers Anna Raczynski and Ed Webb-Ingall making a video. Through a series of collaborative exercises, participants will plan, shoot and edit a community film together, which will be screened the following day (see ‘SHOWING’ below). No experience or equipment necessary: just bring enthusiasm and team spirit!

Please note priority will be given to residents of Hawick and the Scottish Borders

Community Film Show
Sunday 15 March 2020
12pm – 2pm, Alchemy Film & Arts, Room 305 Heart of Hawick, TD9 0AE

An informal screening of community videos made locally and further afield, followed by a discussion about the history and practice of community filmmaking with Ed Webb-Ingall.

Looking, Seeing, Showing is part of Once Upon a Time in Hawick, Alchemy Film & Arts’ year-long project exploring the identities, industries and stories of Scotland’s film town.

More information about Once Upon a Time in Hawick can be found here.