Published: 14 October 2019
JOBS: THREE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
We are now recruiting for three positions to play a core role in delivering the tenth edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. The Production Associate, Communications Assistant and Print Traffic Coordinator will each work closely with the festival team, including Alchemy’s Creative Director and Production Director, to deliver one of the leading international festivals of its kind.
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SCREENING: DUDENDANCE THEATRE RETURN TO HAWICK
Following their head-turningly unforgettable presence at this year’s Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Dudendance Theatre return to Hawick with Detour on Route to a Movie, a special film screening, accompanied by live music by Fabiana Galante, at Unit 4: The Cornucopia Room on Thursday 31 October. Admission free, booking required!
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EVENT: REGENERATION THROUGH CULTURE
Alchemy Film & Arts are proud to be programming and hosting ‘Regeneration through Culture’, the next Scottish Borders Cultural Forum gathering on 28 October. This is a free discussion event exploring the relationship between culture, creativity and regeneration in the specific context of the Scottish Borders – including an introduction to Film Town, Alchemy’s major community filmmaking project. Spaces limited, booking essential!
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EXHIBITION: DEMELZA KOOIJ’S ‘WOLVES FROM ABOVE’
Following the recent success of Karel Doing’s Bog Myrtle and Flamethrowers, our film project Forage/Image continues 16 – 29 November with Wolves from Above, an award-winning film by Demelza Kooij. The film, which won a Jury Prize at the 2019 Ann Arbor Film Festival, captures the interactions and behaviours of a pack of wolves through a single drone shot, exploring spectatorship and the role of technology in defining human-animal relationships. It will be shown for the first time in a new exhibition context at 53 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9BP. Join us at 6pm on 15 November for a special preview and artist Q&A.
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EVENT: DEVERON PROJECTS’ ‘SOUND, IMAGE AND PLACE’
Our Creative Director, Michael Pattison, will be a speaker at the opening conference of ‘Sound, Image and Place’, a day-long event held by Deveron Projects on Thursday 24 October. Exploring the history and future of soundscaping through film, sound and live music, the event culminates with the world premiere of Ela Orleans’ new film Sylvan Ghosts / Viridian Echoes.
RESIDENCY: COVE PARK
We are delighted, once again, to be partnering with LUX Scotland to award up to four residencies as part of Cove Park’s Experimental Film and Moving Image Residency next summer. Deadline: 11 December.
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At the 18th edition of CINEMAFORUM (6 – 10 November) in Warsaw, Poland, Alchemy will be present Everything About Us Now Is Rock, a curated programme of films from Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2012 – 2019.
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AWARDS: BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year at the Borders Business Excellence Awards. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony, held in the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Peebles, on 7 November.
TOURING: ‘ON THE MOVE’
On the Move, the touring programme of work by the Scottish Borders-based Moving Image Makers Collective, will continue in November and December with screenings in Toronto, Amsterdam and Glasgow.
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FILM QUIZ: SAVE THE DATE
Our next film quiz will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 20 November, in the Heart of Hawick Café. Join us and test your movie knowledge over an accessible couple of hours. All welcome!
A wee reminder, finally, that submissions are open for Alchemy Film and Moving Image 2020 until 15 December. We screen the highest quality experimental film and artists’ moving image, and are looking for features, shorts, installations and expanded cinema proposals.