Alchemy Film & Arts is based in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick. We work with artists and communities across local, national and international contexts, using film as a way to come together, have conversations and strengthen community.

We deliver the UK’s festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image; an award-winning programme of community filmmaking, skills development and creative learning; and Scotland’s only film-specific residencies programme, supporting the generation of new knowledge through long-form, practice-led research and multidisciplinary partnerships.

We are constantly questioning the broader contexts in which we live and work. Through collaboration and a critically engaged practice that places inclusion, equity and social justice at its centre, we aim to put Hawick on the map as Scotland’s Film Town, and contribute to a fairer creative industry. 

Our team takes pride in the care and clarity with which we deliver our work, and in the warmth and hospitality for which we are known. In all that we do, we value openness, experimentation, creativity, solidarity and humour.

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