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ALCHEMY FILM AND MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL 2023
April 27 - June 30
The thirteenth edition of Scotland’s festival of experimental film returns to Hawick, the Scottish Borders home of Alchemy Film & Arts, for an international programme of cinema screenings, moving-image exhibitions, live performances—and a Festival Ceilidh!
Join us across four days for what’s been called ‘a festival unlike any other in Scotland’: a go-to gathering just 90 minutes from Edinburgh and Newcastle and two hours from Glasgow, delivered with that renowned and irreproducible Alchemy brand of warmth, charm and humour. Whether you’re visiting for a day, staying overnight or just passing through, this is something you’ll want to catch.
The line-up of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2023 includes the world premiere of a new commission by Natasha Ruwona; a suite of new films by Alchemy artist in residence Julia Parks; and live performances from Maxime Jean-Baptiste and Alchemy residents Jules Horne and Miwa Nagato-Apthorp.
Our cinema screenings include new work by Oreet Ashery, Irineu Destourelles and current Margaret Tait Award nominees Rhona Mühlebach and George Finlay Ramsay; a focus on artist Jessie Growden; and a screening-performance dedicated to the relationship between Scotland and Puerto Rico.
This year’s installations include new work from Maybelle Peters and Markeith Chavous and several films produced as part of Film Town, Alchemy’s award-winning community filmmaking and creative learning programme. A celebration of moving-image work made across Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective is threaded throughout this year’s programme.