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Box Office Mon | 10am - 5.30pm

Tue-Sat | 10am - 7.30pm
(or until start of the last event)

Sun | Opens one hour before start of first event, closes after start of last event

The Maltings is very proud to serve as the principle cinema venue for the award-winning Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is one of the UK’s leading festivals for new cinema and artists’ moving image. Increasingly recognised for its innovative programme and critical engagement, BFMAF presents artists’ and filmmakers’ work in the cinema as well as expanded formats of exhibition and performance. 

"A town like Berwick, with its independent, edge of England mindset, is a good place for a festival that eschews the easy route when the awkward one looks so much more interesting."
Chris Sharratt, A-N news

"It is a cliche to call a festival that is off the beaten circuit ambitious, but over the past two years Berwick has become more than ambitious, it has become an important event. Berwick shows how art remains vital to public debate and the tattered public sphere, and more importantly still it demonstrates the way in which a small community with real intent can educate, provoke and resist."
John Douglas Millar, Art Monthly 

BFMAF 2017 
Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September  

Taking place Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September 2017 the Festival will animate the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with five days of new cinema, artists’ moving image and live performance.  

As the UK’s foremost Festival for artist moving image and new cinema, the Festival weekend is an important forum in which to experience new work as well as for debate and dialogue between artists, filmmakers and audiences.  BFMAF provides a unique opportunity to experience new commissions and premiers in both cinema and exhibition contexts, with installations and live events taking place in cultural and alternative venues around the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Festival passes are already on sale so book now to avoid disappointment! And sign up to the BFMAF newsletter for news of further programme highlights and tickets to be released very soon. 

For the first time in 2017, BFMAF is offering a combined pass with youth hostel accommodation at Berwick YHA. Space for accommodation are limited so please make sure you book in advance.   

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival.  

Buy your Festival passes from The Maltings website, on the telephone or in person at the Box Office. All passes represent great value, and include a range of exciting evening events and parties, whether you’re with us for one day, the weekend or the full five days. 

Click here to purchase your:
ONE DAY PASS (£12/£10)
THREE DAY PASS (£25/£23)
FIVE DAY PASS (£35/£29)

Click here to find out more about Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194