The poem film Full Stop by Zata Banks has been selected for the Cannes Film Festival, 13-24 May 2015.
Five years a haven for moving-image artists and their work in the Scottish Borders, the Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival this year mounted installations and performances everywhere from a textile mill to a storage warehouse and a converted business centre.
In the Scottish Borders, amongst the rolling countryside of the valley of the Teviot, equidistant from Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, the town of Hawick (pronounced Hoick) plays host to the annual Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, now in its fifth year. Originally a collaboration between Alchemy Film & Arts, Heart of Hawick and Creative Arts Business Network (CABN), the festival brings local and international experimental film and artists’ movies together in the town’s main cinema hub as well as at an assortment of venues and spaces beyond.
16-19 April 2015, Hawick, UK. Article by 27 April 2015
The PoetryFilm “Transmutations” audience
The PoetryFilm “Transmutations” Q&A with Richard Bailey, Zata Banks, Sean Martin and Richard Ashrowan
The ICA Cinema, London
I enjoyed judging the Apples & Snakes poetry film competition entries last week. Congratulations to the winners:
Best Film: Ars Moriendi by Chris Stewart
Best First Film: There Is Something of You in Me by Lauren Vevers