Call for Entries – Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

Deadline: Monday 30 November 2015.

We are open for submissions for our 2016 season (14-17 April 2016).


  • Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Submissions of artists’ and experimental film from any part of the world are welcome – we celebrate a diverse range of works: the visually experimental, quietly poetic, formally radical, psycho-geographical,politically activist, culturally subversive, psycho-spiritual, the alchemically volatile, the underground and bizarre. Conventional or commercial-style narrative dramas, animations and  documentaries are less likely likely to be successful – unless they are truly original in form and content.
  • Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is working toward its sixth edition. It is a not for profit venture, run as a partnership between Alchemy Film & Arts and our main venue partner, Heart of Hawick. Alchemy Film & Arts is a registered Scottish charity (no. SC042142).
  • The next festival will take place over four days, 14-17 April 2016, in Hawick, in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland.
  • Our postal address is: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Crown Buildings, 20-22 High St, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, TD9 9EH, UK.
  • To contact us by email go here.


  • We accept submissions of works related to any subject area, though this year we are especially interested in works that may relate to the idea of the “Altered State”, including notions of transcendence, political transition and subversion, shifts in personal or visual perspective, psychological and material change, mental or spiritual transformation, excavations of notions of contemporary counterculture.


  • Once a work has been submitted, it may not be withdrawn at a later date.
  • Deadline for submissions: midnight 30th November 2015. You will be notified if successful no later than 1st March January 2016.
  • Please read the full Terms of Entry before filling out the form below. We also accept submissions through FilmFreeway.
  • There is a £5 entry fee (approx $8 / €6), or $9 if using FilmFreeway.
  • You should see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email straight after submitting the form below.  If you do not see these then your entry has not been received and you should try re-submitting the form.
  • If you are also intending to submit your film to Edinburgh International Film Festival, please note that they, unlike Alchemy, have a very strict UK premiere policy. Please do not submit to Alchemy if you are intending to submit also to EIFF (which happens after Alchemy in June 2016).


  • After submitting this form you will see a ‘Pay now’ link on the confirmation page. Alternatively, you can visit this link to make payment, but make sure you enter the Film Title and your Lastname in order that we can link your payment to your entry. The payment link will also be included in the confirmation email you receive. Your entry will not enter the review process until payment has been received.

Deadline for submissions is 30th November 2015.

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