We are pleased to reveal the Braziers International Film Festival 2023 programme!
The festival will be held Sept 1 – 3, 2023 in the barn of Braziers Park.
Tickets available here
Fri Sept 1, 17:00
Fri, Sept 1, 19:30
a fence is a fence but the clouds move freely
Curtis Byrnside Miller | USA | 2023 | 8:10
A brief essay on the origin of four small towns in rural Kansas and Oklahoma, told through each town’s respective water tower
Fri, Sept 1, 21:30
SPECIAL SCREENING: ONE MINUTE VOL.11
A selection of 1 minute films curated by Kerry Baldry
Featuring work by: Nick Jordan, Rastko Novakovic, Eva Rudlinger, Ruxandra Mitache, Steven Ball, Terry Flaxton, Anna Mortimer, Alex Pearl, Emily Richardson, Lynn Loo, Bea Haut, Nicky Hamlyn, Stuart Pound and Rosemary Norman, Philip Sanderson, Kerry Baldry, My Name is Scot, Andrew Vallance, Bob Georgeson, Julia Dogra-Brazell, Katharine Meynell, Tony Hill, Gordon Dawson, Michael Szpakowski & Anna Szpakowska, Robert Sherwood Duffield, Louisa Minkin & Alex Schady, Zhel ( Zeljko Vukicevic), Jonathan Moss, Guy Sherwin, Rachael Allain, Jacob Cartwright, Kayla Parker & Stuart Moore, Leister/Harris, Paul Tarrago, Jenny Baines, Jamie Naqvi, Guido Devadder, Hendrik van Oordt, Daniela Butsch, Debjit Bagchi, Daniela Lucato
Sat, Sept 2, 11:00
Sat, Sept 1, 14:00
This place is a message
Caitlin & Anj Webb-Ellis | UK | 2022 | 28:00
Positions children and young people as seers and prophets, blending documentary and fiction to reflect on humanity’s current state and envision possible posthuman futures
Timekeepers of the Anthropocene
Federico Cuatlacuatl | Mexico | 2022 | 11:14
The aliens arrived in their nautical ships from the past…they didn’t know they would arrive in the future…they still don’t know
Sat, Sept 2, 17:00
Philip Cartelli & Mariangela Ciccarello | Greece | 2022 | 6:00
The formal simplicity of the “hexagon” (the idealized shape of metropolitan France) is countered by convoluted drawings and twisted branches of a coastal environment
Guadiana in Four Movements
Pedro F Neto & Burak Korkmaz | Portugal | 2022 | 13:45
Explores the present and future of the estuary of the transboundary Guadiana River (Iberian Peninsula), with data sonification based on current climate models
Some Things We Tended
Marcy Saude | UK | 2023 | 10:00
Explores the future of food production in a changing climate through 16mm documentation of two sites in mid Wales: an automated research greenhouse and a small-scale organic market garden
Sat, Sept 2, 19:30
SPECIAL FOCUS: JULIA PARKS
A quartet of new 16mm films resulting from Julia Park’s six month residency with Alchemy Film & Arts, interweaving the social, industrial and natural history along the Teviot and Tweed rivers in the Scottish Borders. Presented in partnership with Alchemy Film & Moving Images Festival.
The Wool Aliens
Julia Parks | UK | 2023 | 27:45
A journey into the historical and tactile entanglements between sheep’s wool, invasive plants and the River Tweed.
Tell Me About The Burryman
Julia Parks | United Kingdom | 2023 | 09:31
An affectionate portrait of the Burryman ritual – a centuries-old folklore tradition in South Queensferry, in which a figure is garlanded with ‘nature’s Velcro’.
Julia Parks | UK | 2023 | 9:01
A collaborative film portrait of Burnfoot Community Garden and its dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
All Flesh Is Grass
Julia Parks | UK | 2023 | 09:37
Explores the ambiguous complexities and thorny contradictions found in the local area’s relationship with customs, land and animals.
Sun, Sept 3, 11:00
INNESTI NERI E BIANCHI [White and Black Grafts]
Federica Foglia | Italy | 2022 | 7:00
Several orphan films are assembled in a hand-made collage to reflect upon the personal and cultural process of becoming a woman
Oreet Ashery | UK | 2022 | 30:48
Journeying through their homeland, Ashery observes how both senses of belonging have and continue to fuse with the vertiginous and winding flows of nation-building, infrastructure and land use
Sun, Sept 3, 14:00
I’ll Be Back!
Hope Strickland | UK | 2022 | 10:54
Shifts across digital, 16mm and archival formats, interrupting conceptions of time in order to question the distances between myth, fabulation and machinations of power
Paul Anthony Tarragó | UK | 2023 | 9:16
The fourth episode of ‘The Variations’, featuring: two more adverts, considerations of the future, a multiple projection spectacular in miniature, a riverine jaunt, and – in all honesty – quite a lot more…
David Leister | UK | 2022 | 6:00
The MGM Lion is captured and looped in a never ending stroboscopic cycle of RGB colour fields, with its iconic roar gradually increasing in ferocity….A film with bite
Sun, Sept 3, 15:00
Voted by the audience, the festival presents a film-maker with the Glaister Award. Named after the founder of Braziers, psychiatrist Norman Glaister, the award recognises a film which makes a positive contribution to social development and action in the world today.
The award winner receives homemade produce from the Braziers permaculture garden. The winning film is screened after the award ceremony. See previous winners here.
BIFF 2023 festival trailer / sting
Music: Otis Jordan