The BF Artist Film Festival is a critical platform for artists working with moving image. Open to national and international artists, the festival programme is selected via open call.
Despite it's current prevalence in degree shows, commercial exhibitions and international biennales, video art can still be overlooked in a gallery setting. The BF Artist Film Festival was established in 2016 to give artists working with moving image the opportunity to have their films screened in a cinema setting where they could be watched in their entirety. The festival partners with artist-led spaces aiming to offer multiple and varied screening opportunities to selected artists while engaging new audiences.
The BF Artist Festival has previously partnered with The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, Art Week Exeter, SET, east bristol contemporary, serf Leeds, GRAFT Lancaster, Nottingham Trent University, nodoCCS Venezuela, Pixelache Festival Helsinki, and Art Licks, London.
The BF Artist Film Festival acknowledges that it is increasingly difficult for emerging artists to operate as the price of studios and further education continues to rise. The Festival works to address this by keeping application fees to a minimum, and providing a supportive network to promote emerging and early career artists working within the field of moving image.
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