The Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival kicks off its sixth year on Sept 15 with The Keystone Cut Ups, a specially commissioned live performance and video work by artists People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz.

The Northern England festival will explore the role of the screen as a stage with a selection of UK premieres, old classics and live performances.

Among the UK premieres showcased during the film festival are Chris Chong Chan Fui’s semi-autobiographical Karaoke and the darkly comic Estonian drama The Wish Tree from Liina Paakspuu. The festival will also host the English premieres of Italian documentary The Mouth Of The Wolf and comedy-drama Whisky With Vodka from award-winning German director Andreas Dresen, which closes the festival on Sept 19.

Other films screening include The Illusionist, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and The Last Summer of La Boyita.

Live performances taking place include Vintage Radio Plays, a 1940s-style radio broadcast, and Guy Sherwin’s Caught In The Light which will explore the use of light and the passing of time in film.

The festival will also screen Sam Wood’s A Night At The Opera, starring the Marx Brothers, for anyone in a nostalgic mood.