Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) today launched the latest round of FLAMIN Productions, offering up to £360,000 over 3 years in production funding to the capital’s artist film-makers.
Film London will greenlight up to five new moving image artworks, with awards of £20,000 to £50,000 available per commissioned film. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 5 December 2012.
Funded by Arts Council England, FLAMIN Productions is a unique production fund which provides artists with the opportunity to produce ambitious and original moving image works. It is the only scheme of its kind in the UK, funding large scale, single screen works which represent a major step in an artist’s practice.
The scheme attracts some of the capital’s most innovative moving image artists with projects that push the boundaries of the art form.
The scheme’s recent successes have included Ben Rivers’ debut feature Two Years At Sea, which won the FIPRESCI Award for the Best Film in the 2011 Venice Film Festival‘s Orizzonti section and was released theatrically in the UK through Soda Pictures. Elizabeth Price’s West Hinder premiered at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, in an exhibition that resulted in her nomination for the Turner Prize 2012.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London commented: “With the support of Arts Council England, Film London is able to continue to support this exciting sector. The films we have produced through FLAMIN Productions have successfully reached audiences in cinemas, galleries, won awards and raised the profile of some extremely talented artists. We are delighted to be offering this unique opportunity to more London-based artists, who challenge not only the viewer, but the art form itself.”Since FLAMIN Productions was launched in 2009, fourteen artists’ commissions have been awarded to Phil Coy, Charlotte Ginsborg, Anja Kirchner & David Panos, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Ursula Mayer, Elizabeth Price, Laure Prouvost, Grace Schwindt, Ben Rivers, Emily Wardill, Sebastian Buerkner, Rachel Reupke, Jane & Louise Wilson and Zarina Bhimji.
The scheme’s success is attributed to backing talented artists with a strong vision, combined with providing development support through funding, bespoke training, advice and professional mentoring.
“Supporting artists at key stages in their careers lies at the heart of what the Arts Council does, and we are proud to fund FLAMIN Productions through the inclusion of Film London in our National Portfolio,” said Moira Sinclair, London Executive Director of Arts Council England.
“This scheme will give artists working in moving image the chance to create work that matches their artistic ambitions. We look forward to seeing this work come to fruition over the next few years, as well as the impact it has on the careers of the artists involved.”
To download the guidelines and application form, please visit the FLAMIN website.