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FLAMIN Productions: New Projects Greenlit

Date posted: 18.04.2011

Film London is delighted to announce that five new projects have been selected to receive production funding through the second round of the innovative FLAMIN Productions.

The five ambitious moving image projects from London-based artists, which will receive each receive between £30,000 and £42,000, are: Transcalar Investment Vehicles by Hilary Koob-Sassen; GONDA by Ursula Mayer; The Wanderer by Laure Prouvost; My Grandparents' Tenant by Grace Schwindt; and Fulll Firearms by Emily Wardill.

Singularly ambitious in their vision the projects share a common spirit of experimentation, embracing new technologies, techniques and working processes to question the conventions of this art form. The works, which will range from 30 mins to feature length, are intended for gallery, screening spaces and cinemas.

Launched in 2009, FLAMIN Productions is a unique production fund which provides artists with the opportunity to produce ambitious and original moving image works. Supported by Arts Council England, it is the only scheme of its kind in the UK. FLAMIN Productions dedicated to investing in artists working with the moving image, funding large scale, single screen works which represent a major step in an artist's practice. Vitally it also provides development funding and support, plus bespoke training, advice and professional mentoring.

Works previously commissioned through the initial round of FLAMIN Productions included Façade by Phil Coy, which premiered at the 2010 Whitstable Biennale and The Empty Plan by Anja Kirschner and David Panos, currently showing as part of the British Art Show 7 touring exhibition.

This latest round of FLAMIN Productions awards coincides with Arts Council England's recent announcement that it would continue to fund FLAMIN as part of the new National Portfolio, committing almost £1m over three years, until 2015.

Moira Sinclair, London Executive Director of Arts Council England said:
"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. This 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."

More information on the selected projected can be found via the FLAMIN Productions section.

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