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Film London’s work with moving image artists set to continue with nearly £1m from Arts Council England

Date posted: 02.07.2014

Film London's work with moving image artists through the Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), received a significant boost when it was included in Arts Council England's announcement of their National Portfolio 2015-2018 Funding Programme.

Thanks to almost £1m in funding from the national body, FLAMIN is able to continue offering artist filmmakers crucial funding, training and mentoring.

Supporting and developing the UK moving image art community

The grant will see an array of important work continue, including:

  • Film London Jarman Award - the annual prize that awards groundbreaking artists embodying the legacy of Derek Jarman. Presented in association with the Whitechapel Gallery and Channel 4, previous winners include John Smith, Lindsay Seers and Luke Fowler
  • FLAMIN Productions - a production scheme that offers £40,000 funding, plus development support and training for large scale, single screen works which represent a major step in an artist's practice. Previous awardees include winner of the 2013 Turner Prize, Laure Prouvost and Ben Rivers, who produced the award-winning Two Years at Sea.

Alongside these two flagship schemes, the funding will enable FLAMIN to continue its work developing partnerships with other organisations to ensure the UK remains a centre for the best in moving image art. Together, they deliver events, advice, training and support the international and domestic exhibition of this important work.

CEO Adrian Wootton responds

On hearing the news, Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission thanks Arts Council England and said: "we are delighted to continue our unique support of artists working with the moving image."

He added that, "As a key element of Film London's wider talent development strategy to discover and nurture the filmmakers of tomorrow, our work through FLAMIN is hugely important, and ensures artists have the resources available to continue to challenge conventional perceptions of art and film."

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