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Artist filmmakers selected for New Approaches feature scheme

Date posted: 20.10.2017

The latest cohort have been selected for the new round of FLAMIN's New Approaches initiative, a Creative Skillset-funded scheme that supports artist filmmakers working on feature-length projects.

With themes in their work spanning philosophy, anonymity, mental health and the colonial imaginary, this year's shortlisted artists demonstrate the increasingly fluid boundaries between visual arts, documentary and narrative cinema.

From gallery to cinema

New Approaches will aid the ambitious moving image artists in making the transition from the gallery to the cinema through a tailored programme of one-to-one mentoring, seminars on production and distribution, treatment writing, pitch training and networking with key industry contacts.

The filmmakers chosen for the scheme are:

  • Joanna Callaghan
  • Suki Chan
  • Amy Gwatkin
  • Louis-Jack
  • Miranda Pennell
  • Noémi Varga

Expanding audiences

Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: "New Approaches serves an important role in enriching and expanding the already fertile area of artists' film and video. It is a unique scheme from our artists' moving image network that, amongst other things, equips artists with a different vocabulary and skillset, one which can offer them entry into new spheres with access to a broader audience."

A public seminar will take place at Arts Admin's Toynbee Studios on 27-28 November, which will feature a series of in-depth case studies, panel discussions and talks that explore how artists feature films can be developed, financed and distributed. The event is open to all artist and experimental filmmakers, and will be of particular interest to those making long-form video work or those curious about the intersection between fine art and cinema. Further details about the seminar and booking will be announced soon.

New Approaches is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, with BFI's Film Forever National Lottery funds.

More about the New Approaches scheme

Image credit: Suki Chan, Lucida (2016)

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