FLAMIN Animations


FLAMIN Animations is a commissioning programme for early-career black-identifying* artist animators living in the UK. Run by Film London and Arts Council England, the programme aims to support artist animators as they take their first steps into a career working with the moving image, with development support and funding for a new work.

Launched in 2021, the inaugural round of commissions saw four new 1-3 minute animations made and showcased at London's Picturehouse Central.

The programme looks to commission black-identifying* practitioners as a considered acknowledgement of the underrepresentation of black-identifying artists within the art, film, and animation industries. As part of Film London’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement and our increased commitment to diversity and equality, we are committed to greater inclusivity in all our programmes.

*Artists and Creatives of African or Caribbean Descent
Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such.

What does the programme offer each artist animator?

  • £2,500 to create a new animation
  • Development support and advice from the FLAMIN Team
  • Bespoke mentoring opportunities from animation professionals in the art and film industries
  • Ongoing profile and promotion through Film London's newsletter and social media channels as a FLAMIN alumnus

The second round of FLAMIN Animations will reopen for applications on 20 April 2022. The application deadline will be 5 July 2022.

Keep an eye on the FLAMIN newsletter, Twitter and Instagram for announcements on future opportunities.

FLAMIN Animations 2021 commissions

Mothy Muyobo - Crown (2022), excerpt
Ezra Myers - The Sounds of Jordan (2022), excerpt
Zainab Sanyang - Small Moments (2022), excerpt

FLAMIN Animations 2021 artists