FLAMIN Animations


FLAMIN Animations is a commissioning programme for early-career Black-identifying* artist animators living in the UK. Launched by Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) in 2021, 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.

In 2024, FLAMIN Animations is presented in partnership with the award winning London-based animation studio Blinkink, who will be providing focused support to the selected animators throughout the development and production process alongside the FLAMIN team.

Previous FLAMIN Animators have shown work at festivals including London International Animation Festival, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image (Frankfurt), and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Alumni from the scheme have received accolades including the prestigious Margaret Tait Commission from LUX Scotland, and showcased as part of the CIRCA Prize on public screens around the world. Each year, the new commissions have been showcased in London in partnership with The New Black Film Collective at TNB XPO, an event celebrating Black excellence in the screen industries.

The programme responds to the underrepresentation of Black artists within the art, film, and animation industries, and is part of Film London’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.

*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.

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What does the programme offer each artist animator?

  • £3,000 to create a new animation
  • Development and production support and advice from the FLAMIN team and Blinkink
  • Bespoke workshop programme with 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

Applications for FLAMIN Animations are now closed. To find out more about the application process, click here.

FLAMIN Animations 2023-2024 artists

Alumni of FLAMIN Animations