ALFF (Artists’ Long Format Film)

Latest 11 Jun 2019

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Presented by PORTLAND GREEN and the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, ALFF (Artists' Long Format Film) was the abbreviation for a partnership that developed ambitious single screen work, using performance as a driver.

Targeted at films in any genre; creative documentary, drama, artists' film, cinematic essay or animation, the commission was inspired by the critical successes of artists' long format films which clearly demonstrated the range of contemporary performance styles.


Portland Green Cultural Projects/Portland Green makes, commissions, curates, exhibits and distributes artists' film and contemporary arts projects that are central to our thinking about the world at the present time. The focus includes artists' film, creative documentary, cinematic essay, docu-drama, dance and performance film and related hybrid forms. These projects are timely and make a tangible contribution to contemporary culture, discourse, ideas and thinking. Our programmes are designed to reach large audiences and often emerge from collaborations with artists, thinkers, designers, institutions. The organization is particularly known for its work with dance, performance and film.

The Hayward Gallery is one of the world's leading art galleries and is at the heart of Visual Arts at Southbank Centre, a 21-acre site encompassing the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.

One of the largest and most versatile exhibition spaces in Britain, Hayward Gallery is renowned for its diverse range of exhibitions focusing on contemporary and modern art and visual culture. The exhibition programme has a powerful contemporary focus that has been widely acclaimed by the press and the public.

Hayward Gallery's reputation for presenting world-class exhibitions attracts a richly diverse audience. Sophisticated and culturally literate, they identify with the strong contemporary focus of the Hayward Gallery's and the spirit of adventurous enquiry that underpins its exhibitions.