Artist Animators Announced for FLAMIN Animations 2023-2024 Programme

Latest 31 Jul 2023

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L2R: Yasmine Djedje-Fisher-Azoume, Gisela Mulindwa, Folake Fadojutimi, Duncan Senkumba

Four artist animators have been selected for the latest round of Film London’s FLAMIN Animations, supported by Arts Council England. Now in its third year, the commissioning programme supports early career Black-identifying* artist animators living in the UK to produce a new work.

The selected FLAMIN Animators 2023-24 are:

  • Yasmine Djedje-Fisher-Azoume
  • Folake Fadojutimi
  • Gisela Mulindwa
  • Duncan Senkumba

FLAMIN Animations is run by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), which supports artist animators as they develop a career working with the moving image. 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.

Previous FLAMIN Animators have gone on to showcase their work on the Piccadilly Lights as part of the CIRCA x Dazed Class of 2022, in Frankfurt at the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, at the London International Animation Festival and at London’s Picturehouse Central and Rich Mix as part of the New Black Film Collective’s TNB XPO.

Being on the FLAMIN Animations programme helped me push myself to produce my most ambitious film to date, encouraging me to experiment with my animation style and push my work to the next level. It was also fantastic to be able to network with other creatives/animators who took an interest in my work. The experience has helped me to forge new connections and find work in Film and TV.

Lamide Olusegun, FLAMIN Animator 2022

As well as receiving £3,000 to create a new 2-3 minute animation, each artist will be offered bespoke mentoring and development support from Film London’s FLAMIN Team and animation professionals in the art and film industries.

We’re thrilled to announce the animators selected for this year’s FLAMIN Animations programme. Chosen from a high calibre of applications, each artist has a distinctive approach to the medium, including digital drawing, stop motion, and hand painted frame-by-frame animation. We’re excited to see this year’s commissions come to life and hope that FLAMIN Animations will continue to support Black practitioners within the art, film and animation industries by creating a network of emerging artists and professionals.’

Adrian Wootton, OBE, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission