Film London and The B3 Biennial of the Moving Image (B3) strengthen creative collaboration

Latest 17 Oct 2022

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B3 Biennial of the Moving Image festival kicked off on Friday (14 October) and Film London is delighted to partner on a number of events and screenings over the coming days, profiling UK filmmakers and industry opportunities.

Since 2012, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image has been stimulating cross-genre discourse on trends and developments in film, art, games, VR/AR and AI. As a cross-media moving image festival with film screenings, exhibitions, conference and workshop programmes, including competition formats, the event takes place in person and online from Friday 14 October to Sunday 23 October.

Events take place on the one year anniversary of Film London and B3 Biennial of the Moving Image (B3) signing a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) in Frankfurt to recognise and enhance the ongoing spirit of collaboration between the two cities, helping to support and cross-promote respective IP and artist filmmaking projects.

Over the last four years Film London and B3 have participated together in a series of cultural exchanges, panel sessions, talent showcasing and industry market intelligence. Building upon this existing creative collaboration, the MOU engages in particular with Film London’s IP Market UPstream, and works with Film London’s Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), scoping out opportunities for cross-promotion and pooling knowledge.

At this year’s festival Helena Mackenzie, Film London’s Head of Inward Investment & Business Development and Jordan McGarry, Film London’s Head of Talent Development & Production present UPstream: Film London’s innovative IP Market, where delegates can learn more about the Market.

Film London’s UPstream is an innovative IP Market that facilitates pitches and meetings between IP holders presenting new and exciting IP projects and UK Film and TV production companies, sales agents, distributors and publishers.

Film London Chief Executive Adrian Wootton will deliver a number of illustrated talks and feature on panels throughout the festival, including a panel about public funding and film financing.

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

“Film London is excited to showcase London and its dynamic and diverse screen industries at this year’s festival, strengthening our commitment to creative collaboration with B3. I am delighted to be able to accept the invitation to participate at B3 in person, and to deliver some illustrated film history as part of the programme. We look forward working with Frankfurt throughout the year ahead to exchange invaluable industry know-how and cross-promote some of the world’s most exciting and original talent, sharing bold and diverse stories that have the potential to be turned into world-class film, TV and thought-provoking artist moving image.”

With the increasing visibility of artist-filmmaking in mainstream culture through streaming and virtual exhibitions, the MOU strengthens the already established partnership between B3 and FLAMIN. This includes programme consultations, introductions to filmmakers and annual screenings of FLAMIN work.

At this year’s festival over 20 Film London Artists’ Moving Image (FLAMIN) associated films will screen at B3 including those from Film London’s Jarman Award shortlist 2022, Catalan collaborations, work from FLAMIN filmmakers and alumni and more.