FLAMIN Animations announces new partnership with award-winning animation studio Blinkink

Latest 9 May 2024

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Film London Artists’ Moving Network (FLAMIN) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the London-based animation studio Blinkink to deliver FLAMIN Animations.

Now in its fourth year, FLAMIN Animations is a commissioning programme for early-career Black-identifying* artist animators living in the UK. Launched 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 short animated film.

Blinkink is an award-winning production studio which creates shortform video content with partners in the advertising, music, gaming, fashion, and broadcast industries. Alongside the FLAMIN team, the studio will provide focused support to the selected animators through the development and production process, equipping them with the skills to develop a career in the industry.

Four artists will be offered £3,000 to produce a new work, and have the opportunity to participate in a bespoke workshop programme with animation professionals in the art and film industries. The programme is open for applications until 27 May 2024. Find out more, here.

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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