FLAMIN Productions fund for artist filmmakers opens for applications

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Jasmina Cibic, The Gift (2021), video still. Courtesy of the artist, Espace Niemeyer, macLYON and steirischer herbst ‘19. Commissioned through FLAMIN Productions

Application deadline: Wednesday 12th April 2023

FLAMIN Productions, Film London’s flagship commissioning scheme for artists working with moving image, is now open for applications. Part of Film London’s Artist Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), FLAMIN Productions supports mid-career London-based artists with development, production finance and bespoke mentoring on their moving image projects. As the only scheme of its kind in the UK, FLAMIN Productions aims to commission innovative, exciting and ambitious moving image projects that have strong potential for national and international exhibition and distribution.

FLAMIN Productions will invest £30,000 in production funding for one project that is at concept stage or currently in development and demonstrates a shift or step forward in an artist’s practice. Applications are encouraged from artists who have a track record of working with moving image and whose previous moving image work has been shown widely.

Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of Film London said:

‘’As the UK’s leading commissioning scheme for artists’ moving image, FLAMIN Productions has consistently attracted and supported London’s diverse array of artist filmmakers, helping them realise their exceptional creative projects. Now in its eleventh round, the scheme has commissioned an impressive catalogue of films from artists such as Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey and Jarman Award winner Jasmina Cibic, who have exhibited their work at major galleries, festivals and arts venues worldwide, receiving widespread critical acclaim in the process. Thanks to Arts Council England, I’m delighted that artist’s moving image continues to receive vital support to allow the capital’s emerging filmmakers to push artistic boundaries, challenge historical and social narratives and advance their own careers.’’

Previously, FLAMIN Productions have supported and commissioned critically successful projects from artist filmmakers such as Turner Prize winners Mark Leckey, Laure Prouvostand Elizabeth Price, as well as internationally reputed artists Jasmina Cibic, Ben Riversand Janeand Louise Wilson.

Michelle Williams Gamaker, recipient of a 2022 FLAMIN Productions award and joint winner of the Film London Jarman Award (2020), will be premiering her new moving image project this March. Commissioned by FLAMIN Productions for the tenth round of the scheme, Gamaker’s Thieves extends the artist’s body of work in Fictional Revenge with a new fantasy adventure reimagining of 1924’s The Thief of Bagdad. After receiving funding, tailored support and mentoring from FLAMIN, Gamaker will premier Thieves at her new solo exhibition Our Mountains Are Painted on Glass at South London Gallery from 31 March– 18 June 2023.

For further information, guidelines and FAQs on how to apply for FLAMIN Productions, visit: https://filmlondon.org.uk/resource/apply-to-flamin-productions