The FLAMIN grant selects six artist-directors

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movie london announced the selection of six artist-filmmakers to participate in the fifth edition of the FLAMIN Fellowship, which provides mentorship and funding, audience access, curators and artistic advisors by supporting innovative projects by early-career filmmakers . The programme’s £15,000 funding provides £2,500 in seed capital to each artist for the development of their work.

Selected artists represent diverse creative approaches such as hand-drawn animation, intertwining personal footage with staged scenes, layering multimedia, and combining dance and performance with poetry.

The projects supported by this series of The Fellowship explore a variety of topical themes and viewpoints, including exploring the liberation and confinement that technologies can have on society and individuals, the notion and the construction of blackness across time and space, and the investigation of queer stories through the creation of game-like environments and characters. Other projects will explore how folk traditions and ancient rituals talk about the tensions of our contemporary world, such as post-industrialism and migration, and the representation of memory loss through physical decay.

Selected from over 160 entries and judged by a jury of producers, artists and the Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network, the shortlisted artists are:

  • Chris Child
  • Bo Choy
  • Ben Dawson
  • Asmaa Jama
  • Ronan Mackenzie
  • Tobi Onabolu

Learn more about the artists here.

Established in 2017 by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) and supported by Arts Council England and established with support from the Fenton Arts Trust, the Fellowship builds on FLAMIN’s successful work at the heart of the ecology of UK moving picture. With a focus on early-career practitioners, The Fellowship complements FLAMIN’s extensive program supporting early-, mid- and late-career artists through FLAMIN Animations, FLAMIN Productions, the Film London Jarman Award and a range of significant development opportunities.

“Now in its fifth edition, the FLAMIN Fellowship is widely known for spotlighting the moving image talent of exciting new artists with bold visions and diverse perspectives – attracting hundreds of applications,” said Adrian Wootton OBE , managing director of Film London, and the British Film Commission. “With the growing recognition of our alumni, it is essential that we support and nurture artistic exploration and discourse, providing opportunities not only to develop creative practice, but also to engage in professional support and through essential peers. I am delighted to welcome this group of six very talented practitioners to be our next cohort and look forward to seeing the work they produce. I would like to express my thanks to Arts Council England for their invaluable support of The Fellowship.

Read more about Film London’s FLAMIN Fellowship 2022-23 here.

Source: Film London

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.

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