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Presented by PORTLAND GREENTM and the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, ALFF (Artists' Long Format Film) is the working abbreviation for a new partnership looking to develop and produce one ambitious single screen work which uses performance as a driver.

Targeted at films in any genre; creative documentary, drama, artists' film, cinematic essay or animation, the commission is inspired by the recent critical successes of artists' long format films which have clearly demonstrated the range of contemporary performance styles that can be used effectively in long format films and still attract a mainstream audience.

This is not a production award, rather, it is a vehicle from which to finance, produce and distribute a long form film.

Following two calls for applications managed by Film London through which no film was commissioned, the call is now closed.


Portland Green Cultural Projects/Portland Green makes, commissions, curates, exhibits and distributes artists' film and contemporary arts projects that are central to our thinking about the world at the present time. The focus includes artists' film, creative documentary, cinematic essay, docu-drama, dance and performance film and related hybrid forms. These projects are timely and make a tangible contribution to contemporary culture, discourse, ideas and thinking. Our programmes are designed to reach large audiences and often emerge from collaborations with artists, thinkers, designers, institutions. The organization is particularly known for its work with dance, performance and film.

Film London, as the capital's film and media agency, aims to ensure London has a thriving film sector that enriches the city's businesses and its people. The agency works with all the screen industries to sustain, promote and develop London as a major international production and film cultural capital, and it supports the development of the city's new and emerging film-making talent. Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Skillset. Film London is a major supporter of artists' film-making, through the Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN).

The Hayward Gallery is one of the world's leading art galleries and is at the heart of Visual Arts at Southbank Centre, a 21-acre site encompassing the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.

One of the largest and most versatile exhibition spaces in Britain, Hayward Gallery is renowned for its diverse range of exhibitions focusing on contemporary and modern art and visual culture. The exhibition programme has a powerful contemporary focus that has been widely acclaimed by the press and the public.

Hayward Gallery's reputation for presenting world-class exhibitions attracts a richly diverse audience. Sophisticated and culturally literate, they identify with the strong contemporary focus of the Hayward Gallery's and the spirit of adventurous enquiry that underpins its exhibitions.

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