About FLAMIN Productions
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, FLAMIN Productions is a unique two-stage commissioning scheme which goes beyond simply producing work - it is committed to nurturing talent and supporting innovative artists in their professional growth.
The only scheme of its kind in the UK, FLAMIN Productions commissions new, single screen works that are ambitious in premise and duration. From Ben Rivers to Laure Prouvost, the scheme has a history of supporting the brightest talents working in London, helping them to produce works that represent a significant leap in their career.
Since FLAMIN Productions was launched in 2009, it has commissioned 19 films, including Elizabeth Price's West Hinder, which was part of her Turner Prize winning exhibition in 2012 and Ben Rivers' feature length Two Years at Sea, which was released theatrically and acquired by Channel 4.
Completed films have gone on to achieve great success and wide audience reach across galleries, cinemas and festivals. Most recently, Sebastian Buerkner's The Chimera of M, won the Canon Tiger Award for Short Film at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014.
The fund prioritises projects which represent a significant leap in an artist's practice and can be screened and/or exhibited widely.
FLAMIN Productions has two stages.
Stage one: Shortlist and Development
Three applicants are shortlisted and invited to apply for production funding. These artists take part in a development programme which includes bespoke mentoring. This is a period for working up a full budget, schedule and proposal and ironing out any feasibility issues.
The time can also be used to develop and finalise contacts, contributors and partners needed to realise the work.
The costs of the development programme are covered by FLAMIN and there is an additional bursary of £1,000 per project to cover artist time.
Stage two: Production Awards
Shortlisted applicants are invited to submit their tenders for production finance if they wish to. The projects are then reviewed for production funding. At this stage, the awardees are provided with advice, guidance and bespoke mentoring from industry professionals throughout. Completion of the film is within 12 months from the end of the Development period.