Artists' Moving Image Network Bulletin - 8 August 2006

Date posted: 08.08.2006

  • Reminder: AMIN Present at the Portobello Film Festival

    Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (AMIN) in association with present information on the FURTHER 2 residency (Information on Further 2 can be found below) for artist film-makers and a screening of work produced by members and past FURTHER residency artists. The event is taking place as part of the Portobello Film Festival this evening (8 August), 7 - 8.30pm at Westbourne Studios.

    There is no charge to attend the session, but places are limited and will be allocated on arrival.
    is an artist run space that expands, extends and examines the place of film and video within contemporary artistic production.
  • Reminder: FURTHER 2 Residency

    Film London, Artquest, and are pleased to announce a call for applications for the second FURTHER residency.

    FURTHER 2 is a three month moving image residency opportunity hosted by for three London-based visual artists interested in developing film based projects.

    The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 August and applicants must be available for interview week beginning 4 September.

    Please note: application packs are available on the website.
  • Reminder: AMIN Funding Seminar at the Portobello Film Festival

    On Monday 14 August (6 - 7 pm) at Inn on the Green AMIN will present a seminar addressing funding opportunities for artist film-makers as part of the Portobello Film Festival. AMIN Manager Rose Cupit will provide an overview of funding sources available to artist film-makers in the UK and suggest ways to successfully approach pitching ideas and putting together applications and showreels.

    Rose will be joined by artist film-makers Roz Mortimer (LAFVA 2006) and Matthew Noel-Tod (LAFVA 2004) who will discuss their experiences of approaching funding bodies and screen some recent work.

    There is no charge to attend the session, but places are limited and will be allocated on arrival.
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006

    The landmark 60th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the longest continually running film festival in the world, takes place from Monday 14 August through to Sunday 27 August. This year's festival presents an eclectic array of work from around the world, including a fine selection of artists' film and video.

    Joseph Barnett's LAFVA 2005 funded Guilty by Nature will screen as part of the European Shorts section alongside a host of exciting young directors (16 and 18 August).
  • Two New Film London Funding Schemes Now Open for Applications

    Film London's Film-makers' Festival Fund (FFF) aims to support film-makers and artists by providing assistance with travel and print production costs for attendance at a small number of overseas festivals where short films have been selected and are in competition. Deadlines operate on a monthly basis, commencing 14 August.

    Film London Events & Training Providers' Fund (ETPF) aims to stimulate and support the provision and development of high quality film and moving image training courses or high quality film and moving image events including conferences and seminars. The deadline for this fund is 22 September 2006.
  • CAPTURE Vacancy

    CAPTURE, a new arts organisation serving the dance and the moving image community, is currently seeking a Director.

    The Director will lead the implementation of the CAPTURE action plan including; supporting and promoting the sector through a programme of moving image commissions and exhibitions: stakeholder engagement: a growing range of support services: an online virtual centre.

    Deadline for applications is 31 August.
  • Open Screening at Whitechapel

    The Whitechapel gallery's Open Screening event is a free film-makers forum which invites independent film-makers to screen new work or work in progress and receive feedback from their peers. The next Open Screening event will be held on Saturday 23 September at 3pm.

    There is no charge for this event. Booking is essential.
  • International – Artist Residencies at Eyebeam, New York

    Artists, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists can apply to be residents at Eyebeam in New York City, working on creative projects for six months with 24/7 access to Eyebeam's facilities. Experience in technological art is preferred.

    Residents will be selected from an open call, based on the work proposed, the availability of the necessary tools and skills to support them, and in consideration of the overarching research themes and activities of the organisation. International applicants are welcome to apply.

    The application deadline is 21 August at 12pm EST.

    Eyebeam is also accepting applications for 2006 - 07 fellowships in all three of their lab environments. Fellowship applications are due 14 August.
  • IKON Gallery – Selected Films and Videos, John Smith

    A film and video programme demonstrating the extraordinary inventiveness of the acclaimed British artist John Smith will be screened at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, until 20 August. Every day of the exhibition will feature a different work. The programme includes among others: Associations (1975); The Girl Chewing Gum (1975); Om (1986); Regression (1999).
  • – 'To Be Continued…' has invited ten film-makers / moving image artists to participate in a collaborative and highly experimental project. The concept of 'To Be Continued…' is that of 'Chinese Whispers' or of a relay. Carrying the baton, each artist inherited the plot from the person who preceded him or her – with only three minutes each – nobody but the last artist ever knew how it was to end.

    The contributors for 'To Be Continued…' are; Stephen Gill, Liz McAlpine, Alex Heim; Doug Fishbone, Jenny Springer, Allsopp & Weir, David Blandy, Kate Cooper and Mai Yamashita & Naoto Kobayashi.
  • 198 Gallery: Submissions Opened – Short Film

    198 Gallery is looking for short films, to complement an exhibition of photo-journalistic work documenting contemporary social issues in the black community.

    The themes tackled by the exhibition include injustice, institutionalised racism, relation with the police, impact of religious societies (Nation of Islam), hip-hop and youth culture (music and fashion).

    Submissions are invited from moving image artists currently practicing in all genres (fine art videos, short documentaries, short fictions are welcome).

    The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 15 August.
  • Connect to Art

    A new initiative from Nokia has been commissioning works of art created specifically for mobile phones. 'Connect to Art' has commissioned works by artists' ranging from internationally known stars like Louise Bourgeois to emerging talents like Brian Alfred. Details about how to connect and download these works of art can be found on the Nokia website.
  • Reminder: International 3 Month Residency for UK Based Artist with the support of Arts Council England and Filter are pleased to announce a residency scheme for a UK artist to develop a moving image project in India and to engage with the artist community in Mumbai.

    The residency includes: flights, visa, accomodation, stipend, studio and infrastructural support in India. The deadline for applications is 5 September. Full details on how to apply including an application form can be found on the
  • Deadline Reminder: Clark Bursary – UK Digital Art Award

    Applications are now open for the 2006 Clark Bursary which this year will offer a total of £17,500 - making it one of the largest digital art awards in the UK.

    The Clark Bursary will offer one experienced UK artist, working primarily in digital media the opportunity to develop their career and proposed ideas through a supported residency at Watershed, Bristol.

    The deadline for applications is Monday 4 September.
  • Reminder: Carolina Herrera Launches Creative Film Awards Scheme for the UK

    International designer fashion and lifestyle brand Carolina Herrera New York have announced the first ever Carolina Herrera 212 Innovation Awards, a new awards scheme set up to reward young creative talent. Each year, the 212 Innovation Awards will focus on a different creative area, and the theme of the inaugural 2006 Awards will be film.

    The deadline for applications is 15 September.

    For further information contact Matt Forbes-Dale on or 020 7731 6005.
  • And finally…

    Get Me The Producer is a new Channel 4 show which will follow former BBC Director-General Greg Dyke's search for new television production talent. The series is being made by Princess Productions and they are looking for 12 aspiring producers with an ambition to work in television. Each week the show will be based around a different television genre with plenty of opportunity to meet many talented television industry people. The winning candidate will get a twelve month contract with a top television production company.

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