FLAMIN Bulletin - 19 May 2009

Date posted: 19.05.2009


  • FLAMIN Productions – Final Reminder *
  • Bristol Mean Time Artist Announced *
  • Luke Fowler at the Serpentine Gallery
  • Artists' Film at EIFF 2009
  • Vertigo Magazine: Special Screening
  • Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard at BFI Southbank
  • An Intimate Cinema: The Films of Stephen Dwoskin
  • FLAMIN Artists' Exhibitions, Screenings and Awards
  • G Fest 09: Call for Submissions
  • Reminder: The Great North Run Moving Image Commission
  • Reminder: Artists Taking the Lead – Call for Proposals
  • Reminder: Encounters - Call for Submissions
  • Parades and Processions at Parasol Unit


  • FLAMIN Productions  – Final Reminder *

    The deadline for applications for FLAMIN Productions is 5pm, Thursday 21 May 2009.

    FLAMIN Productions, a major new opportunity for London's artist film-makers, is the only scheme of its kind in the UK and will be investing £180,000 in its first year, commissioning new, single screen works representing a significant leap in artists' careers.

    Full selection criteria, details of how to apply can be found in the FLAMIN Productions section of the FLAMIN website.
  • Bristol Mean Time Artist Announced *

    Rachel Reupke
    has been announced as the recipient of the FLAMIN and Picture This 2009 Bristol Mean Time residency.

    Reupke will be working at Picture This' Atelier space in Bristol from July to October 2009. During which time she will develop a new work provisionally titled Purple/Brown, which will subsequently be shown in Picture This' exhibition space.

    The Bristol Mean Time residency offers a London-based artist film-maker the chance to develop new moving image work in a unique supportive and creative environment. Providing the selected artist with access to full production, post-production and exhibition technology, studio and office space at Picture This.

    More information can be found via the FLAMIN website.
  • Luke Fowler at the Serpentine Gallery

    The Serpentine Gallery presents the first major survey in the UK of the work of artist film-maker Luke Fowler (until 14 June), winner of Film London's inaugural Jarman Award in 2008, with More4 in partnership with the Serpentine Gallery.

    The exhibition includes Fowler's acclaimed films Pilgrimage from Scattered Points (2006) and The Nine Monads of David Bell (2006), as well as four films produced for Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonders strand, commissioned to mark Fowler's Jarman Award. Entitled, Anna, Helen, David and Lester, the films are a series of portraits of five diverse individuals, residents of a Victorian tenement in the West End of Glasgow.

    Full details can be found via the Serpentine website.
  • Artists' Film at EIFF 2009

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2009 runs from 17 until 28 June and brings together a rich programme of film from different genres. This year the experimental short film strand, Black Box, is broken into three thematic programmes of work. The first programme, Space and Place (23 June), will include the premiere screening of previous LAFVA awardee Ben Rivers' latest film, I Know Where I'm Going.

    Taking its title from the1945 Powell and Pressburger film of the same name, I Know Where I'm Going is episodic in structure and sees Rivers re-visiting characters from his previous films, while uncovering new subjects hovering in the shadows of our day to day lives.

    Also screening as part of the Black Box strand are Jarman Award winner Luke Fowler's latest film, George (2009) and In Suspension (2009) by previous FLAMIN One to One participant Samantha Rebello.

    For more information and to view the full programme visit the festival website.
  • Vertigo Magazine: Special Screening

    The latest edition of Vertigo magazine will launch on Thursday 28 May (6pm) at Birkbeck Cinema with a special screening event.

    The event marks the publication of what is, at the time of writing, the final print issue of Vertigo magazine and will include works by: Louis Benassi (with Julian Ziz); John Berger; Vaughan Pilikian; Judy Price; John Smith; Dan Walwin and Eva Weber.

    There is no charge to attend this event but capacity is limited so prompt arrival is advised.

    More information can be found via the Vertigo website.
  • Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard at BFI Southbank

    Radio Mania: An Abandoned Work
    , a new 3D video installation by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, is on show at BFI Southbank (until 11 June).

    The piece takes as its starting point one of the first 3D films ever made, The Man from M.A.R.S, which was originally made to demonstrate 'Teleview'-a stereoscopic motion picture system invented by Laurens Hammond.

    The artists have set about creating a contemporary adaptation of this silent film in which an inventor succeeds in building a radio transmission device capable of communicating with intelligent life on Mars.

    The exhibition is accompanied by a series of screenings and events, full details can be found via the BFI Southbank website.
  • An Intimate Cinema: The Films of Stephen Dwoskin

    The BFI Southbank hosts a major retrospective of the work of previous LAFVA awardee Stephen Dwoskin (until 31 May), whose highly distinctive films explore sexuality, emotion and the act of watching.

    Working initially as a graphic designer and art director, Dwoskin began making films in 1961, a few years before Andy Warhol, an artist with whom he is often compared. He left the underground film scene in the USA in the mid-60s and, on moving to the UK, quickly became involved in the foundation of the London Filmmakers' Co-op.

    Alongside the cinema programme BFI Southbank will present the recent three-screen piece, Dream House, in the Atrium.

    To view the full programme or for tickets visit the BFI Southbank website.
  • FLAMIN Artists' Exhibitions, Screenings and Awards

    Esther Johnson's
    City Speak's project Yalda will be screening at this year's Asterfest Strumica in Macedonia from 27 until 31 May.

    The Chisenhale Gallery will premiere a new video installation by previous LAFVA awardees Anja Kirschner and David Panos, in what will be the artists' first solo exhibition in a UK gallery from 8 May until 21 June.

    One to One supported artist Grace Ndiritu has a show in the main exhibition at the 9th Dakar Biennale in Berlin, until 21 June. The exhibition will be touring to Stuttgart IFA Gallery from 11 September to 31 October.

    Outlandish: Strange Foreign Bodies, a new film by previous FLAMIN One to One participant Phillip Warnell will be premiering in the International Competition at the FID Marseille International Film Festival from 8 until 13 July.
  • G Fest 09: Call for Submissions

    G Fest are inviting submissions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) short films that explore queer issues and themes. Preference will be given to films reflecting diversity within the LGBT community (including moving images and artist's videos).

    G Fest is London's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) cross-arts festival. Organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, G Fest features queer artists and talent across the arts, including visual arts, theatre, dance and performance, LGBT short films, debates, workshops and parties.

    This year's GFest will run from 9 to 22 November 2009.

    For more information visit the G fest website.
  • Reminder: The Great North Run Moving Image Commission

    The 2010 Great North Run Moving Image Commission is now open for submissions. £30,000 is offered to artists and film-makers to create a new moving image work in response to the Bupa Great North Run, the world's largest half-marathon.

    The final work is to be delivered by summer 2010, to launch in the North East, as part of the 2010 Great North Run Cultural Programme, with an extract screened during the BBC's live coverage of the Bupa Great North Run.

    The commission is open to artists with at least three years post-graduate experience. The deadline for submissions is Monday 8 June 2009.

    For more information visit the Great North Run website.
  • Reminder: Artists Taking the Lead – Call for Proposals

    As part of London 2012's Cultural Olympiad, Artists Taking The Lead are challenging artists to take their creativity to unexpected places. They are looking for 12 ideas, 12 projects, 12 places.

    They are looking for original ideas for projects in any artform, led by artists (individuals, collectives and organisations are elligible) that are reflected and inspired by the location in which they will take shape. Projects must celebrate London 2012 and reflect the values and vision of the Cultural Olympiad, the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games.

    Deadline for applications: 29 May 2009.

    Further information about the scheme including application details can be found on the Artists Taking the Lead website.
  • Reminder: Encounters Festival - Call for Submissions

    Submissions for this year's Encounters Festival are now open, welcoming films of every genre under 30 minutes: animation, drama, documentary, experimental, music video.

    The festival does not have a premiere policy, but does now have a submission fee. Discounts are offered to those who are submitting 2 or more films and for the first time film-makers have the option of submitting their films online via YouSendIt.

    The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2009.

    Visit the festival website for further information.

Visit the Calls for Submissions page on the Film London Artists' Moving Image Network website for listings of forthcoming deadlines for a range of festivals, funds, residencies and other opportunities open to artists working in the moving image.

And Finally…

  •  Parades and Processions at Parasol Unit

    The current exhibition at Parasol Unit, Parades and Processions: Here Comes Everybody, presents works by twelve UK-based and international artists who take their inspiration from the traditional meanings of 'parades' and 'processions'.

    The exhibition, which runs until 24 July, includes works by: Francis Alÿs; Fiona Banner; Jeremy Deller; Thomas Hirschhorn; William Kentridge and Hiraki Sawa.

    A series of talks and events have been programmed to coincide with current exhibition. On Thursday 4 June (7 pm) Japanese artist and animator, Hiraki Sawa, will be in conversation with Gary Thomas, Co-Director of Animate Projects.

    For more information and to book tickets, visit the gallery website.

* Event supported or directly run by the Film London Artists' Moving Image Network or Film London



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