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Film London greenlights four art films

More than $200,000 (£135,000) Invested in London-based artist film-makers through FLAMIN Productions.

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) are investing $206,000 (£135,000) of production funding in four new moving image projects from London-based artists.

Mark Leckey, Simon Martin, Gail Pickering and Grace Schwindt have been commissioned through FLAMIN Productions, which provides artists with the opportunity to produce “ambitious and original moving image works”.

Supported by Arts Council England, FLAMIN Productions is dedicated to funding large scale, single screen works which represent “a significant step forward in an artist’s practice”.

It provides development and production funding as well as bespoke training, advice and professional mentoring.

To date the scheme has produced a range of artworks, including Ben Rivers’ award-winning feature length Two Years at Sea, which was released theatrically and recently acquired by Channel 4, Elizabeth Price’s West Hinder, which was part of the exhibition for which she won the Turner Prize in 2012 and Hilary Koob-Sassen’s Transcalar Investment Vehicles which won the European Media Arts Festival Award in 2012.

Mark Leckey, who won the Turner Prize in 2008 and whose work has recently been exhibited at this year’s Venice Biennale, has been greenlit for On Pleasures Bent.

Simon Martin, whose recent work features in solo shows in London, New York, Toronto and Amsterdam will make UR Feeling.

Gail Pickering, who has exhibited her recent moving image work in Bristol, London, Grenoble, Stuttgart and Paris, will make Dirty Pictures Mirror Speech.

Grace Schwindt, whose recent work featured in solo shows in New York, Edinburgh, Derry, Wiels, Brussels, London and Glasgow, will make Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society.

Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “Central to Film London’s strategy is to ensure we continue to discover and nurture London’s film-making talent. Through FLAMIN, with crucial funding from Arts Council England, we support artist film-makers to develop and produce interesting works which also progresses them in their careers.”

FLAMIN Productions is based around an open submission process, through which projects are selected to receive development support before submitting a tender for production funding.

This year projects were assessed by a panel comprising of Ian White, artist, writer and curator; Rebecca Shatwell, Director of AV Festival, and Louise Wilson, artist and previous recipient of FLAMIN Productions funding, alongside  representatives from Film London.

The fifth round of FLAMIN Productions funding will open for applications at the end of 2013.

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