Next Generation of Artist Filmmakers Shine at Special Screening at Whitechapel Gallery

The work of six of the country’s most promising artist filmmakers will be showcased at a special screening at east London’s Whitechapel Gallery on Saturday 15 September.

The screening celebrates the first FLAMIN Fellowship cohort, a new Film London scheme specifically devised to support and develop early-career artist filmmakers. The screening features new and existing work from Graeme Arnfield, Calum Bowden, Rosie Carr, Callum Hill, Onyeka Igwe and Kristina Pulejkova. These artists represent a new generation of artist filmmakers. Their exciting and fresh approach to the medium explores and confronts form, technology and contextual issues to provide new audience experiences and stimulate forward thinking within artists’ film here in England.

Regarding the success of the new scheme, Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “FLAMIN now proudly supports artist filmmakers at every stage of their career, all of whom share unwavering ambition for their craft. The Fellowship helps artists who are just starting to make waves in the industry by not only offering funding, but by guiding artists through the often confusing world of development, production and exhibition, as well as overall career development. I’d like to thank Arts Council England and The Fenton Arts Trust for their help and support throughout and I wish all the artists a successful screening. I would encourage everyone to attend the screening and celebrate the phenomenal work on show.”

The FLAMIN Fellowship scheme identifies and supports bold and innovative early-career artist filmmakers from across England. The Fellowship offers funding of £2,500 per production as well as an in-depth development programme of workshops, mentoring and promotion.

For further information about the screening visit http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/flamin-fellowship-screenings

For information on the FLAMIN Fellowship visit http://flamin.filmlondon.org.uk/projects/flamin-fellowship

IMAGE: Calum Bowden, Oxygen of Terror