Awards Season by Ajay RS Hothi
23.09.10
Ajay RS Hothi considers two development programmes for artist filmmakers. The shortlist for the second annual series of FLAMIN Production awards has just been announced. A funding scheme for London-based artist filmmakers, Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network provides in 2010 eleven development awards of £1,000 before shortlisting between two to five artists for production awards of up to £50,000. Five production grants were awarded in the ...
An exclamation: Sergei Paradjanov by Ajay Hothi

22.02.10
The Colour of Pomegranates, Sergei Paradjanov Paradjanov! Flamboyant non-conformist! Anarchic filmmaker; a thorn in the side and a spit in the face of Soviet Russia! Three times imprisoned, who spent five years in a labour camp! Who was lobbied on behalf of by Tarkovsky, Yves Saint Laurent, Francoise Sagan, Godard, Truffaut, Fellini, Bertolucci, Marcello Mastroianni, Antonioni and John Updike! Paradjanov’s Soviet Union is an exclamated sense of ...
Competition: Sergei Paradjanov at the BFI

22.02.10
Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors, Sergei Paradjanov Dates: 1-15 March | Location: BFI Southbank, London The BFI introduce the nearest-to-complete survey yet of the work of the late Georgian/Armenian film director and artist Sergei Paradjanov (1929–1990), whose work makes him one of the most visionary directors of all time. In the influential Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (1964), Colour of Pomegranates (1968) and Ashik Kerib (1988), films ...
Ajay Hothi on Alan Clarke’s Elephant

13.12.09
Elephant, Alan Clarke There is a remarkable cadence to Alan Clarke’s Elephant (1989) that makes it difficult to define as a television drama, extended short, short-form feature or artist’s moving image piece. In differing contexts it could be read alongside films such as Culloden, Partie de Campagne or Meshes of the Afternoon. The film, a circle of violence, near silent with no thematic context provided, other ...