The Filmmaker’s Community by Ajay RS Hothi

28.11.10
Game Keepers Without Game, Emily Wardill It’s the season of mists. The rain, insistent, engulfs us at every angle and we have eight months of grey cloud ahead of us. Yet our gods grow ever stronger, we find new loves and our friends are absent no longer. In fact, some of our favourite filmmakers will have eagerly approached the Autumn with a feverish enthusiasm. Joe Lawlor ...
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 ...
It’s not a rip off, it’s a homage

01.06.10
Magnetic Movie, Semiconductor, 'homaged' in a recent IBM commercial Art has always influenced commercial creatives, and artists have often drawn on – appropriated, even – other parts of culture. It’s complicated. On the one hand, freedom of expression, and opposition to the strictures of copyright. On the other, things can get nasty, with all too frequent tales of artist and independent filmmakers being called up by ...
The State of Things: Mark Cosgrove

28.04.10
Mark Cosgrove, image courtesy of Watershed APEngine talks to Mark Cosgrove, Head of Programme at Watershed Media Centre and Creative Director of Encounters International Film Festival in Bristol, about connecting audiences with artist’s film. Before Watershed you worked at Cornerhouse in Manchester, didn’t you? And before that I was Plymouth Art Centre – also a cinema within an arts venue. Three places with what used to be called ‘arthouse’ ...
UK Film Council proposes ‘space and funding’ for experimental talent

19.11.09
UK Film Council Policy and Funding Priorities Consultation The UK Film Council has published a consultation document, inviting responses to its proposed priorities for 2010 – 2013. Encouragingly, there’s a proposal that they should “provide a new space and funding stream to support experimental filmmaking.” They don’t however define ‘experimental’, but that’s something they are likely to want to establish partly by way of the consultation ...