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26/09/2006

£160,000 available for film and video artists through LAFVA

A share of £160,000 is now available to London-based film and video artists to produce new work through the 2007 London Artists’ Film and Video Awards (LAFVA).
One of the largest UK schemes of its kind, the awards are supported by Film London in partnership with Arts Council England, London, and prioritise work that is experimental and innovative.
Now in their seventh year, LAFVA supports artists living and working in the London region. Awardees receive up to £20,000 which can cover full production costs or be used to complete existing projects. The scheme is open to proposals for work in any format, length and genre; single or multi screen; and produced for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues or cinemas.
Major names to have received LAFVA awards include Jane and Louise Wilson, Kutlug Ataman, Carol Morley and Chris Petit. Completed LAFVA films receive wide exposure; Georgina Starr’s Theda (LAFVA 2006) premiers in London in November, Mark Lewis’ Rear Projection (LAFVA 2005) premiered at FACT Liverpool in April 2006, while Joseph Barnett’s Guilty by Nature (LAFVA 2005) was recently shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Maggie Ellis, Head of Production at Film London commented: “The LAFVA scheme has produced a range of highly-acclaimed and innovative work. I am very much looking forward to developing future projects with both new and established moving image artists.”
Sarah Weir, Executive Director, Arts Council England, London added: “We are delighted to support this increasingly high profile awards scheme, which continues to attract experimental, innovative artists working in the moving image, and represents an important contribution to London’s creative economy.”
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Thursday 23 November 2006. (DS/CD)
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