Kingston University's new Random Acts partnership with the ICA enables film students on the Filmmaking BA(Hons) and Experimental Film MA (along with others!) to be considered for short film commissions supported by Channel 4 Television and Arts Council England.
The Random Acts London consortium produces Stop Play Record, a series of specially commissioned three-minute films chosen for their bold and creative expressions of creativity, commissions that can potentially be screened during what will be a new prime-time television programme on Channel 4.
The Random Acts Network (London) is led by the ICA and involves Dazed and Confused, The Chisenhale Gallery, Space Studios, New Contemporaries and Kingston University. Our producer is Phillip Warnell, director of studies for the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture's suite of film courses. The scheme enables emerging talent from within and outside the University to create their own films with a budget and mentoring from within the filmmaking department. Those involved become part of a professional networking and development process, meeting other emerging filmmakers, producers and artists. The first films are already in production on this scheme, which began in 2015 and extends across three years at least. Kingston will be producing 36 films during the project, many of which will be commissions undertaken our own students!
Kingston University's engagement with Random Acts and Stop Play Record is led by Phillip Warnell with the support of another senior lecturer and animator Richard Squires.