Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Dublin 2.
On October 13, 2016 and November 3, 2016, Create and Filmbase hosted information events for film makers and artists in relation to the 2016 AIC Bursary Award. In the second information session, Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, Create and Alan Fitzpatrick, director, Filmbase talked about the Art’s Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Film. The focus was on the application process and how a Bursary couldhelp facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development . There were additional contributions from Jijo Sebastian, film maker and recipient of a Arts Council Next Generation Bursary Award.
Jijo Sebastian is a science graduate turned film maker. He has made six short films and one feature-length film focusing on the lives of the Indian community in Ireland. Having lived as a migrant in different places, Jijo is interested in themes of identity and belonging in a globalized world. His work is often experimental in form and darkly comic.
Jijo is one of the 16 Next Generation Bursary award winners from Arts council Ireland granted to innovative young artists as part of the Ireland Centenary program and one of the 2015 recipients of the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Award. Jijo’s films have been screened at international film festivals including the International Short Film Festival of Uruguay (2013), Vibgyor International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India (2013) and Fokana Film Festival, Illinois, USA (2014).