Filmmaker awarded Hugh Lane and Create commission

by Rachel Cunningham
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Hugh Lane Gallery and Create announced that filmmaker Jijo Sebastian will be the successful recipient of its €50,000 commission 2022 – 2024.

Mr Sebastian, who was announced as the winner in late December, is a collaborative filmmaker with more than ten years of experience in participatory, collaborative and transcultural filmmaking in community-based contexts.

Hugh Lane Gallery and Create will support the filmmaker by facilitating an inclusive and intersectional creative axis where art making, co-production, learning and knowledge exchange are the principles on which the relationship between Mr Sebastian and the community is built.

The aim of this project is to facilitate meaningful and in-depth engagement with the diverse communities of Dublin 1 and the wider Dublin City Council administrative area.

Mr Sebastian intends to use this commission opportunity to engage with families from diverse backgrounds in Dublin city, working collaboratively to make a film sharing stories happening in the liminal space between cultures and communities.

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