aemi commission

aemi’s film commissions are made possible through the support of The Arts Council.


In June 2022, aemi is delighted to announce a new commission for 2022 offered for the first time in partnership with SIRIUS in Cobh, Co. Cork. More info here

aemi & SIRIUS Commission 2022
Frank Sweeney, 2 Channel Land

The partnership between aemi and SIRIUS means the commissioned artist benefits from continued support and mentorship throughout the year from aemi and SIRIUS as well as a residency at SIRIUS. aemi & SIRIUS’ commissioned artist in 2022 is Frank Sweeney.

Frank’s commission, a film called 2 Channel Land, looks at the history of analogue radio and television signals spilling across the borders of Ireland and Britain. Blurring the line between narrative and documentary, the work explores the relationship between these transmissions and collective identities.

Details of of the screening premiere of Frank Sweeney’s 2 Channel Land will be announced soon


In 2021 aemi offered its first commission in support of a new work by the artist Myrid Carten, more info here

aemi Film Commission 2021
Myrid Carten, Sorrow had a baby

aemi @ CIFF: Contested Legacies – Lynne Sachs and Myrid Carten
8pm Tuesday 10 November 2021, Triskel Arts Centre Cinema, screening and Q&A
More info here

aemi & Docs Ireland present: Come away, O human Child! Films selected by Myrid Carten
Featuring works by Dorian Jespers, Simon Aeppli, Cecilia Mangini, Eva Marie Rødbro, Andrea Arnold, and Myrid Carten’s Sorrow had a baby (aemi Film Commission 2021)
2:30pm Sunday 3 July 2022, Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, screening and Q&A with Myrid Carten and Ruairí McCann
More info here

A still image from research film material by Frank Sweeney for his forthcoming film called 2 Channel Land. The image mixes together different shots of domestic rooftops with 2 aerials and a church bell tower. The grainy, analogue footage is largely desaturated, with a thin bright green line from the footage’s transmission appearing vertically.

Frank Sweeney, 2 Channel Land, research still (2022)

Myrid Carten, Sorrow had a baby, 2021, Ireland, 16 minutes, film still courtesy of the artist