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.

2 Channel Land will receive its World Premiere at the 67th Cork International Film Festival 2022 as part of ‘Figure Ground Perception’, a programme curated by aemi featuring further recent films by Christiana Perschon, Morgan Quaintance, Sky Hopinka and Fern Silva – aemi’s Artist-in Focus at CIFF.
3pm Saturday 19th November at The Gate Cinema, Cork + post-screening Q&A with Frank Sweeney and Fern Silva
More info & booking for ‘Figure Ground Perception’


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 person with long hair walks down a country lane with their back to the camera. They are wearing a blue stetson hat, blue trousers and an embellished blue jacket with blue fringe

Frank Sweeney, 2 Channel Land, 2022, Ireland, 15 mins, aemi/ Sirius Film Commission 2022, image courtesy of the artist

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