Film LondonPresents: The Jarman Award
In association with the Whitechapel Gallery, Film London and Channel 4 have just announced a stellar line up of 10 UK-based artists shortlisted for the prestigious Film London Jarman Awards sixth year, comprising of Ed Atkins, Beatrice Gibson, Emma Hart, Rachel Maclean, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger, Hannah Sawtell, Grace Schwindt, John Smith and Jessica Warboys.
Launched in 2008, the Film London Jarman Award gives recognition and support to artists working with moving image and whose work resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence. The Award is inspired by visionary avant-garde filmmaker Derek Jarman, one of the most esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th Century.
A weekend of events will take place at the Whitechapel Gallery in London on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November, presenting an expanded series of screenings and talks profiling the shortlisted artists. The Film London Jarman Award winner will be announced at a special event on Wednesday 6 November at the Whitechapel Gallery, receiving a combined prize of 10,000 and a film commission for Channel 4s short-form arts strand, Random Acts.
Three further artists will also be selected for Random Acts commissions, worth 16,000 in total. This is the only award of its kind where an artist is rewarded with both financial assistance to enable them to flourish and the exceptional opportunity to broadcast their work on national television.
This year is especially important for the Award as it precedes the 20th year commemorations in 2014 of Derek Jarmans death, which will include the publication of new books and see the artist and his work celebrated through a number of exhibitions and screening programmes nationwide.
For more information on the award you can head over to the Film London site.