Film London has launched the 2014 Jarman Award. Key people from the UK’s art world have been invited to nominate UK moving image artists as potential recipients of this year’s Award, which is presented in partnership with Channel 4 and in association with the Whitechapel Gallery.
Artists nominated by commissioners, cinema programmers and gallery curators will be in the running for the £10,000 prize money, plus a short film commission for Channel 4, as part of its short-form arts strand, Random Acts. The winner will be announced at a special event in autumn 2014, following a national tour of work from the shortlisted artists. The Film London Jarman Award is now in its 7th year running. Rewarding innovation in moving image, it encourages further experimentation and diversity, making this award an important part of the UK’s cultural offerings.
Launched in 2008, the Film London Jarman Award was inspired by visionary and provocative artist Derek Jarman. The Award is committed to recognising and celebrating the breadth of contemporary moving image practice in the UK. It gives recognition and support to artists whose work resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence. The Award has a history of backing the best contemporary talent in the sector, with the last two Turner Prize winners – Elizabeth Price and Laure Prouvost – having previously been shortlisted for the Award, indicating the quality of the artists the Award celebrates.
The Jarman Award is only part of Film London’s work to support the artist film-makers. Through the Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), it provides vital production funding to ensure London’s artists can continue to create exciting, challenging and thought-provoking work. As part of Jarman 2014, a multi-partner UK-wide initiative marking the 20th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s death makes previous Film London Jarman Award Channel 4 commissions now available to view on the BFIplayer www.player.bfi.org.uk.
Further information about the award can be found here: www.filmlondon.org.uk/jarmanaward
1. Film London Jarman Award, courtesy of Film London/KentLyons.