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The Jarman Award 2013 Launches

Date posted: 27.02.2013

Film London and Channel 4 have launched the 2013 edition of the prestigious Jarman Award with an invited call for nominations. This year's Award, which will be announced at the Whitechapel Gallery in November, will again see UK moving image artists contending for £10,000 prize money as well as a series of broadcast commissions.

As in previous years, representatives from the art world, including commissioners, artists, cinema programmers and galleries curators, are being invited to suggest potential recipients of the 2013 Award. Any mid-career artist film-maker, whose work embraces the spirit and the legacy of Derek Jarman's highly experimental and risk-taking approach, can be put forward for this annual prize.

Now in its sixth year, The Jarman Award remains a unique platform for artist moving image in the UK and is the only Award of its kind where an artist is rewarded with both financial assistance, enabling them to flourish, as well as the opportunity to produce new work which will be broadcast on national television.

Launched in 2008 the Film London Jarman Award gives recognition and support to artists working with the moving image and whose work resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence.

Following in the footsteps of previous winners Luke Fowler (2008), Lindsay Seers (2009), Emily Wardill (2010), Anja Kirchner & David Panos (2011) and James Richards (2012), the winner of the 2013 Film London Jarman Award will be awarded a £10,000 cash prize as well as a broadcast commission to produce a new work for Channel 4's Random Acts strand.

In 2012 four artists - Jarman Award-winner James Richards along with shortlisted artists Shezad Dawood, Nathaniel Mellors and Brad Butler & Karen Mirza - were selected to produce works for Random Acts which are currently in development and will be completed in late 2013.

A Jarman Award national tour of events and screenings profiling the shortlisted artists will take place in the run up to the announcement of this year's winner, full details of which will be announced in the coming months. This will culminate in a dedicated weekend event at Whitechapel Gallery, featuring all the shortlisted artists.

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