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Film London Jarman Award opens for nominations

Date posted: 28.02.2014

For six years the Film London Jarman Award has been celebrating the best in innovative artist moving image. Now top industry figures have been invited to nominate the artists they think should be considered for the 2014 award.

Artists nominated by the commissioners, artists, cinema programmers and gallery curators from across the UK will be in the running for a £10,000 prize, as well as a short film commission for Channel 4's Random Acts.

The winner will be selected by a panel of experts and practitioners, and announced at a special event in the autumn. They would join an impressive line-up of winners including John Smith, Lindsay Seers and Luke Fowler.

Random Acts commissions

It's not just the winner of the 2014 Jarman Award that will receive a commission for Channel 4's short-form arts strand Random Acts – they will be joined by three of the other shortlisted artists.

Watch work by previous winners on BFI Player

About the Jarman Award

Launched in 2008, The Film London Jarman Award is inspired by visionary and provocative artist Derek Jarman. The award is committed to recognising and celebrating the breadth of moving image practice in the UK. It gives recognition and support to artists working with the moving image 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 – previously shortlisted.  

In the lead up to announcing this year's winner, Film London will profile the shortlisted artists at events and screenings across the UK.

Find out more about the Jarman Award

The 2014 Jarman Award is presented in partnership with Channel 4 and in association with the Whitechapel Gallery.

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