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John Akomfrah and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd among 10-strong shortlist for Jarman Award 2014

Date posted: 09.07.2014

10 of the best moving image artists working in the UK today have made it onto the shortlist for the 2014 Jarman Award. It's a stellar line-up and, thanks to our touring programme, you'll be able to see work by all of the artists across the UK this Autumn.

Selected by experts across the UK contemporary film and arts sectors, the winner will be announced at Whitechapel Gallery on 8 December, where £26,000 worth of prizes will be delivered. 

The 2014 Jarman Award shortlist

From long-established artists such as John Akomfrah, who's Stuart Hall Project played at cinema screens across the UK last year, to those recently emerging on the art scene such as Rachel Reupke, who's Wine and Spirits was made through FLAMIN Productions, the list has some of the best names in UK-based moving image artists.

It offers a comprehensive survey of the work and practice of UK based moving image artists, and celebrates the rich and eclectic array of work emerging in recent years. Artists shortlisted are:

  • John Akomfrah
  • Laura Buckley
  • Sebastian Buerkner
  • Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
  • Steven Claydon
  • Redmond Entwistle
  • Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
  • Ursula Mayer
  • Rachel Reupke
  • Stephen Sutcliffe

The winner will follow in the footsteps of a fantastic roster of talent that make up the Jarman Award recipients, including Luke Fowler, John Smith and Emily Wardill.

The only award of its kind, the Jarman rewards artists with both financial assistance to enable them to flourish and the opportunity to produce a new piece of work - receiving combined prize money of £10,000 and a film commission for Channel 4's short-form arts strand, Random Acts.

Three further artists will also be selected for Random Acts commissions, worth £4000 each.

It offers a comprehensive survey of the work and practice of UK based moving image artists, and celebrates the rich and eclectic array of work emerging in recent years.

See work by the artists across the UK

We've teamed up with venues across the country to ensure that more of you than ever before can get involved in the Jarman Award.

A programme of work by the shortlisted artists will be touring the UK from September-December, in the lead up to the announcement of the winner. Confirmed events are:

And other venues, with dates still to be confirmed:

With more to be announced soon. Get to an event near you and then tell us who your winner is on Twitter using #MyJarmanWinner

About the Film London Jarman Award

Now in its seventh year, the Film London Jarman Award celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and inspiration of Derek Jarman in the work of UK artist filmmakers working today.

It recognises individual artist filmmakers whose risk-taking work resists boundaries and conventional definition - work that encompasses innovation, excellence and vision.

The purpose of the award is open-ended - an investment in the career of an individual enabling a period of experimentation without pressure. It shines a light on artist filmmakers who are to our times what Jarman was to his.

Find out more about the Jarman Award

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