Three artist filmmakers have been named as Film London Lodestars for 2021 and tipped as future stars of the industry. You can learn more about them below, including messages from the people who nominated them for the award.
London based artist Jasmina Cibic represented Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial. Her solo exhibitions include: MSUM Ljubljana, CCA Glasgow, Phi Foundation Montreal, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Aarhus 2017, Esker Foundation Calgary, MSU Zagreb, MOCA Belgrade and Ludwig Museum Budapest.
Cibic has been shortlisted for the Jarman Award (2018) and was the winner of the MAC International Ulster Bank and Charlottenborg Fonden awards (2016) and B3 Biennial of the Moving Image Award (2020). Her upcoming solo shows include macLyon, Museum Sztuki Lodz, Museum der Moderne Salzburg and MSU Rijeka and group shows EVA International and Tallinn Biennial.
Jennifer Martin is an artist-filmmaker living and working in London. Ongoing themes include the performativity of belonging and instability of images; these interests manifest in a mix of narrative and experimental films. Martin's upcoming short An Image Doubled was first developed through the FLAMIN Fellowship 2019/20.
She has exhibited and screened work in the UK and abroad at RIDM, Montréal; Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel; B3 Biennial, Frankfurt; European Media and Art Festival, Osnabrück; LUX, London; Primary, Nottingham; and Turf Projects, London. Martin is a co-director of not/nowhere, a Black-led artist workers' cooperative that focuses on analogue film, audio and digital practices.
Working across the moving-image, sound, performance and poetry, Imran's practice addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. He has presented work in solo and group exhibitions and performances across galleries, museums, music venues and film festivals in the UK and internationally. He was a Jarman Award Nominee in 2019 and he received a Turner Prize Bursary in 2020.