The Film London Jarman Award is an annual prize inspired by one of Britain’s most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th century, Derek Jarman.
Launched in 2008 to celebrate the spirit of experimentation, imagination and inspiration in the work of UK artist film-makers, the purpose of the award is open-ended – an investment in the career of an individual enabling a period of experimentation without pressure. Any mid-career artist film-maker, whose work embraces the spirit and the legacy of Jarman’s highly experimental and risk-taking approach, can be put forward for this annual prize.
The winner of the annual Award not only receives a £10,000 cash prize, they also win a unique broadcast commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. This is the only Award of its kind where an artist is rewarded with both financial assistance to enable them to flourish and the phenomenal opportunity to broadcast their work on national television.
The 2014 shortlist has just been announced.