This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour, the most extensive to date reaching all parts of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), will take place from September through to the end of November, with screenings and talks taking place at arts venues and cinemas in twelve major cities.
The 2015 Jarman Award Touring Programme presents a selection of films by the artists shortlisted for this year's prestigious Jarman Award: Adam Chodzko, Seamus Harahan, Gail Pickering, Alia Syed, Bedwyr Williams and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.
The touring programme brings together single screen pieces by each of the shortlisted artists, celebrating a rich and eclectic array of work and offering viewers a comprehensive survey of current moving image practice in the UK. We are delighted to not only be screening these works at the MAC, but also to be staging an in-conversation event with shortlisted artist Seamus Harahan and film programmer and researcher Peter Taylor.
Launched in 2008, the Film London Jarman Award gives recognition and support to artists working with moving image, whose work resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence. The Award is inspired by Derek Jarman, one of the most esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th Century.The winner of the annual Award receives a £10,000 cash prize. Commissions to produce short films for Channel 4’s arts strand, Random Acts, are also awarded.
The tour will culminate in a weekend of screenings, Q&As and performances at Whitechapel Gallery on 21 and 22 November. The Film London Jarman Award winner will be announced at a special event on the 30 November at the Whitechapel Gallery.
The Film London Jarman Award is presented in partnership with Channel 4 and in association with the Whitechapel Gallery.