Jarman Awards 2013

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Jarman Awards 2013

Call for nominations.

The Jarman Awards, run by Film London and Channel 4 in association with the Whitechapel Gallery and Arts Council England are on the hunt for 2013's nominees.

Now in their 6th year together, these prestigious awards are currently accepting nominations in the run up to the awards ceremony that takes place in Tower Hamlets in November. Artists will be contending for a cash prize of £10,000 and a Channel 4 broadcast commission with a further 3 nominees also receiving a commission.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London,said: "It is my pleasure to welcome the Film London Jarman Award back for its sixth edition, returning with our fantastic partners Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery, with funding from Arts Council England. Rewarding innovation in moving image art encourages further experimentation and diversity, making this unique award an important part of the UK's cultural landscape. The Jarman Award is special because it brings high profile as well as funding and significant exhibition platforms to outstanding artist film-makers working today."

Over the last 5 years, The Jarman Award has selected artists who are at the cutting edge of moving imagery. Last year's Turner Prize shortlist of four artists featured three who were previously shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and past winners continue to enjoy wider recognition, through international exhibition and award acclaim.

The awards are truly a great platform from which to be leaping and have given continued recognition and support to up and coming artists who strive to break conventions within their chosen field.

The award itself is "...inspired by maverick avant-garde film-maker Derek Jarman, whose cutting-edge experimental film works still shock and inspire across generations."

Representatives from the art world, including commissioners, artists, cinema programmers and curators are being invited to suggest potential recipients of the 2013 Award. Any mid-career artist film-maker can be put forward for this annual prize.

Film London will again invite an impressive judging panel, chaired by Stuart Comer, Curator of Film at the Tate Modern.

Further information about the award can be found here and to see the work of previous nominees, head over to the Random Acts website.

Derek Jarman