Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image. The selection from this year’s shortlist once again illustrates the spirit of imagination and inventiveness within the medium, with works that explore both new practices in relation to digital image making and fresh approaches to traditional filmmaking. From a sci-fi 3d presentation of the future, to a circus sideshow; from lurid comic-strip style animation to rich 35mm; and from a modernist architectural gem to Grand Theft Auto, these artists employ different tactics to express their engagement with important political topics.
The winner of the Jarman Award will be announced in November. The award is presented in association with Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery, with support from Genesis Cinema.
The tour runs from 10 October to 2 December 2018 and will visit over ten venues