This year’s shortlist of artists were chosen for bodies of work representing uncompromising power, beauty and humour. The programme shows the breadth of practice within contemporary filmmaking, from extraordinary documentaries and lyrical storytelling to mesmerising works that interweave glimpses of the past with digital technologies.
Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers. The winner of the Jarman Award will be announced on 30 November 2015 at a special ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery and receive a £10,000 prize. The Award is supported by Channel 4, who commission a number of the shortlisted artists to produce new films for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand.
Adam Chodzko, Great Expectations, 2015, 9 min
Seamus Harahan, Cold Open, 2014, 13 min
Gail Pickering, Near Real Time, 2015, 25 min (excerpt)
Alia Syed, Points of Departure, 2014, 16 min
Bedwyr Williams, Echt, 2015, 26 min, or Hotel 70°, 2015, 15 min
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Towards Estate, 2012, 15 min, or Estate: A Reverie, 2015, 83 min
Talk with Alia Syed