The annual Award is inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman and presented by Film London in association with Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery. Any mid-career artist filmmaker whose work embraces the spirit and the legacy of Jarman’s highly experimental and risk-taking approach can be put forward.
The winner receives £10,000 prize money.
See the shortlisted artists for 2020 below. The Award will be announced in November.
Past winners of the award are Michelle Williams Gamaker , Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings , Jenn Nkiru , Larissa Sansour , Project Art Works , Andrea Luka Zimmerman , Hetain Patel , Daria Martin , Oreet Ashery (2017), Heather Phillipson (2016), Seamus Harahan (2015) Ursula Mayer (2014), John Smith (2013), James Richards (2012), Anya Kirschner & David Panos (2011), Emily Wardill (2010), Lindsay Seers (2009) and Luke Fowler (2008).
Find out more about the Film London Jarman Award.
An introduction to the Jarman Award produced by The British Council and Film London. Featuring artist and curator interviews with John Akomfrah, Stuart Comer, Rachel Maclean and Karen Mirza and Brad Butler.
Meet the artists shortlisted for the 14th edition of the Film London Jarman Award.
Meet the artists shortlisted for the 13th edition of the Film London Jarman Award.
Sat 14 & Sun 15 Nov 2020
A weekend of online screenings, talks, and performances with the artists shortlisted for the 2020 Film London Jarman Award.
Meet the artists shortlisted for the 12th edition of the Film London Jarman Award.
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Nov 2019, 11:30am – 6pm
£5 per day
A weekend of screenings, talks, and performances with the artists shortlisted for the 2018 Film London Jarman Award.