The inaugural Jerwood Moving Image Awards launch this week, in a bid to showcase digital imagery.
With the aim of supporting filmmakers in the early stages of their careers, the awards will offer three prizes of £10 000 for winning submissions made in the past two years by entrants who attended college in the last ten years. Each submission must be between one and ten minutes long, and all applicants must be UK-based.
‘We know that there is a huge amount of amazing digital moving image work being created but often within very defined disciplines’, says director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation Roanne Dods. ’We hope that this award will not only celebrate the best of that work and reward talented artists, but also bring it to a wider audience.’
Thirty entrants will be selected from the longlist on 18 January, when the films will be posted on-line for viewing. They will also be downloadable on to laptops, phones and MP3 players.
The public will vote for one of the winners, while the choreographer Wayne McGregor will lead a panel of judges including B3 Media founder Marc Boothe, MIT Media Lab head John Maeda, artist Jane Prophet, author Sukhdev Sandhu and director of the Wapping Project Jules Wright, in choosing the other two winners.
A shortlist of eight submissions will be announced in February and exhibited at Jerwood Space in London SE1. The winners will be announced on 4 March.
Entries must be submitted by 8am on 3 December. For more information. visit www.jerwoodmovingimage.org.