Marianna Simnett, The Needle and the Larynx, 2016, HD video, color, sound, 15 minutes 17 seconds.

Shortlist Announced for 2017 Jarman Award

Alex Greenberger of Artnews writes that the shortlist for the 2017 Film London Jarman Award—which recognizes a filmmaker based in the UK—has been announced. One among the six selected artists will receive a cash prize of about $12,700. The recipient of the prize will be announced on November 20.

The artists on the list are Lawrence Abu Hamdan (who won the Nam June Paik Award in 2016), Oreet Ashery, Adham Faramawy, Melanie Manchot, Charlotte Prodger, and Marianna Simnett.

The chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, Adrian Wootton, said of the shortlist: “These artists work in a world that is fast-moving, innovative, and ever-changing, and their work reflects this. It challenges us to think differently about the world we see around us, and has the power to alter our very perception of what it means to be a contemporary filmmaker.”