Oreet Ashery has been announced as the winner of the 10th Film London Jarman Award. She will receive a £10,000 cash prize, as well as a commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. The award was presented on Monday at a ceremony in Curzon Soho, London, and introduction by artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien who gave a moving tribute to the late Derek Jarman, after which the awards were named.
Ashery was selected among a shortlist of six, including: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Adham Faramawy, Melanie Manchot, Charlotte Prodger and Marianna Simnett. All six artists will receive a film commission for Channel 4’s short-form arts strand Random Acts.
As part of the same award ceremony, at London's Whitechapel Gallery, sound designer Chu-Li Shewring received the £5,000 Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technician, named after the late founder of The Wapping Project.
21 November 2017