This year’s Jarman Award and the cash prize of £10,000 was given to the Belfast based artist filmmaker Seamus Harahan at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. This has been the 8th Jarman Award, since the beginning in 2008. One can say in the meantime the price has become important for independent filmmakers.

Among Seamus Harahan, the other shortlisted authors are Adam Chodzko, Gail Pickering, Alia Syed, Bedwyr Williams and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.  Under the jury:

  • Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery
  • Andrea Lissoni, Film and International Art Curator, Tate Modern and Film London Board Member
  • Pegah Farahmand, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4
  • Stephen Sutcliffe, Artist
  • Maria Palacios Cruz, Deputy Director, LUX
  • Sol Papadopoulos, Producer, Hurricane Films

Seamus Harahan’s film was filmed on inexpensive, hand-held equipment. The artist’s contemplative videos of Belfast street-life subtly blur the lines between observational footage and experimental art and delicately challenge established norms. Music, from hip-hop to folk, is a main component in his work.

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The award winning short movie from Seamus Harahan

About the filmmaker Seamus Harahan and his award winning movie