The winner of this year’s Jarman award is set to be announced on the week of 21 November.
From Agatha Christie novels to montages of gay porn, the source material for the 2022 Film London Jarman award nominees list is as varied as the work itself. This year’s contenders for the £10,000 prize include British-Kenyan filmmaker Grace Ndiritu, whose 2021 film Black Beauty sets an advert for factor 5,000 skin cream against a hallucinatory television interview with the writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Rosa-Johan Uddoh, an interdisciplinary artist inspired by Black feminist practice, is another hotly tipped name on the shortlist.
The award, which is named after the pioneering filmmaker Derek Jarman and recognises British artists working with moving images, has gained a reputation for spotting burgeoning talent within the UK art scene.