Magazine article Screen International

John Smith Wins Film London Jarman Award

Magazine article Screen International

John Smith Wins Film London Jarman Award

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London-based artist film-maker John Smith has won the 2013 Film London Jarman Award

The award was announced today at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

As winner, Smith received £10,000 and a film commission for Channel 4's short-form arts strand, Random Acts.

From the shortlist Ed Atkins, Emma Hart and Rachel Maclean will also be commissioned for Random Acts this year.A statement said: "John Smith has built up a body of experimental film and video work which has made a contribution to artists' moving image practice both nationally and internationally. His identification with different artistic spheres is particularly appropriate to the Jarman Award. "

His film Horizon (Five Pounds a Belgian), (2012) exhibited last year at the Turner Contemporary and shot outside the gallery in Margate, was hugely popular with audiences.

Smith's recent video, Dad's Stick (2012), won the ARTE Prize for European Short Film, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany and the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Director, Punto De Vista International Film Festival, Spain. …

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