- BECK’S FUTURES STUDENT PRIZE FOR FILM AND VIDEO 2004
8 – 11 April 2004, ICA, The Mall, London, SW1
SHORTLIST SELECTED BY ALISON JACKSON AND SOPHIE FIENNES
“It is exciting to see this new work. The image often speaks louder than the word - it plays subtly, persists and re-visits. Prizes like this are a great incentive for students to get their work seen and for the public to enjoy a greater diversity of visual language.” Sophie Fiennes
“I am interested in innovative new approaches; I believe there are some young and very exciting filmmakers around today. It is a great pleasure to take part in judging some of the best, thanks to the ICA and Beck’s.” Alison Jackson
Beck’s Bier and the ICA are delighted to announce the shortlist for the fifth annual BECK’S FUTURES STUDENT PRIZE FOR FILM AND VIDEO – the award for current art and film students, worth £5,000, which is part of Beck’s Futures 2004, the UK’s most generous arts award. This year’s shortlist has been selected by the artist Alison Jackson and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes.
Established in 1999, Beck’s Futures Student Prize for Film and Video profiles and supports students of film and fine art at UK institutions, and gives them the chance to have their work exhibited at the ICA, and to win up to £2,000. The award is open to all final year and post-graduate students in these disciplines, and follows an open submissions process.
This year’s shortlist has been selected from over 200 submissions, confirming rising reputation of the Beck’s Futures student awards. The shortlist aims to showcase the best student work, and includes performance art, narrative film, animation and documentary.
This year’s eleven finalists are:
Margarita Vasquez Ponte, Edinburgh College of Art: Never Been in a Riot; Thomas Hicks, Kingston University: Circus X; Maria Rickards, Central St Martins: Untitled; Kieron Dennis, Royal College of Art: Customised Bikes; Julian Mills Arnold, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art: La Ballerine; Chris Cornish, Slade School of Fine Art: Tate Modern 2003; Vanessa Able, Slade School of Fine Art: Dream Factory Part 1; Doug Fishbone, Goldsmiths College: The Ugly American; Rose Butler, Sheffield Hallam University: Platform; Mark Boulos, National Film and Television School: Jerusalem; Mahalia Belo, Central St Martins: As I Count To Ten.
The short-listed works will be on show at the ICA from 8-11 April. The winner will be announced at the Beck’s Futures 2004 Awards Night on 27 April. The first prize winner will receive £2,000, with a second prize of £1,000 and four runner-up prizes of £500 each.
Last year, Richard Holgate, a final year student at Central St Martin’s won the top prize of £2,000. He comments: “Since winning the prize my work has undoubtedly received a heightened amount of attention. This has enabled me to establish contacts and form relationships, some of which have led to recent and forthcoming shows.”
Since winning, Richard has shown work at Future Maps 03, London Institute Gallery, January 2004, and featured in Ten of the Best, at the Deluxe Gallery, January 2004, showcasing ten of the top London BA graduates of 2003.
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PHILIP DODD, DIRECTOR, ICA: "Alison Jackson and Sophie Fiennes, in their own work, show us how various and unexpected film and video work can be. They’ve selected a marvellously rude, and surprising set of works this year. It’s a real treat.”
STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO PRIZE JUDGES
information on Beck's Futures 2004 and the Student Prize for Film and
Video, past and present, can be obtained from www.becksfutures.co.uk/studentprize
Tickets & Box Office Information: 020 7930 3647 / www.ica.org.uk
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Vazquez Ponte (Edinburgh College of Art)
Hicks (Kingston University)
Rickards (Central St Martins)
Dennis (Royal College of Art)
Mills Arnold (Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art)
Cornish (Slade School of Fine Art)
Able (Slade School of Fine Art)
Fishbone (Goldsmiths College)
Butler (Sheffield Hallam University)
Boulos (National Film and Television School)
Belo (Central St Martins)