The Jarman Award

The Jules Wright Prize

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Chu-Li Shewring was awarded the 2017 Jules Wright Prize, which focused on female sound designers collaborating with artists working in moving image. 

Chu-Li Shewring is a filmmaker and sound designer whoe collaborates with artists and independent filmmakers. She is also a visiting sound tutor at UCL and the National Film and Television School. Shewring is a graduate of MA in Sound Design at the National Film and Television School. Hunger (2008), by Steve McQueen, was one of her first experiences working with an artist. Her most recent collaborations are with the artist Frances Scott on her film installation CANWEYE { } (2016), and her archival film Diviner. Shewring has also worked with the artists Ben Rivers, Phil Coy and Esther Johnson.

The three shortlisted sound designers in 2017, Beatrice Dillon, Chu-Li Shewring and Zhe Wu, have created sound for the work of artists such as Steve McQueen, Conrad Shawcross, Siobhan Davies, Jeremy Deller, Susan Philipsz and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

Find out more about the 2017 shortlist

The Jules Wright Prize is for technical and craft roles within artist filmmaking, serving to recognise the collaborative nature of this area of practice and underlining that artists' films are a result of input from many skilled experts. 

The jury for the Jules Wright Prize was Sara Putt, Director of Sara Putt Associates, Lucy Harris, an editor and winner of last years' Jules Wright Prize, and Errollyn Wallen MBE, an internationally renowned composer, librettist and singer-songwriter.

The winner of the £5,000 prize was announced at a ceremony on 20 November 2017 alongside the Film London Jarman Award.

The Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technician was named after the late founder of The Wapping Project, a successful theatre director, curator and long-time champion of women in the arts. It is funded by the Women's Playhouse Trust, and seeks to recognise, reward and highlight UK-based female creative technicians who have played a significant role in the area of artists' moving image production. The Prize forms part of the annual Film London Jarman Award.

The 2015 Jules Wright Prize was awarded to Noski Deville.

The 2016 Jules Wright Prize was awarded to editor Lucy Harris.

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