The 2017 edition of the Jules Wright Prize for female creative technicians will feature those working in sound design.
The three shortlisted sound designers, 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.
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 will be announced at a ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery on 20 November 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 inaugural Jules Wright Prize focused on cinematographers. The 2015 Jules Wright Prize was awarded to Noski Deville in recognition of the tremendous impact she has made on the field of cinematography, the breadth of her work and the range of artist filmmakers she has worked alongside.
The 2016 Jules Wright Prize was awarded to editor Lucy Harris in recognition of the tremendous impact she has made on the field, the breadth of her work and the range of artist filmmakers she has worked alongside.