British Art in Motion Open for Applicants

  • 19 April 2023

Round One of British Art in Motion is open to applicants.

Are you an undergraduate student with an interested in exploring the ways films can engage with and interpret works of art? Are you an undergraduate student whose studies engage with visual art materials, whether art history, architecture, art or film? We want to support you to generate creative and thought-provoking short films about works of British art and architecture.

For ten successful entrants British Art in Motion will provide:

  • free, specialist training in filmmaking
  • a production fund to make a short film about a British work of art
  • guidance and mentorship
  • the chance to screen your film at the Paul Mellon Centre’s annual Film Festival
  • the opportunity of being named as the overall winner of the British Art in Motion student film competition
  • a prize of £1,000 for the winning film, and prizes for the runners-up
  • following the Film Festival, all films will be hosted on the Paul Mellon Centre’s website

The competition is open to all undergraduate students whose studies engage closely and critically with visual art materials, including art history, architecture, art and film students. We welcome applications from UK-based undergraduate students in other disciplines where there is a demonstrable engagement with art history and methodologies. While we recognise that filmmaking is often a collaborative process, submissions will be accepted only from individual applicants.

We are committed to ensuring that this opportunity is open and accessible to all, and there is a discretionary budget in place for access needs. More information can be found on the link below.

All applicants must be available to travel and stay in London during the week 26–30 June 2023 to attend a filmmaking workshop at the Paul Mellon Centre.

Deadline: Monday 29 May 2023, 12am BST

More information about British Art in Motion, eligibility, available funding and instructions on how to apply.