Research Projects & Networks

British Art in Motion

Round Two of British Art in Motion will be judged according to three key areas of assessment. Students applying to take part in British Art in Motion should bear these areas in mind when applying to Round One.

Film submissions will be judged according to three key areas of assessment:

Academic rigour and originality – is the film based on good-quality academic research and critical thinking?

The use of filmmaking as a form of research – has the film been able to achieve what other forms of research might not?

The quality of filming and recording – is there evidence of the student’s technical grasp and technique?

Academic Rigour

  • The film is underpinned by a clear research question/s.
  • There is evidence that the research has followed a structured and reasoned process of inquiry and involved critical reflection and new/original insights.
  • The film’s originality and distinctness is in the context of current scholarship.

Film as Research Practice

  • The moving image form yields new, distinctive and original insights on the subject (artwork or architecture).
  • The film offers a way of understanding the subject (artwork or architecture) that a written article could not.
  • There is evidence that the filmmaker is thinking about the practice of filmmaking as research and has explored its distinctive potential. The medium has been used creatively and there are interesting connections between the medium of film and the content presented.

Quality of the Film

  • The film has been made with a clear aesthetic in mind. The student has committed to this aesthetic and the film has a strong audio-visual character.
  • The student has clearly considered the audio and visual clarity of the film.
  • The film has been well executed in its technical aspects.
  • The film is ambitious, distinctive and original in its technique and aesthetic.