Shortlist Announced for 2017/18 Margaret Tait Award

The artists selected by this year's Margaret Tait Award panel are: Alberta Whittle, Corin Sworn, Rob Kennedy and Aideen Doran.

The Margaret Tait Award is a Glasgow Film Festival commission supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, inspired by the celebrated Orcadian filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918 – 1999), a filmmaker and writer whose film poems, hand-painted animations and documentaries were pioneering in the field of experimental filmmaking.

Inspired by the wealth of talent emerging from Scotland, the Margaret Tait Award was founded in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working within the field of experimental filmmaking. The award aims to provide a high-profile platform for the winning artist to exhibit their work and engage with a wider audience: the winner will have the opportunity to showcase their work at Glasgow Film Festival 2019.

The panel for this selection consisted of the following members: Mark Thomas (Creative Scotland), Nicole Yip (LUX Scotland), Sean Greenhorn (Glasgow Film Festival), Kirsten Lloyd (University of Edinburgh), Graham Domke (freelance curator/writer), Katrina Brown (The Common Guild), Gayle Meikle (artist/curator), Emma Nicholson (Atlas Arts), Alexia Holt (Cove Park) and Charlotte Prodger (former winner).

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